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Frat honours fallen brother
Ryerson student, Hugo Chan, remembered with new fraternity scholarship
By Dylan FreemanGrist
by a trust fund looked after by delegates of Beta Theta Pi and administered to University of Toronto students who are members of a Greek letter foundation, Thomas James Barclay, a University of Toronto student, said on his website in conjunction with The Aequus Foundation, a society that strives for equal access to post-secondary education. A scholarship is to be funded in the memory of Ryerson student, Hugo Chan, who died on Dec. 14. After allegedly misplacing his keys, the 25-year-old fourth-year hospitality and tourism management student was attempting to climb into his room through a thirdﬂoor window next to a ﬁre escape Every Theta Beta when the icy conditions caused brother strives to be him to slip and fall to his death. at least half the Beta Chan lived at a local UniverHugo was sity of Toronto fraternity house, Beta Theta Pi on Lowther Avenue, which, despite its University of To“Our goal is to raise $5000 in ronto afﬁliation, allows some Ry- the ﬁrst year and we look forward erson undergraduates to pledge. to working alongside the University of Toronto Greek Community in raising the funds. The followHugo was a very ing years’ objectives would be to optimistic man who surpass the previous years’ results, motivated everyone empowering the trust with more funds to distribute,” the post reads. around him Greek letter organizations all over North AmeriBeta Theta Pi is hard at work ca lowered their ﬂag to halfcommemorating their lost broth- mast to commemorate Chan. “The fraternity is saddened er with one member’s business sponsoring the Hugo Chan Me- to announce the passing of morial Scholarship in his name. Hugo S. Chan, Toronto ‘14, a The scholarship will be funded senior who had just been elect-
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Beta Theta Pi fraternity brother and Ryerson student, Hugo Chan, died Dec. 14.
ed as the chapter’s vice-president,” Beta Theta Pi posted on their ofﬁcial Facebook page. The post was responded to with condolences from Beta chapters far and wide including the reactions from brothers at Chan’s own Theta Zeta chapter in Toronto. “Hugo lived the ritual each and everyday. Every Theta Zeta brother strives to be at least half the Beta Hugo was. Damn proud to call this man my brother,” com-
mented Faraz Kmf one of Chan’s fellow house-mates, on the page. “I still remember Hugo’s smile like I saw him yesterday. Hugo was a very optimistic man who motivated everyone around him,” added John Lee, another of Chan’s friends, to the thread. A candlelight vigil was held in Chan’s honour on Dec. 14. His body was buried on Dec. 22 in Richmond Hill.
Ryerson apologizes for bad paint job
New project with more durable paint treatment is set to begin in the spring
By Laura Woodward
protect against dirt build-up. Road completion was planned for September 2013 when students returned to Ryerson for the Week of Welcome. However, after realizing this was an unrealistic deadline, the work was done in a hurry. “We did the work in a rush. We put speed ahead of quality of application.” Hanigsberg, and the Campus Facilities and Sustainability team, take a responsibility and assure to ﬁx the issue in the future. “We want to be ﬂexible, in terms of the alternate solution,” Hanigsberg said. “Whatever the solution [Ryerson President] Sheldon [Levy] and I assure you that it is going to be one that is well executed, effectively achieved, and will do what our intention was the entire time: enhance the campus and really make it look terriﬁc.” Levy assures that the repairs will not be at a cost to students. “Like many contracts of this type, you don’t pay the full amount until you’re happy with the outcome. That is the case with this,” said Levy.
A public apology has been made for the paint quality on Ryerson’s Gould and Victoria streets, with a future solution in the works by Ryerson University’s vice-president of administration and ﬁnance, Julia Hanigsberg. Hanigsberg posted a thorough explanation behind the low quality of the roads Jan. 6 on her personal blog. “We had a narrow range of temperature when the epoxy could be applied. I required my team to complete the work before the temperature dropped. That was my mistake,” Hanigsberg noted in her apology. The $170,000 beautiﬁcation and branding project was completed in October to revamp the previous yellow road with blue paths to campus buildings and spaces. This new design used epoxy paint, to prevent eroding and better
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Painting of the road has cost Ryerson $170,000 from their beautiﬁcation fund.
The company will be repairing the road at their cost, according to Levy. If the company does not withhold their agreement to repair, the cost may instead come from an operating budget used for repairs and renovations, said Hanigsberg. “As is typical in projects of this
nature, the entire cost is not paid until the project has been completed to our satisfaction and meets all the quality criteria,” said Pinoo Bindhani, executive director in the ofﬁce of the vice president for administration and ﬁnance. The solution project is intended to begin this spring.
Seventy-eight students rewrote a chemistry exam Jan. 9 after 162 exam booklets included answers keys to the multiple choice section at the end of winter semester. Only the answers to the ﬁrst 20 questions were attached. Students not issued the answer key would be unaffected, academic misconduct charges were not laid against students who were, with the choice to re-take the exam or accept their grade calculated from the last 30 questions also being extended. “People who get a second exam have more time to prepare. They know what the questions will be like, I know I will do better than I did [the ﬁrst time],” said Yuriy Malkov, a fourth-year electrical engineering student who received the answer key during his exam. The resolution was reached after consultation with department of chemistry and biology, the Faculty of engineering and architecture, the faculty of science, the Provost and the Vice Provost Academic. “It was just an unfortunate accident,” said Daniel Foucher, an associate professor in chemistry and the instructor of the affected section. “It wasour mistake. We take full responsibility.” According to the email sent to students, the temptation to use an answer key that is supplied with a test is too great, and to charge the students with academic misconduct would be unfair. Oleg Sirghii, also a fourth-year electrical engineering student, didn’t ﬁnd the matter a big deal. “What matters is how you [make] a resolution and make sure everyone is in a fair resolution.” he said while also suggesting the possibility of granting a bonus mark to the other, unaffected sections. Only one of the six versions had an answer on it and was sent to print. According to Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, the university has examination policies prepared for situations such as this. In this case, policy 135 states the professor must use his or her best judgment to come up with solutions that upheld academic integrity. “It was a mistake and people have to correct it. These things can happen and it is unfortunate that it happened,” said Levy.
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What you missed over the break
Man assaults ofﬁcer on campus
On Thursday, Jan. 9, police were called to Church and Gould Sts. around 3 a.m. when a man was seen yelling at people around the George Vari Engineering building. The man was later taken into custody after he allegedly assaulted a police ofﬁcer. When ofﬁcers tried to arrest him he ran away, leaving an ofﬁcer with a cut on his hand. The suspect was hit in the face and was eventually arrested near Yonge Street and taken to hospital.
Rye says bye to late fees
Students will soon pay tuition in installments, penalty-free
By Latifa Abdin
In a December announcement, the Ontario government said that it would be making changes to rules regarding how tuition fees are paid in order to make it easier — and cheaper — for students to pay for their education. The changes, taking effect in the 2014–2015 school year, have come eight months after the government made a move to help reduce tuition fees over the next four years. Students will now be allowed to pay their tuition fees in installments without being subject to late fees or interest rates. Students who are on the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) and who complete their applications before August will not be required to pay their fees until they have received the loan money. Universities and colleges will still be able to ask students for deposits but the deposits will be capped at $500 or 10 per cent of the tuition — whichever is greater — and will go towards the students’ tuition. Ryerson president Sheldon Levy said that he believes Ontario legislators made the right decision. “From a student’s perspective there is a lot of sense in it. I can
New law program seeking input
Ryerson’s new law practice program is now open for input from lawyers to help shape its possible curriculum. According to incoming executive director Chris Bentley, Ryerson needs advice on up-to-date practices and interviewing tips. Bentley said the university also wants students to be taught by “people with real experience.” It’s working with the Ontario Bar Association to ﬁnd practitioners. The program will launch next September.
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In September, students lined up to ﬁnd out that OSAP arrived late.
Controversial speaker at Rye
The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE), an advocate group for equality for men, will be coming to speak at Ryerson. A spokesperson, Karen Straughan, will speak on Jan. 24. Straughan was a regular on an American-based website, A Voice For Men (AVFM). Straughan is also named as a contributing editor for the website. She has been criticized for statements in the past, such as when she said that abused women “demand” the abuse they receive. Last year, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) unanimously blocked recognition of a similar club. They backed their decision with claims that the club had links to two groups outside of the university: AVFM and the Canadian Association for Equality, which former RSU president Rodney Diverlus was concerned were hate groups. CAFE has been attempting to make themselves a legitimate organization on Canadian university campuses for several years now.
understand it, it was logical,” said Levy. “By and large, it was a decision to support what the students wanted, and the government listened to students.” Students with disabilities will also be able to pay on a per-credit basis, whether or not they are taking a full course load. Nearly 13,000 Ryerson students applied for OSAP this year. According to Ryerson’s ﬁnancial service ofﬁce, 30 per cent were still waiting to receive their funding in late September. Students who paid after the Sept. 30 deadline were charged a fee of $70 and a monthly interest charge of 1.25 per cent on their account.
Universities and colleges will now not be able to ask students to pay their fees before August. “I think it’s great that [the deposit] is going to our tuition,” said Aesha Patel, a ﬁrst-year biology student. For some students, these changes come as a victory after continued efforts to bring down tuition fees, but for others, the changes are coming too late. “The change would have been better if it started earlier,” said Brinda Bala, a third-year nursing student. Bala said it needs to be clearer to students what their tuition is being used for. “There is not enough transparency to where the money is going,” she said.
Folio set for January relaunch
Ryerson Folio, a student-run publication dedicated to covering general-interest culture on campus, is set to relaunch after a brief shutdown. The deadline to apply for the spring 2014 masthead closed Dec. 20. With a team now in place, the magazine is set to relaunch its online content for Jan. 20 and is working for a print release in April. Folio’s website is currently under construction and has a blurb redirecting readers to the team’s Twitter account. Folio specializes in showcasing the work of photographers, ﬁlmmakers and other Ryerson artists. Throughout the shutdown, editors have also been maintaining a Facebook page to keep readers up to date on the publication’s day-today operations. The last issue of Folio was published in April of 2013.
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Nominations for the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) 2014 elections opened Monday, Jan. 6. Nomination packages can be picked up at the RSU main ofﬁce, on the third ﬂoor of the Student Campus Centre (SCC). Nominations are open for the executive positions, faculty directors and the graduate representative committee. Candidates must be full-time undergradraduate or graduate students enrolled at Ryerson, and must be 18 years old or older in order to be eligible. The RSU’s Winter Week of Welcome kicked off last Monday and will continue all week to give students a warm welcome to the second semester. Some of the events include free skate rentals on Lake Devo, dirty bingo with drag performances at the Ram in the Rye, outdoor games, and a mock New Year’s Eve party in partnership with Residence Council.
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Ryerson continues its search for a ﬁeld to call home
A ﬁeld Rye was looking to use deemed contaminated, consideration for a long-term lease on deck
By Sierra Bein
Ryerson is no longer interested in renting Central Technical School’s (CTS) ﬁeld after ﬁnding out that it’s contaminated with high levels of zinc and lead above provincial safety standards. Soccer teams are now back at Monarch Park Stadium, a place they want to call home. “We were thinking about potentially renting out the ﬁeld but it was deemed an environmental hazard,” athletics director and Rams soccer coach, Ivan Joseph, said via email. “We will still be at the ﬁeld we used last year at Monarch Park.” Ryerson began using Monarch Park Collegiate Institute’s ﬁeld in 2011 and is now looking to make it a permanent ﬁeld. “We’d like a lease, we are trying to negotiate,” Joseph said. “We were looking at it as a long term [option].” Ryerson has been in search of a ﬁeld to call home for about two years and the majority of its soccer games have been played at Monarch Park. “As long as we have a place we could constantly go to, if we had that it would be awesome,” Alex Braletic, captain of the men’s soccer team, said. Razor Management, Inc. is the company that built the facility at Monarch Park with a varsity track and a seasonal dome so that teams could operate all year long. “We took a ﬁeld that was in a state of disrepair and we now have a fantastic FIFA-grade soccer, rugby, football ﬁeld and state-of-theart track and the only indoor track that is longer than 200 metres in Toronto,” Matthew Raizenne, entrepreneur and spokesperson for Razor Management, said. The company now has plans to develop CTS’s ﬁeld to the same var-
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sity standard that Monarch Park has. “We’re optimistic that Central Tech will get built this year to open Sept. 1 and will give more ﬂexibility,” Raizenne said. “If Ryerson was interested in more time at Monarch we could give them more time.” “Having the students to be able
to call a place home to have change facilities [gives them] the same types of opportunities that they would have at U of T or York to play soccer,” said Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. “We’re not going to give up until we’re successful.”
Waiting game for Rye radio
The Scope will not recieve funding until it gets its licence
By Julia Ho
Ryerson’s unofﬁcial radio station, the Scope, is currently operating on grants and fundraising money due to the slow process of licensing their station. Until they have a licence, they cannot recieve allocated money from the 2013 referendum. Apart from the initial funds from the 2011–2012 ﬁscal year solely meant for core operational purposes including the seeking of a radio licence, the Scope has not been a recipient of any of the money that is provided to campus groups. Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, general manager at the Scope, said she was not expecting any kind of levy payment. “It wasn’t a shock to us. We budgeted for it when we opened the AM campaign last year,” Harrison said. She also mentioned that some of the initial funding had already been spent on the failed attempt to retrieve a radio licence the previous year. Due to licensing problems, the Scope operates differently than other student groups since they don’t recieve the same type of funding. In 2011, students voted on and passed a referendum that would provide the station with $10.35 per full-time student as levy money, only to be activated once a radio licence has been acquired. “We’re just in a hurry to get a licence so that it can be activated,” Harrison said. Once licensed, the staion will receive over $300,000 in levy money
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from over 30,000 undergraduate students. Prior to the Scope, students paid a levy of $10.35 to the operations of CKLN, the former community radio. A referendum was held to decide the fate of available funds once CKLN was shut down. Although some students, such as ﬁrst-year Scope volunteer, Erica Ngao, expressed dismay at the RSU for the absence of funding, it’s the university that collects levy money from the students. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has no power over referendum results. “We’re good for core operations,” said Harrison. The station has been successful in acquiring grant money for a documentary on residential schooling, to be released in the spring, but are asking the RSU and other campus
groups for extra event money. “In the interim awaiting the licence… the RSU is very supportive of those things. We are providing them with some in-kind support, such as room bookings and promotions,” RSU President, Melissa Palermo, said. According to Palermo, the station has to secure an AM or FM licence before they can receive the funding because it’s what students voted on in the referendum question. If the Scope fails in acquiring the AM licence, they will have to resort to voting in another referendum or operating through grants, fundraising and sponsorships. However, Harrison said she thinks they’re “a little ways off from looking at it like that” and that she is conﬁdent that they’re on a steady path.
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Search begins for Rye’s new president
Ryerson’s Board of Governors and Senate are currently selecting memebers for the search committee
additional terms at a maximum of ﬁve years each, instead of the traditional cap of two ﬁve-year periods. “I felt like it was really the right time. It was nice of them but, I never asked them to change [the by-law],” said Levy. “This is the best job I have ever had, for as many reasons as there are Ryersonians,” said Levy. “The beauty of every university is that you are putting things in place for the long term, with the academic cycle squarely focused on student success.” Among committee members, will be a student representative. “One hundred per cent students will have a say in this. They need a student voice,” said Levy. “Students will for sure be consulted and will have a lot of say if they’re willing to take the time to express their opinion” said Levy. “President Levy has worked with Ryerson students, faculty and staff to achieve many great things during his two terms as president,” said Phyllis Yaffe, chair of Ryerson’s Board of Governors. “This principle of collaboration, with students always at the centre, has propelled Ryerson’s development and established its reputation.” Though Levy declined to say who his ideal candidate would be, he did mention that “city building” is an ideology that should be considered given Ryerson’s location in the downtown core. “They should have as one of their goals to work with the city as a builder. Whether or not it will be as high a priority as I put towards it I’m not sure,” said Levy. “It is very very important for Ryerson to always be seen as a city builder.” In Levy’s two terms as president there has been a focus on university development and entrepreneurial zones all while attracting the highest ratio in Ontario of student applications to available spaces. Levy hopes to wrap-up all projects, like the new Student Learnign Centre, done and ﬁnalized before his departure.
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Ryerson President Sheldon Levi is currently serving his second ﬁve-year term.
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The search for Ryerson’s new president has begun as the university’s Board of Governors and Senate have initiated the process of selecting its presidential search committee members.
Once selected, these members will begin selecting potential candidates for Rye’s top job. On Dec. 3, Levy announced that the Spring of 2015 would mark the end of his career at Ryerson University. The announcement came in spite of by-law changes made last year by the Board of Governors allowing future presidents to serve
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THE LEVY BREAKING
He might be retiring in 2015, but Sheldon Levy is far from done. Angela Hennessy takes a look at his life so far, and what the future may hold. Spoiler: he won’t run for mayor.
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heldon Levy almost wasn’t president. He had dropped out of the race for the top spot at Ryerson midway through because he had decided it just wasn’t for him. “No one knows this but I wrote a letter saying that I’m not interested and they said, ‘Oh my God, but you’re on the short list,’” Levy says with his trademark smile that never fully leaves his face. When the position ﬁrst became available, Levy had no interest in it. It was only because his friend and former premier of Ontario, Bill David, had told him he would be good for it and urged him to apply that Levy considered it. Shortly after being told he was on the short list, there was no list anymore. It was just Levy. He became president of Ryerson in August 2005 and is now serving his second ﬁve-year term set to end in July 2015. “This is by far the best job I’ve ever had and the most fun I’ve ever had,” he says. His ofﬁce is on the 13th ﬂoor of Jorgenson Hall at Ryerson. Its corner windows look out onto a downtown that Levy is helping to shape. The ofﬁce is ﬁlled with framed pictures of students’ work and some of his own great accomplishments, including the renovating of Maple Leaf Gardens — the historic hockey venue now home to the Ryerson Rams. The pictures hang around with silent pride and are the brush strokes of a decade full of big dreams coming true. A commemorative memento to Levy with a picture of the Rams new rink reads: “A Heart Of Blue and Gold.” During his time at Ryerson he has transformed not only the campus but also part of downtown. Levy has been hailed by many as a real game-changer for the onceﬂedgling campus and the east end of the downtown core. When Levy started at Ryerson the school was hiding behind the shadow of the University of Toronto. The campus was in the downtown core, but tucked away in corners no one besides the students paid much attention to. “It was very clear to me right at the beginning that [Ryerson] was a very proud school but it physically was not saying it,” says Levy. “So on the one hand it was proud of its heritage, proud of who it was — but it looked to me that the way we were expressing ourselves was internally, not externally.” Levy decided one of the best ways to give Ryerson something to be proud of was to develop the campus. He wanted Ryerson to be more “boastful” and to give students an incredible space to work in. One of his ﬁrst big an-
nouncements came when he said: “We’re going to be on Yonge Street.” To him that was a good articulation of pride and he was speaking up for an otherwise quieted and hidden campus. “I want to deﬁne Yonge Street as Ryerson, not Ryerson to be deﬁned by Yonge Street.” Levy says people scoffed at that idea and many told him it was never going to happen. But since then, Levy has overseen monumental changes to the campus including the renovation of the Ryerson Image Centre in 2012 and the closing part of Gould Street to vehicles. If Levy comes across as arrogant, it might be because he has earned it. He has expanded the university in almost every direction. The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) opened in 2006 on Bay Street, The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) — a groundbreaking incubator for entrepreneurial students to brainstorm ideas and meet possible investors — opened in 2009 at Yonge-Dundas Square.
There is a YouTube video post- that had been worked on by Sherifeel like school was very important. His father became a ed by Delhi fellows who had done dan alum James Straus, was nomitruck driver after coming home work at the DMZ sincerely thank- nated for an Academy Award, Levy from the Second World War and ing Sheldon Levy for his support. had a sign erected on Yonge Street worked hard to make ends meet. He was once given a live cow — the with dragons blowing smoke that read: Sheridan Rules AniHis mother stayed at home and mation. “People thought tried to care for Levy and his two Too often we... create paths I was totally crazy,” he sisters. says. “But that was probWhen Levy was just 14 years of failure for people rather ably my ﬁrst really big old he moved away from his par- than paths of success. idea.” And it worked. ents’ home and went to live with This move started to garhis older sister. He never believed he was going to accomplish much. highest trading currency — from a ner the college some of the attenHe was never told he was smart or family in Kenya for his support of tion it had sorely been missing and their daughter’s education. “[It’s there is now an area of the campus capable of doing anything. That was until he met his own important] to give people conﬁ- named after Levy. dence in themselves ... the DMZ Levy’s dealings with another game-changer. George Stulac was Levy’s math was created because it was a place sign on Yonge Street have brought teacher in his ﬁnal year of high to give people the conﬁdence to do him a great deal more of controschool at Downsview Second- what was possible,” says Sheldon. versy in the past year. When Ryerary School. Levy had struggled “That’s what George did for me.” son purchased the land on Yonge He isn’t sure where he would Street, they had agreed to rehang through school up to that point and then suddenly found an inter- have ended up if people like Stulac the iconic, ﬂashing Sam sign on hadn’t believed in him. “Too often whatever was built in that locaest in mathematics. It had begun with a class on de- we create circumstances where we tion. But that has proven to be rivatives in mathematics. Many either deliberately or by accident more difﬁcult than thought and people would ﬁnd this type of create paths of failure for people Levy is now working to ﬁgure math complicated. But for the rather than paths of success.” This out a new location for the sign. It ﬁrst time in Levy’s student life, is no longer true for Ryerson — caused music fans, heritage suphe could understand something over 90 per cent of its graduates porters and some local politicians clearly. “I remember to are employed within two years to light up and Levy has taken this day that I was be- of graduation, according to the most of the heat. This is by far the best job He has been accused of “welshginning to see where this school’s latest numbers. I’ve ever had and the most ing on his deal” and destroying [the math lesson] was fun I’ve ever had. heading and I was beginhese days Sheldon receives city heritage. Local politican Josh ning to see where he was almost a constant ﬂow of Matlow publicly expressed his disgoing on day one.” Levy recognition. Toronto Life appointment in the school’s presiIn 2008, Ryerson negotiated a says he could envision the les- magazine named him the 16th dent and Levy was even accused of deal to buy the land where Sam son plan weeks ahead of what he most inﬂuential person in To- lying about the condition the sign the Record Man had been and in was being taught and that most ronto for 2013 and pointed to was in. Sam sign lovers wrote let2015, the Student Learning Cen- teachers would have told him to him as “the best mayor Toronto ters of petition to city hall. tre will open in this space. Levy is stay put and learn as instructed. never had.” He continues advancBut he has handled it with ease changing the city. But Stulac was different. He did ing the university as a city-builder and is conﬁdent that an approprisomething for Levy that no one — which he had announced he ate situation will be worked out — inspired him to would do in 2009 — and says he in fair time. Levy is no stranger evy has been a leader in had ever done always wants to bring “swagger” to adversity and appreciates that post-secondary education think big. when you have ideas that step (or “All George Stulac did was say, to students. for more than 30 years. He The ﬁrst time Levy saw the pow- leap) outside the box, there is gopreviously served as vice-presi- ‘I bet you can do day 50 [of the dent, ﬁnance and strategy, at the lesson],’” Levy says excitedly. Stu- er behind changing the exterior of a ing to be some pushback. “You campus was when Harry are vulnerable to failure and so University of Ontario Institute of Technology, he was vice-president, The last thing I ever thought Arthurs, who was the that’s what scares people,” he president of York Univer- says. institutional affairs at York Unisity at the time, tore down versity and was president at Sheri- in my life is that I would dan College (now Sheridan Col- have been a university presi- “a big ugly ramp only hisevy announced last Decemtory will remember.” The lege Institute of Technology and dent... I was just trying to ber that he would be retirmove shocked Levy who Advanced Learning). ing at the end of this term get from one day to the next thought you would have despite the university changing its Levy says it was only by chance needed to build around it. rules to allow a president to conthat he ended up working in the Although Ryerson has tinue on after two terms served. education system. “The last thing I ever thought in lac encouraged him to follow his probably beneﬁted the most from He is grateful for that, but says it’s my life is that I would have been vision with the lesson and move Levy’s ability to think big, it was still time to move on. a university president,” Levy says. forward with it. “That was the not the ﬁrst school Levy dreamed Shortly after 10 a.m., there is a “I was a young kid in Toronto ﬁrst time someone gave me en- big for. knock on the door of Sheldon’s ofWhen he started working at ﬁce. His next appointment is waitfrom a lower-middle-class family. couragement and acknowledged Sheridan, he had discovered that it ing. One last question. When you As a young boy, I never thought that I was smart.” After this experience Levy was Hollywood’s animation capi- ask Sheldon Levy what he plans to of having a career at all. I was just trying to get from one day to the pulled his socks up and decided tal and that no one knew about do next, he has the same response to ﬁght for his education. He at- it. Similar to his ﬁrst experience at for everyone — he really isn’t sure. next.” Growing up, Levy was never a tended York University where he Ryerson, it was almost as if he had The rumour mill ran wild last good student and he fooled around earned his ﬁrst class honours and discovered a shy genius hiding with summer when people were talking all the time with his friends rather MA degrees and later went on to no clothes on. He knew he needed about him possibly running for than studying. His favourite thing lecture in both mathematics and to change that. And despite the mayor, but he won’t be and he will computer science. In 1999 York school board being in the middle of assure you of that. to do was play hockey. Levy, who is now 64, says he awarded him with an honourary one of the most severe cutbacks it Whatever happens next for Levy was a product of his generation doctorate of law. His academic ac- had ever faced, he dreamed big. In most certainly will be big. There’s 1997 when Dragon Heart, a movie just no use in thinking small. and that he was never made to colades don’t end there.
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Ryerson students share their wackiest, most outrageous and hilarious stories from their time living in residence
One of my ﬂoor-mates thought it would be a good idea to rip hundreds of old newspapers into strips. He brought all of the scraps to his neighbour’s room (who was in class at the time) and scattered them everywhere until it covered the entire ﬂoor and bed. Later in the day she opened the door to what looked like a human-sized hamster cage. The next weekend some of us decided to recycle the newspapers and ﬁll one of the elevators with the scraps. When the elevator opened in the lobby with newspaper spilling out of it, the security guards were quite confused. –Bianca, ILLC, Floor 4
First-semester exams were right around the corner, so Pitman Hall had enforced extended quiet hours and sign-in restrictions. One of our friends wanted to come party but she didn’t live in residence so we needed to ﬁgure out a stealthy way to get her in. We decided to sneak her up to our room inside of a suitcase. We brought a giant suitcase outside and made our friend curl up inside. Then, we casually walked back into the building with the suitcase, scanned our IDs for security at the door and walked into the elevator. Mission accomplished. –Andrea, Pitman Hall, Floor 14
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I was at a party on my ﬂoor and I met a hot girl. We started dancing in the room and then later, I decided to take her back to my place. We were going at it, clothes were coming off — we were literally at the point of no return. That is, until she got a phone call. All I heard from her end was, “Yup, okay, I’ll be right there.” She hung up the phone and said, “Sorry Todd, I have to go, Michelle got pizza.” When you’re living in residence, anything goes. And that’s when she put on her clothes, got up and left. –Todd, Pitman Hall, Floor 13
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count on was residence security following the fairly conspicuous trail of bloody footprints I had left straight to the bed where, with my foot sensibly elevated and wrapped in multiple pairs of bloody socks, I had passed out. They gently woke me up and insisted I go to the hospital. My ability to continue walking on two feet is more or less thanks to them. –Jonah, Pitman Hall, Floor 12
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A friend and I did what we called the “naked mile,” which, in Pitman Hall ended up meaning that we ran butt naked down the hall, touched the far end of the ﬂoor, ran back, touched the wall of the other far end and ran back to my room. We didn’t get caught, but every noise sounded like someone’s door opening to check out the action.–Emily, Pitman Hall, Floor 10
Running wild and free
I was too drunk one night with my roommates when I decided to stomp on a broken beer bottle. Not wanting to end the party and under the unsound guidance of what I call “beer numbness,” I decided that the glass-ﬁlled gash in the sole of my foot would take care of itself. With the help of my trusty roomies, I limped back to residence, into the elevator and straight to bed. What I didn’t
I was studying for an exam in one of the common rooms with two of my friends. We were going through our study notes when out of nowhere, three guys in our program burst through the glass doors throwing water-ﬁlled condoms at us. We were completely shocked. They left as quickly as they appeared. This meant war. We decided to ﬁll one of the common room garbage bins with water, tie one end of a string around the lip of the bin and the other to the doorknob with enough leeway in between, so that when the door opened from the inside the garbage bin would spill into the room. We leaned the bin against the door that opened up to the room they were in and got into our set positions. I knocked on the door and ran away. We deﬁnitely won that war. –Diana, Pitman hall, Floor 8
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My room was cold, so I turned on the heater and then decided to take a nap. I was sound asleep — until the ﬁre alarm went off. The heater ended up setting off the alarms and ﬁve ﬁre trucks showed up outside of residence. –Michelle, O’Keefe House
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BIZ AND TECH
Fiscal frugality for the new year
Learn to budget, plan and shop smartly to save your money while having a good time.
Spadina Avenue. Groceries are cheaper there, but beware of The new year often comes with overripe fruits and vegetables. many resolutions — a common one is to save more money. Being Fast food and meals –– You are a student and living on a budget surrounded by many cheap eatcan be difﬁcult, but it is possible. eries around campus. The Ali Here are a few tips to take advan- Baba’s on Church and Dundas tage of the deals in Toronto. streets has cheap food for all dietary needs, including falafels for Groceries on a budget — You vegetarians and shawarmas for need to eat but you may not have the meat lovers. Most items on the the money to always eat properly. menu are between $3 and $9. SalThe Community Food Room, on ad King is a Ryerson classic, just the second ﬂoor of the Student north of Yonge and Gould streets. Campus Centre (SCC), is open Its menu consists of Thai dishes to all Ryerson students and pro- under $10. Or if you’re looking vides non-perishable food as well for something even cheaper, go as fresh produce. You just need to to Ginger at 355 Yonge St. Their show proof that you are a Ryer- menu of Vietnamese food is under son student. Right next to cam- $10, and you get 10 per cent off pus is the Metro on Gould Street. your bill if you show proof of beIt offers cheap meals and if you ing a student. If you have some show your OneCard from Tues- time to walk, head down Yonge day to Thursday you get 10 per Street past Shuter Street for Ritz cent off your bill. The Loblaws Caribbean Foods. They serve on Carlton Street and Shoppers dishes like jerk chicken, roti and Drug Mart both offer rewards salt ﬁsh for under $13. cards. If you have some time to spare, check out Chinatown on Booze –– Drinks at bars are ex-
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plies from previous students at fair prices. BMV Books at Yonge and Edward streets also sells used books, though the chance of ﬁnding your speciﬁc textbook is not as good. There are a number of university-speciﬁc groups on Facebook for selling used textbooks. Tusbe.com is a website where students in Toronto can buy and sell their textbooks. Kijiji and Craigslist are ﬁlled with ads for used textbooks and supplies too.
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Freebies –– Companies are always giving out free samples on campus to promote their products. If you see some freebies, pick some up, tell a friend and go back for seconds. You never know when you’ll need that second mini-bottle of Frank’s RedHot Sauce.
pensive, so stick to what you can buy at the LCBO and The Beer Store. However, there are a few places nearby that have cheaper drinks. The campus pub, The Ram in the Rye, has domestic pints that start at $5.50 and shots that begin at $3.50. Bistro 422 at the intersection of College and Bathurst streets has pitchers starting at $10 — it’s ﬁlled with students and is a good place to pre-drink before going out. The Green Room on Bloor Street
between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street is also popular with students. Pitchers of beer start at $13 and you’re a short walk from popular venues like Lee’s Palace and The Brunswick House.
Books and supplies — Instead
of going straight to the campus bookstore to buy supplies, consider all of your options. The Used Book Room in the basement of the SCC resells books and sup-
Write it down — Spending money is easy, but it’s harder to save it. Take note of each expense every week so that you know where you need to cut back.
Faster Wi-Fi at TRSM
By AJ McDowell
Students and staff at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will start 2014 with faster and more secure access to the Internet. The current access points were upgraded last semester as part of a process that began over the summer of 2013. The overhaul is a result of increased use of wireless devices on campus. Students are using cellphones and laptops to connect to the Internet for school and recreational use, causing peaks of nearly 15,000 concurrent connections. The older 802.11n devices have been replaced by AP-225 802.11ac models. Mourad Michael, the assistant director of communications infrastructure at Ryerson, says that the upgrades mean that access points are spread out across TRSM to limit the overload certain access points may face. “They are situated on all the ﬂoors, hallways, lecture halls and the lobby,” Michael said. There are a total of 237 access points in TRSM now; the ﬁnal ones were added in November 2013. There is now higher-end connectivity in the building. The new access points boast faster and more secure connections with mobile devices. At the moment, users
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An access point in a computer lab in TRSM.
can download at speeds of 600 megabits per second, but after the upgrades, users should expect speeds closer to 800 megabits per second. In addition to increased support for students, the university plans to use the new networks to implement wireless cash registers and assess how students and staff use wireless Internet. Ryerson has been working with Aruba Networks for wireless technology since 2004. According to the company’s website, the new network uses ClientMatch technology, which connects the user’s device to the most convenient access point based on his or her location. This new technology will improve connection strength by spreading out connections and
lightening the load on high trafﬁc areas, such as TRSM or The Hub in the Podium Building. While the upgrade looks necessary on paper, many students don’t have complaints about the current network. “I’ve never had any problems with the Wi-Fi,” Lowell Williams, a second-year business management student, says. “It gets a bit slow during peak hours, but even then it’s not that bad.” The upgrades are primarily happening at TRSM, but some older models from around campus will also be replaced. Jorgenson Hall, the Student Campus Centre, the Theatre School, 111 Gerrard St. E. and 415 Yonge St. will face similar upgrades and additions by the end of next month.
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Exploring diversity on campus
Project by Ryerson-based art collective highlights stories of difference and individuality
By Mackenzie Patterson
A new art project on campus aims to redeﬁne what it means to be diverse and shed light on what it’s really like to live in Toronto. Foreign Encounters: Redeﬁning Diversity is an interactive art project created by the Madeleine Collective, which is Ryersonbased. On Wednesdays and Thursdays in January, pop-up photo booths will be set up in various locations on campus to give people an opportunity to share their stories about diversity. People can also share their stories through Twitter, Facebook or on the project’s website. The Madeleine Collective is made up of three members; Nicole Bazuin, a Ryerson alumna, and Ryerson staff members Alexandra Hong and Cheryl Hsu. Their aim is to forge strong bonds in the community through their art while reinforcing positive interactions and education. Hsu says that Foreign Encounters is meant to give youth a fresh look at the subject of diversity. “In a lot of tourism campaigns it’s all rainbows and best friends, and it causes more eye rolls rather than insight into our city,” she says. “This project is designed to have students take the topic of diversity into their own hands.” The photos are in black and white and the subject holds a bright orange punctuation mark as a way of showcasing the project’s element of visual storytelling. Stories about culture or experiences with diversity accompany the photos. The stories can be captivating, hilarious and brutally honest, reinforcing one of the overarching messages of the project — everyone’s story is completely unique and one-of-akind. One story is about a toddler coming to Toronto for the ﬁrst time and exclaiming, “He’s chocolate!” upon seeing a black man, leaving the adults exchanging shy smiles. This type of encounter is what the people behind the project hope to capture. “Isn’t it interesting that we live in a city where a baby can have that moment? That’s the message we’re trying to get across, just celebrating those funny moments,” said Hsu. The interactive project is all about depicting a realistic and honest deﬁnition of diversity, while forging stronger ties within the community. Ryerson’s Diversity Institute served as a partner for the project by providing support and research. Samantha Jackson, a research assistant at the Diversity Institute, said that a partnership between the Foreign Encounters project and the Diversity Institute was a natural choice because of their parallel goals. “Artistic projects that aim to make diversity something that’s talked about and understood are complementary to the work we do,” said Jackson. The photos and the quotes are shared online at foreignencounters.ca. The team will choose some of the stories to be part of a photo series that will be shown at the Ashoka U Exchange event at Rhode Island’s Brown University in February. This is an annual conference meant to explore social innovation among post-secondary institutions. The team will be taking photos and collecting stories until Jan. 31.
Students pose in the Foreign Encounters photo booths set up around campus. From left to right: Catherine M. and Christina T.; Rudhra P., Zayan R., Asha M.; Alexandra L.
Award-winning Ryerson alumni
By Mackenzie Davidson
Photographer Zanele Muholi received the 2013 Prince Claus Award, which is given to beacons of culture and progressive thinking. Muholi’s latest project is a series of poignant portraits of members of the LGBT community in South Africa. Muholi graduated from Ryerson with a master of ﬁne arts in documentary media in 2009. Edward Burtynsky received the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award for his documentary Watermark, which explores how industry affects the water supply. The award comes with a $100,000 cheque, a prize he splits with co-director Jennifer Baichwal. Burtynsky graduated from Ryerson with a bachelor of applied arts in photography in 1982. Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg were awarded the Manulife Financial Best Student Film Award for their short ﬁlm Noah, a unique digital romance that premiered at TIFF in 2013. Woodman says the $5000 award will go toward covering some of the costs of the duo’s upcoming projects. Woodman and Cederberg graduated after studying ﬁlm at Ryerson in 2012.
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“I come from an at-risk community, so when I tell people that, they assume I’m affiliated with a gang.” Zayan R. “On my first day of school in Canada, I had some difficulty understanding Canadian accents.” Danielle D. “Some people say I’m oppressed and that they’re free. [But] I feel free in my hijab.” Shamima O.
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Nicole Maxwell: fashion design student by day and captain of the Death Track Dolls by night
By Caroline Dinnall
A room full of sweaty girls in ﬁshnets and kneepads is a common view on a weekday night in The Bunker at Downsview. But don’t let their sexy outﬁts under tightly strapped padding fool you. The women of Toronto Roller Derby (ToRD) are showing off more than skin — they’re showing off serious athleticism. Like Olympic skaters ﬁghting for gold, the women rush across the oval track with ass-kicking stares. But the clamour of their four-wheeled skates echoing inside The Bunker is frequently interrupted by the sound of girls wiping out and crashing into the concrete ﬂoor before they get up laughing. “You get hit but you’re like, people continue to expect to see women in skimpy outﬁts crashing into each other when they go to a roller derby game. “I think a little bit of that spectacle needs to stay now because even with hockey and basketball there is a lot of fan interaction,” said Maxwell. “People come for the porn and stay for the sport.” At 21 years old, Maxwell is the youngest skater in the league, captain of the Death Track Dolls — one of the four home teams of ToRD — and a member of the Bay Street Bruisers. But her passion for roller derby goes beyond playing the sport. She wants to mix the two things she loves the most — fashion and roller derby. “For my ﬁnal collection in fourth year, I’m debating on dein her fourth year of social work at Ryerson. With encouragement from her husband of seven years, Stephenson attended her ﬁrst Fresh Meat Program meet and greet two seasons ago. For her, joining ToRD was an effort to stay in shape and spend time in a positive social environment. “I think that it’s great to be with other women who are supportive and athletic and accepting of different body sizes and personalities,” said Stephenson, who is now in her second season with the Chicks Ahoy!. But for Maxwell, it’s the league’s acceptance of any sexual orientation that she holds closest to her heart. “I remember I had just cut the side of my hair off and they had people come to interview us during Fresh Meat. They asked if it was mandatory to wear ﬁshnets and piercings and dyed hair — but that isn’t necessarily true,” Maxwell said. “There is no judgment here and everyone is accepting of who you are.” Roller derby is like a rat race to the front line, a game of speed and strategy to gain points. Roller derby has nothing to do with one’s job and should not impede on a women’s social status, she said. “One of the players is a dog walker,” Maxwell said. “There are lawyers, even women [who] have doctorates.” ToRD will have their season opener with Chicks Ahoy! versus the Gore-Gore Rollergirls, followed by a junior faceoff on Jan. 26. The next day they will be hosting their annual Fresh Meat Program meet and greet at the Sugarbomb.ca Headquarters.
Falling in ﬁshnets from hip checks
People come for the porn and stay for the sport
‘Yes, that was awesome, I’m gonna go hit them back and it’s going to be great!’” said Nicole “Android W.K.” Maxwell — one of the skaters ready to jam, block and push her way through opponents along the curved track. Maxwell, a fourth-year fashion design student, said she found her ﬁrst two years at Ryerson overwhelming, but still made sure to ﬁt roller derby into her schedule. “I told myself that I was going to do all of these cool things, but I was not very sociable,” said Maxwell. “Roller derby eventually made me feel a lot more comfortable with who I was.” For many women, roller derby has often been associated with female empowerment due to its physical nature and freedom of attire, and while it has been recently considered for an ofﬁcial Olympic sport, it’s still dependent on sex appeal. Even with its rebirth in the early 2000s and its slow transition away from a spectacle sport, most signing athletic derby wear or a street skate collection,” she said. Maxwell said that it was the “freedom of uniform choice that all the teams are given” that conﬁrmed roller derby as being the right sport for her. Teams in the past have played in vintage leopard-print bathing suits but the sport has seen a lot of costume changes since it ﬁrst started in Chicago in 1935. Today, there are over 1,000 amateur roller derby leagues worldwide and about half of them reside outside of the United States. ToRD was founded in 2006 and there are currently 120 skaters and seven teams in the league. The team’s outﬁts range from brutal Bay Street bankers-themed to living dead-inspired. Maxwell says that age is not a factor for roller derby — ToRD’s members are aged anywhere from early 20s to late 50s. Kelly “Heavy Knitter” Stephenson is 30 years old, married and
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