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There is no university policy prohibiting professors from locking out students who are late for class.
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Locked out of class
Ryerson has no official policy on lateness and some students are being closed out
BY GRAHAM SLAUGHTER Vedran Burdzovic, a third-year business student, scrambled into class late, expecting to quietly grab a seat. But his professor, who Burdzovic wouldn’t name “out of respect,” gave him the boot. “I’ve never seen someone react like that. He just freaked out.” Burdzovic isn’t alone. Students have reported being locked out, kicked out and losing marks off their final grade just for arriving late to class. Without an official Ryerson policy on student lateness, prothat students are behind the clock because of a tough commute. “It’s very obvious when there has been a transit disaster because a big group of students will come in all together,” said Henstra. A commuter herself, Henstra says her policy teaches professionalism. “It just doesn’t fly in the real world to be late.” Alex Bowmer, a second-year radio and television arts student, took Henstra’s class last year when he lived in residence. This year, Bowmer commutes from Georgetown and is thankful he’s not in one of her lectures. “If I got to her class at 9:12 a.m. and not 9:10 a.m., I’d be screwed,” said Bowmer. Like many other commuter students, Bowmer’s ride to class is consistently late. When a professor writes their rules around lateness, Bowmer said they should think about the unreliable nature of public transit. “There just doesn’t seem to be much consideration, especially when you’re teaching in a school with so many commuters,” said Bowmer. “It’s out of our control.” Ryerson theatre students face a different set of rules. Secondyear acting student Alex Coté said that his classes don’t have a ten-minute grace period. fessors always consider why students are late. “[Professors] need to acknowledge the diversity of reasons students are late and not assume that they don’t care,” said Salvador. Salvador said it doesn’t make sense to bar students from the lectures and labs they have paid for. “If professors prevent students from attending the classes they locked them out of then are they going to start reimbursing them for missed classes?” Ryerson president Sheldon Levy noted that professors should consider individual circumstances before enforcing rigid rules for students who are running late. “We should expect faculty members to take into consideration that one size doesn’t fit all,” he said. But Levy also added that professors must also ensure that those who are on time are not disrupted by their colleague’s lateness. “Professors are responsible to ensure a positive, productive learning environment.”
“You are getting ripped off since you pay to be there. It’s unfair.” — Taylor Ramsay, fourth-year finance
[Professors] need to acknowledge the diversity of reasons students are late. — Liana Salvador, VP education
“We start on the dot and we finish on the dot as well. We can’t afford to lose ten minutes here and there,” said Coté. If an acting student is late twice in the same class, they are given one point. After three points, they fail. Sometimes, stepping in late isn’t even an option. “Our movement teacher next semester has been known to just close the door and you can’t come in,” said Coté. Liana Salvador, vice-president education for the Ryerson Students’ Union, doesn’t think pro-
“If you don’t come on time, then it’s your fault.” — Shanlli Fermin, second-year business management
If I got to the class at 9:12 a.m. and not 9:10 a.m., I’d be screwed. — Alex Bowmer, second-year RTA
fessors have the license to write their own set of rules. English professor Sarah Henstra expects late students to wait outside until the break. She doesn’t always buy the argument
“Some people come from Markham or Vaughn and I feel sad for them.” — Kiran Mascarenhas, first-year chemical engineering
Ryerson cashes in on applications fees
BY VIDYA KAURI Before prospective students even get to step on campus, Ryerson is already cashing in on their applications. Most applicants to Ryerson submit their applications through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), which charges a $150 fee for the service. Ryerson receives an average of 67,000 applicants per year, according Charmaine K. Hack, director of admissions and recruitment. But only one in 10 applicants are accepted by the university. Ryerson has one of the highest applicant-to-student ratios in Ontario and is currently attended by 32,000 undergraduate students. This fee covers three applications through OUAC and any additional one cost students an extra $30. OUAC retains 22 per cent of this application fee to cover the costs of general administration, computer equipment, office supplies, facilities, salaries and benefits. The remaining 78 per cent is transferred directly to the universities. The funds that Ryerson receives from prospective students are used as general revenue for the university’s central accounts, according to Janice Winton, assistant vice-president of Financial Services. “[General revenues] are used for operating expenditures such as faculty salaries, utilities, etc.” said Winton. Although the high ratio of applicants-to-students results in more revenue for Ryerson, the university does not direct the funds in any particular way, according to Winton. “As the OUAC funds are part of general revenues they are not directly attributed to any particular activity. You could say that they contribute to the overall Ryerson experience.” Ryerson President Sheldon Levy said the money is put towards processing application, high school visits and providing technology for new students. Ryerson also earns general revenue from students who apply to change programs within the university, which costs them a fee of $80.
Sheldon Levy said money is used to process applications. PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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The ongoing refugee referendum to add $4 to student fees is heating up online. about Ryerson community issues. What I don’t understand is how people are freaking out over the referendum to raise student fees by $4 in order to support a refugee program at Ryerson. According to one comment, “[It’s a] great cause but I’m not a fan of forced donations so I would say that this is something that I will vote NO on.” Fair enough, but who knew helping refugees would be so contentious?
to the school because of its progressive attitude and she continued to work tirelessly to ensure the women’s basketball team (and other women’s sports at Ryerson) were on equal footing with the men. She spoke openly with me about the struggle of being a female athlete and it is not fair to take that away from her after the 18 years of work she put in. Yes, there were allegations of racism, but they were just that — allegations. We will never know what happened between the coach and those players because they signed a confidentiality agreement. What we do know is that Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services cleared Sandra of wrongdoing. Does this mean it didn’t happen? No, it doesn’t. But we are not
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SHANNON HIGGINS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
There’s a comment war taking over theeyeopener.com following last weeks “Refugee referendum” story. And honestly, I love it. I love that people are using the Eyeopener website to discuss and fight
Gerard Byamungu is the first student sponsored at Ryerson and he wouldn’t be in Canada without support from people like you and me. So please, keep commenting, but when you login into Blackboard tomorrow, have a heart and vote yes to help someone who really needs your $4.
[Editor’s note: The Eyeopener would like to clarify that the ‘No’ argument on page 8 last week was an advertisement.]
here to be moral police. We cannot speculate when it comes to someone’s life and reputation, especially in print. These types of situations are not black and white, and there is no use digging them up four years later. I have never spoken with Sandra at length since that day, and I can’t say I know what went on at her practices. What I can say is that the conversation still resonates with me nearly three years later. I think it is fair to say that women’s sports at Ryerson would not be the same without her contribution, and that is something that is worth my money. I wish her well in her recovery.
— Erin Valois, National Post online editor, Ryerson alum and former Eyeopener sports editor
Letter to the editor
RE: Handing out money for all the wrong reasons As a reporter for the Eyeopener in 2008, I was one of the few people to get an interview with Sandra Pothier in April of that year. Sandra was reluctant to speak to the media after what happened in 2006, when allegations of racism emerged. But when she found out I was writing a story about the status of women in sport at Ryerson, she was happy to oblige. In your editorial “Handing out money for all the wrong reasons,” you ask why someone like Sandra would be given an award. Here is your answer. Sandra was the first female basketball coach at Ryerson. She said she came
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Bruna Sanches has no idea how she has F grade from a Chang School course she dropped on time. PHOTO: TIM ALAMENCIAK
Chang School student gets ‘F’-ed
Former Chang School student’s college application faces delays after a failed grade appears from course she had dropped
BY LEE RICHARDSON NEWS EDITOR
A former Chang School student may not be able to apply to college in time for the course’s January start because of a failed grade. The fail grade in question shouldn’t be there to begin with, according to Bruna Sanches. She never failed any of the required coursework because she dropped the class. “I did not do any assignments for this course and it was not more than eight weeks in,” said Sanches. “That’s what we have, eight
weeks to drop the course.” A week after she dropped the History of Photography class through RAMSS, she was re-enrolled in the same class, according to Sanches, who didn’t no-
It’s not like I dropped the course and I tried and I failed. — Bruna Sanches
tice the discrepancy at the time. Sanches is talking with Human Resources to try to get the grade off her transcript, which could take some time since the univer-
sity has to research into how it could have happened. “I’m probably not even going to be able to start in January 2011, it’ll be probably September because of this,” said Sanches, referring to an Independent Digital Photography course at Seneca she wants to apply for. “I don’t want it to show as failed, because it’s not like I went to the course and I tried and I failed, I just dropped the course,” said Sanches. “It would have been different if I failed, I’d say ‘oh well I failed, sorry, I’m not very good at history.’” The assistant to Ken Scullion of
enrollment services, who did not want to give her name, said the best course of action for Sanches, (who dropped the course in 2008 and has been working full-time
I never even cared before because I didn’t expect it to show. — Bruna Sanches
to save for her enrollment at Seneca), would be to file an appeal with the university. The appeal process begins at the department level, and if still standing is submitted to the student’s program department or
school, or the Chang School for Continuing Education courses. If the student wants to further appeal the decision of the department or school, they must approach the Dean at the faculty level within ten days. If no decision has been reached after this point, students can appeal to the Senate if they don’t agree with the faculty level decision. However, according to Scullion’s assistant, it may be too late for Sanches to file an appeal. “I don’t have any proof,” said Sanches. “I never even cared before because I didn’t expect it to show.”
MBA fees could jump by $200
Tuition fees for full-time MBA students could go up by $200 if a referendum passes this month. The referendum was proposed by the MBA Students’ Association to raise funds for MBA events, case study competitions and to send more students to MBA conferences at other universities. If the proposal passes, part-time students will also be charged an extra $100 a year. The referendum will be available online from November 9-12. PHOTO: MATTHEW BRAGA
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Administration’s finest tweets: @Wepps Glen Weppler
Two guys in touques w the fuzzy ball on top just sat in front of me in the theatre. Bob & Doug live! — October 10
@Hanigsberg Julia Hanigsberg
Brrrrrrrrrr! — November 2 Just got elbowed in the head in the subway. #TTC not really feeling like the better way. At least I got a sorry. — September 30
Tweets like this may catch students’ attention, but most people don’t care what Sheldon Levy had for lunch.
PHOTO: JORDAN CAMPBELL
Ryerson admin all a-Twitter
Ryerson faculty is tweeting up a storm but most students couldn’t care less
BY LEE RICHARDSON NEWS EDITOR
@chadtweets Chad Nuttall
DAN MANGAN! — November 2 Joe Pantalone. Can add unemployed and vote splitter to resume. — October 25
Some prominent Ryerson senior administrators are using Twitter to promote campus events and Ryerson achievements, but they’re doing it allwrong, according to a Toronto marketing and social media expert. Staff like Interim Vice President Administration & Finance Julia Hanisberg, Director of Student Community Life Glenn Weppler and Manager of Student Housing Services Chad Nuttall are tweeting about events like the Ryerson Blue and Gold Day. “Blue and Gold Day is this Fri Nov 5. Wear your Blue and Gold and show your Ryerson Pride!” said Nuttall in a recent tweet. However, some social media experts feel that’s using the social media network in the wrong way. “Looking at Twitter as promotion is the wrong way to it,” said
Eric Meerkamper, president of the marketing consulting agency DECODE. “It’s more shrilling if it’s just another ad platform, it really contaminates the thing.” But they could be missing out on an opportunity to directly connect with students, according to marketing experts. “A good Twitter user will pay attention to their feeds, they’ll respond to other people, and will contribute to the conversation,” said Joseph Thornley, CEO of marketing agency Thornley Fallis. “I can tell you something, but its even better if I tell you something that you’re interested in, and that comes from listening as much as it does from talking.” Weppler and Nuttall both have student followers who are interested in their messages, boosting campus events and announcements by using the Ryerson hashtag (#Ryerson), which collects search results that use the
hashtag. “I don’t think that many Ryerson students would be interested in what I’m talking about to follow me, maybe some other staff would be,” said Nuttall.
Following someone like Sheldon Levy would just be weird. — Danielle Brogan, second-year fashion communications
“Administration may think it’s a good outlet to communicate with students, but I wouldn’t follow anyone from the administration,” said second-year fashion communication student Danielle Brogan. “Following someone like Sheldon Levy [on Twitter] would just be weird.” However the Ryerson president has already made his deci-
sion regarding Twitter. “I have a huge problem just being able to handle the amount of regular email I have,” said Levy. “I just don’t need other ways of communicating such that I won’t be able to respond to people who ask questions.” Some staff members, like Adrian Williams, manager of custodial services, are on Twitter yet have no tweets posted. For staff willing to take part, there is a potential to create a strong bond with students. “One of the problems with large institutions is that they’re easy to dislike, they’re abstract, they’re authority figures, it’s difficult to understand sometimes whether they hear us or care about us,” said Thornley. “With social media, when you start to see the actual person, you can start to relate to what that person’s really thinking and it removes some of that abstractness of the institution.”
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In 1998, the Eyeopener reported the possibility of a Gould Street subway entrance to the Dundas station. Over a decade later, the entrance still doesn’t exist. “They need to get a move on,” said Lauren Akbar, a fourth-year child and youth care student. “Less talk, more action.” With the Empress Hotel building in shambles, Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy
thinks this could be the opportunity needed to push the project through. “The platform ends right under the hotel. We think that would be a great location for the subway,” Levy said This option would be lighter on Ryerson’s wallet than digging out a path under Gould Street. “Bringing it over to the Student Learning Centre is a huge job because of all the stuff that’s under the street to tunnel.” But it is unclear whether the property is for sale and not all
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Briefs & Groaners
A turtle that went missing from a staff member’s aquarium for a second time a few weeks ago was found in a filing cabinet drawer. Apparently he’s in good health. Hopefully this is the last time this f’in turtle goes missing. Buy it a god damn leash. A man was found in a Kerr Hall South classroom packaging a large amount of marijuana into small baggies from a duffel bag. From this we conclude that it seems that the teaching industry might be in harder times than we were led to believe. A rented World War 2 uniform was stolen from the theatre school last Friday. So if you see a soldier walking around the streets, we recommend that you immediately push them to the ground and issue a citizen’s arrest. A man was found sleeping on a chair in the Pitman Hall cafeteria. He said he wanted somewhere to watch TV while it was cold outside. We really hope he likes watching endless revolving Ryerson advertisements. And because of three students being taken to hospital because of intoxication, a very special version of Briefs & Groaners brings you a list of things to remember when drinking. Remember the “Prison Diet” of water and bread. It’s dull and it doesn’t taste of coconuts and tropical sunsets, but water is your best friend. Drink some before you start, then try to have at least one cup of water for every two cups of whatever alcohol you’re having. If not bread, eat something substantial beforehand. Ideas include pizza, a burger or, if need be, a street hotdog. Try to avoid those single-serving microwavable meals, if only to avoid having to see your own impatient face in the glass, leading you to contemplate the misery of what your life has become as you watch the revolving pile of filth inside. Slow down. You might think you look like a wonderful film star as you chug down your beer — trying to impress the beauty at the other table — but in reality you look more like a slobbering alcoholic. Pretend your drink is really hot and take small drinks instead of giant swigs. Finally remember the famous rule “Beer before wine feel fine, wine before beer feel queer.” In other words don’t mix your drinks. This is only acceptable if you’re 16-years-old and imagining your Smirnoff Ice as a martini. — Lee Richardson
Ryerson hopes to make Maple Leaf Gardens a visible part of the university.
PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK
Playing the name game
Ryerson president Sheldon Levy to put university’s stamp on Maple Leaf Gardens
BY MARIANA IONOVA NEWS EDITOR
Besides having brand new athletic facilities, Maple Leaf Gardens will also be equipped with a new name to reflect the partners involved in the project, according to Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. The name will still incorporate the history of the building but it will also reflect the contributions that Loblaw and Ryerson have made to transform the site. “There will be three names. Ryerson and Maple Leaf Gardens will be connected, that’s for sure,” Levy said, adding that the third name will give a nod to Loblaw. But the exact name has not been decided upon yet, mainly because the university is focusing
all its energy on completing the renovation. “That hasn’t been exactly determined yet, how the alignment of the names will go,” said Levy.
To touch the outside of that building requires heritage approval. — Sheldon Levy, Ryerson president
“We are so occupied with getting it done that we find it has not been made a priority.” He added that, while Ryerson is hoping to make MLG an identifiable part of the university, changing the exterior is a complicated process. “To touch the outside of that building requires heritage approval,” Levy said.
The MLG renovation must be completed by March 31, 2011 since the federal government provided one third of the funding for the $60 million project with the condition that it is done by then. “We are still planning substantial completion by the end of March and we anticipate that the arena will be in a few months later,” Levy said. But no decision has been made as to when the completed MLG will be unveiled to the public. Levy notes, however, that it will be a “major event” when it does happen. “It involves whoever the sponsor is, the federal government, the provincial, municipal — this is the main, big event for the city.” The renovated MLG will house
a 70,000 square foot Loblaw store, a Joe Fresh studio and other retail on the ground floor and 150,000 square feet of sports and recreation space on the up-
There will be three names. Ryerson and Maple Leaf Gardens will be connected for sure. —Sheldon Levy, Ryerson president
per floors of the building. The athletics facilities will include an NHL-sized skating rink, a 200-metre running track, basketball and volleyball courts with approximately 1,200 seats, studios and a fitness centre. The centre will be open to Ryerson students, faculty and the general community.
Ryerson Senate drills for more minors
BY BRAD WHITEHOUSE ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
Students could take minors in fashion and news, pending a decision made Tuesday night at the Ryerson Senate meeting. At press time, a decision hadn’t been made whether courses in fashion and journalism would be opened up to more students, as laid out in the Senate agenda. But it’s not a free for all. Retail management will be the only program where students can take fashion classes. In journalism, programs will be available to students in at least three different faculties. Ivor Shapiro, undergraduate program director at the school of journalism, said that students in the faculty of communication and design would be able to take the minor in news courses.
The school of journalism has also opened the minor up to the Ted Rogers school, which hasn’t decided whether it’s on board. “They’re not an alternative to journalism,” said Shapiro. “They’re seen as helping people studying in other programs to understand the news media, to understand journalism as a profession, but not to prepare them to be practicing journalists.” “We have specifically excluded courses which by their academic nature are only suitable for students in our program.” Programs like fashion and journalism are competitive to enter. For every student accepted, about seven are turned away. And some majors aren’t sure that students minoring in their program would understand how intense the program can be.
“We work so hard to get through these courses. To have someone say ‘Ugh it’s just my minor’ — I don’t think they would get the full understanding of how much work it is,” said Marsha Robb, a second-year fashion communication student.
I don’t think they would get the full understanding of how much work it is. — Marsha Robb, second-year fashion communication
Robert Ott, chair of the fashion school, said the program is demanding and that students taking fashion courses should be able to have a comparable skill set and an interest in fashion.
“This isn’t knitting 101,” he said. In the past, retail management was included in the fashion curriculum. Ott is excited to work with retail management students for the school’s year-end fashion show. “They bring a skill set to Mass Exodus that we don’t currently cover, so we can do marvelous things.” Both faculties consist of smaller labs and studio classes, but the schools of journalism and fashion said class size would be affected. “We have to be fairly cautious initially,” Ott said. “We will work with a modest number of amount in the next couple of years.” Shapiro said they won’t be piling more students into journalism classes, but making more sections instead.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Toddlers and textbooks
PHOTO: LAUREN STRAPAGIEL
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Full-time students are often burdened with the stress of juggling exams, assignments, part-time jobs and social lives. But what if the responsibility of raising a child was thrown into the equation? Jackie Campbell reveals the struggles some of Ryerson’s young mom’s have faced balancing full course-loads with parenthood
asmine Clark is stuffed into the front seat of her Toyota Corolla, her protruding belly making it difficult to grasp the steering wheel. It’s 4 a.m. in the middle of January and Clark is nine months pregnant and driving to the hospital. In the passenger’s seat is her backpack, bulging with textbooks. It’s two weeks before her due date and Clark assumes the doctor will perform a quick check-up and send her home. But upon arrival, a softspoken nurse announces Clark won’t be going anywhere. “Hon, you’re having a baby.” Hours later, Clark is sitting upright in a hospital bed surrounded by stacks of textbooks, attempting to finish her homework and study for midterm exams. As she writes, an IV line attached from a needle in her hand to a bag of clear liquid drags across the page. The bag is full of Oxytocin, a hormone used to stimulate contractions. As Clark waits to give birth all she can think about is the assignment due in class tomorrow. Clark, a social work student, is about to enter the world of studentparent limbo. A recent study found studentparents account for 11 percent of students enrolled in Canadian universities. While many students have trouble finding time slots for partying and schoolwork, students with children have a different set of priorities. According to the Canadian Council for Social Development, the price of raising a child to age 18 is $166, 972, a hefty addition to the price tag on student loans. At 21, Clark is now a full-time student and mother of a 21-month old. She sits at one of the octagonshaped tables at Maggie’s, the cafeteria of her old stomping grounds, the ILLC. Three years ago, Clark was in her first year at Ryerson: a young buck in skateboard tees and sweatpants who spent her time playing video games with floor mates and cruising residence hallways. Now she sits in an orange cardigan, hair up, no make-up. Remnants of her old life are fading — there are half-inch slits in her earlobes from where giant spacers used to reside, and a small scar from an old lip ring. Up until her son Denver was born, school was Clark’s biggest priority.
Days after his birth, she spent hours crying. She felt guilty every time she devoted time to school rather than her son, but felt stressed when she didn’t do her homework. She was beginning the steep transition from a time when school was her only real source of stress, to the next 18 years of her life, when her son would be. And while some universities have made changes to accommodate student-parents, Ryerson has not. The University of Toronto has a Family Care Office, which features a makeshift manual on how to present yourself as a serious student to your professor while explaining your role as a parent. Other schools across Canada like the University of British Columbia have support groups and websites dedicated to the studentparents of their schools. But at Ryerson there are no large
didn’t use it to my advantage.” Clark, who lives an hour north of London, continued with online classes the semester after Denver was born and returned to Ryerson classrooms the next fall. As a student in social work, Clark’s heard countless statistics of the odds against young mothers. Young parents enrolled in school are 1.7 times more likely to leave without a diploma or degree. Because the commute from home would be an eight-hour round trip, she picks classes that take place within the second half of the week so that she can stay at her grandparents’ in Burlington and commute from there. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday she plays the role of student; Saturday through Tuesday, a parent. “Denver always has people around. Brett is a great dad, and usually [Denver] is with my parents after
My mom called me to tell me I missed my son’s first steps when I was in class. — Jasmine Clark, third-year social work student
social groups or direct assistance exclusively for students with children. Ryerson’s only online link for student-parent groups, is to ‘mature students,’ a common misconception of what student-parents really are, according to Tricia Van Rhijn. Rhijn helped compile a study at the University of Guelph and created the Ning.com ‘Student Parent Support Network.’ She said most parents are grouped into the category of ‘mature students,’ which doesn’t include the heterogeneous group that is student-parents. More than two per cent of students enrolled in Canadian universities are young parents like Clark who may fit into the ‘mature’ category by their level of responsibility, but not by age group or even life experiences. Mature students don’t have to be parents, and they must have left school for a while, something Clark felt she could not do. “I don’t remember what it’s like to be a student without being a mom at the same time,” agreed Claire Prentice, a 23-year-old Ryerson student who commutes from Mississauga each day. “I don’t know what I was doing with my time before the baby, I would have had so much of it and day care on one of the days, and with Brett’s another. I wouldn’t be able to do it without my family,” Clark said. But still, the life of a student-parent has its costs — literally and figuratively. “My mom called me to tell me I missed his first steps when I was in class. It was disappointing, but if you’re going to have people support you endlessly, you have to share the wealth a bit,” Clark said. On the economic front, raising a child and paying for school puts a huge dent in your bank account. The expense of raising a baby, coupled with the average Ryerson tuition of $6,314.08 is a pricey affair. Each month Prentice said she goes through $70 worth of diapers, $150 worth of food and tons of clothes that her son grows out of. “It adds up really fast,” said Prentice, who lives with her parents to save on rent charges. “It’s bad at the beginning when you have to buy the stroller, car-seat, crib, highchair and the baby food. But now, it’s mostly day care,” Clark agreed. She looked into Ryerson’s childcare facilities early on but the waitlist was approximately two years — a daycare epidemic not exclusive to
Ryerson, but seen at post-secondary institutions across Canada. Instead Denver goes to daycare near their home in London three days a week for $32 a day — which means an extra $3,000 per school year. Ryerson’s general awards department has no scholarships that Prentice and Clark (as full-time students) are eligible for, based on their student-parent status alone. But Clark is eligible for an award within her program that gives $1,000 to a student facing extenuating circumstances but who still remains at school. The government awards the ‘Canada Grant’ for part-time and full-time student mothers with dependents. The grant provides $200 per month of study for each child under 12. Both Clark and Prentice are lucky enough to have their tuition covered by parents and grandparents. Clark’s boyfriend Brett makes enough at his full-time job to support their lifestyle and the house they bought after Denver was born. Prentice thought about looking into housing closer to campus, but the prospect of living on her own was too expensive and living with a roommate while raising a screaming baby was exhausting to think about. She looked into Ryerson’s options and found there was little to offer. The University of Toronto offers a family residence restricted to those with a spouse or a child, and priority is given to single mothers. But Ryerson, with an already overcrowded residence that only holds up to 800 students, does not. Ryerson Housing Services said students can find residency in places across the city, instead of on campus. “We can’t offer anything like that here, partially because of the rooms we have... they’re not appropriate rooms for families,“ said Chad Nuttall, student housing manager. Neither Clark nor Prentice mind the commute, claiming it is the best decision for their child. Clark is only three semesters away from graduating and is excited to begin contributing financially to her family. “I know the statistics. Kids with parents who don’t go to post-secondary are less likely to go, especially if they have young parents, “ she said. “I want Denver to have the options. It’s stressful at times, yeah, but it’s my life.”
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Vital vittles: Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
Stephanie Maris has the how-to for this quick and delicious fall treat Ingredients: • ½ cup pumpkin purée • 3 ½ cups flour • 1 cup sugar (brown or white) • 3 eggs • 1 tbsp baking soda • 1 tsp vanilla • 1 pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves • ½ cup blanched almonds Method:
• • • • • • • • • • Preheat the oven to 375F. Combine pumpkin, eggs, sugar, vanilla and spices in a large bowl. Combine flour and baking soda in a separate bowl, then gradually add the mix to the first bowl. Mix thoroughly. Roll dough in blanched almonds, pressing firmly to ensure they stick to the dough. Divide dough in two and place both halves on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Squish down until each half is about ½-inch thick and as long as the sheet is wide. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove the biscotti from the oven. When cool enough to touch, slice into strips that are ½-inch wide. Lay cookies flat and bake for another 6-10 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip cookies to the opposite side and bake for another for 6-10 minutes, watching carefully to make sure the cookies do not burn. Remove, let cool and enjoy with a mug of homemade coffee.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
BIZ & TECH
Food, friends and fun with geolocation
Contrary to popular belief, that GPS-enabled smartphone in your pocket isn’t as nefarious as it might seem. Instead, Carolyn Turgeon shows you a bevy of apps that can help you find your friends, save your money and explore the city in style
Catching up & keeping up
GPS these days isn’t just for navigation; applications like Foursquare, Gowalla, and now Facebook Places allow you to “checkin” to pubs, parties and other popular places via your mobile phone. Each app can pinpoint your approximate location using satellite coordinates, letting other users know what building, store or restaurant you’re currently in. Not only will it give your friends insight into your whereabouts, but you can leave comments for future or nearby visitors too. Graeme Klim, a first-year aerospace engineer, makes regular use of the “Here Now” feature in Facebook Places (http://www.facebook.com/ places/) to see if other friends and fellow students have checked-in at nearby venues as well. “You never know who else will be there with you,” said Klim, who enjoys the random run-ins with friends during his travels. More importantly, both apps are incredibly useful for students travellers in places both near and far. Gowalla (www.gowalla.com) lets users “explore the world” by following specially annotated directions, but also offers guided walking tours from sponsors like National Geographic, USA Today, and CNN — particularly handy for
Track your trends and travels
All those check-ins aren’t for nothing, however — over time, you create a virtual history of all your travels and activities. And while that might seem like a stalker’s dream to some, you can learn a thing or two from those day-to-day trends. Forget where you found that great pizza last week? All it takes is a quick glance into your Gowalla, Foursquare or Facebook history to rediscover where you’ve been and who you were with. “It’s kind of cool seeing where your friends have been and what they’ve been up to,” says Bree Lawrence, a first-year theatre production student. “My parents seem to enjoy seeing what I’m doing and where I am.”
Real world awards
Who says there are no real-world benefits to social networking? Foursquare awards points and badges for each new visit, and the most frequent visitor is declared Mayor. The Mayor can get discounts and rewards at certain participating venues, with more coming to Canada each month. For example, Starbucks is well known for giving their mayors $1 discounts off a drink of choice. But there’s more. During October, clothing chain Bluenotes offered a 15% discount to anyone who checked in. Even local outlets have gotten involved, with coffee shop La Merceria and sex shop Come As You Are offering discounts for frequent customers.
Insider information and guided discovery
Thanks to the wonder of modern technology it’s easy to learn about a venue before even setting foot inside. Foursquare and Gowalla are particularly useful for offering access to advice from other travellers, including what to hit, what to miss, and other inside scoops. After all, only the most frequent of visitors can tell you about unlisted menu items, nightly events, sales or giveaways. Some stores and businesses may even list these tips themselves as special deals for techsavvy customers. the frequent traveller, assuming you don’t mind paying those outrageous roaming charges in foreign locales. But that’s not to say there aren’t uses closer to home. The National Post used Foursquare during Nuit Blanche to recommend popular displays. Meanwhile, the service was incredibly useful during the Toronto International Film Festival where users recommended decent films and venues throughout the week-long event. Watch for more integration during future big events.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Most students don’t know it, but Ryerson has it’s own version of the Toronto Raptors on campus in the men’s basketball team. Matthew Prescott Oxman takes a look at the startling similarities between the two clubs
The Rams lost their all-time leading scorer Boris Bakovic, the number one player in Ontario University Athletics last season. He averaged a double-double nearly every game he played, but left for Europe to play with his brother Igor once his eligibility ran up. This offseason, the Raptors lost star forward Chris Bosh, whose average of 24 points and 11 rebounds last season is nearly identical to that of Bakovic. Like Bakovic, Bosh is now playing with his “brothers” — fellow star players Dwayne Wade and LeBron James.
Ryerson has never been known as an athletics school, and the size of the crowds shows it. The only time in recent memory the Kerr Hall Gym has been packed was for the Forever Rams Orientation Game, boosted by a captive and curious first-year audience. They aren’t the laughingstock of the league in terms of attendance, but you’d think sports-mad Torontonians would make it out to a few more Raptors games than they typically do. Only the home opener and premier matchups sellout.
Rams head coach Roy Rana will be leaning heavily on his newly-recruited core of Jahmal Jones, Bjorn Michaelsen, and Jordon Gauthier, as well as transfer player Ola Adegboruwa. But without a set rotation in place, there will be a lot of internal competition for playing time. Likewise, the young Raptors core will need to prove their worth if they hope to hold down jobs. Lottery picks Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan carry the heaviest expectations. They were the only returning players to start in the home opener.
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Big game blues
The Rams haven’t had much success in the postseason, having been bounced from the first-round each of the last three years. Even the presence of a mega-star in Bakovic couldn’t get them over the hump. Just making it back to the playoffs this season would be an accomplishment of sorts given the inexperienced roster. The Raptors are suckers in the second-season too. They’ve also bit the dust in the first-round without so much as a seven-game stand to show for it. Someone is going to have to step up for the team wants to buck the trend this time around.
Rana led Canada to a bronze medal in this summer’s U17 World Championship. He was also an assistant coach on the Canadian team in the men’s world tournament in Turkey. Jay Triano is the NBA’s first-ever Canadian head coach. Like Rana, he was the head coach of a Canadian national team from 1998 to 2004. He was also an assistant coach in this summer’s world championship, but for team USA.
The Rams are a team without a clear identity: they have no established star player, two co-captains, and a fluid rotation. Where they will end up in the standings this year is anybody’s guess. With a bevy of talented rookies, they could top the league — or utterly flame out. The Raptors are in the same awkward spot: not exactly a clear playoff team, but not basement dwellers either. Every roster player has something to prove. The team’s season — and future — is in their hands.
Always on the bubble
Except for one incredible season in the 1999-2000 season where they were OUA Eastern Champions, the Rams have always been a bubble team come playoff time. They have either narrowly made they playoffs or just missed them. Aside from the 2000-2001 season when they clinched second place in the Eastern Conference before losing in the second round, the Raptors have also teetered on the playoff bubble.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
From pretender to contender
Last year the men’s soccer team was a one-and-done playoff pretender. This year, they are in the Final Four for the first time in Ryerson history and poised to make noise. How did so much change in just one year? Jay Saran and Rob Moysey report
What a difference one season can make. At the end of last season, Rams forward Vince D’Elia was overcome with grief when he missed the Rams’ final penalty shot in their first-round match up against the Laurentian Voyageurs. But on Wednesday night, under the bright lights of BMO Field, D’Elia didn’t crack under the pressure. He scored the only goal of the game to push his team past the Trent Excalibur and keep their post-season alive. “I kept telling myself this game needs a hero, and a few minutes after that I scored,” D’Elia said. “To have everyone come and jump on you and to hear the fans chant after [scoring] is a feeling you can’t describe.” It was only the second playoff win in Ryerson men’s soccer history, but the feeling this year is that anything can happen. The Rams have played to a historic 7-2-5 record and entered the playoffs on a four-game winning streak. They’ve also set single-season records for wins, losses, clean-sheets, goals for and goals against. It might be a little premature, but it’s hard not to draw comparisons to head coach Ivan Joseph’s Graceland University team that won the NAIA National Championship back in 2006. “This team is man-for-man better technically than my Graceland team, but they were lacking the heart and the passion of that team,” said Joseph. Part of the team’s seemingly overnight transformation stems from a rigorous offseason conditioning regime that Joseph started. In past years, the team wouldn’t start working out until weeks before the season. This year, they spent the past eight months working on technical development and building chemistry.
I kept telling myself this game needs a hero, and a few minutes after I scored. — Vince D’Elia, third-year forward
“[Last year] we had enough talent, we were just undisciplined and unprepared.” The extra preparation has paid off. Thus far in the playoffs, they edged both the Trent Excalibur 1-0 and the Carleton Ravens 3-2 in tight one-goal affairs, putting them in the Final Four semi-finals for the first time in their history. Against Trent, the Rams controlled the play throughout like they have so often this season. The first half was filled with chances for Ryerson, but it wasn’t until the 76th minute that D’Elia was able to slip the ball past Trent goalkeeper Josip Bosnjak, who was brilliant with nine saves on the night. “Vince has really stepped up. By looking at his game last year and this year, it’s a totally night-and-day difference,” said Joseph. D’Elia’s growth is only a microcosm of how the team has grown over the season. They have showed maturity in dealing with the pressure of holding onto leads in the playoffs, some-
Trent goaltender Josip Bosnjak braces for a blast from Ryerson’s Daniel Carmeira. PHOTO: MARTA IWANEK thing they struggled mightily with during the regular season. With Trent pressing late, Ryerson didn’t even allow a shot on goal. They have also learned to battle back when facing adversity. Against Carleton on Saturday, the team rallied behind three unanswered goals — two by player-coach Kevin Souter and another by third-year midfielder Alex Braletic — to clinch the historic win. “Kevin’s a guy who spent the whole season developing the team and now in the playoffs he’s leading them,” Joseph said. If the Rams truly are made of the same mettle as that Graceland team, they may have to experience the pain of setbacks before ultimate success. In the 2005 post-season, Graceland lost a heartbreaking double-overtime decision before rallying next season and winning it all as clear underdogs. “After we lost that game, I knew we could win the championship,” said Joseph. “Those mistakes build character and expose weaknesses.” On Saturday, the Rams will play the York Lions, arguably the best team in Ontario and legitimate national championship contenders. Like Graceland, they are underdogs too. “If we have our best game, we have a chance to win. Anything can happen in one game,” said Joseph. “Luck is for the well-prepared.”
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The women’s volleyball team have always believed in themselves, but you can hardly blame them for being a little stunned when they upset last year’s OUA champions on Friday night. “I am speechless,” said third-year setter Haley Wolfendan. “I feel like we just made … Ryerson history.” The team sailed to an easy homeopener victory with a convincing 3-1 win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The Blues have fallen a long way from last season’s heady heights. They have yet to win a game so far this season, going 0-4. Ryerson’s Carli Yim helped her team pull off the victory (25-18, 2517, 15-25, 25-15) with 11 kills while Wolfendan chipped in with a gamehigh 24 assists. “Tonight we were nervous and it turned into positive energy for us,” said head coach Dustin Reid. “I’m really happy with how we competed and how we played as a team.” For the first two sets, the Rams were simply dominating the Blues with kills, blocks and great teamwork. But during the third set, the Rams were completely out to lunch. They had lost their composure and the
Blues began clawing back. The Rams made several mental errors like misjudging serves that cost them the set. “We hadn’t been in a position like that before, where we had a chance to win a match against a really great, traditional program,” Reid said. “We were thinking about wanting to win than wanting to play well.”
I am speechless. I feel like we just made Ryerson history. — Haley Wolfendan, third-year setter
But when the fourth set rolled around, the Rams snapped out of their funk and played exceptionally well. The fourth set ended like the last one had with a 25-15 score, only this time it was the Rams on the giving end. “We were able to come out with the confidence after losing two games [last weekend] and beat the team that’s been number one in our division for … years,” Wolfendan said. Consistency played a huge role in the victory for the Rams. “All of our hitters were very consistent,” Reid said. “That’s something we’ve really been working on.” Another aspect of the game that the Rams have been battling through
is lack of experience. Several fourthand fifth-year players graduated last season, leaving the team largely in the hands of six rookies. “It’s important for the [players] to know, and for people who are supporters of our team to know, this is a process,” Reid said.“Down the road … we want to be a great program.” The small roster of players will need to find consistency if they hope to improve. “I’m really confident that this group of girls that we have, we’re all going to grow together,” Yim said. Specifically, Reid is looking to Yim and Wolfendan to be the leaders of the team. “They’re growing into those positions and it’s something new for them,” Reid said. “And they’re both working very hard and I’m very happy and proud of what they’ve done so far.” On Saturday, the Rams begin a three-game homestand when they take on Ottawa in the Kerr Hall Gym. Last season the Rams finished fourth in their division and missed the playoffs thanks to a tiebreaker with the Ottawa Gee Gees. If they can keep their momentum from the home opener, they’ll stand a good chance of literally serving Ottawa some payback.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Have a fancy party or a make-or-break interview? Nicole Witkowski sits down with Adeodata Czink, president of consulting company Business of Manners, to provide tips on how to fake it until you make it.
Etiquette for dummies
How to act
Posture makes a great first impression. This means, bum and stomach in, and shoulders back. When you walk into a party, exude confidence; pretend you own the place, even if you’ve had a bad day. To avoid bragging, ask your conversation partner questions instead - it shows you’re a good listener.
When to shake, kiss or hug
At any professional occasion, shake hands when one is extended to you. Make sure it’s firm and only shake once, while making eye contact. A hug is reserved for people you’re more familiar with and a kiss is saved for even more familiarity. Also, be aware of other people’s cultures (for example, in the Chinese culture is it not common to hug).
What to wear
When you’re invited to a cocktail party, remember, it’s still business. Ladies, if your skirt is tight it will rise ten inches when you sit, even if it’s knee-length.“I shouldn’t be able to see the colour of your underpants,” Czink says. Gentlemen, wear a jacket and tie. For an interview, dress for the company, and like you already have the job. For a Bay Street job, ladies must wear stockings; gentlemen must wear a dark suit and shined shoes. If you’re unsure, always dress a notch up rather than gradstudies soar at brock oct 10:Layout 1 10/28/10 5:56 down.
What to eat or drink
Drink from a glass with a stem (it prevents cold hands from condensation on the glass) and hold it in your right hand. Be aware you only have two hands, and you may need to shift your glass to your left in order to shake hands. If hors d’oeuvres circulate, first make sure no one is approaching you. If you are alone, take items that are one or two bites. Avoid flaky pastries and saucy snacks for they can do more bad than good.
What to say
Make and maintain eye contact with the person you want to talk to, approach them and say, “I don’t believe we’ve met.” After introductions, keep the conversations non-intrusive. Discuss how you know the host or what brought you there. This is also a great time to exchange business cards. If your conversation fizzles quickly, move on. “You’re not obligated to baby-sit,” Czink says.
At an interview
If your interview is for a small company, arrive a few minutes early. Arrive much earlier for a larger company so you have time to be sent to the appropriate area. Interviewers often ask their receptionists how they were treated. If you treat them poorly, others will assume you are likely to treat everyone that way. Secondly, know when the interview is over. This is signalled by your interviewer wrapping up the conversation, folding the menu at a restaurant, or packing up their belongings.
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According to a recent study conducted by the National Centre for Food Research (NCFR), hotdogs from street vendors (street meat), tastes significantly better when crunk. Adam Hall, a first-year sociology student, described his first experience with street meat. “I was sober. It tasted like a normal hotdog with relish, mustard, ketchup, and that other stuff they always have,” he said. “Nothing to write home about.” Hall, 19, ventured out into the streets of Toronto one night while off the pisser. “We were absolutely baptized one night,” he said. “I was starving so we decided to get some street meat.” “My life changed.” Richard Bing, a scientist at the NCFR, said the main chemical found in alcoholic beverages, ethanol, reacts well with the sodium nitrite in hotdogs. “There are lots of ingredients in both alcohol and hotdogs,” he said. “Two of these in particular, ethanol and sodium nitrite, tend to mix very well, producing a taste that cannot be replicated.” Hall’s second experience with street meat was bound to be special.
“I could barely walk. I was completely sloshed but managed to get to the street meat vendor,” said Hall. “When I stuck that thing in my mouth, it tasted like a marriage of flavor and texture. Happiness was brought to every single atom of my being. It was probably the greatest thing I had ever eaten in my life.” “Too bad I hurled all across the street.” Studies continue, as scientists believe there could be a similar link between marijuana and chips.
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