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Internal conflict plagues CESAR
CESAR executives are keeping quiet about the sudden resignation of four executive members and
internal harassment claims inside the union’s doors. News Editor Rebecca Burton reports
In just over one month, the sud-
den resignation of four executives
has landed the Continuing Educa-
tion Students’ Association of Ryer-
son (CESAR) in turmoil.
Of the fve newly elected execu-
tives at the Nov. 15 board meeting,
four resigned over a four-week
period in late January and Febru-
ary. The members included former
president and director of member-
ship and communication Domi-
nic Wong, director of events and
workshops Sanjid Anik, and direc-
tor of campaigns and equity Kayla
Altman. Wong’s replacement, Ja-
son Harman, was also gone before
the month’s end.
The remaining executives are
keeping tight-lipped on the sub-
ject as they claim the reasons are
personal and decline to comment
on specifcs. But internal minutes
show evidence of confict includ-
ing harassment claims among
members. The claims target two
executives still a part of CESAR:
Ugochukwu Asagwara, director of
academics and policy and Shinae
Kim, director of fnance.
Yet no clear evidence has
emerged to explain why four main
executives suddenly left.
“We don’t necessarily make it
a habit of leting the world know
what’s going on within the organi-
zation,” said Asagwara.
In most recent years the organi-
zation fell short as it tried to repair
its operating defcit. The organiza-
tion received $608,180 in students
fees last year, $418,612 of which
went towards salaries and ben-
efts. Last year’s executives imple-
mented a set of new by-laws that
dissolved the current board of di-
rectors and instituted a fve-person
executive with no president.
Wong was among the frst to re-
sign, but remains involved in the
board. “As far as my resignation, I
am just trying to stay out of it all
and move on,” said Wong.
Internal confict is evident in the
minutes from a Jan. 18, 2011 board
meeting, when Wong expresses
concern about a lack of efort in re-
cruiting new members.
Altman ofers a response by say-
ing she has spoken to two students
so far. But Asagwara replies with,
“we’re all grown ups here. Dom’s
presenting his report, you (Alt-
man) do not have to respond, the
question was not asked to you.”
Asagwara had a motion put
against him to decide on disciplin-
ary action for displaying unprofes-
sional behaviour and workplace
violence against another execu-
tive at the previous Nov. 18 board
meeting. He was also given a one-
year warning for inappropriate
conduct in the ofce for raising his
voice.
“There was a miscommunication
with the ofce that led the board to
mandate certain training for cer-
tain executives and for the board
at large,” said Asagwara. “We can
say the miscommunication was be-
tween Shinae [Kim] and I.”
Minutes highlight that only
Asagwara and fellow executive
Kim were specifcally required to
atend mediation training.
Kim and Asagwara would also
atend a mediated discussion with
a neutral third party. A total of
$1,500 was allocated toward work-
place harassment training, a new
fgure that had not appeared in the
last three years.
Asagwara admits that training
has still not happened.
“At this time I wouldn’t feel safe
or secure talking about my experi-
ence there,” said Altman, another
executive to resign since assuming
her position in November.
Kim submited a motion for dis-
ciplinary action to be taken against
Altman during a Jan. 18 meeting for
“displaying unprofessional behav-
iour in the ofce and contradicting
sections of the by-laws.” But the
motion was never approved. Alt-
man has since been banned from
entering the CESAR ofces.
“I wasn’t really given the option
to stay,” said Altman.
Anik was the last of the three
directors to resign, but he was un-
available for comment.
After Wong’s resignation, the
position was assumed by Jason
Harman. Harman has since re-
signed as well.
In an initial meeting with Ortiz,
he responded to Harman’s resig-
nation by saying, “there have been
some issues going on with him
too.” Ortiz later denied he indicat-
ed there were issues with Harman.
CESAR is currently atempting
to draw in new political members.
and hopes to have the names of
next year’s executive by April 15.
“Financial policies have been put
in place so there is no fnancial mis-
management within the organiza-
tion,” said Asagwara. “It’s a work
in progress but we hope to get there
before we make a transition at the
next election.”
By DIANA HALL
Ryerson is taking a closer look at
what Bill C-30, Protecting Children
from Internet Predators Act, could
mean for its own privacy obliga-
tions and students.
The federal public safety minis-
ter Vic Toews’s controversial legal
access bill would grant extended
police surveillance powers to ac-
quire personal user information
from providers, like Rogers, upon
request. In some cases, online hab-
its and information could be ob-
tained without a judicial warrant,
but the bill is still under review.
The bill identifes post-second-
ary institutions as being exempt
from these extensive provisions,
unless subjected to comply under
court order.
However, Avner Levin, director
of the Privacy and Cyber Crime
Institute at Ryerson University,
doesn’t believe there will be a real
exemption for universities in the
“convoluted” bill.
“There’s a lot of ambiguity here,”
Levin admited. “This whole legis-
lation is about completely other
issues. Regardless of its name, it’s
about making [information access]
easier for law enforcement agen-
cies.”
Heather Driscoll, special assis-
tant to the General Counsel and
information and privacy coordi-
nator, said “What (Bill C-30) is
suggesting is that we as citizens
of Canada should be okay about
giving up our privacy rights in the
name of protecting children from
internet predators.”
“And there are already lots of
good methods available to do
that,” she said.
Students feel the new bill is in-
fringing on their privacy rights.
“If it were to be efective I’d be
willing to sacrifce the privacy, but
I don’t think it will be efective in
the end,” said Elise Ashley, frst-
year criminal justice.
Concern that Ryerson’s legal ob-
ligations and policies could change
as a result of its recent partnership
with Google was a cause for fur-
ther caution.
“Just because we’re using Gmail
and using their products, we don’t
want to sort of be stuck all of a sud-
den with a lower level of protec-
tion,” said Levin.
From his understanding of the
bill, Brian Lesser, director of com-
puting and communications ser-
vices said there will be minimum
to low impact.
“I don’t see why Ryerson as a
service provider would have to of-
fer up personal information,” he
said.
Ryerson is currently subject to
Ontario’s Freedom of Information
and Protection of Privacy Act (FIP-
PA), as well as the university’s own
Information Protection and Access
Pol-
i c y .
B o t h
identify a legal
obligation to secure personal infor-
mation, such as personal addresses
and telephone numbers, and relat-
ed information revealing the sex,
age, religion or marital status of an
individual.
However, the responsibility
for looking into the consequences
of Bill C-30 doesn’t rest solely on
the university, Driscoll argued.
Understanding privacy policies
should be a shared responsibility
and subject to individual risk as-
sessment.
photo couRtEsy of BRiaN lEssER
Security
breach in
Eric Palin
By TArA LINDemANN
Two laptops were sto-
len out of separate locked
PhD offces on the third
foor of eric Palin Hall on
Feb. 18.
After returning to cam-
pus the next morning and
realizing their equipment
had been stolen, frst-
year PhD candidate Abul
Hasem and second-year
PhD candidate Foisal
Ahmed mirza contacted
ryerson’s campus secu-
rity. A brief investigation
showed that of the build-
ing’s four master keys,
one had been reported
lost.
A week later, Hasem
was given a Toronto Po-
lice Service case fle num-
ber.
“maybe one week
before, my friend saw
somebody fddling with
our lock,” said mirza.
“He asked him what he
was doing and the man
ran away. So of course I
am concerned for future
thefts. I don’t know what
ryerson security is doing,
but how can someone just
walk in at night like that?”
“In this situation, our
advice would be not to
house as much valuable
equipment in the locked
areas that a key has been
lost from,” said Tanya Fer-
min-Poppleton, manager
of Security & emergency
Services at ryerson. “A
notifcation would most
likely come to those using
the space. Putting up [a
security watch] advertises
the loss of keys”
recent “high-profle”
incidents are posted on
ryerson’s security and
emergency services
website, and on the
37 bulletin boards
around campus.
While incidents of
assault and inci-
dents of potential
physical threat are
posted, there is
nothing of the recent
theft.
“It’s insane to think that
nothing is being done be-
yond an advisory, ‘do not
leave valuables,’” said
Thomas Cottrell-Duncan,
a frst-year hospitality and
tourism management stu-
dent.
“While that certainly ap-
plies to common areas,
personal safety could be
compromised and one
would expect locks and
bolts to change immedi-
ately in more focused ar-
eas of study.”
Two of the remaining CESAR executives, Ugochukwu Asagwara and Sergio Ortiz, work in their offce in the SCC. photo: MohaMED oMaR
I wasn’t really given
the option to stay
— Kayla Altman,
former CESAR executive
Rye concerned about web privacy
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Lauren “brownie” Strapagiel
NEWS
Rebecca “7 A.M.” Burton
Carolyn “LoU DAwGS” Turgeon
ASSOCIATE NEWS
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FEATURES
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BIZ & TECH
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ARTS & LIFE
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SPORTS
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EDITORIAL
DRAWN OUT
By CAThERInE POLCz
LAuREn
STRAPAGIEL
EDITOR-In-ChIEf
Make a woman’s day
Thinking about International
Women’s Day can leave me feeling
prety angry. Not because I don’t
support the day or what it stands
before, but because I do.
There’s a lot of wrong in the
world, and a lot of it is done to-
wards women. From misogynist
sentiment on our own campus, to
the atack on reproductive freedom
in the U.S. to issues far more urgent
and terrifying in less privileged
countries, it can feel like there’s just
too much to fx.
Where do we even start? How
as an individual can you possibly
make a change? It’s overwhelm-
ing. The frustration of knowing we
can’t fx it all in an instant can be
very disheartening.
But this year I’m challenging my-
self, and I’m challenging you, to re-
main optimistic.
We’ve come a long way. The sta-
tus of women has changed so much
even in the last 20 years, and we
can’t forget that.
Although those who still speak
against women are loud, they’re
an ever-shrinking group. For every
voice of discrimination, a chorus of
women and men shout louder.
When one cop speaking at York
University suggested women
should dress diferently to prevent
rape, a worldwide movement came
together. SlutWalks have stretched
from here in Toronto to New Delhi.
Rush Limbaugh’s wildly inappro-
priate choice to call a pro-contra-
ception woman a slut and prostitute
was met with a wave of advertisers
withdrawing their airtime. Invasive
abortion law changes in the U.S.
have inspired those who support a
woman’s right to her own body to
take to the streets.
The fght is far from dead, but it’s
also far from hopeless. Do not let
the vastness of our challenges pre-
vent you from trying at all.
This International Women’s Day,
I challenge all of you to just do one
small thing to beter the lives of
women.
You could donate $5 to Plan Can-
ada. You could think twice before
making a negative comment about
a woman’s appearance. Choose not
to be silent when someone makes
a discriminatory comment, even if
they didn’t mean to. Atend an In-
ternational Women’s Day event at
Ryerson (read more in our Commu-
nities section on page 22). Call your
mom, aunt, sister, grandma, who-
ever and tell her what makes her
awesome. Look in the mirror and
realize that you are good enough
just the way you are.
You can’t save the world on
March 8, but you can change the
day of one woman, whether it’s
yourself, a friend or a family mem-
ber. Empowering yourself closer to
home makes the larger struggles
seem just a litle bit smaller, a litle
more fxable.
The next step, of course, is to car-
ry that through the rest of the year,.
But if this Thursday is what you
need to get started, that’s alright
with me.
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By Emma PrEstwich
Student politics are becoming
less diverse, but student union
members running for Ryerson Sen-
ate and Board of Governors (BOG)
don’t see this as a problem.
Ryerson Students’ Union mem-
bers campaigning as student sena-
tors have stated they’re using the
Senate to push through parts of
their agenda, citing the commitee
as an ofcial avenue to advocate for
student concerns.
Several students campaigning on
the Students First ticket ran as part
of Students United in the RSU elec-
tion.
President-elect and current vice
president of equity Rodney Diver-
lus and VP student life and events
Alyssa Williams are both running
for Senate, along with several oth-
er faculty directors. VP education
Melissa Palermo and incoming VP
operations Andrew McAllister are
running for BOG.
Diverlus said many of the con-
cerns he heard from students while
campaigning in the recent election
fall under the Senate’s jurisdiction.
“For me, I made the decision
to run to be able to bring issues I
heard while campaigning straight
through to the Senate,” he said.
There are no rules prohibiting
RSU members from running as stu-
dent senators and the VP education
has an automatic spot on the Senate.
But Komail Kanjee, who is run-
ning as a representative for the
faculty of engineering and architec-
tural science, doesn’t agree with the
decision.
“If you’re running for the union,
you’re declaring the fact that you’re
fully towards students. If you’re
there for Senate, you’re there for
the beneft of students, faculty and
school staf,” said Kanjee, a second-
year computer and electrical engi-
neering student.
However, Diverlus disagrees and
says that initiatives such as the fall
reading week passed were only be-
cause RSU members were present
on Senate.
But the constant highlighting
of those victories is the issue, said
fourth-year politics student Stephen
Kassim, who is running as a student
candidate for the BOG on the UR
Vision slate.
“The successes [highlighted] are
the same every time [RSU] mem-
bers are involved,” said Kassim.
He said he thinks the way RSU
members portray their victories
suggests they’re the only students
qualifed enough for their roles.
“The purpose of a student union
is geting as many people involved
as possible,” he said.
Tifany Landau, a campaigning
senator who is also an RSU faculty
of arts director, thinks the commit-
tees often work hand-in-hand, rep-
resenting the same interests.
She said she’s running for Senate
because no one else in her faculty is
taking a leadership role.
“No one else is stepping up to the
plate,” she said. “There’s a general
apathy.”
She said her goal is to improve
the arts curriculum and she thinks
she’ll be able to accomplish more as
part of the Students First slate.
Ryerson President Sheldon Levy
said the opinion of RSU members is
welcome on the Senate.
“You want anyone who is run-
ning for Senate to represent all the
students and all the types of issues
students have, as opposed to a
particular one that the CFS [Cana-
dian Federation of Students] might
have,” said Levy.
But Kassim said that the domi-
nance of RSU members in student
politics hides the contributions of
others who are less formally in-
volved.
“There are so many diferent
qualifed people [on campus] and
their achievements are hidden, not
in your face,” he said. “You don’t
have to be part of the students
union to be qualifed and make a
diference.”
5 The Eyeopener NEWS March 7, 2012
RSU dominates Senate
What’s the Senate?
By ELayNE tExEira-miLLar
as of mar 5, ryerson stu-
dents have the opportunity
to vote in the 2012-13 sen-
ate and Board of Governors
(BOG) elections. to make it
simple for students, the uni-
versity has made it possible
to vote online through the
my.ryerson.ca webpage. the
polls will open at 8:30 a.m.
march 5 and close at 4:30
p.m. on march 8. the sen-
ate is a body made up of 69
elected representatives of
faculty, librarians, students,
alumni, administration, and
chaired by the President. the
senate is responsible for the
university’s academic policy
making. in addition, the uni-
versity is governed by the
BOG. the board consists of
a group of trustees that make
administration policy, staff
and fnancial decisions. the
group is made up of mem-
bers of public, alumni, faculty,
administration, and students.
among its responsibilities,
the BOG is responsible for
the appointment of the Presi-
dent and senior offcials.
Tiffany Landau, RSU rep running for Senate. photo: Emma prEstwich
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6 The Eyeopener NEWS
March 7, 2012
Former prez busted
Meeting in the Middle (East)
By Carolyn Turgeon
news ediTor
Two opposing Middle East move-
ments are hiting Ryerson’s campus
this week.
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW)
kicked of on Monday, and students
are once again participating in the
Toronto chapter of the movement,
which began in 2006.
But this is the frst time Israel
Peace Week has come to Ryerson,
an initiative started in 2010 by Has-
bara Fellowships to “counter the
growth” of IAW on campuses, ac-
cording to their website.
“IAW is about telling the pub-
lic about what the Israeli existence
does to the Palestinian people,”
said Mohammed Al-Qinneh, presi-
dent of the Ryerson Solidarity for
Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR).
“[Their soldiers] control what goes
in and out, even though it’s Pales-
tinian land.”
He explained that he himself has
never had the chance to go through
the Palestinian territories of West
Bank and Gaza. In 2005, he and his
parents atempted to get into Gaza
through Egypt, but quit after over
six hours.
“[The soldiers] prolonged the sit-
uation,” he explained.
The SPHR is hosting two IAW To-
ronto events on campus.
The events for Israel Peace Week
are being hosted by Hillel, Ryer-
son’s Jewish Students’ Association,
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Award-winning
poet comes to Rye
Fred wah, Canada’s poet
laureate, will be giving guest
lectures in both undergradu-
ate and graduate courses
starting in March. as the eng-
lish department’s writer-in-
residence, wah will not only
be giving classroom talks, but
will also hold offce hours for
all english students. as one
of Canada’s most respected
poets, wah won the 1986
governor general’s award for
his poetry collection “waiting
for saskatchewan.”
Levy to speak in
India
President sheldon levy will
be travelling to india next
week to give talks in Mum-
bai and new delhi about the
importance of supporting in-
novations in digital media. “if
you support young people
that are talented in the area
of digital media, great things
can happen. students will
create jobs [and] help indus-
tries,” he said. The digital
Media Zone will host stu-
dents from the indian insti-
tutes of Technology in the
coming months.
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along with the Ryerson Campus
Conservatives and other non-cam-
pus groups.
“The Palestinian leadership are
not legitimate partners for peace,”
said Eitan Gilboord, Israel Afairs
chair for Hillel. “[There have been]
ofers from Israel to make peace,
but they’ve been rejected.”
Gilboord also said IAW does not
support peace and is an atempt to
negate dialogue about the situation.
“The comparison to apartheid is
completely illegitimate,” he said.
“Israel is a democratic country with
full rights to all of its citizens.”
He believes IAW is a deliberate
atempt to delegitimize the state of
Israel.
Israel Peace Week lasts from
Feb. 20 to March 9, but the Ryer-
son events began on March 1. On
March 6, they hosted Ezra Levant,
the controversial Sun Media broad-
caster, to discuss Israel Peace Week.
Al-Qinneh said he was not aware
of any confict between SPHR and
Hillel, but did comment on their
choice to invite Levant.
“We stray away from all contro-
versial fgures,” he said, adding
that they had the opportunity to
invite Gilad Atmon, a well-known
political activist and former Israeli
soldier, but decided against it due
to his provocative past.
PHOTO: marissa DeDerer Hillel brings Israel Peace Week to campus.
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8 The Eyeopener NEWS March 7, 2012
Briefs &
Groaners
The next level in student activism
By Sean Tepper
aSSociaTe newS ediTor
Tens of thousands of university
and college students across Quebec
have abandoned their classrooms
in an atempt to pressure their gov-
ernment over planned tuition hikes.
Although most of Quebec’s fran-
cophone post-secondary institutes
have been on strike since February,
March 6 saw Quebec’s frst anglo-
phone university take part in the
strike. Concordia University voted
in favour of boycoting classes as
of next week. Other English insti-
tutes such as McGill University and
Dawson College are expected to
vote on the mater later in the week.
As it stands, the proposed tuition
hikes would see the costs of univer-
sities in Quebec increase by $325
per year to a total of $3,793 in 2016-
17; a 75 per cent increase from the
$2,168 that students paid in 2011-
12. These plans were originally an-
nounced by Quebec Finance Minis-
ter Raymond Bachand in his 2010
budget, as part of the provincial
government’s plan to increase the
total funding received by universi-
ties to $850 million within the next
fve years.
According to Statistics Canada,
Canadian tuition fees have gone up
by more than $600 since 2007, with
the 2011-12 average expected to rise
to $5,366. Amongst Canada’s 10
provinces, Quebec had the lowest
average tuition fees in 2010-11 with
the average student paying $2,411
per year, while students in Ontario
topped the list as they paid an aver-
age of $6,640 per year.
Students are arguing that in-
creasing tuition rates will not only
discourage people from atending
university, but will also increase
student debt and further limit their
already tight budgets.
“I think it’s a good way for stu-
dents to show [the government]
that they are serious,” said Marco
Bertoldi, a second-year engineering
student at Concordia University in
Montreal. “As a student who lives
on his own, $400 makes a huge dif-
ference for someone who makes
around $10,000 a year. That’s one
month’s rent, two months of gro-
ceries or that could pay for three
classes worth of books.”
While Ontario universities have
not yet goten to the point of de-
claring a student strike, they have
been active in protesting against the
province’s tuition fees. Melissa Pal-
ermo, Ryerson Students’ Union’s
VP education, led nearly 200 Ryer-
son students on the Feb. 1 nation-
wide drop fees campaign and is
encouraged by what she is seeing
from Quebec students.
“It’s really empowering to see
students coming together and re-
ally calling on their government
for what they deserve, and that’s
afordable high-quality education,”
she said.
Although Palermo believes that
it should be up to the government
to publicly fund high-quality post-
secondary institutions, Ryerson
President Sheldon Levy does not
see that being a realistic possibil-
ity with tuition costs going up fve
per cent per year and the $16-bil-
lion government defcit unlikely to
cover it.
“You’re always balancing the
ability to provide the quality of the
education with the cost of doing
[so],” said Levy. “You are in some
ways forced to be able to make the
argument that fees have to increase
and then you make the case that
you will provide the additional
support for those students that
can’t aford it.“
Levy said that he will be taking a
proposal to the board of governors
that would aim at increasing tuition
fees, but that the university will
make sure to have enough funds
for students in fnancial needs.
Steve Lada, a second-year busi-
ness management student, under-
stands why tuition fees continue to
increase, but is not happy about it.
“The student tuition fees are
prety high, but we’re geting good
stuf out of it,” he said. “[The fve
per cent increases] make sense with
all the construction being done, but
that doesn’t mean I want to pay it.”
an intoxicated non-
community member was
found on campus walk-
ing into parked cars and
hanging around dump-
sters. He eventually lay
down peacefully and was
escorted off campus by
security who hopefully put
him down for a nap.
another intoxicated non-
community member was
found sleeping under a
table in the Rye-O-Mat on
March 3. an exacto knife
was lying on the table. Se-
curity had almost escorted
him out, when he lay down
and started screaming. He
was arrested and none of
you care because you’re
trying to fgure out what
the rye-o-Mat is.
on March 4, security ob-
served a non-community
member at a computer
in Jorgenson Hall. The
man was viewing porno-
graphic material while
engaging in an indecent
act. He was placed under
arrest and then assaulted
two security members,
because masturbating in
public wasn’t enough po-
lice charges for one day.
continuing this week’s
theme of drunken non-ry-
erson students, two non-
community members were
found unable to walk and
vomiting profusely on
campus. They were taken
to hospital, and advised
never to share a bottle of
ipecac ever again.
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9 The Eyeopener NEWS March 7, 2012
Alumni back at Rye
By ABigAle SuBdhAn
Ryerson graduates freting about
life after university can take advice
from students that were once in
their positions at the sixth annual
Alumni Expo on March 7.
“This event is a good opportu-
nity to network with people in your
feld,” said Tyler Forkes, executive
director of alumni relations at Ryer-
son. “Students often ask what the
real world is going to be like in their
programs. So, alumni discuss and
share with students how they can
get into the workplace.”
The expo is an annual event
where Ryerson’s soon-to-be grads
can speak to alumni about what
they can expect in their respective
felds. It also lets students know
what opportunities there are to stay
connected with Ryerson after they
graduate.
Christopher Drew is one of about
35 alumni atending. As a stu-
dent, Drew helped to spear-head
the Close Gould Street initiative
and now works as a professional
planner for the Centre of Social In-
novation – an innovative space of
non-proft and entrepreneurial or-
ganizations. He also feels network-
ing is an essential skill and explains
ways to make it easier.
“I encourage all students to have
business cards. Something simple
like your name, number and email
address. Twiter is also a good net-
working app to keep track of pro-
fessionals in your feld and stay
aware of updates,” said Drew.
The alumni atending come
from a wide span of Ryerson pro-
grams. The backgrounds range
from broadcast television to medi-
cal careers. They will be set up in a
round-table format so that students
can circle around the room to speak
to individual people.
Janean Brühn graduated from the
interior design program in 2008. Af-
ter many job interviews, she fnally
landed an appropriate job within
her feld in June 2011 as a junior
interior designer. She feels her mis-
take was not being prepared when
presenting herself to employers
so she encourages students to stay
aware. She also coaches Ryerson’s
fgure skating team.
“Young professionals sometimes
come across as timid and unsure,
but [they] need to come across as
adamant and strong,” said Brühn.
“Ultimately, you are selling your-
self.”
Albert Ho is also a representative
at the expo and he feels that it’s im-
portant to create connections, but
ultimately, the trick is discovering
your main objectives and working
towards them.
“It’s about ensuring the end
goal,” said Ho. “It’s important to
focus on where you want to be and
understand what you want to do.”
The Alumni Expo will be held
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second
foor of the Hub cafeteria.
Who will be at the Alumni Expo?
Janean Brühn: A 2008 interior
design graduate. Brühn is cur-
rently a designer with Quadran-
gle Architects Limited and is the
head coach of Ryerson’s fgure
skating team.
Daryl D’Souza: D’Souza gradu-
ated from applied computer sci-
ence in 2001 and is now the own-
er of Lou Dawg’s BBQ.
Julia LeConte: A 2007 journal-
ism graduate. LeConte is now a
copy editor at FLARE magazine,
one of Canada’s leading fashion
magazines.
Ryan Chong: Having graduated
with a bachelor of commerce in
information technology manage-
ment in 2008, Chong is in a prod-
uct management role at a major
Canadian telecommunications
company.
Ivana Uzelac: A 2005 graphic
communication management
graduate. She now works as a
design manager for Kraft Foods
in design and brand innovation.
Jacqueline Smith: Smith gradu-
ated in 2005 from the child and
youth care program. She current-
ly works as a counsellor with the
Toronto District School Board.
For a full list of atendees, visit the
Alumni Relations page at ryerson.ca
Janean Brühn (far right) will be at the expo. PHOTO: AlysHA gjOs
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10 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener ARTS TOP 10
If you’re in an arts program,
chances are you’ve had someone
ask you the dreaded question — so
what are you going to do with that?
To be fair, whoever asked you
that question probably didn’t mean
to be condescending. They prob-
ably didn’t mean to imply that
you’re going nowhere with your
life.
They were probably just legiti-
mately curious about what sort of
career paths you have in your fu-
ture. They were probably wonder-
ing about what someone who ma-
jored in New Media goes on to do
with their lives. They’re probably
wondering why a degree in fashion
is worthwhile.
And if you’re in an arts program,
you’ve probably struggled to an-
swer these questions. Justifying a
degree in your life’s greatest pas-
sion can seem a lot harder than it
should be.
So, this goes out to every arts ma-
jor that has ever felt even a shred
of doubt. To every actor, photog-
rapher and graphic artist who has
worried about those dark years af-
ter university.
You aren’t wasting your time.
Sure, let’s not kid ourselves —
you probably aren’t going to make
millions. You probably aren’t go-
ing to drive a Ferrari to work at a
sleek downtown ofce.
But you aren’t in it for the mon-
ey, are you?
You also probably won’t have
a mid-life crisis at 30. You won’t
wake up in the morning wonder-
ing what you’re doing with your
life. You won’t lose sleep worrying
about the choices you made — the
things you gave up.
The fact of the mater is that arts
majors haven’t made the decision
to waste their university careers.
They’ve chosen to do something
diferent with them.
An arts major isn’t going to
school to make a career that soci-
ety considers appropriate, and they
aren’t studying to get rich.
The truth is, if you’re taking an
arts degree, you’re doing what you
really want with your life.
In fve years, your friends will
probably be making a lot more
money than you. And you’ll prob-
ably be happier.
Now, I’m not going to get up on
a soapbox and preach at you. If
you’re a business major, or study-
ing to become a lawyer, there’s
nothing wrong with that.
But let me ask you something
you probably haven’t thought
about since you were twelve years
old.
Is that really what you want to do
with your life?
This week, we’re taking a look at
ten Ryerson students that are doing
what they love, and loving what
they do. We put out an open call
for nominations to the campus, and
this is the result.
It’s probably worth noting that
this list is in no particular order, it’s
just a chance to showcase some of
the amazing talent on campus.
The people in this issue are do-
ing some amazing things, both on
campus and throughout the greater
Toronto community.
From interior design students
fghting homelessness and poverty
with a gorgeous design, to a pho-
tographer making a splash in com-
mercial photography, we’ve got an
enormous variety of artists.
So, instead of asking an artist
what they plan to do with their
lives, maybe we should try ask-
ing them how they’re going to get
there.
Let’s celebrate our artists, instead
of marginalizing their talents.
Next time someone asks you
what you’re doing with your life,
don’t be ashamed. Hold your head
high and say, “I’m an artist.”
Concentrate on the awesome
work you’re doing. Stop fxating
on the future.
Because the future, my friends, is
bright.
SEAN WETSELAAR
ARTS & LIFE
EDITOR
11 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener ARTS TOP 10
Fourth-year photography
Four years ago, Clifton Li was
more than half way through his
software engineering career in Wa-
terloo when he decided to drop out
of the program and study photog-
raphy.
“All my engineering colleagues
are working for Google or Amazon
right now,” Li says.
But Li, 26, is currently a fourth-
year photography student at Ryer-
son.
He found many of his co-op
placements for school boring and
tedious.
“Maybe I’ll like smaller compa-
nies,” Li told himself at the time, as
comfort. “They’re cozier.”
Li then went back to school for
the second year. That summer, he
worked at a small software com-
pany, but he still hated it.
He stuck it out until the end of
third year, when he landed a sum-
mer position in Hawaii to design a
game.
There, Li picked up his frst DSLR
camera and he has never been able
to put it down since.
“It was Hawaii,” he said. “You
have to get a camera and take pic-
tures because, well, it’s Hawaii.”
Li had no experience with pho-
tography at the time. The only pic-
tures he had taken before had been
shot with a point-and-shoot.
He made an online photo gallery
and people started complimenting
his skills.
“That’s when I started thinking
that maybe I was good,” Li says.
Li then embarked on an exchange
program to Hong Kong, still trying
to fnd something to like about his
engineering career. He spent the
exchange working for an advertis-
ing company. Li says he believes he
was put in that company by God to
realize that he loved photography.
He came back to Canada in 2008,
fnally deciding he was going to
drop his engineering career, and
took the year of to prepare his
portfolio and apply to universities.
Li entered Ryerson in 2009,
where he immediately shone be-
cause of his hard work and talent.
He has received countless pho-
tography awards including the
2011 Applied Arts Student Award,
and his work was published in Ap-
plied Arts magazine.
Despite the risk, Li says he
doesn’t regret dropping out of en-
gineering.
“Photography is really power-
ful,” Li says, fnally at home with
his profession.
— SuSana Gómez Báez
Fourth-year photography
In a tiny room, in a tiny house,
tiny pieces of paper futer through
the air. Next door, doll-sized
couches and furniture fll a scaled
down living room. Across the hall,
a sailboat foats in a waterlogged
kitchen.
This is the miniature world of Ju-
lia Callon’s photography.
Callon takes a unique approach
to photography. Instead of photo-
graphing real environments with
life-size elements, she builds the
environments herself, creating min-
iatures for each seting.
“I was defnitely interested in
having control over a particular set-
ting,” she says.
“It was a desire to see things that
you can’t really seek out. I’ve cre-
ated realistic things that are believ-
able but also completely unreal.”
Callon’s miniatures are a combi-
nation of dollhouse furniture and
handmade elements.
“I always start with my idea of
what I want to create and build on
that,” Callon says.
“I usually start with building the
structure. Everything is built out
of foam board, wood, glass, things
like that.”
But, Callon adds, while some
more detail oriented pieces are
prebuilt, it’s not always possible to
fnd exactly what she wants, which
is when she creates the items her-
self.
Of those pieces, Callon’s favou-
rite is called The Creative Process #2.
It involved a room full of futering
paper, which she says was especial-
ly challenging to shoot.
“The ability to get the paper to
blow a certain way and [to have]
the lighting be right and get the
shot I really had pictured in my
mind was really hard to pull of,”
she says. “I was really happy with
how that turned out.”
But despite the challenges associ-
ated with that series, Callon appre-
ciated the end result.
“It was labour of love, for sure,”
she says.
— Sean wetSelaar
12 March 7, 2012
The Eyeopener ARTS TOP 10
Third-year production
For Tracy Lam, creating stage
props is bitersweet.
Lam often spends hours con-
structing pieces for productions at
the Ryerson Theatre and the Lower
Ossington Theatre that only appear
on stage for minutes.
“A lot of time, you spend hours
and hours working on a prop but it
gets cut from the production,” says
Lam. “That hurts the most but if
they don’t need it, they don’t need
it.”
Last semester, Lam spent 13
hours each day for a week creating
a log for Ryerson’s production of
The Crucible.
This piece in particular was a
challenge for Lam because the log
not only had to look realistic but
also had to be transportable and
able to hold the weight of two ac-
tors.
To build the log, Lam took a
solid construction tube and built a
wooden structure inside it to sup-
port weight. Then she decorated it
by wrapping it in cheesecloth and
using clay and paper maché to give
the log its shape.
“Because the tube rolls around, I
had to build a base for it. But hav-
ing a log on a base doesn’t look re-
alistic so we covered the platform
in moss and used lighting to make
the base disappear,” Lam says.
Although the log was only on
stage for fve minutes, Lam says,
“it was the one piece that the entire
theatre school enjoyed looking at.”
The log isn’t Lam’s only piece
that’s earned her compliments.
She’s been praised for pieces
shown at Ryerson Theatre School’s
40th anniversary, her set design for
Ryerson shows and her prop de-
sign for the Lower Ossington The-
atre productions like Joseph and The
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
This month, her props will be
seen on stage at the Lower Ossing-
ton Theatre’s production of Legally
Blonde: The Musical.
— Tara Deschamps
Second-year production
Many actors and directors may
have said that the stage is their
home, but that is perhaps never tru-
er than in the case of second-year
production student Jasmin Goode.
Since she was 11, Goode has
worked in the industry, starting
with a group called Milton Youth
Theatre Production (MYTP).
“I kind of grew up in the com-
pany,” she says.
Although she acted with MYTP
through her high school career,
Goode didn’t realize how impor-
tant it was to her until her fnal
years.
“In my last couple years there, I
guess I started realizing how much
I enjoyed it,” she says.
“I loved theatre, so I took a year
of … It was that year that I realized
how much I loved theatre and how
much more I wanted to do theatre.”
And so, with that in mind, Goode
started the MYTP Alumni Program,
meant to give the company’s grad-
uates a chance to keep working.
This group eventually became MY
Stage Left, Goode’s own theatre
company.
MY Stage Left is a very new com-
pany, still in the process of prepar-
ing for its frst season, but Goode
says she plans to keep expanding.
“I hope that MY Stage Left will
continue for many years,” she says.
“Even if you’re working in other
jobs I guess it’s a really nice change
of pace if you need it.”
But Goode doesn’t expect she’ll
ever need that change.
“Each year [shows] ofer some-
thing new and diferent that is just
as thrilling as the year before,” she
says.
“I feel like I learn new things, ev-
ery single time. That’s the beauty
of theatre I guess — it’s never the
same.”
— SEAN WETSELAAR
13 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener ARTS TOP 10
Film student Stephen Dunn has
not slept enough this week.
The reason? He’s been working
on his fourth-year thesis flm Life
Doesn’t Frighten Me. And although
he says the road leading to its pro-
duction has been full of personal
and professional challenges, Dunn
has never stopped working at his
craft.
Dunn started his career as a child
actor, but quickly moved towards
production. He says he was very
lucky to progress noticeably during
each year of his university career.
“I’ve had a lot of milestones,” he
says. “I’ve been really fortunate to
have each year something really
amazing that’s happened that cata-
pulted the next opportunity.”
Dunn’s frst-year flm The Hall
went to Cannes Film Festival, and
his second-year production Swal-
lowed won a number of awards at
the Toronto International Film Fes-
tival.
He is currently at work on a
number of projects, including two
feature flms.
But he says Life Doesn’t Frighten
Me, starring well-known Canadian
actor Gordon Pinsent, is more rel-
evant than his past achievements.
“That flm is really close to my
heart,” Dunn says. “I’m really
grateful to have made that. It was
a huge challenge — it’s harder and
more elaborate and more ambitious
and, I feel, more complete than any-
thing I’ve ever done. And I’m re-
ally proud of it.”
When it comes to why he loves
flm, Dunn says the answer is easy.
“It’s the collaborative medium of
[the] art that draws me to flm,” he
says.
“It really encompasses every me-
dium of art … and I’m so grateful
that flm exists.”
— SEAN WETSELAAR
Fourth-year flm
Fourth-year acting
Harveen Sandhu was nine years
old when she knew what she want-
ed to be when she grew up.
“We were doing a class produc-
tion of the Three Litle Pigs,” Sand-
hu says.
“And the girl who was supposed
to play the wolf, I think she got
injured, or she was sick, and I got
pulled in at the very last second.
And it was my frst time actually
doing anything on a stage.”
Sandhu calls it, one of the most
exciting times of her life, and notes
that it was around this time that she
realized acting was her calling.
“There’s something about per-
forming and being on stage that
made me feel really comfortable,”
she says.
Since then, Sandhu has appeared
in numerous productions both for
the Ryerson Theatre School and in
the larger Toronto community.
Despite her numerous roles,
Sandhu calls her role in The Bundle
last semester one of the highlights
of her career.
“I was cast as one of the leads
and it was a really big challenge,”
Sandhu says.
“It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t
smooth, but it was an extremely ed-
ucational experience for me. And
that for me stands out as one of the
reasons why I came to the school —
to grow.”
Next year, Sandhu has plans to
look for work both on stage at To-
ronto’s various theatre groups and
on camera in flm and television.
While she loves performing, for
Sandhu much of the appeal of act-
ing is her interest in others.
“I have a huge love for people,”
she says. “And for people’s sto-
ries, for where people come from,
for human psychology, for the hu-
man condition and what it is to be
human. And through acting, I can
explore that.”
— Sean WetSelaar
14 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener ARTS TOP 10
Fourth-year new media
For fourth-year new media stu-
dent Xhensila Zemblaku, her work
is all about movement.
Zemblaku creates kinetic sculp-
tures — an art form that has be-
come her specialty since she began
studying at Ryerson University.
“Everything that I’ve been do-
ing so far has had a kinetic element
to it,” she says. “I’m interested in
learning about how things move in
a mechanical and analog manner
with the help of technology to aid it
in a somewhat minimal way.”
Zemblaku has used her interest
in kinetics to make pieces like a hu-
man hand that uses a mechanical
structure with a motor to make mo-
tions, and a robotic jellyfsh.
When someone waves their hand
in front of or gets close to her jel-
lyfsh sculpture, its tentacles move.
But geting sculptures to move,
even in the subtlest ways, can be
frustrating says Zemblaku.
“I’ve come to realize that you
can’t really depend on technology,”
she says.
“There are defnitely certain set-
backs where something won’t work
for no reason and then it will fve
minutes later.”
Despite the difculties of mov-
ing pieces, Zemblaku is currently
working on a kinetic sculpture that
she says is “the most time-consum-
ing” sculpture she’s ever made.
She began working on the series
in October and has spent about 20
to 30 hours a week creating it since.
The series will get its debut at the
end of March at Ryerson’s annual
META exhibit, which showcases
fourth-year new media students’
work.
— tara deschamps
While some flmmakers make
movies about hitmen, vampires
and love triangles, fourth-year new
media student Josh Adler worked
with stars. Literally.
Adler’s flm, White Dwarf, which
will premier at META (the New
Media program’s end-of-year
show) follows the lifespan of a star,
and combines both 2D and 3D ani-
mation.
“It stems from a love of astrono-
my,” Adler says. “It’s about a star,
it’s a character, and [it follows] its
ups and downs and its ultimate de-
mise.”
Adler has been heavily involved
with art since his childhood, but
says it was flmmaking that eventu-
ally sparked his love for animation.
“I started making flms and then
I decided to combine flmmaking
and the visual arts,” he says.
“Instead of shooting something
through a lens, I [decided to] create
video with my two hands. And it
all started from there.”
What really acted as a catalyst
for his current work, though, Adler
says, was a flm he created in his
frst year at Ryerson called Take
Flight. Though experimental, it ig-
nited his passion for the craft.
“It was my frst experience creat-
ing this mock-3D world,” he says.
Following graduation, Adler has
plans to atend Vancouver Film
School for a post-grad animation
program. From there, he hopes to
work animating feature flms.
Adler says he loves the process of
giving inanimate objects personali-
ties in his work.
“You’re taking this abstract idea
and you’re breathing life into a vi-
sual piece,” he says.
“It’s prety powerful.”
— sean wetselaar
Fourth-year new media
15
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ARTS TOP 10
Third-year fashion design
“Art is who I am,” says Yusun
Kang, a third-year fashion design
student. “It’s been something that
I’ve been doing for such a long time
that it’s become a part of me. I don’t
think I would be able to live with-
out it.”
Kang, 20, started drawing when
she was a litle girl. But she started
taking the craft seriously when she
was in middle school. During par-
ent-teacher interviews in Grade 8,
her English teacher mentioned that
Kang was talented and could make
something big out of her abilities.
Kang’s parents then enrolled
her in several painting classes and
she eventually atended Etobicoke
School of the Arts, a specialized
high school.
Her switch from the fne arts into
the fashion world was as much of a
surprise to her as it was to everyone
else.
“Coming to Ryerson was quite
spontaneous,” Kang says. She had
applied to OCAD for illustration
and even received an early accep-
tance.
“But two months before applica-
tions were due, I applied for fash-
ion at Ryerson.”
When she started, the experi-
ence was terrifying. “When I came
to Ryerson, I had no idea how to
sew.”
Last year, Kang was able to dis-
play her work — a beige dress with
pink and red rufes — in the Wan-
derlust Fashion Show.
She says that her style is avant-
garde. “I like designing things that
aren’t really wearable.”
Kang hopes to graduate as both
a graphic artist and a fashion de-
signer, because her frst love is still
illustration.
But, the competitive nature of her
program leaves her anxious about
going out into the real world and
makes her doubt whether she made
the right choice with fashion.
Kang says she is waiting for the
moment in which she will fnally
feel confdent.
“I don’t think I’ve felt it yet.”
— SuSana Gómez Báez
Second-year interior design
At Ryerson’s school of interior
design, every year a group of six
second-year students volunteer to
work on a special project for the an-
nual interior design show’s student
booth.
Enter Katherine Egenberger,
Erika van der Pas, Sarah Prest,
Michelle McEachern, Sandra Ste-
phens, Pooja Ramaswamy and
their professor, Jana Macalik, this
year’s team.
“The project should be something
that the students come up with and
that they themselves identify as a
problem,” says Macalik. “A prob-
lem they’d like to solve.”
The problems brought to the
table this year were homelessness
and using wasted space, and oth-
ers. The result: lum.in.drop.
Lum.in.drops are bright pods
designed to hang from the side of
buildings and store supplies for
those in need.
“I think very early on we knew
we wanted to address a social is-
sue,” says Prest. “Using wasted
urban space, hoisting [the lum.
in.drop] up, and using it for a social
issue were main components.”
The project involved about six
weeks of constant work, and went
on to win best student booth at the
Interior Design Show.
Although lum.in.drop is current-
ly only a prototype, and the team
lacks the resources to create them
on a larger scale, Macalik says the
project was meant to be starting
point.
“I think the idea was to start a di-
alogue more than thinking of lum.
in.drop as the ultimate goal,” she
says.
“It was to potentially start a dia-
logue with how you use those un-
used spaces as potential avenues or
beacons for help.”
— Sean wetSelaar
BIZ & TECH 16 March 7, 2012
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TWEETS
OF THE WEEK
Your thoughts aren’t always your own
Students may be shocked to
fnd out that they have limited le-
gal rights over projects, research,
papers and artistic works created
as coursework throughout their
studies. While intellectual property
rights give creators legal ownership
over their work, the university de-
nies full rights in some areas.
Ryerson has at least partial own-
ership over student work, or inde-
pendent work if the project uses
university facilities or contributions
from the school’s employees. This
can include research, photographs,
designs and assignments done in
all programs to diferent extents.
Ryerson can deny students full
intellectual property rights because
they claim (in the Policy on Owner-
ship of Student Work in Research)
that course content is infuenced
by the input of course instructors,
in the form of guidelines and any
creative or technical input a student
may receive from professors and
faculty members.
Not all students disagree with
the school’s policy.
Dana Normand, a third-year
fashion design student said that
many projects she has carried out
throughout her time at Ryerson
have involved infuence in varying
degrees from professors. She said
the issue is the transparency of the
policy, rather than it being techni-
cally unjust.
“I spent an ungodly amount of
time on my evening-wear gown in
second year. It’s incredibly disap-
pointing to fnd out a year later that
I don’t have full rights to it,” she
said. “It’s just weird that they don’t
tell us something like that. It’s not
something that’s obvious.
“I only found out about this pol-
icy this year, from another student.
Something like this should be on
course outlines, and communicated
to students.”
But some students are a litle
more shaken with the policy, like
frst-year computer science student
Vitaliy Kunytsin.
He said that a professor’s infu-
ence over an idea shouldn’t refund
the credit or ownership a student
receives for producing work, even
through classes.
“It should only belong to the
person who comes up with it, and
whoever they choose to work with
or share it with,” said Kunytsin.
He said university learning takes
on a more self-directed approach,
as students do not learn everything
straight from their course instruc-
tors — there are textbooks, the in-
ternet, and many ways to pursue
self-directed learning that have
nothing to do with the university.
While Normand is comfortable
with the policy in question, she said
a problem could arise if students
were made more aware of their le-
gal rights to their projects, because
many might lose motivation.
“I don’t think people would want
to put so much efort into some-
thing they can’t even claim as their
own.”
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17 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener SPORTS
Goodbye Kerr Hall, hello MLG
With most of Ryerson’s varsity teams set to move into the Peter Gilgan Center upon its
completion later this year, Chris Babic takes a look back at the legacy Kerr Hall leaves behind
After 50 plus years as the home of the Ryerson Rams, Kerr Hall will now be used for intramurals and clubs. PHOTO: LINDSAY BOECKL
With 30.5 seconds on the clock,
Luke Staniscia, a graduating power
forward on the men’s basketball
team, heads to the free-throw line
with the Ryerson Rams leading the
Otawa Gee-Gees by four points
with an Ontario University Athlet-
ics (OUA) semi-fnal berth on the
line.
A sweeping hush falls across the
lips of over 900 plus screaming fans
who packed Kerr Hall’s stands one
last time.
Staniscia nails both free-throws to
extend the Rams’ lead to six.
With four seconds left now, the
Gee-Gees have pulled to within one
point. And they have the ball to in-
bound.
***
It is hard not to be romantic about
sports. The thrill of close games,
the poetic nuances of the way the
boards play, or the way the stands
groan, all have a place in the col-
lective hearts of fans and players
alike. But as the game modernizes,
so must the facilities.
As Ryerson’s athletics program
has evolved under athletic director
Ivan Joseph, the need for modern
facilities had become all too clear.
So in the winter of 2012, the Ryerson
Rams will move their hockey, vol-
leyball and basketball teams to the
soon-to-be completed Peter Gilgin
Centre at the Gardens, the former
home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The quarter-fnal bout between
Otawa and Ryerson is the last com-
petitive match that will ever scuf
the foors of Kerr Hall Gym and the
Rams will bid farewell to the gym
they’ve called
home for over
half a century.
In the late 50s
Ryerson was
growing at an
impressive rate,
steadily adding
hundreds of new
students annu-
ally to their enrollment total. With
a growing student body, it created
one major problem for the universi-
ty which has haunted it to this day:
fnding enough space for all the fa-
cilities needed in the core of down-
town Toronto.
So Ryerson demolished the old
Toronto Normal School and built
around it a monument to 60s block
architecture, thus giving the campus
Kerr Hall Gym.
It was hailed as a new era of ath-
letic prowess and achievement at
Ryerson, but by the 70s it was al-
ready outdated. Ryerson’s athletic
progress outpaced its facilities.
Enter Robert Fullerton — Ryer-
son’s athletic director during the
1970s.
In 1976 Fullerton said that “the
shortage of facilities goes a long
way towards explaining the state
of athletics at this downtown insti-
tution.”
Yet Fullerton
never had such
strong support
from the school’s
president, and so
Kerr Hall Gym
stayed Ryerson’s
home for all these
years.
Kerr Hall Gym was also the
spot where many frst year stu-
dents met and bonded over a litle
friendly competition, because up
until 1977, it was used for manda-
tory physical education classes for
all frst years.
The gym has been home to
countless students, thousands of
athletes and has seen a lifetime of
unforgetable plays but Joseph be-
lieves it is not the right home for
Ryerson’s athletic program going
forward.
“I see a facility that, in its time,
was probably very exciting to play
in,” said Joseph.
“But its best days are past it.”
Staniscia has played over 150
basketball games for the Rams at
Kerr Hall.
“I’ve bled all over that foor. I’ve
got some lifelong scars inside [it]”
said the captain of the basketball
team.
The brightly lit two-toned hard-
wood has certainly taken a few
knocks of its own, it has breathed in
the sweat, blood, and tears of three
generations of Ryerson students.
Its best days may be in the past,
but arguably its greatest moment
may have been its last.
***
In his fnal home for the Rams,
Staniscia anticipates the Gee-Gees
inbound pass and lunges at it, forc-
ing a steal. With it, he ensured the
basketball team’s frst appearance
in the OUA fnal four in over a de-
cade. The crowd was in pandemo-
nium.
“When we played Otawa, the
whole team was cheering, run-
ning onto the foor and hugging
each other ... the crowd giving us a
standing ovation,” he said.
“That’s what I’ll remember the
most.”
I’ve bled all over that
foor.
— Luke Staniscia
Men’s Basketball

A Ram-
volution
BY GABRIEL LEE
SPORTS EDITOR
When the Ryerson Rams
men’s basketball team defeated
the Lakehead Wolves, 86-70,
in the OUA semi-fnals Friday
night, head coach Roy Rana re-
acted very uncharacteristically
to the win.
After the game he tweeted “[I]
may not be the warm and fuzzy
type but I LOVE my guys! ”
Despite losing to the Car-
leton Ravens the next night, the
Rams’ silver medal fnish marks
the frst time in over a decade
they’ve qualifed for the nation-
al championships. The last time
the Rams reached the nationals
was in 1999.
From day one, Rana was de-
termined to recreate the culture
he had established at his pre-
vious coaching gig at Eastern
Commerce Collegiate Institute,
where he led them to four con-
secutive Ontario provincial
titles.
By reaching the nationals in
just his third year at the helm,
he’s surprised many — and
judging by his celebration Fri-
day night, maybe himself as well
— at how fast he’s been able to
fnd success at the Canadian In-
teruniversity Sports level. The
players he’s recruited have ex-
ceeded all expectations, led by
their all-stars Jahmal Jones and
Jordon Gauthier.
The Rams fnished the regular
season by winning nine of their
last 11 games; followed by two
impressive victories in the play-
ofs.
However, there remain critics
who don’t believe the Rams are
a legitimate powerhouse. This
weekend at nationals will be a
true litmus test to see far Rana’s
Rams have actually come.
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18 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener FEATURES
In reality, there was no bomb,
no explosion, and no suspicious
vehicle emanating a chemical
odour on March 4 — just a million-
dollar simulation scenario paid
for by Public Safety Canada. The
multi-agency operation, hosted
by the Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) at the USAR and CBRNE
(UCRT) Centre for Excellence out-
side Bolton, Ont., was kept under
wraps until a few days before-
hand. Ferworn and his students
were invited four days ago to test
and showcase their equipment.
The Bolton scenario replicates
the aftermath of a bomb atack at a
busy bus terminal. An old TTC bus
blocks the entrance to a concrete
room buried beneath a huge pile
of concrete rubble, and another
bus sticks out of the pile at a 45-de-
gree angle. Inside the buildings
and buses are mock victims with
simulated injuries. The ceiling and
wall can be adjusted with cables
to simulate various degrees of col-
lapse.
The UCRT team begins bracing
the outer wall of the building, a
process they call “shoring,” so the
rescue efort can begin.
Jimmy Tran is three years into a
PhD in computer science at Ryer-
son. He starts to warm up the hex-
rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) that will carry the camera
equipment over the disaster zone.
“The camera is sensitive to light.
It’s meant to be used indoors,”
I
t’s 8 a.m. A blue sedan travel-
ling south on Hurontario Street
in Mississauga is pulled over by
Peel Regional Police for a routine
trafc stop. The driver is visibly
nervous. As he frantically searches
the glove compartment for proof of
insurance, the ofcer detects a pun-
gent chemical odour coming from
inside the car. He detains the driver
at the side of the road as his partner
rifes through a backpack laying
on the back seat. Inside, they fnd
large containers of chlorine and
brake fuid, common household
items used to build bombs.
The ofcers complete their ar-
rest as the driver sits cufed in the
back of the cruiser. Suddenly the
radio crackles and the dispatcher
demands that all available ofcers
respond. A bomb has exploded at
the City Centre Transit Terminal
at the Square One Shopping Cen-
tre. Hundreds of commuters catch
Mississauga and GO buses here
every day. The explosion tore apart
one bus and damaged many oth-
ers. Dozens of people are trapped
under the collapsed terminal build-
ing.
Police dispatch the urban search
and rescue (USAR) and the Chemi-
cal, Biological, Radiological, Nu-
clear and Explosive (CBRNE) re-
sponse teams. The building could
collapse at any moment, and they
suspect there may be deadly chem-
icals contaminating the area.
Ryerson’s Network-Centric Ap-
plied Research Team (NCART)
is briefed and called to the scene.
Alex Ferworn is the graduate pro-
gram chair and associate chair of
the department of computer sci-
A dog’s snake robot called CAT (seriously)
Ryerson’s Network-Centric Applied Research Team had the chance to test out out their emergency
response technology last weekend. Story and photos by Online Editor Jeff Lagerquist
A pile of rubble designed to test emergency response systems at the UCRT Centre in Bolton.
says Tran. The 3D camera used
by the NCART team is actually an
Xbox 360 Kinect camera. “We just
stripped the casing and motor out
of it to save weight.”
Sunset provides the ideal condi-
tions for the Kinect camera. There
is just enough light for the colour
camera to see but not enough to
prevent the infrared camera from
measuring depth. Advanced cam-
eras able to record in bright sun or
darkness would cost over $10,000
and require a considerably larger
UAV. The Kinect, however, costs
under $150.
The data gathered by the cam-
era generates a 3D point cloud — a
series of measurements that cor-
respond to the topography of the
terrain.
“My students use the 3D point
cloud to generate a photo mosaic
of the area. You can rotate it 360
degrees and look for people and
potential hazards. It allows rescu-
ers to see what’s going on and map
out a plan without actually hav-
ing to be in there,” says Ferworn.
“We call this ‘stand of.’ ‘Stand of’
is very important when you don’t
want to be killed.”
Tran and the team huddle
around the UAV and a laptop, set
on a folding table near the rubble
pile. However, the UAV struggles
to get of the ground several times
as the bateries struggle to endure
through the cold weather. They at-
tach a lighter camera and a short
fight over the rubble pile success-
fully gathers some 2D video.
Ferworn calls it a wrap, and the
team retires to their mobile com-
mand centre on loan from the OPP.
ence. His lab developed a disaster
scene reconstruction program that
provides rescue professionals with
a 3D model when it may not be
safe for humans to enter. His team
also works with rescue dogs, fting
them with cameras and deployable
supplies to help victims survive
under a pile of rubble.
Three of Ferworn’s master’s
students and a PhD researcher ca-
sually leave the George Vari En-
gineering and Computing Centre
around noon. They load the car,
and fumble with an iPhone for di-
rections once the journey is under-
way. The students agree that a trip
to McDonalds is in the cards. The
leisurely departure from campus is
no big deal.
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T
he interior of the massive
vehicle provides enough
workspace to tinker with
the UAV and enjoy a military ra-
tion meal. The UCRT team is
equipped to work, eat and sleep at
the scene of a disaster for several
days.
An OPP ofcer boards the com-
mand center during dinner. The
chater on his walkie-talkie calls
for the canine augmentation tech-
nology (CAT). USAR dogs wear
CAT as they search for the survi-
vors of an urban disaster. A vest
designed by the Ryerson School of
Fashion holds cameras mounted
on either side of the rescue dog al-
lowing their handlers to see from
the dog’s unique perspective.
The system has evolved since
its inception in 2005. CAT now
features the canine remote deploy-
ment system (CRDS), which car-
ries emergency supplies including
a radio, food, and water in a bag
below the chest called an Under-
dog.
“The CRDS listens for the dog’s
bark and releases the Underdog
bag when he signals a found vic-
tim,” says Ferworn.
But the Ryerson-patented tech-
nology was not without its prob-
lems.
“We discovered that radios
don’t work very well in rubble,”
he says.
To help with this problem,
NCART teamed up with Carnegie
Mellon University in Michigan to
pair the CAT and CRDS systems
with a robotic snake last Novem-
ber. The snake coils into an “S” to
ft under the dog. Like the Under-
dog survival pack, it deploys with
the dog’s bark and can reach deep
into a cavernous rubble pile.
“Nobody had ever tried to de-
ploy a robotic snake from a dog be-
fore,” says Ferworn. “We did, and
it worked. It went in 60 feet and
sent images back. It was a huge
success.”
The snake is built from eight
aluminum segments and a sock-
like fabric acts as a kind of skin.
Its only weakness is the half-inch
wide cable that connects the snake
to the operator.
At the Bolton site, OPP of-
cer Dan Bailey deploys Dare, an
11-year-old black Labrador wear-
ing the CAT system. He fnds a
victim in seconds, and the CAT
system confrms a safe route for
the UCRT team to make the rescue.
Dare is one of only two Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) dogs in Canada.
Determined to prove the merits
of their research, the Ryerson team
abandons the UAV for the eve-
ning. Second-year computer sci-
ence master’s student Alex Ufes
walks with a laptop behind Tran as
he holds the Kinect camera in his
hands. They make a pass around
the bus and the collapsed build-
ing entrance, recording a 3D point
cloud under the powerful spot-
lights.
Ufes eats peanut buter from
a foil ration pack as he sits at his
laptop inside the mobile command
centre. The software processes the
images and develops a 3D render-
ing of their pass.
Ferworn stands over his shoul-
der. Even though a fight over the
rubble pile would have produced
a more impressive model, he
seems pleased.
“No team in Canada has this
kind of capability,” he says.
CAT and 3D reconstruction of
disaster environments have the
potential to save lives and aid res-
cue workers in extreme emergency
situations like the Fukushima nu-
clear meltdown in Japan and the
2011 earthquake in Haiti.
A senior ofcer enters the mobile
command center as the day comes
to an end. He stares at the rotating
3D model of the broken concrete
and twisted metal outside.
All he can say is, “That’s sweet,
eh?”
Jimmy Tran makes some pre-fight adjustments to the hex-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle in
preparation for a fy-over to create a 3D model of the rubble pile.
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21 March 7, 2012 The Eyeopener COMMUNITIES
The Sex Smith: Bi the way...
Women: they’re sexy, sensual,
and in my experience, prety good
kissers. But how do you tell your
boyfriend that your “random”
make-outs weren’t really all that
random, and that you’re actually
bisexual?
Of course there are a bunch of
things to consider before you let
him know: will it make things
weird? If you’re already a firt, will
he start being suspicious over
girls too? Will he be too into it?
The questions are endless.
But if it’s who you are, it
should be out in the open.
Telling him can be a litle
nerve-wracking, especially if you’re
really not sure how he’ll react. For
me, a simple “you know I’m some-
times atracted to girls, too,” was
enough — but I’m sure for some
people it wouldn’t be so easy.
If that’s the case, approach it how
you’d approach any serious topic:
sit down, calmly tell him that
you think you’d feel closer to
him if he knew the real you
and, if you need to, reassure
him that just because you’re also
atracted to women doesn’t mean
you’re looking to leave him for a girl.
Once you’ve let the cat out of the
bag (no pussy-pun intended) you
may be bombarded with questions
like, “do you think she’s hot?”
This is prety normal. Even if
you’ve been aware of this part of
yourself for years, it’s
new to him — and
most likely excit-
ing.
I suggest
answering for
a bit, then start
replying with
“do you think she’s hot?”
If you’re dating someone with at
least a couple brain cells, he’ll get
the point. It’s not like he is atracted
to every single woman either (un-
less you’re dating
Tiger Woods).
He has a
type. You have
a type. We all
have types. Big
whoop.
He’s not as thrilled with your abil-
ity to randomly get girls numbers,
fair enough. Geting digits is on the
border of “emotional cheating,”a
gray area which I plan on delving
into in the next week or two.
Once he knows there could be a
possible atraction to these girls,
phone numbers go from cute to
threatening.
On the other hand, no one should
have to deal with too much suspi-
cion. A good relationship should be
built on mutual trust, whatever your
sexuality.
If you’re with someone who’s
breathing down your neck and
making you feel guilty over socializ-
ing, then my vote is that you walk —
is that shit really worth the hassle?
Who wants to look back fve years
after a relationship-coma and say,
“Fuck, I missed out on meeting so
many people because [douchebag]
got jealous each time talked I to
someone else?”
Not me.
The realization that
he should not only be
aware of other dudes, but
also some chicks scamming
on you could be a litle over-
whelming for him. But if you’re con-
tent and happy in your relationship,
just let him know.
He should be happy that not only
did he beat out other guys for you,
but he beat out some ladies too.
Maybe he hasn’t thought of things
like that yet?
Everyone likes an ego boost.
If you’re the experimental type,
this could be the prime time to bring
up the idea of a threesome.
Learning that you’re
into chicks will reas-
sure him that he
won’t have to pre-
pare for a sword
fght.
Food for thought:
sexuality is socially constructed.
Maybe we all have tendencies to
swing both ways at times?
My boyfriend didn’t bat an eye
when I told him that although for
GIN SEXSMITH
the most part I’m atracted to guys
there are times when girls can get
me going.
Being the perv that he is, he liked
the thought of it. However, there
was one time, during a romp, when
I accidentally told him I loved his
pussy. He wasn’t so thrilled...
Thank god I didn’t give the guy a
penis complex.
Oops #awkwardtimesinbed.
What was your most awkward time
in bed?
Hit me up on twiter @ginsex-
smith or email communities@
theeyeopener.com with your stories
or your sex questions.
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International Women’s Day, an-
nually celebrated on March 8, is a
day to inspire and recognize wom-
en across the globe.
“We celebrate all the work that
has been done and all the work that
still has to be done,” said Melissa
Palermo, the Ryerson Students’
Union’s (RSU) vice-president of
education. “Women make 75 cents
to a dollar every man makes. These
are the realities women still face.”
The RSU is hosting the annual
Herstory event on March 8, in com-
memoration of International Wom-
en’s Day.
Herstory will hear from well-
known speakers around campus
as well as a special performance
from Climbing PoeTree, an infu-
ential duo from New York whose
dual-voiced poems explore diverse
themes.
Rodney Diverlus, the vice-presi-
dent equity for the RSU said, “[The
event] is about identity and issues
that pertain to women.”
“It’s a day to remember that we
don’t live in a perfectly equitable
society.”
This problem, which is evident
even in the Ryerson community,
remains a batle that women must
face.
Farheen Sani, a frst-year chemi-
cal engineering student said that
female student engineers still sufer
from the prejudice in the program.
“People still make jokes about
girl engineers,” said Sani. “[People
say]: ‘why is there a girls washroom
in the engineering build-
ing?’ It’s so stu-
pid.”
Jef
Perera, a
third-
year
social
work
stu-
dent
and
co-
chairper-
son of the
White Ribbon
Campaign at
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kind of behaviour is inexcusable.
He believes that the fght for
women’s right also depends on
men.
“[Men] should be here to help,”
he said. “We’re here to listen and
support.”
Perera also co-founded the Viola
Desmond Awards at Ryerson, a cer-
emony in which black women on
campus are presented with awards
for their advocacy work.
The awards are named after Vi-
ola Desmond, an infuential Cana-
dian woman in history. The fourth-
annual ceremony took place on
Monday.
The Toronto community com-
memorated women with a march
downtown last Saturday.
The frst National Women’s Day
was celebrated in 1909 in the Unit-
ed States, in honour of a strike
that had taken place a year
earlier by a group of
New York women.
Through the
years, it became
a reason for
women to
protest and
fght against
issues of equal-
ity women
have historically
faced.
International
Women’s Day remains
a day of protest for
women.
“Women need to show that they
are strong and powerful,” said Ja-
mie Citron, a frst-year radio and
television student.
She said International Women’s
Day is an opportunity to remind
men that women should not be
treated diferently.
“Unfortunately, it’s only a day,”
Perera said. “But it’s important. I
mean, on Valentine’s Day people
complain, saying you should love
your partner all year-round. But
you need those kinds of days to re-
member not to forget.”
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TAURUS
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LEO
Use this week to relax and
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VIRGO
While they usually have your
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LIBRA
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SCORPIO
Work up the courage to talk
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be able to hold your head high
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Go to class drunk. Trust
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Know what that is? It’s a
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AQUARIUS
You begin to think you
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SAGITTARIUS
Be more careful with your
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CAPRICORN
It’s a great week for your
romantic pursuits, so try to
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still alone at the end of the
week.
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Remember that only you
are responsible for reaching
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