All posts by TEDx RyersonU

Dreams for the Future: Perspectives on Post-Secondary Education in Canada

On February 25th, the government of Ontario made headlines by announcing a reform of its financial aid system, promising free tuition to students from low-income families supplied through non-repayable grants.…

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Why GIFs are the Future of Communication

It was a surprise to many when an emoji was declared the “word of 2015” by the Oxford English Dictionary, but could Graphic Interchange Format (aka GIFs) be the next thing…

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Don’t Kill the Romance: Love in the Technological Era

I sometimes envy the romantic climate of my parents’ generation. The one that existed without social media, instant messaging, and dating apps. It relied on handwritten letters and phone calls,…

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What’s the Problem with “Bell Let’s Talk”?

I have a hard time getting behind the “Bell Let’s Talk” campaign. For weeks prior to the designated day, subways and bus stops are plastered with the smiling faces of…

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Learning From Experience

At the start of every semester, we constantly strive to get the highest grades in class. Yet how many times have you been disappointed by a lower-than-expected mark on your…

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Pushing Yourself into the New Year

Every new year is one that you hope will be better than the last. Whether last year was great or not, the next one can still be improved. Yet the…

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TED Talks in a Room Full of Cyborgs

Before reading any further, take a moment to consider what you see when you hear the word “cyborg”. Chances are, a person with a bionic endoskeleton like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character…

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Iconoclast: TEDxRyersonU Conference Recap

The Importance of the Iconoclast

Traditionally speaking, iconoclasts were not held in high regard. Instead, they were seen as problematic and as a threat to social order. In fact, the term “iconoclast”, usually appears alongside…

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Nothing Is Ever Gone. It Only Grows

Nothing is ever really dead. It’s common to hear someone say an industry is dead because of digital advancements and new ideas. However, to those who say that a medium…

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