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This year the Digital Content Team at TEDxRyersonU is focussed on all things local. Want to hear about the latest most innovative “Do-It-Together” projects happening on campus? Look no further. By highlighting Ryerson community involvement in Technology, Innovation, Entertainment, and Design, we hope to foster inclusive and diverse coverage of ideas worth spreading- all rooted in the halls of our very own campus, extending our reach to the corners of the web and beyond.

A New Lense: Anti-theft bike device making waves in the sharing economy

Photo via Joyride website   The Design Fabrication Zone at Ryerson University has been busy incubating promising startups by fostering growth through access to resources and valuable mentorship. One of…

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A New Lense: Social Justice Entrepreneurship with Ulula

Photo capture via ulula.com   Ryerson’s Social Ventures Zone has been accelerating a variety of startups with a passion for social justice. Their budding venture, Ulula, is no exception. Throughout…

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TEDxRyersonU Top10 Survival tips for exam season

If you’re on campus this week, you might see a lot of anxious looking students with their faces hovering over their laptops looking like this: Or like this…. Or even…

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There’s No Place like Genhome

In collaboration with The Design Fabrication Zone, Ryerson undergraduate students from the Faculty of Science completed a feat of global proportions: They designed a 43.5M long DNA model, earning them…

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Investing in your Creativity

This September, as the first of the FCAD Talks series, Ryerson welcomed Canadian author and musician, David Usher to speak about his new book Let the Elephants Run. During the…

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The New Launch Zone: Filling the Gaps in Ryerson’s Innovation Ecosystem

Ramsha Naeem, Launch Zone Marketing and Operations Coordinator, sat down with TEDxRyersonU to talk about the future of the Launch Zone. In her interview, she talks about new innovative programming…

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Meeting of the Minds: TEDxRyersonU’s 2016 Women’s Event Speaker Bios

TEDxRyersonU is excited to participate in this years TEDxWomen salon event, a series of talks held in tandem with TEDx communities across the world.  Our Women’s Event speakers, Bailey Parnell,…

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Ryerson’s DMZ adds Google Canada, The Globe and Mail, and Dragon’s Den VC to newly formed Advisory Council

To support Canadian entrepreneurship, the DMZ at Ryerson University has created a council of Canada’s most brilliant business stars to support our community’s budding businesses. The DMZ at Ryerson is…

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TEDxRyersonU’s Shayan Yazdanpanah meets with the Royal Couple

  TEDxRyersonU’s Finance Steering Lead, Shayan Yazdanpanah, sailed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate on Oct. 1 to discuss mental health stigma. Yazdanpanah was one…

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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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Why Are Millennials Not Being Heard?

Millennials are doing far more than ever before. They created the social media movement and are dominating the news with viral hashtags in an effort to raise awareness on social…

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Arts Degrees Are(n’t) Useless

“Arts degrees are useless” is what Google immediately suggests when you type “arts degrees” into its search bar. It is a swift condemnation, but one that highlights the general attitude…

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It’s Time To See In 360 Degrees

Remember when we once thought the world was flat? It’s laughable to think how naive we were, but once you’ve experienced a 360-degree video, you will never want to go…

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We’ll Say We Met at the Bar

“Tinder is how you meet people. It’s like real life, but better,” promises the popular app. Its creators claim that the moniker of a “hookup app” was not exactly what…

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Ahmed Mohamed: An Arrest That Killed His Creativity

“Don’t let people change who you are, even if you get a consequence for it.” This is what Ahmed Mohamed said after being arrested for building a clock. For an…

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Aylan Kurdi Can’t Compete with Netflix

It is easy to remain blissfully unaware of the tragedy surrounding Middle Eastern refugees when you are an individual who has no personal ties with immigration, refugees, or war. It…

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A New Lense: Anti-theft bike device making waves in the sharing economy

Photo via Joyride website   The Design Fabrication Zone at Ryerson University has been busy incubating promising startups by fostering growth through access to resources and valuable mentorship. One of…

Read more

A New Lense: Social Justice Entrepreneurship with Ulula

Photo capture via ulula.com   Ryerson’s Social Ventures Zone has been accelerating a variety of startups with a passion for social justice. Their budding venture, Ulula, is no exception. Throughout…

Read more

TEDxRyersonU Top10 Survival tips for exam season

If you’re on campus this week, you might see a lot of anxious looking students with their faces hovering over their laptops looking like this: Or like this…. Or even…

Read more

There’s No Place like Genhome

In collaboration with The Design Fabrication Zone, Ryerson undergraduate students from the Faculty of Science completed a feat of global proportions: They designed a 43.5M long DNA model, earning them…

Read more

Investing in your Creativity

This September, as the first of the FCAD Talks series, Ryerson welcomed Canadian author and musician, David Usher to speak about his new book Let the Elephants Run. During the…

Read more

The New Launch Zone: Filling the Gaps in Ryerson’s Innovation Ecosystem

Ramsha Naeem, Launch Zone Marketing and Operations Coordinator, sat down with TEDxRyersonU to talk about the future of the Launch Zone. In her interview, she talks about new innovative programming…

Read more

Meeting of the Minds: TEDxRyersonU’s 2016 Women’s Event Speaker Bios

TEDxRyersonU is excited to participate in this years TEDxWomen salon event, a series of talks held in tandem with TEDx communities across the world.  Our Women’s Event speakers, Bailey Parnell,…

Read more

Ryerson’s DMZ adds Google Canada, The Globe and Mail, and Dragon’s Den VC to newly formed Advisory Council

To support Canadian entrepreneurship, the DMZ at Ryerson University has created a council of Canada’s most brilliant business stars to support our community’s budding businesses. The DMZ at Ryerson is…

Read more

TEDxRyersonU’s Shayan Yazdanpanah meets with the Royal Couple

  TEDxRyersonU’s Finance Steering Lead, Shayan Yazdanpanah, sailed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate on Oct. 1 to discuss mental health stigma. Yazdanpanah was one…

Read more

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.…

Read more