December 18th, 2015 The 2015 Digi Awards (hosted by nextMEDIA) were held this November at the MaRS Discovery District. This year, Ryerson graduate Marie-Esperance Cerda took home the Graduate of the Year award for her project in 360° virtual reality news.
December 1st, 2015 The Allan Slaight Radio Institute is now open! Thanks to generous financial support from the Slaight Family Foundation, students now have access to five brand new radio control rooms, as well as new audio production suites in a modern, colourful space. The Allan Slaight Radio Institute, named for... Read More
September 29th, 2015 RTA Assistant Professor, Dr. Hossein Rahnama, launched the world's first context-as-a-service cloud-based solution, Flybits, on September 28. Flybits allows iOS and Android developers to combine and use multiple sources of contextual information - from location to social profiles, user behavior and... Read More
September 15th, 2015 RTA Sports is a co-curricular group of paid and volunteer students,overseen by RTA Instructor and Staff member, Brian Withers,responsible for the live television, webcasting and radio productions of Ryerson Rams varsity athletics, as well as other sporting events taking place at the Mattamy... Read More
September 1st, 2015 Twenty-four RTA students travelled to Los Angeles for a two-week boot camp in August to learn about the American film and television industry. This year, guest speakers included Emmy winners, network executives, producers, showrunners, writers, agents, development executives and feature film... Read More
August 15th, 2015 New RTA faculty member, Joe Recupero, produced all of the Track and Field, Artistic Gymnastics and Track Cycling during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, while several students from both the media production and sport media programs worked as technical operators and assistants at the... Read More
July 20th, 2015 After just a few short weeks writing digital content and working on the books based on Temple Street Productions' wildly popular series, The Next Step, screenwriting grad Alix Markman (RTA 2015) has joined the award-winning show as its new story coordinator. Markman now works with the writers' room... Read More
June 9th, 2015 On June 8, RTA celebrated its 2015 graduating class with a convocation ceremony in the Ryerson Theatre. One graduate, Max Cotter, is particularly deserving of a special mention. Max took home the Ryerson Gold Medal, the most prestigious faculty-wide award offered to graduating students. Recipients... Read More
May 14th, 2015 Joe Recupero will join RTA as an Assistant Professor in July. Many RTA’ers already know Joe as a part-time instructor and graduate of the Masters in Media Production program. For over 20 years, he worked at the CBC, first in TV News and Current Affairs, before moving into live sport production. Joe... Read More
May 4th, 2015 RTA has teamed up with the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) to develop an experiential design course for New Media and Digital Media students. Students will receive mentorship from the OSC’s curators, and hands-on training in project pitching, development, and management of a large-scale public... Read More
April 29th, 2015 In the first week of March, RTA held two VIP sessions with industry leaders. Hubert Lacroix, CBC Radio-Canada president, visited RTA to discuss the future of public broadcasting, while Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL Properties, held a leadership panel on the future of sport media. This... Read More
April 25th, 2015 Nneka Elliott (RTA '06) is the winner of this year's Harry Jerome Media Excellence Award. Presented by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), the award recognizes a member of the African-Canadian community for their outstanding achievement in media. Elliott, now a CP24 reporter/... Read More
April 24th, 2015 If you're an outgoing, enthusiastic RTA student ready to make a difference - apply to be on the Executive Council of the Course Union of RTA School of Media Students (CURTAS).
CURTAS is geared towards helping current and future students experience different aspects of media during orientation... Read More
April 13th, 2015 The Ryerson Supercourse is a unique annual program that challenges students to develop their technological ideas into fully functioning prototypes. This year, 16 student teams from the Media Production, New Media, Computer Science, and Digital Media programs presented their final projects to... Read More
April 6th, 2015 This year’s TARA Awards were held on April 2 in front of a sold out crowd at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Twenty-four awards were handed out with help from guest presenters like Gillian Findlay (the fifth estate), Mark Milliere (TSN), Jocelyn Hamilton (Corus Entertainment) and Jon Pardy (Big Brother... Read More
March 15th, 2015 Brian Withers, Ryan Sykes and Shawn Haswell led a crew of RTA students in broadcasting five CIS Final 8 games to Rogers TV Local and Rogers Sports Plus. The tournament, held March 12 - 15 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, decided the country’s best Men’s CIS Basketball team.
February 23rd, 2015 Fourth year media production student Josh Maldonado is currently in San Francisco participating in the first ever virtual reality accelerator program. Maldonado has been given $100,000 in funding from U.S. venture capital firm Rothenberg Ventures to develop his virtual reality company, DISCOVR. The... Read More