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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 24th, 2015 The RTA School of Media is pleased to announce that Professor Laura Nenych has been appointed the interim chair of the school. The one-year appointment is effective July 1, 2015.

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 24th, 2015 Check out this short video to find out what's happening at the Transmedia Zone and how students are taking their ideas from concept to prototype.     Read More

April 15th, 2015 This semester, 26 RTA New Media students collaborated with international artist Micah Elizabeth Scott to co-create Forest

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

February 23rd, 2015 The Global Campus Network has added another international partner - the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in Ayr. RTA professors Marion Coomey and Rick Grunberg met with UWS dean and faculty in December and secured their participation in the production of Global Campus shows in April. As... Read More

February 23rd, 2015 Professor Henry Warwick, in collaboration with Telekommunisten, presented workshops at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin that pertain to his focused work and research on Personal Portable Library (PPL) systems. Datafield2 is a network attached storage unit that builds on the theme of common... Read More

February 23rd, 2015 Professor and Associate Dean of SRC, Dr. Charles Davis is collaborating with researchers from the University of Waikato, New Zealand to map global audience responses to Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.The project seeks to uncover how audiences are responding to the adaption of a classic children's... Read More

February 23rd, 2015 RTA Professors Ali Mazalek, Steve Daniels and David Bouchard presented their research at the Association for Computer Machinery’s 9th annual conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) last month. TEI is the premier venue for presenting innovative work that focuses on physical... Read More

February 23rd, 2015 Some lucky RTA students and staff spent Study Week lending a hand in Honduras, Central America, as part of the latest project of the RTA Humanitarian Media Project. Students taking RTA 960 Select Topics in International Media, along with their professor Lori Beckstead and Distinguished Visiting... Read More

February 23rd, 2015 RTA is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Wilf Fielding Memorial Award in Live Special Events Production is fourth year Media Production student, Sachil Patel. The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated interest and aptitude for live special events production.