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Lay-Up is a cost-free, community-based basketball program designed for children and youth aged 6-14. Since 2013, their programs have been delivered year-round in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvements Areas such as Malvern, Jane and Finch, and Regent Park to name a few. Lay-Up’s executive director, Dan Hula, speaks with CJRU about the culture of basketball, altering their programming in response to the pandemic and more.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
The Soul Food Project recently launched a community cookbook highlighting young Black voices in Toronto. They have published about 100 pages worth of recipes, poems, and interviews on Issuu, all of which were created by Black home cooks and food lovers under 30. CJRU speaks with Sheldomar Elliott, one of the Soul Food Project organizers and a recent Ryerson grad, about the project’s origin, intentions and where they’ll go from here.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
MPP Suze Morrison, who represents Toronto Centre where Ryerson is located, speaks with CJRU about the past year.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
Brookfield Institute on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a policy and applied research institute housed at Ryerson. In Nov. 2020, they published A Portrait of Creative Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy in Canada. This report is their first endeavour within the creative sector and CJRU speaks with co-author Nisa Malli to learn more about their research so far and where their efforts will go next.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
Music Share is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing senior social isolation through individualized, music-based programming. Their initial model had volunteers entering long term care facilities, spending time with residents and listening to curated playlists together. Now they're leveraging the musical element of their program to reach similar outcomes during the pandemic. Music Share founder Julian Powell tells CJRU the impact they are making in the community, how the program got started and what’s in store for 2021.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
Michelle Nadon is a career strategist and provides recruiting and career guidance to the Canadian media, entertainment and cultural sectors. She is also the author of Careers AF a comprehensive collection of best practices for strategic career management. With nearly two decades of industry experience, she jokes that this isn’t her first recession. CJRU speaks with Nadon for insights on job hunting from home and setting goals amidst the pandemic and beyond.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) is a non-profit organization offering educational programs and research that are critical in addressing racism in society. Their work reaches the community, private and public sectors across the Greater Toronto Area. Their latest endeavor is the Police Are Not The Answer campaign which calls on municipalities to reallocate police budgets towards community initiatives. The UARR racial equity in education project coordinator, Lily Obeng, shares more about the campaign and the premise of defunding the police.
CJRU apeaks with associate professor and chair of GCM, Jason Lisi and associate professor of Interior Design and director of Creative Technology Lab at FCAD, Jonathan Anderson about the printer's importance to academic and industry synergy.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)
With the pause on performing, Sameer Cash has been finding new ways to express himself as a musician. On Nov. 24 he announced his Toronto-specific colouring book on Instagram and it sold out within a day. CJRU spoke with Cash about the messages behind the project, plans for restocking the sought-after book, and why it has captivated so many people already.+ READ MORE or ADD A COMMENT (0)