Rene St. Gelais is a hockey mom. With her three kids in hockey, she spends most of her nights and weekends at the rink. But, this isn't unusual in the town of Stouffville, Ontario. Hockey is a lifestyle for most families in this town.
Nicole created this documentary alongside four of her classmates as part of the TV documentary course at Ryerson University. Nicole reported, wrote the script, conducted the interviews and helped shoot the video (premiered on November 27, 2018).
Tourism Saskatoon is shining a spotlight on five women entrepreneurs it says are socially responsible. One of them is the owner of a cycling studio who has made it her mission to support the community.
Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 5, 2019
Saskatoon social media influencers share thoughts on thirst trapping trend
Provocative photos, filters and selfies are all part of the latest social media trend - called thirst trapping. This is when someone posts an alluring photo of themself with a flirty caption to get compliments.
Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 27, 2019
Yorkton woman gets married in Christchurch, NZ following deadly terror attacks
For one Saskatchewan-born woman, the New Zealand terror attacks came at what should have been a very happy time. Vanessa Ortynsky got married in Christchurch, New Zealand, the day after two mosques were attacked and at least 50 people were killed.
Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 18, 2019
Carry on with daily routine in face of neo-fascism, U of S prof says
In the wake of the deadly terror attack against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, CTV Saskatoon reporter Nicole Di Donato spoke with University of Saskatchewan political studies professor Colleen Bell about what it means for Canada – and Saskatoon.
Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 15, 2019
Greater representation of Indigenous staff and faculty comes one year after Ryerson's TRC report
The increase of Indigenous staff and faculty has been one of the most positive outcomes of Ryerson University’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) community consultation report, according to Olson Crow, a fourth-year criminology student, who identifies as a two-spirit Haudenosaunee person.
It’s 10 a.m. on a Sunday and the sounds of show tunes and laughter echo down the hallway of the lower-level of the RAC. The door to studio one is wide open, an inviting aura emanating from the room. A pile of boots and running shoes sit in a contained mess by the door, while backpacks, jackets, water bottles and binders of sheet music litter the left corner of the room.
Published in print and on ryersonian.ca on February 6, 2019
Living sustainably can save you money and the planet
Students who are hoping to save green, should go green. It’s not news that being a student isn’t cheap, especially on a downtown campus such as Ryerson University. Making environmentally conscious choices about your eating habits and consumer purchases can save you hundreds of dollars each month and make a positive impact on the environment.
French DJ and producer Petit Biscuit makes his presence known on his debut album. At only 18 years old, Petit Biscuit, the pseudonym for Mehdi Benjelloun, has made a name for himself in the electronic music industry both nationally and internationally.
The Toronto Fringe Festival returns today with a wide selection of shows from comedy, drama and mystery to musicals, dance and physical theatre. Celebrating its 29th year, the Fringe Festival is presenting 160 shows chosen by lottery at multiple venues across the city from July 5 to 16.
North by Northeast (NXNE) Port Lands music festival returns for its second year with an eclectic lineup, rides, games and endless food options. This year, NXNE has made a lot of changes to the festival in order to make it more enjoyable for attendees. They have expanded the festival from two days to three with 30 acts who represent the best in indie, pop, rock, rap and soul music.
With a stellar lineup, tasty food and art installations, Field Trip Music & Arts Festival once again kicked off the summer in downtown Toronto. Celebrating its fifth year, Field Trip returned to Fort York & Garrison Common on June 3 and 4. The festival started in 2013 as a 10-year anniversary party for Canadian independent music company Arts & Crafts. Since then, the event has evolved into so much more.
Swedish pop queen Tove Lo and her opening act Phoebe Ryan put on an unforgettable show at Massey Hall on Feb. 17 as part of the “Lady Wood” tour. Tove Lo, who is known for her edgy, unfiltered, and honest approach to pop music, gave a raw performance that takes the audience through an array of emotions.
Expectations vs. Reality: 6 Fest and its "Special Guest"
Ryerson students are upset that Drake didn’t touch the stage at this year’s 6 Fest. The past two shows that the Ryerson Students’ Union organized featured Drake as the surprise guest, setting high expectations for festival goers.