September 4, 2014


A Parade To Remember

Dear Ryerson students,

Are you ready for tomorrow aka the most memorable day of the school year?

Been living under a rock and have no idea what we’re talking about? Tomorrow is Parade and Picnic: The one day of the year where all eyes are on us as we take over the city to close off Week of Welcome. First, we meet up in the Quad and prepare for a whole parade of our own — closing a few really minor city streets like Yonge and Bay. And once we’re done, we have a concert. A FREAKING CONCERT. JUST FOR US. No big deal, right?

Well this year we’ve stepped it up even further. This year the concert for Parade and Picnic will be held on Toronto island.

This 54-year tradition has held strong for over five decades and with perks like these, its easy to see why. It’s brought Canada’s best homegrown talent along with the occasional international acts right to Ryerson. In the last decade we’ve had everyone from Sean Kingston to Dragonette, Mariana’s Trench and K’naan on campus. This year, Anjulie, Jillionaire and Unbuttoned will be opening for our headlining act, Nas.

So quick recap: Parade, concert and island. All for a largesum payment of FREE 99. It’s good to be a ram.

On top of that, free burgers and refreshments will be served on the island until quantities last. And for those of you who are legal, there will be a beer garden too.

Just don’t forget to bring your One Card, your government ID if you’re drinking at the Beer Garden and a water bottle because the weather is supposed to be sweltering hot.

We’d say we hope to see you there, but we know you’re coming already. So instead we’ll say: See you tomorrow.

Your Ryerson Students’ Union


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August 27, 2014


by Alex Farrell — @alexfarrellalex online!


Ever dreamed of glowing in the dark? Need somewhere to wear that all-white suit you got for Christmas? TONIGHT’S YOUR NIGHT. That’s right folks at 9PM tonight everyone is welcome to don their favourite all-white outfit and party all night long at the Ram.

The party tonight features music from renowned DJ GTR, glow sticks glo gear and fantastic prizes. We’re giving away Kanye inspired shutter sunglasses, as designed by Alain Mikli himself!

The celebration begins at 9 and continues through the night until everyone is all partied out! The dancing will go on well past bedtime, so be sure to take a nap or something before you come.

You can always expect to have loads of fun at any Ram in the Rye event! We always have amazing DJ’s grace our Ram stage every week and serve  the best Ram-in-the-Rye themed drinks and grub (PS: Water and pop are options tonight, not everyone needs to get inebriated!)

Besides themed drinks and great grub, the Ram is a hotbed for the best parties and social events on campus. Nearly every faculty, student group and program has a yearly pub night of its own to host during the year where different folks come to socialize, have awesome food at affordable prices, and a few drinks.

The RSU hosts a pub night every Thursday of the school year, each one having its own theme. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and end of the year — you name it, we host a pub night for it.

So if you’re ever bored or debating where to go on a Thursday night, come on down to (what is soon to be your second home on campus first years) Ram in the Rye for a RSU-certified good time.

August 26, 2014

O-Week Day 3 (Taste of Ryerson, Guiness World Record and EDM)

by Alex Farrell — @alexfarrellalex online!

The first two days of Orientation were CRAZY and today was no exception! Lots of fun and surprises were in store for the eager first-years.

The day started with Taste of Ryerson brunch. (Similar to the Taste of the Danforth, but with 21 different student groups displaying their various cultural dishes from all over the globe!) Our mouths are still salivating at the thought of the buffet that was available!

Next up was the Guinness World Record event, which took place well into the afternoon. The challenge? The largest paddle ball group ever! Did we beat it? OF COURSE. Over 1,200 students (1,291 to be exact, for the satisfaction of all you statisticians). The gathering in the quad began promptly at 2:30 as everyone ran from whatever they were doing to join in on Guinness World record history!

While the Guinness record breaking was fun, the day continued with the Community Services BBQ on the Ram patio. The 4pm event filled up within minutes, with students from across different programs celebrating the new world record with hamburgers, hot dogs and new friends.

Later on, everyone got a chance to burn off their burger calories at the Fiesta Del Feugo EDM dance party. The celebration launched in the quad at 7:30 and lasted several hours.

Now that day 3 is history (both Guinness World Record and actually history), Day 4 is up to keep the party going. Three words: Black Light Party. Stay tuned rams!