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Remembrance Day and Ryerson University

Ryerson University Archives & Special Collections honours Remembrance Day with these few photographic images from our collections. In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, Ryerson was created as the Ryerson Institute of Technology. During this post war … Continue reading

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Feature from the Collections: Who is this man in the Archives?

Peter. It’s his name. An interesting fellow, don’t you think? “The Dream That Fagged Out” is Peter’s official title. The word fagged in historical usage means completely exhausted, and there certainly seems to be a weight on Peter’s shoulders. “The work is so … Continue reading

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Celebrating Eggy

Sixty years ago Ryerson’s men’s varsity teams were called the Ryerson Rams. Why the ram? One theory is the school’s namesake, Egerton Ryerson, was born on March 24, 1803 – the ram in the zodiac.  Aries the ram is described as an extrovert … Continue reading

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