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Practical Nursing – nursing notes from The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association fonds

The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association fonds came to the Ryerson Archives and Special Collections in 2011. In it are several notebooks filled with course notes, and practical knowledge for the student nurse. One of the notebooks dates to … Continue reading

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Feature from the Collections: The Model Slide Rule

One of the Archives longest artifacts (when fully extended it reaches 18 feet), this model slide rule was donated by the Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science Department. It was used for demonstration purposes in the classroom. It served as a … Continue reading

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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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Points of Interest from the Collections – The Creation of the Archives

For the month of August, Archives and Special Collections will blog bi-weekly with points of interest from our collections. This week we look at documents connected to the birth of the Archives at Ryerson. In 1970 Ryerson Polytechnical Institute invited … Continue reading

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Caring for Your Family Photograph Collection

Over the past twenty years with the transition into a digital world, the way we collect, view and capture photographs has changed. Gone are the days when each of our snapshots took a physical form and held value in the time … Continue reading

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“Designs on Teaching”: Alfred Sung at the Ryerson School of Fashion

Did you know……Iconic Canadian fashion designer Alfred Sung was once an instructor in the Ryerson School of Fashion? Now one of the most established Canadian fashion designers on the international scene, Sung began his career as a fashion entrepreneur in … Continue reading

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All the news that’s fit to print – a brief history of Ryerson’s news outlets

In the age of social media there are many ways for news to be communicated. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the general public can find out what is going on around campus through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other sources. … Continue reading

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Cosmetology, Barbering, and Goldsmithing – a look back at Ryerson’s first programs

Ryerson University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, and is home to 40, 000 students and 2700 staff and faculty.  But how many students attended Ryerson the first year it opened?  What kinds of courses were available for students to … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from the Ryerson University Archives and Special Collections

As 2014 winds to a close, we looked into the Archive’s collections to see how the holidays were celebrated in days of Ryerson past.   Here are a selection of Holiday cards mailed out by the School.     A … Continue reading

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Did you know….

Did you know that Ryerson used to have a rural centre and a ski lodge? The Ryerson Rural Centre or Farm was located in Millbrook, about 19 km south of Peterborough. The 200 acre site was purchased in 1972 and … Continue reading

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