RYERSON UNIVERSITY students can’t get enough quality time with a group of friendly, fuzzy quadrupeds – otherwise known as Therapy Dogs. The students love them, and the feeling apparently is mutual. Because of the demand, especially at exam time, Ryerson is planning to bring the dogs to campus weekly in the near future.
ZACHARY GUY, a first-year aerospace engineering student: “It takes our minds off everything stressful. I didn’t know what to expect. It would be really cool if they brought more.” <TOP PHOTO – Mikalia Kukurudza/The Eyeopener/Ryerson University> http://www.theeyeopener.com
TORONTO’s Ryerson University is a leader in photographic preservation and collections management. So much so, that graduates of its PPCM program are running collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Centre of Photography (both in New York City); the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa; and the Blibliotecca Naconal de Chile in Santiago.
Now the program has been expanded to include the preservation of film in the ‘digital age’. MARTA BRAUN, PPCM director says “theatres have invested a lot of money in the adaptation of (digital) technology, so what happens to film? What about the films that are the only documents that remain of the history of our country?” Partnering institutions: the National Gallery of Canada; George Eastman House in Rochester NY; the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.