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RU Student Life reached new heights on Friday, Oct. 3, hosting their very first #RUInsta Rooftop Meet-up tour for the campus community. Wet, dreary weather and cloudy skies didn’t dissuade Instagram fanatics and aspiring photographers from experiencing the sights and sounds of the city from a 360-degree aerial view.

The group of approximately 25 students had exclusive access to the tops of the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre and the Image Arts building. They were encouraged to upload their photos to Instagram with the hashtag #RUInsta to be featured on the RU Student Life page.

Photo: Andrew Ouzounis

Photo: Andrew Ouzounis

“My inspiration for this image is based off a French photographer by the name of Thierry Cohen. He travels the world and takes photos of major cities and combines them with photos of the Milky Way galaxy. He does this in an effort to show how much light pollution there is in cities and what they would look like without all that light.” -Andrew Ouzounis

Photo: Meg Musser

Photo: Meg Musser

“The contrast of new and old makes this my absolute favourite. You can see the places along Dundas as being almost grunge-like, whereas in the background you see the famous (and beautiful) Scotia bank Tower located on King Street West.” -Meg Musser

Photo: Leah Jensen

Photo: Leah Jensen

“Even with the rain, it was absolutely worth trekking to the rooftop of the Ryerson Image Arts Building to get this photo of Lake Devo. It was amazing to see such a prominent space on campus from up above.” -Leah Jensen

Photo: Bailey Parnell

Photo: Bailey Parnell

“I just like this pic because as one of the organizers of the event, we were worried that people might bail on us when it stared raining. We were elated to see that students didn’t care if it was raining. They went about their photo-taking business as usual.” -Bailey Parnell

Photo: Kara Sidoruk

Photo: Kara Sidoruk

“The community on the ground did not notice that we had a birds eye view of them from the top of Ryerson’s Engineering Building.” -Kara Sidoruk

Photo: Ashli Thomas

Photo: Ashli Thomas

“Being from Barbados I have never experienced fall before. This right here is my first fall photo.” -Ashli Thomas