Articles by: Alexandra Heck

(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

We don’t need CFS, says RSU president

Andrea Bartlett says that the RSU can get by just fine without the Canadian Federation of Students. “We can run completely autonomous without the support of the CFS,” Bartlett said. In their election campaign platform last year, Bartlett and her slate promised students that they would look into the RSU’s relationship with the CFS. The possibility of defederation — the […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Carter Grant and Teresa Mervar are the two members of SFLR bringing the lawsuit to the RSU. (Ryersonian File Photo)

Anti-abortion group’s court case will affect future student union decisions

Avner Levin, an associate professor and chair of Ryerson’s Law and Business department, said the case will have a significant impact on the school no matter the result.

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

Police: Ryerson Students’ Union should have reported money

Two Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives allege that more than $90,000 was stolen from the union’s coffers before they took office. One executive says it happened during a time of poor oversight and transparency when student leaders failed to act on auditors’ suggestions. In a blog post published online last Monday night, current RSU president Andrea Bartlett wrote that more […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News
(Ryersonian file photo)

Andrea Bartlett not only RSU exec threatened

When Andrea Bartlett revealed last week that she has been the target of violent threats, she was exposing a problem that other female student leaders have also faced. Bartlett, president of the RSU, said she received violent, explicit threats from men over the phone threatening to rape and murder her after the RSU’s controversial decision to refuse official status to […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News
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UPDATE: Toronto police urge RSU to report alleged stolen funds

In 2014-2015 $90,000 was allegedly stolen from the Ryerson Students’ Union offices.

by Alexandra Heck· · News, Top stories
Ryerson's Access Copyright license expired on Dec. 31, 2015. (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff)

Small tuition drop could mean costlier course readers

The expiry of Ryerson’s copyright license means students will save $26 each on their tuition but it also means they could pay more for their course readings. Changes to Canadian copyright law in 2012 allow materials to be printed for educational purposes. This is called fair dealing. Prior to this, universities sought copyright licenses from a company called Access Copyright, […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News
RSU election season shortened

RSU election season shortened

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is holding what could be the shortest campaigning period to elect new candidates in recent years. The nominees for the RSU election were announced Monday evening and campaigning is set to start today. Candidates will roughly have  two business days to campaign before voting starts March 7. RSU president Andrea Bartlett said that the campaign […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU releases names of 2016/2017 election candidates

The nominees for the RSU election were announced Monday evening and campaigning is set to start today. Candidates will roughly have  two business days to campaign before voting starts March 7. Three slates are running in this year’s RSU elections: RU Connected, Impact and the Rhino Party. The rules around campaigning are very specific. Candidates may begin their campaign at […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
Juno-nominated folk musician Peter Katz will be headlining the first-ever Gould Street Party. (Courtesy Peter Katz)

Juno-nominated Ryerson alumus to perform at Gould Street Party

A Juno-nominated Ryerson grad will be returning to campus for the university’s first-ever Gould Street Party. Acclaimed folk musician Peter Katz will be headlining the event on Saturday as part of Ryerson’s alumni weekend, which takes place October 17-18. Katz will be performing alongside Karen Kosowski, a music producer and songwriter who splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. Katz […]

by Alexandra Heck· · Arts & Life, Music, students
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