Articles by: Devika Desai

Ryerson co-op student and women's rights advocate, Tuho Labonno, stands on Gould Street. (Photo by Devika Desai)

Corporate culture continues to be plagued by gender discrimination

Tuho Labonno said that more than 60 per cent of workers at the middle-management level at her workplace are women. However, only four per cent held a top executive position.

by Devika Desai· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The "chill out and smoke" tent is a safe space for users to consume their drugs in a warm, relaxed environment. (Photo by Devika Desai)

Safety without stigma at the Moss Park site

The volunteer-run initiative was started by five people in August. In a matter of three months, the number of volunteers has risen to more than 170.

As of last Friday, the site has reversed 107 overdoses.

by Devika Desai· · Features
Shoes are put on display (Kelly McDowell / The Ryersonian)

One step closer: bill to ban mandatory heels in the workplace passed second reading

A private member’s bill banning workplaces in Ontario from requiring employees to wear high heels passed its second reading at Queen’s Park on Oct. 19.

The bill, which was put forward by Toronto Liberal MPP Cristina Martins, will now go to committee.

by Devika Desai· · News, Off Campus
OPINION: What Thanksgiving means to me as someone who doesn’t celebrate it

OPINION: What Thanksgiving means to me as someone who doesn’t celebrate it

The first time I ever heard of Thanksgiving was when I sneakily streamed an episode of Friends in middle school, without my mother’s permission. She refused to let me watch the series until I was appropriately old enough to hear the double-entendres.

by Devika Desai· · Opinion
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Ryerson contract lecturers doubtful of changes to Bill 148

Colman Hogan has been a contract lecturer at Ryerson University for over 20 years but his salary is almost a third of a full-time staffer.

His case is emblematic of an issue that new provincial legislation is trying to solve: employees being paid less and going without benefits because of their contract status. But not all professors are convinced that the bill goes far enough.

by Devika Desai· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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