Articles by: Devika Desai

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
Adam Chen strawberry picking in the town of Miaoli, Taiwan. 
(Courtesy of Adam Chen)

More Canadian students taking gap years

It’s not uncommon for students to they take time off between high school and university, simply because they are unsure of their next steps.

Adam Chen, a first-year student in the master of journalism program at Ryerson, had two such periods in his life. One lasted less than a year, the other lasted six.

by Devika Desai· · Features
Co-founder of the Muslim Faculty and Staff Community Network, Sarah Bukhari,  (Photo by Ricardo Serrano)

New Ryerson Muslim faculty group hosts Eid event as kickoff

Ryerson’s first-ever Muslim faculty group held their inaugural event on campus last week. The Muslim Faculty and Staff Community Network was formed by Sakeena Mihar and Sarah Bukhari. They said they wanted to support and bring together fellow Muslim members of Ryerson’s faculty and staff. “Being a Muslim is a challenge,” said Mihar, who works as a web content strategist […]

by Devika Desai· · News, On Campus
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