Articles by: Iris Robin

Sarah Chattha [left] and Emma Kelly [right] are both passionate about inclusion in STEM. (Photo by Iris Robin)

Students say inclusion in STEM should go beyond business interests

A new report on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) from Ryerson’s Faculty of Science found diversity in STEM is necessary for an edge in the market and that diversity is something that can be leveraged for innovation.

by Iris Robin· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
RSU to hold equity centre levy referendum

RSU to hold equity centre levy referendum

The Ryerson Students’ Union is seeking a new fee to fund a support line for sexual assault survivors, and a campus food service.

If implemented, all full-time students would pay a compulsory $5 twice annually—once in the fall term and once in the winter term—to support the Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line (SASSL) and the Good Food Centre (GFC).

by Iris Robin· · News, On Campus
HIV prevention drug PrEP now publicly covered

HIV prevention drug PrEP now publicly covered

A pill designed to prevent HIV is now included in Ontario’s public drug plans, signalling a step forward for the LGBT community. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), commonly used by gay and bisexual men, became a publicly covered drug on Sept. 28. Other users of the drug include: trans women, women at risk of domestic violence, sex workers, intravenous drug users and […]

by Iris Robin· · News
Celine Liu is the founder of Listeners and the Chinese translation of The Varsity is one of the organization's many projects. (Photo by Iris Robin)

The Varsity’s website translation bridges the gap for Chinese international students

Students at the University of Toronto can now read their campus news in simplified Chinese. The Varsity recently announced the publication of its Chinese website, which contains translations of content originally published in English and is updated weekly.

The aim of the website is to increase engagement among international students from China. There were 17,452 international students enrolled at U of T in 2016–2017, of which 9,187 were from China. That’s 11 per cent of the university’s population, which The Varsity is striving to reach.

by Iris Robin· · News, Off Campus
"It's difficult not to feel like sex is the epitome of romantic expression." (Iris Robin photographed by Yehuda Fisher)

OPINION: Love’s big fuck-up

How do you say “I love you” without using words? Perhaps you’d seek the perfect gift for your partner or get cosy for a casual night in. Maybe you’d go out to eat and savour the way your lover’s laugh sounds like the gentle swill of red wine. Would you spend an evening under the stars, shaping your shared desires […]

by Iris Robin· · Editorial, Opinion, Relationships
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