Articles by: Kyla Dewar

Transform won’t hide behind ‘bylaws and board rooms,’ VP education says

Transform won’t hide behind ‘bylaws and board rooms,’ VP education says

Transform RU’s first task when they take over the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is to increase student involvement in the union, newly elected members say. Cormac McGee, who was elected vice president education on Wednesday, says that to get students motivated about Ryerson affairs, Transform will open up the channels of communication to allow direct contact between execs and students. […]

by Kyla Dewar· · News, On Campus
Students can wait up to two months for couselling services. (Kyla Dewar/Ryersonian Staff)

New counselling staff hired in response to high demand for services

Ryerson students seeking one-on-one counselling services currently wait over two months for regular sessions with university counsellors. But Sarah Thompson, clinical co-ordinator at the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) says that new staff will arrive on Feb. 6 to help alleviate the wait periods. Wait times at Ryerson vary based on the level of urgency as well as […]

by Kyla Dewar· · Health, News, On Campus, Top stories
Students may soon be able to access counselling services on their mobile devices. (Kyla Dewar/Ryersonian Staff)

Digital therapy could be future of counselling at Ryerson

A $6-million grant application for e-mental health research means it may become easier for Ryerson students to access counselling services. If the application is successful, the money will be delivered to and used by the Centre for Student Development and Counselling over three years to find potential methods of digital counselling and therapy, in collaboration with Confederation College and the […]

by Kyla Dewar· · Science & Technology, Top stories
Members of SMASH. (Kyla Dewar)

New group focuses on students’ mental health

A new student mental health initiative is ringing in the school year with bi-weekly meetings and a promise to get administration on board with mental health awareness. Students for Mental Awareness, Support and Health (SMASH), which ratified in March, was created for students by students with the mandate to spread awareness on campus and promote a more understanding approach to […]

by Kyla Dewar· · News