Articles by: Lindsay Fitzgerald

TIMELINE: Breaking down the debate on the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada

TIMELINE: Breaking down the debate on the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada

An aboriginal lawyer is calling out the government for not taking action on more than 100 missing and murdered indigenous women, while the deaths of two officers spurred legislative change. Pam Palmater, a member of the Mi’kmaq First Nations in New Brunswick is questioning why the deaths of two state officers can spur legislative change while the cases of more […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News, Off Campus
The new racism: How to deal with everyday microaggressions

The new racism: How to deal with everyday microaggressions

Derald Wing Sue is often complimented for “speaking good English,” to which he responds, “Thank you. I hope so. I was born here.” A female doctor wearing a stethoscope is assumed to be a nurse. A store clerk carefully monitors a black man more than a white one. These may all seem like a harmless moments but Sue, a researcher […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
Three rules to cartoon by: Canadian cartoonists talk about guiding principles

Three rules to cartoon by: Canadian cartoonists talk about guiding principles

In the aftermath of the massacre of 12 members of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, political cartoonists have had to defend their craft. But leading Canadian cartoonists were united on one front: It’s their job to be defiant. But is there a line between acts of defiance and being just plain offensive? Cartoonists interviewed by The Ryersonian found three […]

GlocalLink will help international students make friends with locals. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

New program helps international students and Canadians connect

Tamar Aladdin wanted to interact with international students on campus. Aladdin, a second-year economics student, thought he’d be able to exchange language skills and learn about different cultures. But when he sought advice on how to do this on the public forum Reddit, he was shocked by the responses. “International students will quickly find people of their own ethnicity to […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News, Top stories
(Courtesy Noah Richler)

‘Do you wake up and ask what it means to be Canadian?’: Q&A with Noah Richler

Author and journalist Noah Richler is visiting Ryerson University on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to talk about the implications of failed peacekeeping missions and Canada’s new obsession with national security. Exploring themes found in his book What We Talk About When We Talk About War, The Ryersonian’s Lindsay Fitzgerald caught up with Richler over coffee to get his take on the […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
By Lindsay Fitzgerald/ Ryersonian Staff

PROFILE: ‘Ninety per cent of people would say they never wanted this’

  Joseph Dale lived under the Bathurst bridge, until he had to move. He lived under the Spadina bridge, until he had to move. He lived in Grange Park, in alleys and doorways along Queen Street West, and a warehouse loading dock near Portland and King Streets.“Places are disappearing,” Dale tells me, tentatively. “Out of sight; out of mind,” is […]

The news media play a part in rape culture and victim blaming

The news media play a part in rape culture and victim blaming

“What did you do to stay safe?” is a common question to sexual assault victims. But asking that question is the problem, says Farrah Khan, a Ryerson workshop coordinator from the Barbra Schlifer Clinic. “The onus is constantly on the victim to stay safe, while the perpetrator can keep on going,” says Khan. “But If you’re constantly living in a […]

DMZ startup combats Ebola crisis with tablet donations

DMZ startup combats Ebola crisis with tablet donations

Sending a digital tablet to a country devastated by Ebola might seem like an unusual — and unnecessary — venture. But the rippling effects of Ebola extend beyond health when services like schools have been closed since July.The closure has affected more than 1.5 million children in Liberia alone, according to a UNICEF report in September. “You have a country […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News, On Campus
Q-&-A  with Cammi Pham: TEDXRyersonU Speaker 2014

Q-&-A  with Cammi Pham: TEDXRyersonU Speaker 2014

The Ryersonian: What did you want to be when you were younger? Pham: I wanted to be an architect. I went to school for architecture. I love art and sketching and I love building and that was my first love. The Ryersonian: So you didn’t you want to be a digital strategist when you were five years old? Pham: No, […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
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Business execs ‘Sleep Out’ for youth homelessness

Business executives and other high-profile figures in Toronto will be sleeping outdoors with cardboard boxes and sleeping bags to raise money for homeless youth. Covenant House Toronto’s “Sleep Out: Executive Edition” will start in the Ryerson parking lot at 6 p.m. Participants will travel to numerous locations and parks before meeting back at Ryerson at 11 p.m. Purolator president Patrick […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
American Apparel’s sexist ads? That’s “normal”

American Apparel’s sexist ads? That’s “normal”

Last month, it was just over 20 Ryerson faculty members who protested Ryerson’s sourcing of American Apparel clothing due to “sexist” advertising. It wasn’t a student campaign, or even a university-wide boycott — and still isn’t. UPDATE: Ryerson ditches American Apparel for new clothing supplier Perhaps because American Apparel ads are known for testing the limits, we’ve become complacent to its […]

‘Sexist’ ads behind push for new clothing source

‘Sexist’ ads behind push for new clothing source

  The university will look into sourcing staff clothing from another distributor after a contract with American Apparel sparked a protest over the company’s “sexist” ads. Ryerson’s registrar has confirmed that the school is exploring other suppliers for this year’s T-shirts, due to “an issue” with American Apparel. Charmaine Hack, the university registrar, wrote in an email to The Ryersonian […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · Fashion, Media, News, On Campus, students
Photo Gallery: Faculty of Arts Eco Action Initiative

Photo Gallery: Faculty of Arts Eco Action Initiative

Last Wednesday, the Faculty of Arts launched it’s Arts Eco Action initiative with a tree planting ceremony to symbolize a new commitment to sustainability on campus. Students from a branch of this initiative, Nature in the City, helped to prepare the grounds for the new trees added in the Ryerson quad. EUS professor Andrew Millward spoke about his release of […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
A flu vaccine. (Courtesy Government of Alberta)

No health card, no cost, no problem for flu shots on campus

Ryerson is one of the only universities in the province that has flu shots administered by nursing students. It may seem odd that a student doesn’t even need to bring a health card to get immunized; but apparently, it’s normal for Toronto clinics and other local universities. The catch is that without a health card, the person would usually be […]

UPDATE: Universities differ on emergency procedures

UPDATE: Universities differ on emergency procedures

An investigation by The Ryersonian last week revealed that very few students and faculty members know about Ryerson security’s “Yellow Book,” an allegedly vital document outlining security protocols for emergency situations. Even though Ryerson security said it has done a “fair bit” of communication on this vital document, The Ryersonian asked: what are some of the ways important information can […]

A Tree App for Ryerson’s Campus

A Tree App for Ryerson’s Campus

Ryerson University’s Nature in the City project will be launching a web app that allows a person to walk through campus, stop in front of a tree, and using a mobile browser, be given a wealth of eco-information specific to that tree. RyersonNC.ca is the spawn of the recently launched Parktrees.ca, a city-wide tree learning experience on trees and the […]

Infographic: Ash Tree Epidemic in Toronto

Infographic: Ash Tree Epidemic in Toronto

For the full article, check out the ash tree extinction at Ryerson. WAR ON THE ASH TREE | Create Infographics

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · Interactives, News
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Fighting the ash tree war at Ryerson

“If you look out the window right now, those are all honey locust trees,” says Amber Grant as she points towards Gould Street. “And if you go down College Street, it’s all honey locust; if you go down Bay Street, it’s all ginkgo trees.” Grant, a third-year environment and urban sustainability (EUS) student, is not playing a game of “Name […]

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VIDEO: Do you know what the Yellow Book is?

After the shootings in Ottawa last week, we asked security, what would happen if a crisis happened within close proximity to Ryerson? What we found was the Ryerson security expects every person to have read this “Yellow Book” for crisis situations. Yet, an investigation by the Ryersonian revealed that more than 100 students and faculty members have never heard of […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News, Videos
IRM says Ryerson students are responsible for their safety by reading the Yellow Book

Security’s ‘Yellow Book’ unveiled

Deep within the internal organs of Ryerson’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) website lies a 13-page PDF called the “Yellow Book,” which holds the answers to surviving campus crises. Whether it’s a rogue gunman, natural disaster, or bomb threat, the Yellow Book is the vital rubric to security incidents at Ryerson. And you are responsible for knowing this, apparently. “Have you […]

Islamophobia and Ottawa Shooting: Q & A with reporter Hana Shafi

Islamophobia and Ottawa Shooting: Q & A with reporter Hana Shafi

Muslims were the first to face a backlash after the RCMP connected the shooter in Ottawa last week with an ISIS twitter account. A few reports had originally described the shooter as having an “Arab looking scarf” or “looking Muslim.” Ryersonian print managing editor, Lindsay Fitzgerald, discusses the issue below.

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
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‘What keeps me up at night is that I … published too little’

“Don’t go to journalism school,” Glenn Greenwald said in an interview after his discussion with Globe and Mail editor-in-chief David Walmsley on Tuesday at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio. “And if you do, don’t let people tell you what journalism should or should not be.” Since being chosen by whistleblower Edward Snowden to report the controversial mass spying practices of the […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · Features, News
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