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
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