Articles by: Maria Assaf

A tunnel into repression

A tunnel into repression

Ghost Dance art exhibit: A personal perspective. Walking through the exhibit is like entering a forgotten passage of Canadian and world history. One that unless you try to find it, is rarely talked about. Ghost dance takes the viewer on a journey of pain and struggle, portraying the quest of North American and foreign First Nations for achieving equal treatment, self-governance […]

by Maria Assaf· · Arts & Life
Are electives necessary?

Are electives necessary?

By Maria Assaf Ryersonian Staff A professor I know once recalled an incident in which a journalism student complained about having to take a philosophy course. The student questioned the importance of taking electives that were completely irrelevant to her core courses. Many Ryerson students, even friends of mine, often complain about having to take elective courses that take away […]

by Maria Assaf· · Editorial, Opinion
Young athletes get funding to advance careers

Young athletes get funding to advance careers

Sixty-seven young athletes will receive funding from CIBC  and training by Canadian Olympic medalists as part of CIBC’s Team Next program launched at Ryerson Monday. Check out photos and video from the program’s unveiling:

by Maria Assaf· · In pictures, Interactives, Sports
“There are more students than funding:” aboriginal youth struggle to go to university

“There are more students than funding:” aboriginal youth struggle to go to university

Renata Meconse once dreamed of enrolling in Ryerson University’s journalism program. But the mother of three rapidly woke up. “The cost of living is higher there. It’s very hard for a First Nations person to move to one of the big cities for university,” she says. Meconse, 35, had to take what was available to her. She was lucky enough […]

by Maria Assaf· · Features, Top stories
Video: First Nation chief on funding for Aboriginal education

Video: First Nation chief on funding for Aboriginal education

by Maria Assaf· · Features, Top stories, Videos
Editorial Cartoon: October 30, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: October 30, 2013

By Maria Assaf

by Maria Assaf· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion