Articles by: Rhiannon Joseph

Students lined up to collect their opt-out cheques on Nov. 11, 2013. (Erynn Sally, Ryersonian Staff)

Opt-out cheques ready almost a month late

Opt-out cheques from Ryerson’s Health and Dental plan will be available for pick up on Dec. 1, according to the consulting and outsourcing company in charge of them. Cheques were originally supposed to be directly deposited into students’ bank accounts on Nov. 10. They were postponed repeatedly due to technical glitches and errors with banking information provided online. “Students for whom […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · News, On Campus
Students lined up to collect their opt-out cheques on Nov. 11, 2013. (Erynn Sally, Ryersonian Staff)

Late opt-out money frustrating for students

Ryerson students are asking the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) where their Health and Dental opt-out money is after waiting a week past the delivery date. Students who already have insurance and have opted-out of Ryerson’s Health and Dental plan were supposed to receive $310 last week through direct deposit, but have still not seen a penny. “I’m quite frustrated at […]

Julien’s apologies won’t earn him a ‘Blanc’ Slate

Julien’s apologies won’t earn him a ‘Blanc’ Slate

No means no. My mother first explained that phrase to me when I began showing interest in boys. It was even more important when they began showing interest back. But pickup artist Julien Blanc doesn’t take no for an answer. That’s his first rule. “There is no such thing as rejection because it’s never over,” Blanc says in one of […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Why I wore the red poppy on Remembrance Day

Why I wore the red poppy on Remembrance Day

James Cohen is an 83-year-old veteran selling red poppies in the Scotia Plaza. He’s hunched over, missing a few teeth and his eyes are glazed over — that is until someone approaches his table. With a quick jerk, as if he was a kid again, he quickly stands up tall to adjust a stranger’s poppy. He thanks them for their donation. […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · Guest Opinion, News, Opinion
Groups at Ryerson, such as the Tri-Mentoring program and First Generation are helping students grapple with the difficulties of succeeding at post-secondary education.

Study links educators’ skepticism to poor academic performance among minorities

Some Ryerson educators aren’t surprised at a study that says teachers who don’t believe in students might negatively affect their success. “Am I surprised? No. Am I disappointed? Yes,” says Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute of Ryerson. “While we know unconscious bias is everywhere and we have to work to combat it.” Cukier was commenting on a recent study published […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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