New mental health support group to launch on campus

New mental health support group to launch on campus

When she couldn’t find a support group for students dealing with mental illness, Liz Wood decided to develop her own. Wood, a third-year Ryerson student, founded Students for Mental Awareness, Support, and Health (SMASH), which will start meeting this semester, to get students talking with one another about their mental health in an open and non-judgmental environment. “I think that […]

by Jayna Rana· · Health, News, On Campus, Uncategorized
MTV agrees to compromise after nurses protest controversial reality show

MTV agrees to compromise after nurses protest controversial reality show

After angering numerous nursing groups – including one at Ryerson – with its controversial new reality show, Scrubbing In, MTV has bowed to the pressure and agreed to a compromise. The show  won’t be cancelled, but MTV has tried to make amends after consulting with The Truth About Nursing, a non- profit organization which promotes accurate, balanced and frequent media portrayals of […]

by Shazah Ayub· · Arts & Life, Health, News, Off Campus
Federal health minister Rona Ambrose announces a national health coalition at Ryerson University. (Greg DeClara / Ryersonian Staff)

National health initiative announced at Ryerson

More than 60 companies and organizations have come together in an unprecedented move to fight childhood obesity. National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman, Canadian Olympic gymnast Rosie MacLennan and federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose were among the attendees at the ACTIVE AT SCHOOL announcement at Ryerson on Monday. The initiative brings together influential sport, wellness and health organizations to […]

by Greg DeClara· · Health, News
Students line up to collect their cheques in the Tecumseh Auditorium on Nov. 11 (Alexandra Sanders/Ryersonian Staff).

RSU health and dental refund cheques ready for pickup

Who couldn’t use some extra spending money before the holidays? Monday was the first day for Ryerson students to pick up their health and dental opt-out cheque from the RSU, which is  great, if you have the time. Students who opt out of both plans are reimbursed $300. Cheque disbursements are taking place at Tucumseh Auditorium and organized alphabetically by surname. […]

by Erynn Sally· · Health, News, On Campus, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 7

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 7

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from, and from the Canadian University Press.

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