Yousaf is running for the position of vice-president operations for the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) for 2017. He doesn’t know that what he is about to see, would put a damper on his campaign and impact him psychologically.
A modest corner office on the third floor of Ryerson’s student centre is home to the school’s student union president. Just outside the door, the entire floor has been littered with equity slogans and event paraphernalia— an ode to the woman it houses.
The volunteer-run initiative was started by five people in August. In a matter of three months, the number of volunteers has risen to more than 170.
As of last Friday, the site has reversed 107 overdoses.
Scattered around Ryerson University campus are black, white, and red posters. Most are torn, some are on the ground, and only a few are legible.
If you focus hard enough, you can read the words “Fight for $15 & Fairness.”
MAX Mentors is a mentorship program that connects students with established Muslim professionals.
Co-founders Abdulkarim Muhaseen and Saad Ahmed launched MAX Mentors in 2016 to combat misconceptions about the Canadian Muslim community.