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Ryerson dance instructor helps promote body-confidence through #RyersonUGirlSquad

Ryerson dance instructor helps promote body-confidence through #RyersonUGirlSquad

Justine Thompson Fisher almost gave up her dream of pursuing a career in dance because of her body shape. Fisher, now a popular dance instructor at Ryerson’s Athletic Centre (RAC), was a track athlete for 10 years. Her muscles were prominent and she didn’t have the traditional slender body-type that is commonly associated with dancers. “I was shaped like a […]

by Nida Omar· · Features, On Campus
Caption: Ullah and Yousaf both ran for the position of vice president of operations for the
Ryerson Student Union and both individuals received Islamophobic remarks during their
campaigning period. (Photo by Nicholas Baxter)

A closer look at recurring Islamophobia in campus politics

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
Susanne Nyaga sits in front of the Egerton Ryerson statue at Ryerson University. Nov. 22, 2017. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

Our President Is Black

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. 

by Matthew Amha· · Features
The "chill out and smoke" tent is a safe space for users to consume their drugs in a warm, relaxed environment. (Photo by Devika Desai)

Safety without stigma at the Moss Park site

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.

by Devika Desai· · Features
A poster for Bill 148 is torn from its post on Dundas Street East. (Photo by Linsey Raschkowan)

Wage rage: insecurities arise over Ontario’s future wage increases

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.”

by Linsey Raschkowan· · Features
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