Food & Health

Good Food Centre starts first free breakfast program

Good Food Centre starts first free breakfast program

Thanks to Ryerson’s Good Food Centre (GFC), students are now able to receive free breakfast  at the Student Campus Centre (SCC) every other  Wednesday morning. The program, which officially launched on Jan. 24, aims to serve students who arrive early on campus, but may not be able to afford breakfast or might not have time to make it at home. […]

by Miriam Valdes Carletti· · Food & Health
OHIP+ will not affect RSU’s Health and Dental Plan

OHIP+ will not affect RSU’s Health and Dental Plan

With the new Ontario Health Insurance Plan Plus (OHIP+) program, Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) doesn’t intend on making any changes to its current health/dental plan. As of Jan. 1, 2018, the new OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare plan covers 100 per cent of prescription drug costs for those under 25. The current RSU health plan covers only 80 per cent […]

OPINION: Getting back in the grind, balance is key

OPINION: Getting back in the grind, balance is key

The 7 a.m. alarm. The rowdy commute. The painstaking first day back in class. Winter break is over, sunshine. It’s time to return to reality. But you know, that’s easier said than done. The quick adjustment period is very overwhelming and can make your head spin. Especially to a student who’s had a month off without classes, deadlines, and the […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Food & Health, Opinion
Some of the food available for students at Ryerson’s Good Food Centre. 
(Photo by Emma King)

Post-secondary grads increasingly dependent on food banks: Daily Bread

Compared to recent years, more people with post-secondary degrees are using food banks.

The Daily Bread Food Bank released their annual “Who’s Hungry” report Monday indicating a 15.8 per cent increase in food bank visits since last year among people aged 18-30. The report also shows that 35 per cent of people who use the food bank have a post-secondary education. 

by Ryersonian Staff· · Food & Health, News, Off Campus
Views from the farm: Tour Ryerson’s rooftop garden

Views from the farm: Tour Ryerson’s rooftop garden

  Ryerson’s urban farm and environmental green roof is on a mission to grow food to feed the city. The Andrew and Valerie Pringle environmental green roof can be found on top of the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. On any given day, you can find students and staff harvesting the garden while surrounded by the constant construction of […]

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