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In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Olivia Chow opens up about her journey as a politician

Olivia Chow addressed speculations about her possible bid for Toronto’s mayor during a panel at Ryerson, on Jan. 29. The MP hasn’t confirmed whether she’ll be running for the upcoming mayoral election, but she said she’s still “trying to make a decision.” At the beginning of the panel, host Cathy Crowe, who is a visiting practitioner at Ryerson, asked people […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Live Blog, Media
The trial takes place at  361 University Ave. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Alleged murderer of Ryerson student seemed “depressed” prior to girlfriend’s death

In the weeks leading up to the death of Ryerson student Carina Petrache, her boyfriend Farshad Badakhshan seemed “depressed and lonely,” a jury heard today. The second week of the first-degree murder trial of 31-year-old Badakhshan began today. He is accused of murdering Petrache, 23, in July 2010 at a housing complex in Toronto’s Annex district. Another tenant at 502 […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Top stories
Live blog: Toronto celebrated as “Youthful City of the Year 2014”

Live blog: Toronto celebrated as “Youthful City of the Year 2014”

Toronto is being feted as the “Youthful City of the Year 2014” by a Toronto consulting firm. YouthfulCities, a global social venture run by Decode, is officially awarding Toronto with the title, which it announced in November. The announcement is being made at an event that’s also launching the YouthfulCities Index. It will feature an award ceremony and a gathering […]

by Shannon Cuciz· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Top stories
Mayor Rob Ford in a Ryersonian file photo. A Mount Sinai Hospital colorectal specialist announced Wednesday evening Ford has an aggressive cancer.

Rob Ford: Council votes to strip mayor’s executive powers

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by Jen Chae· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Top stories
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