Politics & Security

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Surveillance chill on the rise among Canadian journalists

On Oct. 1, a Canadian photojournalist on route to Standing Rock, N.D., was detained at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Vancouver Airport for over six hours. Ed Ou was headed to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline for CBC, when his trip was halted before boarding. His phone was taken and he was interrogated. Border guards […]

Anti-Trump protests in San Diego, California. (Courtesy Flickr)

Globe at a glance; Trump protests, remembering Paris attacks

Dump Trump Protests continue to rage on across the U.S. following the shocking victory of Donald Trump in last week’s presidential election. Thousands have organized themselves in Washington D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Providence, Las Vegas and Cincinnati. Protesters are upset about various policies surrounding the environment, immigration and LGBTQ rights. They are […]

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Students, professors stand up for gender identity

Faculty, students and transgender community members are speaking out about how a University of Toronto professor’s controversial comments on gender identity have affected them. The wave of responses followed a YouTube lecture published by Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto (U of T). In the lecture, Peterson said he refuses to accept the use of genderless […]

PHOTOS: Ryerson talks voting reform

PHOTOS: Ryerson talks voting reform

The federal government is looking to change Canada’s first-past-the-post voting system, and young people are anything but apathetic. Thursday’s youth town hall at the Student Learning Centre welcomed students from different schools and programs to discuss electoral reform. The Ryersonian caught up with some of the participants to ask: What’s wrong with first-past-the-post? Iris Robin, journalism grad student, Ryerson University “I don’t think that the system should influence the way that people vote. The system that […]

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Will the RSU’s new initiatives attract more voters?

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is rolling out a strategy to increase voter turnout at student elections this year. Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, made the announcement Tuesday at an open meeting about student life improvement initiatives the RSU plans to pursue this year. Unpaid internships, tuition fees and academic policy reviews were discussed in addition to voter turnout. Since 2008, […]

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

This time last year, there was a buzz on campus leading up to the federal election. Young people across the country ended up voting in record numbers, challenging the prevailing notion about their political apathy. The Canadian election fervour may have faded — replaced with a focus south of the border — but now Ryerson wants students to talk about […]

by Avneet Dhillon· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
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Updated: CCS recommends students not use Windows 10 Calendar

In an email sent to Ryerson students and faculty Wednesday afternoon, Computing and Communications Services (CCS) announced a “serious privacy and security issue with using Windows 10 Calendar.” The email advised students to avoid using their Windows 10 Calendar to access their Ryerson Google Calendar on the grounds that any event created using the Windows calendar will automatically have “Public” […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News, On Campus, Politics & Security
The CFS and RSU debated some of the reformed issues last month. (Kevin Siazon)

VIDEO: Debate between RSU and CFS

Ryersonian TV’s David Greenberg hosts a discussion about the value of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). On this panel: Rajean Hoilett, ex-RSU president and current chairperson of the CFS-O Victoria Morton, RSU vice president of education

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has released a joint letter signed by 10 post-secondary student unions from across the country, voicing the student governments’ dissatisfaction with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The letter follows a report released by the RSU on Sept. 4 that formally evaluated and criticized the value of the union’s relationship with the CFS. Student movement ‘Done better’ […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) met with the federal government on campus yesterday to discuss electoral reform.   “In general, [student issues] don’t get listened to unless students vote and so that’s why I’ve taken interest in the democratic institutions portfolio,” said Victoria Morton, RSU vice president education and one of the four union executives present at the meeting. University […]

Students rally to lower tuition fees at a Ryerson Students' Union Freeze the Fees events.  (Marija Petrovic, Ryersonian Staff)

More tuition, more problems

Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]

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CFS impact on students outlined in new RSU report

A report released by the Ryerson Students’ Union on Sept. 4 has raised questions about the student government’s relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The report was produced due to a motion filed by a student last April at the RSU’s annual general meeting. It’s the first time the student union has formally evaluated its relationship with the CFS […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
RSU executive members Harman Singh,  Obaid Ullah, Andrea Bartlett, Rabia Idrees and Cormac McGee. Photo illustration courtesy The Ryersonian.

RSU 2015-16: A year in review

On May 1, the majority of the current Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executive committee will relinquish their roles and a new group of executives will take their place. With their terms coming to an end, The Ryersonian is taking a look at what issues the students’ union executives addressed this year and what their legacy will look like.

Interactive: Security threats on campus mapped

Interactive: Security threats on campus mapped

The Ryersonian took data from the published security alerts collected from the last two years to break down figures that stand out.

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Faculty wants more security following thefts in RCC

There have been nine reported thefts in the Rogers Communication Centre since the school year started. The latest involved a missing 70-inch television.

Mapping shows main campus intersections remain security hot spots

Mapping shows main campus intersections remain security hot spots

Main campus intersections like Victoria and Gould Streets, and campus areas like Jorgenson Hall, continue to be hot spots for criminal activity, according to incident reports sent out by school security services. A map on the The Ryersonian website plots the approximate location of about 90 incidents, including assaults, robberies and suspicious behaviour, that took place from September 2012 to […]