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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 […]

RyersonianTV: December 2, 2016 – electoral referendum, Joe McKnight death, accessibility at Ryerson

RyersonianTV: December 2, 2016 – electoral referendum, Joe McKnight death, accessibility at Ryerson

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Jewish student told, ‘you need to sit down,’ at RSU meeting

Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]

(Ryersonian Staff)

Pro-Israel group calls out ‘anti-Jewish’ remarks at the RSU general meeting

A pro-Israel campus group says its members were met with anti-Semitic taunts at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. In a letter sent to RSU president Obaid Ullah, a spokesman for Hasbara Fellowships Canada said he was writing “on behalf of concerned Ryerson University students who are shocked and unsettled” after the meeting. Robert Walker, the Canadian director of the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
RyersonianTV: November 30, 2016 – Trudeau approves pipelines, bombings in Aleppo, Ryerson therapy dogs

RyersonianTV: November 30, 2016 – Trudeau approves pipelines, bombings in Aleppo, Ryerson therapy dogs

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RyersonianTV: November 25, 2016 – Black Friday, Paris terrorist attack averted, Florence Henderson dies at 82

RyersonianTV: November 25, 2016 – Black Friday, Paris terrorist attack averted, Florence Henderson dies at 82

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RyersonianTV: November 23, 2016 – Queen’s U racist party, fire in Montreal, Thomas Mair sentenced

RyersonianTV: November 23, 2016 – Queen’s U racist party, fire in Montreal, Thomas Mair sentenced

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‘Racism is alive and well at Ryerson’ open letter says

A group of students called Indigenous Students Rising sent Ryerson an open letter last week calling for the university’s support for the indigenous and black populations.

by Danielle Lee· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Ryersonian’s Catherine Machado takes a closer look at the meaning behind the mandala. The sand mandala was featured in the SLC for Ryerson’s first Tibet Week created by Students for a Free Tibet.    For more on Ryerson’s first Tibet Week, take a look at Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson by Esther Lee.

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

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U of T prof. to take part in debate on free speech and Bill C-16

University of Toronto (U of T) professor Jordan Peterson, who came under fire after he spoke out against the use of gender neutral pronouns, will take part in a debate about free speech and Bill C-16 at the university tomorrow. Peterson first made headlines last month when he spoke out against Bill C-16 in a series of videos about political […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, Off Campus, Politics
A cartoon of journalism professor Gavin Adamson telling a joke. Illustrated by Alex Tsui.

Meet the next generation of late-night hosts

In the days of Last Week Tonight, The Onion and The Daily Show, the lines between journalism and satire are blurring. Adam Nayman is taking on the challenge of defining those lines. He will be teaching students how to report on current affairs through a comedic lens, in a new journalism in comedy course starting in January. According to journalist […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · News, On Campus, Politics
RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

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RSU hopes to ban pro-life protesters from Gould St.

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has had enough of the pro-life demonstrators who have been protesting on Gould Street throughout the fall semester. Now, they are looking for a way to permanently evict them. For several weeks, an anti-abortion group has been returning to Ryerson’s campus with large banners and posters showing graphic images of abortions. But the Ryerson community […]

by Megan Stephens· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
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American Rye students torn between two homes

Throughout the course of the U.S. election campaign many Americans vowed that if the Republican nominee Donald Trump won, they would move to Canada. However, what of American students already in Canada. The Ryersonian asked students if the results of this election have changed their post-graduation plans. “When I started here I wasn’t too sure about what my plan was,” […]

by Jacqueline McKay· · News, On Campus, Politics
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A post-election guide to self-care

The past week has left many of us feeling like we’ve reached the end of the world. Election night and the days following saw many teary eyes, puffy faces and migraines. We have entered a state of “schockstarre,” which is the German word for a feeling of paralyzing shock. A feeling of helplessness has swept over North America like a bad […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion, Politics, students
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 […]

RyersonianTV: November 11, 2016 – Remembrance Day, anti-Trump protests in the U.S. and the death of a Canadian legend

RyersonianTV: November 11, 2016 – Remembrance Day, anti-Trump protests in the U.S. and the death of a Canadian legend

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RyersonianTV: November 9, 2016 – Extended coverage on the U.S. election

RyersonianTV: November 9, 2016 – Extended coverage on the U.S. election

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RyersonianTV: November 4, 2016 – More jobs in Canada affecting students, Students talk U.S election, Social Justice week wrap-up

RyersonianTV: November 4, 2016 – More jobs in Canada affecting students, Students talk U.S election, Social Justice week wrap-up

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RyersonianTV: November 2, 2016 – Ryerson student killed in car crash, Fight the fees protest, U.S. election update

RyersonianTV: November 2, 2016 – Ryerson student killed in car crash, Fight the fees protest, U.S. election update

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RyersonianTV: October 28, 2016 – Car crash in Don river, Calais camp in flames and a Trumped up Halloween

RyersonianTV: October 28, 2016 – Car crash in Don river, Calais camp in flames and a Trumped up Halloween

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RyersonianTV: October 26, 2016 – Nurse charged with murder, Iraq fights to reclaim mosul and an interview with a Ryerson student that got ticketed on Parliament Hill

RyersonianTV: October 26, 2016 – Nurse charged with murder, Iraq fights to reclaim mosul and an interview with a Ryerson student that got ticketed on Parliament Hill

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RyersonianTV: October 21, 2016

RyersonianTV: October 21, 2016

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RyersonianTV: October 19, 2016: Final U.S. debate, 6 Fest, Jays in the playoffs

RyersonianTV: October 19, 2016: Final U.S. debate, 6 Fest, Jays in the playoffs

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(Kevin John Siazon)

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 […]

RyersonianTV: October 7, 2016: RCMP under the spotlight, Hurricane Matthew, 6 Fest

RyersonianTV: October 7, 2016: RCMP under the spotlight, Hurricane Matthew, 6 Fest

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RyersonianTV: October 5, 2016: Gould St. project, Jays off to Texas, Sisters in Spirit vigil

RyersonianTV: October 5, 2016: Gould St. project, Jays off to Texas, Sisters in Spirit vigil

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RyersonianTV: September 30, 2016: Ryerson gets funding, Hoodfar returns home, electoral reform

RyersonianTV: September 30, 2016: Ryerson gets funding, Hoodfar returns home, electoral reform

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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 […]

(Ryersonian Archive)

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, […]

RyersonianTV: September 28, 2016: U.S. debate, Carby family files suit, GO Train delay

RyersonianTV: September 28, 2016: U.S. debate, Carby family files suit, GO Train delay

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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
RyersonianTV: September 23, 2016: Thunder Bay Police, Trudeau under fire, Hockey World Cup

RyersonianTV: September 23, 2016: Thunder Bay Police, Trudeau under fire, Hockey World Cup

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RyersonianTV: September 21, 2016: Potential privacy breach, CFS-RSU debate and Trudeau at the UN

RyersonianTV: September 21, 2016: Potential privacy breach, CFS-RSU debate and Trudeau at the UN

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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
Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Mount Debtverest was erected on Gould Street this week, drawing attention to the towering rise in tuition costs. Ryerson students were invited to climb the nearly 8-metre wall, given the moniker “Mount Debtverest,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The wall represented the potential debt students take on by pursuing a post-secondary education — and the challenges they face […]

by Olivia Chandler· · News, On Campus, Politics, students, Top stories
RyersonianTV: September 16, 2016: Vader found guilty, Ryerson bike rave and sports updates

RyersonianTV: September 16, 2016: Vader found guilty, Ryerson bike rave and sports updates

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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 […]

RyersonianTV: September 14, 2016: CFS Uncertainty, Raptors take on TIFF, Ford Brothers tell-all

RyersonianTV: September 14, 2016: CFS Uncertainty, Raptors take on TIFF, Ford Brothers tell-all

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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 […]

(Ryersonian Staff)

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
Medicinal pot is currently legal but the Liberal government says it introduce wider legality in the spring of 2017. (Courtesy of Creative Commons)

Ryerson students not particularly jonesing for pot legalization

If you suspect that university students are especially excited about pot legalization that theory’s up in smoke. Ryerson students’ views on the legalization of marijuana align with the broader Canadian population, a new poll suggests. The survey, which was conducted by first-year journalism students, found that 37.5 per cent, or nearly four out of 10 students think marijuana should be […]

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.

RyersonianTV: April 14, 2016 : RU President Lachemi on TVO’s The Agenda, Interview with Men’s Issues Group,and Sports Updates

RyersonianTV: April 14, 2016 : RU President Lachemi on TVO’s The Agenda, Interview with Men’s Issues Group,and Sports Updates

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RyersonianTV: April 13, 2016 : Ryersonian Paper Review, Rye Students’ Note-Taking Habits, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: April 13, 2016 : Ryersonian Paper Review, Rye Students’ Note-Taking Habits, and What’s Trending?

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RyersonianTV: April 8, 2016 : Finance Minister visits Ryerson, NHL Playoff Preview, and #RUWalks Instagram Meetup

RyersonianTV: April 8, 2016 : Finance Minister visits Ryerson, NHL Playoff Preview, and #RUWalks Instagram Meetup

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau at Ryerson on April 8 for a town hall on economic growth and funding for post-secondary education.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks at Ryerson

Finance Minister Bill Morneau praised Ryerson’s DMZ as an example of the future of Canada’s economy when he visited the school Friday. “The DMZ here at Ryerson (is among) places where our economy is particularly effective in creating new ventures, creating new jobs and exciting new opportunities with new technologies,” Morneau said during a town hall session at the George Vari […]

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus, Politics
RyersonianTV: April 7, 2016 : New Regulations for Taxis and Uber Drivers, Interview with Robert Cribb regarding Panama Papers, and Movie Review

RyersonianTV: April 7, 2016 : New Regulations for Taxis and Uber Drivers, Interview with Robert Cribb regarding Panama Papers, and Movie Review

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