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RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s Image Centre gets a makeover, the university plays host to a curling championship, and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s Image Centre gets a makeover, the university plays host to a curling championship, and more

This week, Ryerson begins its redecoration of the Image Centre, curling’s finest participated in the WestJet Players’ Championship hosted at the MAC, and so much more.

Jarislowsky Foundation donates $2 million to create new democracy chair

Jarislowsky Foundation donates $2 million to create new democracy chair

The donation will be matched by Ryerson University.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, On Campus, Politics
RyersonianTV: Niagara Falls mayor comments on controversial student video, number of U.S. applicants on the rise, and more

RyersonianTV: Niagara Falls mayor comments on controversial student video, number of U.S. applicants on the rise, and more

This week, the Ryersonian speaks with Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati about a controversial documentary produced by students, the number of U.S. applicants to the university is up 60 per cent, and so much more.

(Ryersonian file photo)

6 Fest, the Wellness Centre and $1.2 million deficit: RSU questioned by students at annual general meeting

The meeting did not reach quorum but the 35 Ryerson students who attended the RSU’s annual general meeting questioned the board’s decisions.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
Ontario’s first Minister of Women. (courtesy Indira Naidoo-Harris)

Minister of the Status of Women talks at Ryerson about wage gap

Newly appointed minister Indira Naidoo-Harris also wants more women named to provincial agencies.

As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

Will the public transit credit cut affect Ryerson commuters?

Some students and parents will be affected by the federal government’s decision to axe the transit credit.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics
RyersonianTV: BoG meeting highlights, plans to begin collecting race-based data on campus, and more

RyersonianTV: BoG meeting highlights, plans to begin collecting race-based data on campus, and more

This week, the Board of Governors meeting took place, Ryerson announced plans to introduce a survey to collect race-based data on students, and so much more.

Julia Ho in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The danger of political binaries

We’ve become so scared of exploring political faculties that don’t align with the overarching political group in which we strive to belong. The sheer inability to step outside of our socio-political bubbles has effectively segregated the population into either “us” or the “other.”

by Julia Ho· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Politics
Starbucks in the SLC lobby. (Sarah Jackson/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson startup helps Starbucks hire refugees

Starbucks is hiring, and a startup that was born at Ryerson is helping those jobs go to refugees.

University of Michigan professor Harley Etienne admits the consequences of the travel ban could be dire, with the possibility of “intellectual isolation.” (Courtesy University of Michigan)

Travel ban is “intellectual isolation,” says U.S. prof

U.S. professors fear ‘Trump travel ban’ will isolate the country, after Canadian schools cancel trips.

Justin Trudeau poses with students at a Ryerson meet-and-greet event for Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal Party's Toronto-Centre byelection candidate in 2013. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian file photo)

Poll: Trudeau’s approval rating drops among university students

Political science prof. suggests reneging on electoral reform might be part of the drop but it may just be temporary.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
RyersonianTV: Ezra Levant speaks at Ryerson, four mumps cases confirmed, and more

RyersonianTV: Ezra Levant speaks at Ryerson, four mumps cases confirmed, and more

This week, Ezra Levant spoke at an event hosted by the Ryerson Campus Conservatives, a total of four mumps cases have been confirmed on campus, and so much more.

(Courtesy Agência Brasil, Wikimedia Commons)

Tory leadership candidates campaign at Ryerson

‘Mad Max’ came to campus to talk policy and encourage students to become members of the Conservative Party of Canada.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
UPDATED: DMZ could benefit from 2017 federal budget

UPDATED: DMZ could benefit from 2017 federal budget

The Liberal government has put an emphasis on innovation in their second budget, and that could mean good things for Ryerson students and the DMZ.

RyersonianTV: Ryerson considers expanding, urban planning school cancels U.S. trips, and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson considers expanding, urban planning school cancels U.S. trips, and more

This week, Ryerson is one step closer to expanding to Brampton, the school of urban planning cancels trips to the U.S. due to Trump’s travel ban, and so much more.

Graham Hudson at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto is not a safe haven

The city hasn’t provided enough leadership and funding to make it a sanctuary city, professor says.

by Karen Chan· · Media, News, On Campus, Politics, Security
Brooklyn Neustaeter/Ryersonian Staff

Results for Ryerson’s Board of Governors and Senate elections are in

The student representatives for Ryerson’s highest governing bodies have been announced.

RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

In this week’s news, the Rams’ men’s basketball team celebrated their victory in the OUA championship for the second year in a row, Ryerson engineering lecturer Brian Petz is under fire for controversial Facebook comments, and so much more.

RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we looked at a TA who was fired by university for anti-Semitic comments he made last year at a mosque, Rams men’s basketball star Adika Peter-McNeilly’s take on the OUA championships this weekend, and so much more.

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we look at the passing of Stuart McLean, more clashes between pro and anti abortion groups on campus and how Trump’s Muslim ban is still being felt at Ryerson.

RyersonianTV: February 16, 2017

RyersonianTV: February 16, 2017

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV.

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. We look at the winners of the RSU elections, why it’s important to have strong Indigenous voices on campus and Toronto’s continuing stand against Islamophobia and white supremacy.

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s take on Islamophobia, OneCards, Rams and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s take on Islamophobia, OneCards, Rams and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, Ryerson students say no to the Muslim ban and mourn for the Quebec City mosque victims. Also, OneCards are FINALLY going digital. And, we bring you the latest as Ryerson teams continue to push for the playoffs.

Our host, Laura Woodward

Don’t miss this week’s broadcast by Ryersonian TV

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Four slates competing in RSU election Feb. 6-8

Elevate seeking 24-hour student study space, Spark wants more student jobs, services, Ohana looks to add transportation and mental health advancements.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, On Campus, Politics
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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 file photo)

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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(Courtesy Caterina Amaral)

‘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
(Courtesy Michael Dougherty via Flickr)

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
(Courtesy Sacha Chua via Flickr, edited)

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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