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New Democrat tables a bill to give unpaid interns more protection

New Democrat tables a bill to give unpaid interns more protection

An Ontario member of provincial parliament is calling for serious changes to regulations surrounding unpaid internships. New Democrat Jonah Schein tabled a private member’s bill last week at Queen’s Park that would amend the Employment Standards Act (ESA) – the law that regulates work hours, minimum wage and workplace safety. If passed, the bill would see unpaid interns receive increased […]

by Dana Roberts· · News, students
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University of Windsor launches investigation after anti-Israeli referendum

University of Windsor officials are investigating complaints about the referendum process within the school’s student union after it passed a controversial Israeli boycott earlier this month. The Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) referendum, voted in by students on March 1, is a global campaign that asks companies, individuals and governments to halt economic and cultural relationships with companies that produce […]

by Lauren Fogazzi· · News, students
Ryerson grad Michael Tasevski is running for mayor. He decided to run in January and officially announced his candidacy on Feb. 24.

Recent Ryerson grad runs for mayor

Mike Tasevski couldn’t get a job in his field after university, so he decided to run for mayor. The 23-year old Ryerson politics and governance graduate made the decision to enter the upcoming elections after a hockey game with his high school buddies. Tasevski, who graduated in 2013, decided to run in January and officially announced his candidacy on Feb. 24. When he […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Off Campus, students
Mo Waja developed PictureWords to help students develop public speaking skills. (Courtesy Harpreet Sandhu)

Ryerson student heads public speaking program

Fear is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about public speaking, but one Ryerson business management student is trying to change that. Fifth-year business law student Mo Waja has developed a four-week presentation coaching program, PictureWords, to combat those anxieties. “Public speaking is among one of the biggest fears, even sometimes above death,” Waja says. […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson hosted its first ever "SciCafé" at Oakham House on Thursday to shine light on the misconceptions, science and business of vaccines. (Courtesy the Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment)

Ryerson hosts its first ever ‘SciCafé’ event

Ryerson University hosted its first ever science café at Oakham House on Thursday to shine light on the misconceptions, science and business of vaccines. The “SciCafé” event, planned by the office of science outreach and enrichment, held a three-person panel to discuss the vaccine industry. The SciCafé aims to encourage engagement with science and make people aware about issues in […]

by Maria Siassina· · Health, News, On Campus, students
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