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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
(Coutesy Victoria Morton's Facebook page)

SAGM motion for resignation of RSU executive denied

A motion requesting the resignation of the RSU’s vice-president of education, Victoria Morton, was denied at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 29. The motion was brought forward after a video emerged that Morton took of herself drinking alcohol in her RSU office. However, the motion was struck down by a vote of 84 to 48. The meeting […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]

(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
TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

The changes If you rely on public transportation to get around the city, get ready for some changes in the new year. The Toronto Transit Commission is changing its traditional fare media from tickets, tokens and metro passes to just one method of payment: the Presto card. The Presto rollout in Toronto comes after the card became popular on the […]

by Daniela Olariu· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Travel
Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

(Courtesy Ryerson Science Society Facebook)

Remembering Najdana Andjelkovic

The life of third-year financial mathematics student Najdana Andjelkovic will be honoured this week on campus. Andjelkovic died in a car crash in the early hours of Oct. 31. She was heading eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway east of Parkside Drive when she hit two concrete blocks and a guard rail. She was only 25-years-old. While at Ryerson, Andjelkovic was […]

Pastor Jeff Pike and his congregation at the Mod Club during the Groundswell Sunday morning service. (Jennie Pearson)

Meet the millennials who are bringing God to the club

This Sunday marked the first ever church service held at the Mod Club. While it’s not your average venue, this is certainly not your average church. Groundswell is a non-denominational Christian church that is attracting young people with its high-energy meetings and approachable demeanour. With a full electric band, strobe lights, free coffee and candy bar, it’s no surprise that millennials […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Music, News, Off Campus, Top stories
(Courtesy Ryerson Science Society Facebook)

Ryerson student died in car crash

Toronto police continue to investigate the fatal car crash involving a Ryerson student. 25-year-old Najdana Andjelkovic died early Monday morning. She was a third-year financial mathematics student and also the vice-president of the Ryerson Science Society. Outside of school, Andjelkovic worked as a math tutor. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway east […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · News, Off Campus, students, Top stories
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Survivors of sexual assault don’t need deadlines

    Former Ryerson student and writer for People magazine, Natasha Stoynoff, is among several women who have come forward with sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. But instead of being concerned with potentially electing an alleged sex offender as the American president, some people are more worried about how long it’s taken these women to come forward. Talking about […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Top stories
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Preferred names and pronouns still pose administrative challenges

When applying for university, Ryerson nursing student, Gabriel Holt was required to use his legal name and assigned sex. It’s one of the many challenges and barriers transgender students like Holt face in the pursuit of post-secondary education. “It made an intimidating process even more uncomfortable,” said Holt, in an e-mail. “Even if I was allowed to put my actual […]

by Alexa Jetta D'Addario· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson leaves its mark at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson leaves its mark at Nuit Blanche

It appears Ryerson has left its mark at this year’s Nuit Blanche in a negative way.   The world-famous Toronto sign in Nathan Phillip’s was covered in graffiti during the festivities this past weekend. It’s still not clear who is responsible for the markings, but among the inscriptions left on the sign were three words: “Ramms (SIC), HTM, Ryerson.” #NuitBlanche seriously […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News, Top stories
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
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 […]

All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

There were stories about vulvas, fetishes and the horrors of Tinder dating. Nothing was off-limits as six comedians took the stage at the Ryerson Students’ Union second annual Shits n’ Giggles Feminist Comedy Night, hosted at the Ram in the Rye patio on Wednesday night. The event was part of DisOrientation Week, hosted by the RSU, the Continuing Education Students’ Association […]

A sample design of the Drake themed T-shirts planned by the RSU last year. Via Twitter / RSU.

Get over Drake, Ryerson

Once upon a time, about one year ago, Drake came to Ryerson. It was stunning, and thrilling and almost sounds too good to be true. Except now we aren’t allowed to forget about it. It was hard to walk around campus last week without feeling Drake’s overwhelming presence. Stylized sixes could be found throughout the Week of Welcome events held […]

by Patricia Karounos· · Opinion, Top stories
Silvia Maresca.  Photo credits: Robert Mackenzie.

6 exchange students discuss campus culture shock

With files from Robert Mackenzie. Students from all over the world come to Ryerson University to experience life and education on a Canadian campus. The Ryersonian sat down with six new exchange students to discuss their first week on campus. Anne-Lise Lambert Business and marketing, École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Rennes, France “I came here because … Canadians are […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · News, Top stories
The last time the Ryerson Students' Union hosted an event like this Drake dropped onto Gould Street  / Ryersonian Archive File

Ryerson’s latest mystery concert fetching 30,000 per cent mark up

The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert

(Ryersonian File Photo)

Ghomeshi found not guilty on choking and sexual assault charges

Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Justice William Horkins announced his decision Thursday at the Ontario Court of Justice in a proceeding that lasted an hour and a half. In his ruling, Horkins recapped the testimonies of each complainant, and highlighted the points where he saw inconsistencies […]

RyersonianTV: March 22, 2016 : Special Edition: The Passing of Rob Ford

RyersonianTV: March 22, 2016 : Special Edition: The Passing of Rob Ford

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Courtesy of the Liberal Party of Canada)

Federal budget 2016: what to expect

By Sidney O’Reilly Canada’s first federal budget under the Trudeau government will be unveiled later today. The much-anticipated budget is set to address five main topics. These include the Canada Child Benefit – a promise to aid families earning under $200,000 per year, the deficit, which is expected to nearly double the government’s projected numbers, middle-class tax cuts and infrastructure […]

JV Mukama tries to split the Dalhousie University defence during the bronze-medal CIS game on March 20. (courtesy Alex D'Addese, Rams Athletics)

Rams men’s basketball team repeats with national bronze

Rams beat Dalhousie University in the consolation bronze medal game.

(Courtesy Bryan Meler)

LIVE BLOG: Men’s CIS Basketball Championships Game 1

The Ryerson Rams face off against the UBC Thunderbirds in the quarter-final game of the CIS Men’s Basketball Championship in Vancouver, B.C. at 11 p.m. EST on March 17. The Thunderbirds are seeded eighth and the Rams are seeded first in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.    

Ryerson's men's basketball team poses with the Wilson Cup after it captured its first provincial championship banner. The team beat the Carleton Ravens 73-68 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

Rams’ double delight: Ryerson basketball wins two OUA golds

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams captured provincial titles Saturday night.
(Photo courtesy Twitter/Luke Galati)

by David Morassutti· · News, Sports, Top stories
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU Election Results: Impact sweeps the executive vote

Who won the 2015/2016 Ryerson Students’ Union election?

(Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATE: Toronto police urge RSU to report alleged stolen funds

In 2014-2015 $90,000 was allegedly stolen from the Ryerson Students’ Union offices.

by Alexandra Heck· · News, Top stories
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RSU puts 10K towards needs-based bursaries after student poll

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RSU president Andrea Bartlett responds to the controversy surrounding a decision to fire two RSU employees including a new mother on parental leave. (RyersonianTV)

UPDATED: RSU president says she received rape and death threats on a weekly basis

Ryerson Students’ Union executives Andrea Bartlett and Rabia Idrees both received violent threats throughout the year.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Leo takes home the Oscar

Leo takes home the Oscar

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Facebook Reactions get mixed reactions from students

Facebook Reactions get mixed reactions from students

By Rebecca Goss and Erin Hesselink Like it or not, Facebook’s “like” button has got company. On Feb. 24, Facebook rolled out “Reactions”, five new buttons – “love”, “haha”, “wow”, “sad” and “angry” – for users to express emotions beyond “like”. The change was in response to users’ complaints that certain statuses, such as one about a death in the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Students at the RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Liberals announce free tuition for students from low-income families

The Ontario government has pledge to overhaul the Ontario Tuition Grant program to cover the average cost of tuition fees from students from low-income families.

by Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi· · News, Top stories
Markus Harwood-Jones in the Trans Collective'd office in the SCC on Feb. 23, 2016.

Ryerson Trans Collective tackles transphobia on campus

Starting in March, the Ryerson Trans Collective will launch a campaign to tackle systemic cissexism and transphobia in classrooms and on campus.

by Krista Hessey· · News, Top stories
Bronwyn Hope, forth-year RTA student and the live director, content creator and senior writer of The Common Thread fashion show, believes sustainable fashion can be achieved by buying investment pieces.

Ryerson students host fair trade fashion show

Inspired by a documentary called The True Cost, radio and television arts student’s put on a fashion show as a capstone project featuring eight local designers’ sustainable fashion lines.

by Mikaila Kukurudza· · Arts & Life, News, Top stories
Ryerson’s new interim president, Mohamed Lachemi  meets  students on Jan. 20, 2016.

Ryerson University’s Winter Welcome with Mohamed Lachemi

Students meet with Ryerson’s new interim president, Mohamed Lachemi on Jan. 20, 2016.

(Mikaila Kukurudza/Ryersonian Staff)

Broken sprinkler causes flooding in engineering building

By Leah Hansen Several classrooms and offices on multiple floors of the engineering building were rendered unusable by flooding last week, giving some students and staff members a wet start to the new semester. A sprinkler on the third floor of the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre was damaged accidentally on the morning of Jan. 12. This led to widespread […]

by Leah Hansen· · News, Top stories
LIVE: RyersonianTV: Election

LIVE: RyersonianTV: Election

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

Carter Grant, a spokesperson for the pro-life group, Students for Life.

QUICK WATCH: Pro-life group says it’s gone to court to gain official status

Students for Life had been denied official group status by the Ryerson Students’ Union earlier this year. The group’s lawyer says she filed an application to the Ontario Superior Court.    

Mohamed Fahmy and his wife Marwa (right) spoke at the Rogers Communications Centre Tuesday morning, (Alison Shouldice / Ryersonian Staff)

Mohamed Fahmy speaks at Ryerson, berates Harper government

Speaking at the Rogers Communications Centre, Fahmy, who spent two years in an Egyptian prison, said he felt “abandoned” and “betrayed” by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

by Alison Shouldice· · News, On Campus, Top stories
A Beck Taxi cab waits on Queen St. in Toronto. (Tom Purves / Creative Commons)

Toronto city council votes to regulate Uber

After a long day of debate Wednesday, Toronto city council voted to regulate ride-hailing service Uber. Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, councillors voted 32-12 in favour of Mayor John Tory’s motion asking staff to come back with new regulations. A motion asking that Uber cease operations until the report is presented also passed. Councillors also voted to lower the “drop fee” — the starting […]

by Kascha Cassaday· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
RyersonianTV for September 18, 2015

RyersonianTV for September 18, 2015

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Top stories
RyersonianTV for September 17, 2015

RyersonianTV for September 17, 2015

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Top stories
RyersonianTV for September 15, 2015

RyersonianTV for September 15, 2015

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Top stories
A bucket set up to collect dripping water in the SLC. (Nitish Bissonauth / Ryersonian Staff)

Growing pains: the SLC’s roof and windows have sprung a leak

The weather this week underlined some problems at the new Student Learning Centre. After Wednesday’s heavy rainfall and gusty winds, a number of leaks were reported to Campus Facilities and Sustainability, custodians in the building say. “Everyone was pretty shocked. It happened so fast and within an hour we were getting lots of calls about the leaks,” said one custodian who does not wish […]

by Nitish Bissonauth· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RyersonianTV for April 7: Mayor John Tory comes to Ryerson, hundreds mourn slain opposition leader in Russia, ‘dancing queen’ at McMaster Tim Hortons gets a huge surpise

RyersonianTV for April 7: Mayor John Tory comes to Ryerson, hundreds mourn slain opposition leader in Russia, ‘dancing queen’ at McMaster Tim Hortons gets a huge surpise

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV for April 8: Canada’s top Bollywood dance team can’t find space to practice at Ryerson, new executive director for DMZ, women’s teams at Ryerson feel they don’t get enough marketing

RyersonianTV for April 8: Canada’s top Bollywood dance team can’t find space to practice at Ryerson, new executive director for DMZ, women’s teams at Ryerson feel they don’t get enough marketing

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

The sign posted on SCC washrooms. The person who posted the signs is unknown. (Sameera Raja / Ryersonian Staff)

No washroom, no ablution for Ryerson’s Muslim students

This version of this article corrects errors in paragraphs 2 and 3. Muslim students at Ryerson are feeling displaced now that they have lost their dedicated space to perform ablutions. Ablution, a ritual cleansing, is a Muslim obligation. The process is known as Wudu, and is performed before each prayer. After a flood last June, renovations to the multifaith washrooms […]

by Sameera Raja· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RyersonianTV for April 6: Controversy over feminized Ryerson fashion program sweatshirt, Kenya fights back after attack on university, sports highlights and more

RyersonianTV for April 6: Controversy over feminized Ryerson fashion program sweatshirt, Kenya fights back after attack on university, sports highlights and more

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

Changes in Mass Exodus leave most fashion communication students in the dust

Changes in Mass Exodus leave most fashion communication students in the dust

By Ashley Cochrane Some Ryerson fashion students are angrily protesting changes to Mass Exodus, one of the most recognized student-run fashion shows in the country. The students, who are in the fashion communication stream of the program, say the changes mean their work won’t be displayed in the best possible way, which could hurt their job prospects. At least one […]

A Space of Their Own

A Space of Their Own

By Deborah Hernandez and Ramna Shahzad According to Oberlin College and Conservatory, “safe spaces can be defined as spaces that are created of, by and for members of marginalized or under-represented social groupings.” Safe spaces allow members of marginalized groups to exist outside of prejudice and oppression that is otherwise upheld as a social norm. The Ryersonian spoke with Ryerson […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Top stories