Post Tagged with: "2014 RSU elections"

Chris Babic / Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon, February 5, 2014

This cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on February 5, 2014.

by Chris Babic· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Ryerson Students' Union president, Melissa Palermo high-fives the Unite Ryerson supporters after results are announced. (Nicole Brockbank/Ryersonian staff)

Unite Ryerson sweeps RSU elections amidst declining voter turnout

This year’s Ryerson Students’ Union election saw record-low numbers of voters, continuing a trend of at least three years of declining voter turnout. Unite Ryerson’s Rajean Hoilett, a third-year social work student, took the RSU presidency Thursday night with 1,446 of 2,004 valid votes cast. Voter turnout saw a 13.1 per cent decline from the 2,306 votes cast last year. […]

by Ethan Lou· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Shedding some light on the RSU debate

Shedding some light on the RSU debate

The RSU election debate took place last Wednesday in the Tecumseh Lounge in the back of the Student Services Centre. It’s a lovely facility. Not the best lighting, though. I was there on assignment with two other Ryersonian reporters, one live-blogging the event and the other running the cameras with me. The room was dark, so I asked a coordinator […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · Editorial, Opinion
From left to right: candidates John Scott, Roble Mohamed and Rajean Hoilett. (

Q-and-A: RSU presidential candidates talk campaigns

The Ryersonian’s Emily Westover met individually with the three candidates for RSU president to ask them what current campaigns should continue, which should be scrapped and what new campaigns they would like to implement if elected. Here is an edited excerpt: Which of the current RSU campaigns would you like to see continued? Hoilett: I’d like to continue the tradition […]

by Emily Westover· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RSU presidential candidates John Scott, Roble Mohamed, and Rajean Hoilett at the debate Jan. 30. Courtesy Samuel Greenfield / Ryersonian Staff

RSU election debate lacks inspiration

If you are one of the 99.8 per cent at Ryerson you’ll want to read further. With this number I don’t mean the occupy movement. This is the percentage of the RSU’s 30,000 membership that was not present at the election debate on Wednesday – if you could even call it a debate. Four of the five RSU executive positions are […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · Editorial, Opinion, Voices
Hillary MacDonald / Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: January 29, 2014

by Hillary MacDonald· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
RSU: Ryerson’s Shady Union

RSU: Ryerson’s Shady Union

“What have you done for me?” It’s the first question that comes to mind when the RSU comes up. In the past four years at Ryerson, the students’ union has acted less like an open and accountable student government and more like a bureaucratic collective that is notorious for dodging questions and restricting interviews with the student press. An upcoming […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Siblings Rodney and Pascale Diverlus. (Courtesy Pascale Diverlus)

Former RSU president’s younger sister runs for VP equity

Political ambition runs in the Diverlus family. Pascale Diverlus, a second-year journalism student, is campaigning to be the next vice-president equity. Her older brother Rodney held the same position when he first joined the students’ union in 2012. He later moved on to the role of president. But she insists she’s not following in her brother’s footsteps. “This is something […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Top stories
2014 RSU candidates named

2014 RSU candidates named

The Ryerson Students’ Union announced Wednesday the names of candidates who will run in the upcoming election.  The vote, which will take place Feb. 3-5, will determine the makeup of the RSU for the 2014-15 academic year. The nomination period ran between Jan. 6 and Jan. 17 with potential candidates rallying for signatures of support across campus. There will be […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus, Top stories