The #RamsTalk social media campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental illness broke a new record on March 24: 104,200 tweets in 24 hours. That’s the greatest number of tweets the campaign has seen since it began three years ago. Tweeting using the hashtag #RamsTalk meant five cents was donated to the mental health awareness organization Jack.org. Jack.org is a […]
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The Ryerson Rams and Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are teaming up to take a stand on mental health. On March 24, every time the #RamsTalk hashtag is tweeted, Brookfield Institute will donate five cents to the mental health organization, Jack.org. The campaign – a spinoff of the popular #BellLetsTalk campaign – began in 2014 after former Rams […]
By Krista Hessey After watching The True Cost, a documentary that explores the negative impact of the global fashion industry, Ryerson fashion communication student Kelly Ann Nguyen reflected on her own shopping habits. She began developing a concept for her fourth-year capstone project that would allow people to visualize the social costs of purchasing unethically manufactured clothing. “What I […]
Every year I dread the arrival of November. Yes the month of November has my birthday and means the countdown to Christmas has begun. However, it also marks the start of what I dread: Movember. Every November 1st, my boyfriend shaves off his perfectly groomed scruff to reveal the baby face hidden underneath. It eventually grows out to the prickly […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union hosted its first Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) event on Wednesday — an effort stemming from the union’s new mandate of promoting the movement, a global campaign to stop Israel from occupying what it says is Palestinian land. The event was part of the RSU’s annual DisOrientation week, and featured a three-guest panel, who detailed the ways […]
By Nicole Skripkariuk It was the chant that echoed across Canada: “SMU boys, we like them young. Y is for your sister. O is for oh so tight. U is for underage. N is for no consent. G is for grab that ass.” Coined the “rape chant” for its glorification of sexual assault, the cheer showed up during frosh […]
This September marks the one-year anniversary of Ryerson’s Security Watch initiative, which informs all students, staff and recent graduates by email whenever a violent incident is reported on campus. Having our inboxes filled with reports of assaults, robberies and sexual harassment doesn’t exactly bolster our back-to-school spirits. But the actions of a group of Canadian students last week remind us […]