Post Tagged with: "awareness"

Beverly Petrovic says all proceeds from her fundraiser will go to the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, where her son is being treated. (Photo by Evan Manning)

Ryerson student affairs co-ordinator throwing fundraiser for mental health awareness

After watching her son deal with mental health issues over the past year, Beverly Petrovic, student affairs co-ordinator for Ryerson’s school of journalism (RSJ), is hosting a fundraiser for those facing the same battle. The event called “A Night To Shed Light” will take place Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto Centre, located at 30 Carlton St. The night will mark […]

by Evan Manning· · News, Off Campus
Women's hockey team captain Nella Brodett, right, and suicide prevention activist Shayan Yazdanpanah, left, are taking part in this year's #RamsTalk campaign. (Vanessa Francone/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson’s mental health awareness fundraiser breaks record

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 […]

by Vanessa Francone· · News, On Campus
Women's hockey team captain Nella Brodett, right, and suicide prevention activist Shayan Yazdanpanah, left, are taking part in this year's #RamsTalk campaign. (Vanessa Francone/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson stands up for mental health with #RamsTalk

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 Jacqueline Tucci· · News, On Campus
Kelly Ann Nguyen with some of her infographics. (Krista Hessey / Ryersonian Staff)

‘Fast fashion’: The real cost of buying cheap clothes

  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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Movember: Armchair Advocacy

Movember: Armchair Advocacy

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 […]

by Tamara Sestanj· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

RSU hosts first event for pro-Palestine movement Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions

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 Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Stop rape culture before it starts

Stop rape culture before it starts

  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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion

Speak up about sexual violence

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 […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial, Opinion
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