By Billy Johnson See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: will this be the new Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) policy towards international politics, especially in regards to Israel? It shouldn’t be. During the recent elections, pro-Israel students criticized the incumbent slate, Unite Ryerson, for its support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. This, along with the RSU’s […]
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On a walk around campus all the candidates’ printed faces can be seen smiling from the walls. Posters stating the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) positions each person hopes to be elected to are there for all of Ryerson to read — or ignore. Unite Ryerson’s posters include “together we will” and “together we have” lists, each with a few points. […]
A day after controversial Sun News Network host and author Ezra Levant spoke at Ryerson, heated comments erupted on the Ryerson Students’ Union Facebook page. Pro-Israel students reacted angrily Friday after the RSU page’s administrator removed a video post for alleged anti-Muslim hate speech. Many comments stemmed from the perception that the RSU does not equally uphold its “zero tolerance” policy, […]
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 […]
University and college student unions across Ontario now formally support Israel boycott efforts after the Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-O) voted in favour of the decision this August. The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign provincewide was tabled by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) this summer in response to the new military […]