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Jen Gonzales, director of RU Student Life, said she sees awareness as a crucial first step for increasing student engagement. (Photo by Angela McLean)

Campus events failed to involve almost half of surveyed first-years in 2016

Almost one-half of first-year students who were surveyed in 2016 said they were uninvolved in campus social activities, according to a survey published by Ryerson’s Board of Governors in June.

The poll, which surveyed 205 students, found 45 per cent of them said their actual experiences of getting involved in campus activities fell short of their expectations, with about 13 per cent saying they were engaged “much less than expected.”

by Kayla Douglas· · News, On Campus
BoG student members Cassandra Myers, Mariam Nouser and Victoria Morton. (Courtesy Farhan Riaz)

New pilot project covers student BoG campaign costs

After years of paying out-of-pocket for campaign materials, student candidates in Ryerson’s Board of Governors (BOG) election will receive financial aid from the university.   Administration will test how $200 in campaign funds helps student BoG candidates gather materials for an effective election campaign.   Ryerson president and BoG member Mohamed Lachemi said the decision was made in response to […]

by Alexander Downham· · News, On Campus, students
Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

By Isabelle Docto and Robyn Fiorda Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) will have a new home in the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI) thanks to today’s provincial and federal funding announcement. Bill Morneau, Canada’s minister of finance, announced today that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. Another $4.7 million will come from the province. […]

Ryerson visiting professor and former executive director of Canadian Association of University Teachers James Turk. (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson prof blasts Carleton’s new policy breaching academic freedom

A Ryerson professor says a new revised policy at Carleton bans the fundamental democratic right.

by Lana Hall· · education, News, Off Campus, On Campus
In this Apr. 2, 2014 file photo, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy addresses students. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

New presidential search set to begin as Sheldon Levy takes government job

The search for a new Ryerson president is on — again. A new committee in charge of determining current president Sheldon Levy’s successor is being organized and will be confirmed at the first Board of Governors meeting next month. But come Dec. 1 Levy will be headed to Queen’s Park, where he will serve as deputy minister of Ontario’s Ministry […]

by Angelyn Francis· · News, On Campus
Hannah Van Dyk hopes to implement nap rooms on campus during her term next year on Ryerson's Board of Governors. (Courtesy of Hannah Van Dyk)

Newly elected Board of Governors student representative hopes to implement nap rooms on campus

Pulling all-nighters or getting little-to-no sleep is a common occurrence for many Ryerson students. Newly elected Board of Governors student representative Hannah Van Dyk is hoping to change that. When she becomes one of the 24 board members for the next academic year, she hopes to implement nap rooms around campus. “As a commuter school we ask our students to […]

by Jacqueline Bradley· · News, On Campus
Ryerson releases results in board of governors election

Ryerson releases results in board of governors election

Ryerson students have chosen their representatives to the board of governors. Cormac McGee and Hannah Van Dyk and Jessica Machado will take seats with board, the university’s most important governing body for non-academic decisions including financial matters like capital spending and planning. McGee won with 858 votes, Van Dyk won with 797 votes and Machado won with 775 votes. McGee […]

by Marija Petrovic· · News, On Campus
Outgoing Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. Ryersonian file photo.

UPDATE: President Sheldon Levy to remain for third term as president, up to two years

Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy isn’t going anywhere. The committee designated to find Ryerson’s next president declared a failed search this morning and announced Levy will stay on as president for up to two more years. Despite months of speculation regarding who would be his successor on campus, the presidential search committee will not be bringing any candidates forward, according to […]

by Sean Wetselaar· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Meet your student Board of Governors candidates

Meet your student Board of Governors candidates

Voting for the Board of Governors and the Senate closes at 4:30 p.m. today, but are you one of the students wondering what these groups actually do? Both the Board of Governors and the Senate play a large role in the Ryerson student experience. The Senate focuses more on the academic side, while the Board of Governors focuses on other […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

A second students’ movement has joined the Ryerson political scene, offering support for Ryerson’s administration in the midst of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Freeze the Fees campaign. The movement drew a crowd that rallied in support of the university’s administration at Monday night’s board of governors meeting, where university representatives gather each month to discuss, among other things, budgets. […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
RSU confirms meeting with Ryerson administrators to discuss tuition cuts

RSU confirms meeting with Ryerson administrators to discuss tuition cuts

Protesters who were camped out in front of Jorgenson Hall met with Ryerson administrators Monday, in an effort to soothe relations between the university and disgruntled students upset with rising tuition fees. President Sheldon Levy confirmed the meeting Monday. “We met with them this morning,” Levy told The Ryersonian. “I don’t think there was any acrimony there.” But he was […]

by Hayden W· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Picture This: Canadian Tuition

Picture This: Canadian Tuition

This week, The Ryersonian reported on the proposed tuition increase for Ryerson University. Ryerson’s Board of Governors discussed the need for the increase and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voiced their opposition. We know that Ontario students pay the highest tuition in all of Canada, but we were curious about what other provinces are paying and how much tuition has gone up […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Top stories
President Sheldon Levy says he's worried election politics will affect Ryerson’s chance to bag cash for new infrastructure projects. (Courtesy Ryerson file photo)

Threat of provincial election puts university funds at risk

As the threat of a spring election looms over Ontario’s Liberal government, Sheldon Levy is worried that politics could affect the school’s chances to bag cash for the new faculty of science building. The Ryerson president voiced his concerns to the Board of Governors members on Jan. 27, saying that decisions on funding for certain infrastructure projects could be shaped […]

by Diana Hall· · News, On Campus
The committee includes one student: board of governors member Curtis Yim, a business management undergraduate. (Courtesy of Curtis Yim)

Committee appointed to search for new Rye president

Members of the search committee that will choose Ryerson’s next president were named at the board of governors meeting Jan. 27. In addition to the four members who were appointed by senate and named two weeks ago, nine members of the board of governors were put to the task of choosing president Sheldon Levy’s replacement. One of the appointees is […]

by Arti Panday· · News, On Campus
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