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 […]
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Voter turnout surged during this year’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election, and some candidates credit different campaign tactics. Total turnout varied among the various executive committee positions. The total votes for the president of the RSU increased by 73.6 per cent, vice-president education by 72.4 per cent, vice-president equity by 71.7 per cent, vice-president operations by 65.35 per cent, and […]
A new campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has arrived on campus. RU Aware is a team of students that says it wants to generate discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The campaign launched Monday, prepped with a press release, website and custom T-shirts. Imad Ansari, fourth-year mechanical engineering student and member of RU Aware, says the […]
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 […]
“Stop Paying to Work” campaign not feasible for today’s market forces.
A political expert is offering a third interpretation on Justin Trudeau’s f-bomb scandal, saying it will neither help or harm his campaign. “It can be neutral. There is a third option and I suspect that’s the right answer,” Dr. Neil Thomlinson, a Ryerson political science professor, said. “People predisposed to vote against him won’t vote for him anyway. This won’t […]
Women’s hockey team captain Nella Brodett is starting a two-part campaign today to raise money and awareness for mental illness. Brodett, who has suffered from depression on and off for the past two years, and teammate Emily Rose Galliani Pecchia started a Twitter campaign today that will raise money for Do it for Darren, an organization that helps youth suffering […]
Melissa Palermo has defended her involvement in the University of Toronto’s student union elections after being spotted campaigning for one of its presidential candidates last week. According to the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) president, she was on vacation time when she went to U of T’s downtown St. George campus to help her friend, Yolen Bollo-Kamara, with her presidential campaign. […]
There was something fishy at Yonge-Dundas Square Wednesday afternoon. Thirteen Ryerson students dressed up as sardines and gathered outside Dundas subway station to raise awareness to improve public transportation in the city. Meanwhile, the TTC approved a five-cent fare increase Wednesday afternoon, which will take the price of a single adult token to $2.70 from $2.65, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Cash fare will […]