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Campus life in review: Fall 2016

As the Fall 2016 semester comes to an end, the Ryersonian takes a look back at the events held by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR). Here are some of this semester’s biggest events organized by our students’ associations. 6 Fest The RSU’s biggest, most talked about event of the fall was 6 Fest, […]

by Avery Friedlander· · News
(Ryersonian Archive)

Town hall recap: Students call RSU’s spending ‘strange’

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held a casual town hall meeting on Thursday to give students an opportunity to ask executives about current projects, and speak up about the issues on their mind. The new Wellness Centre, RSU’s involvement with the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) Fight the Fees campaign and the anti-choice protesters on campus were a few topics […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
RU Aware logo from their website.

RU Aware extends campaign to leave CFS

The campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is gaining momentum after its first week on campus. A group of students called RU Aware talked to students around campus in hopes of generating discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The team spent Monday and Tuesday last week educating students on Ryerson’s relationship with the federation. After the two […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
The fight for free education continues

The fight for free education continues

Post-secondary students across Canada plan to rally today for the National Day of Action as part of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) ongoing “Fight the Fees” campaign. But the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) will be keeping a low profile during the event. The student day of action for free education is meant to mobilize university and college students to […]

by Megan Stephens· · News
RU Aware logo from their website.

RU Aware?

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 […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 55

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 55

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
(Ryersonian Archive)

CFS recommends policy changes after critical joint letter

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is recommending some policy changes a month after a joint letter from 10 universities’ students’ unions was released calling for reform of the organization. In their Oct. 6 meeting, the CFS National Executive approved motions that could make it easier for member students’ unions to leave the organization, and to post audited financial statements […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 54

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 54

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 53

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 53

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 52

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 52

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
RSU report ‘inaccurate’ CFS alleges

RSU report ‘inaccurate’ CFS alleges

By: Samantha Relich and Anna-Kaye Evans There are “gross inconsistencies” and “inaccurate information” in the report released by the RSU on its relationship with the CFS, said Rajean Hoilett, former RSU president and chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario. Hoilett slammed the report at a debate with Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, at the Ryersonian yesterday. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has released a joint letter signed by 10 post-secondary student unions from across the country, voicing the student governments’ dissatisfaction with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The letter follows a report released by the RSU on Sept. 4 that formally evaluated and criticized the value of the union’s relationship with the CFS. Student movement ‘Done better’ […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 51

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 51

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
(Ryersonian Staff)

CFS impact on students outlined in new RSU report

A report released by the Ryerson Students’ Union on Sept. 4 has raised questions about the student government’s relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The report was produced due to a motion filed by a student last April at the RSU’s annual general meeting. It’s the first time the student union has formally evaluated its relationship with the CFS […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
RSU executive members Harman Singh,  Obaid Ullah, Andrea Bartlett, Rabia Idrees and Cormac McGee. Photo illustration courtesy The Ryersonian.

RSU 2015-16: A year in review

On May 1, the majority of the current Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executive committee will relinquish their roles and a new group of executives will take their place. With their terms coming to an end, The Ryersonian is taking a look at what issues the students’ union executives addressed this year and what their legacy will look like.

(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

We don’t need CFS, says RSU president

Andrea Bartlett says that the RSU can get by just fine without the Canadian Federation of Students. “We can run completely autonomous without the support of the CFS,” Bartlett said. In their election campaign platform last year, Bartlett and her slate promised students that they would look into the RSU’s relationship with the CFS. The possibility of defederation — the […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The machine that has been printing illegible International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) for months, has now been fixed . (Courtesy: ISIC Canada)

Illegible ISIC cards caused headaches abroad

The machine that has been printing illegible International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) for months, has now been fixed. Students will once again be able to pick up their cards. According to Ryerson Students’ Union president Andrea Bartlett, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is responsible for maintaining the machines. Bartlett said that Ryerson Student Centre’s service desk staff tried to […]

by Emily Stachera· · News, On Campus
(Maham Shakeel/Ryersonian Staff) (Courtesy DMZ)

RSU supports CFS plan for free tution

Cormac McGee, vice-president of education of the RSU says he supports the Canadian Federation of Students’ plan for free post-secondary education, “If there’s a sustainable way to do this.”

by Aidan Cox· · News
Cormac McGee (Ryersonian Staff)

RSU keeping its distance from Canadian Federation of Students: VP Education

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) says it’s raising student issues with the province, but it’s not taking its marching orders from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). RSU vice-president education Cormac McGee hosted a student action committee meeting recently to discuss the union’s progress lobbying for improved access to education. McGee explained his role to the student audience. He said […]

by Latifa Abdin· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
(Angela Serednicki/Ryersonian Staff)

Complaints over washroom cleanliness rising at Ryerson

Students are complaining to The Ryersonian despite Sept. 1 changes made only to staff workplaces.

by Vjosa Isai· · News, On Campus, students
Transform RU supporters celebrate in the Ram in the Rye, Feb. 11, 2015. (Shannon Baldwin / Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The 2015 RSU election night

Photos: Shannon Baldwin Gallery and captions: Jessica Lepore   Related posts:  Transform RU sweep 2015 RSU elections Broadcast: Transform’s VP education talks about election results Moment-to-moment coverage of the 2015 elections

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
A sign held in support of separating from the CFS on Sept. 26, 2007. (Ryersonian file photo)

Dropping CFS would not be a cure-all for RSU

Though the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has long been seen as a hallmark of campus politics at Ryerson, elsewhere, some schools have chosen a different path. The national student federation, which represents more than 60 unions Canada-wide, has often been criticized for its management style and its far-reaching policy ideals. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has been an active […]

by Sean Wetselaar· · News, On Campus
Getting to know the 2015 RSU candidates

Getting to know the 2015 RSU candidates

After weeks of campaigning, defaced posters and controversial comments from candidates, polls are open for the Ryerson Students’ Union elections. A total of 11 candidates are running for five positions. It’s the first time in four years where there is an organized opposition running against Unite Ryerson. Polls are open until Feb 11. at 5:30 p.m. Polling stations are located in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Transform RU's Andrea Bartlett (left) and Harman Singh (right) at the election debate. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Transform RU will consider ditching CFS if elected

With the first organized competition in years, the results of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election may renew discussion about its membership in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Transform RU presidential candidate Andrea Bartlett says their team is focusing on the election for now, and while they’re not concerned about separating from the CFS at the moment, they would […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Grad students at McGill University in Montreal voted in a referendum on Jan. 15 and 16 whether to disaffiliate from the Canadian Federation of Students.

Live blog: McGill grad students in referendum to cut from CFS

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The race for RSU president

The race for RSU president

By: Liam Scott, Emma Childs Students will be heading to the ballot boxes next week to elect their representatives for the 2014-15 academic year. The upcoming Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections take place on Feb. 3, 4 and 5. Ryerson’s website says that the RSU’s mandate is to lobby on behalf of students, save money for its members through “cost […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Top stories
Travel Cuts cut from Ryerson campus

Travel Cuts cut from Ryerson campus

By Shazah Ayub As reading week approaches, some students may not be far from the sunny beaches of Mexico — but they are far from student discounts on travel since Travel Cuts shut down its Ryerson location. After eight years, the discount travel agency has moved out of the Student Campus Centre (SCC) basement and merged operations with the University […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus

Report: Tuition still on the rise

In less than the time it takes to finish a four-year degree, tuition will increase by 13 per cent, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rising tuition is nothing new, but the steep increase means annual average fees will move from $6,610 to an estimated $7,437 by fall 2016. “As funding for post-secondary […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus
Editorial Cartoon: September 18, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: September 18, 2013

By Mitchell Cohen and Josh Kolm  

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Time to Mobilize activist talks to the Ryersonian

Time to Mobilize activist talks to the Ryersonian

Last year’s RSU activist of the year is calling for Ryerson to leave the Canadian Federation of Students, citing the CFS’ ineffectiveness. Second-year arts and contemporary studies student Dionysos Potamoskulos says he’s pushing the school to leave because the CFS has been ineffective in meeting its goals. “It’s failed its mandate,” he says. “It hasn’t been able to adapt its […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Webcasts
RSU president Melissa Palermo seen here at a CFS-organized rally in Feb. 2012.

Ryerson students part of anti-CFS campaign

Ryerson University students are among a group from 15 universities looking to leave the Canadian Federation of Students. According to the group organizing the defederation drive, students from schools including Ryerson, York University, the University of Toronto and Laurentian University are banding together to ditch the CFS because it has “lost traction in a number of provinces.” The group, which calls […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus