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UPDATED: Student leaders say Ryerson’s sexual violence policy isn’t reaching all students

Ryerson student leaders agree with administration that the new Sexual Violence Policy is raising awareness on campus, but worry that the message isn’t reaching the average student. Tamara Jones, vice-president equity at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), said she notices more awareness of the policy, but only among students actively involved in the Ryerson community. “Some students do know [about […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News, On Campus
Protesters at the Take Back the Night rally at Ryerson University on Sept. 16, 2016.  (Hongen Nar)

Sexual violence survivors and allies take back the night

All eyes were fixed on Marie Sleth Friday evening as she recounted the sexual violence she’d experienced while living in a foster home as a child. “The man of the house, in the foster home, he would be drunk and take advantage of me sexually. He said that if I told his wife, she would send me back to the […]

by Shaian Martin· · News
Materials from a recent workshop promoting consent culture. (Nicole Abi-Najem / Ryersonian Staff)

Campus consent workshop organizers advocate for sexual assault prevention

While Ryerson recently introduced its first-ever sexual assault policy, some say it doesn’t go far enough to address rape culture on campus. Janet Rodriguez, director of campaigns and equity with the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR), said students should push for the university to do more to help prevent sexual assault, rather than just making policies to respond […]

by Nicole Abi-Najem· · News, On Campus
Ryerson launches new sexual violence policy

Ryerson launches new sexual violence policy

Ryerson has introduced a new sexual violence policy in response to growing concerns about sexual assault on Ontario university campuses. The policy, recently approved by the university’s Board of Governors, stems from a 28-page report released in May authored by vice-provost for students, Heather Lane Vetere. In her report, Lane Vetere drafted a rough policy that was later tweaked after […]

by Alison Shouldice· · News, On Campus
Lena Peters, a sex educator, anti-oppression trainer and social justice advocate from Toronto, shows Seinfeld clip to a group of six Ryerson students to demonstrate barriers and personal space.

Sex educator addresses consent for Ryerson’s International Women’s Day celebrations

In a 1994 episode of Seinfeld, Elaine introduces her new boyfriend, Aaron, to the New York City crew. Though Aaron seems overly-friendly, his tendency to “close talk” in other characters’ faces is perceived to be a little too close for comfort—a familiar scenario for many female students. Lena Peters, a sex educator, anti-oppression trainer and social justice advocate from Toronto, […]

by Nadya Domingo· · Arts & Life
Under Ontario's new sexual education curriculum, Grade 1 students will learn about issues such as healthy relationships and consent. (Courtesy of Ged Carroll)

Ontario sex-ed reform: When it comes to sex-ed, ‘yes’ matters

In September, Ontario Grade 1 students will start learning about healthy relationships, consent and a wider curriculum that deals with other issues. In third grade they’ll learn about the concept of same-sex relationships and the next year they will start learning about how to be safe online, as well as how puberty works. In Grade 6, they’ll be taught what […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion