Post Tagged with: "debate"

(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Tuition, mental health dominate RSU election debate

Controversial layoffs, lacking mental health services and tuition prices dominated the main discussion points at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election debate. Executive candidates from the RU Connected and Impact slates and one independent presidential candidate debated their platforms in the Rogers Communications Centre March 3. The debate addressed the human rights complaint filed against the RSU by former RSU […]

by Deven Knill· · News, On Campus
A member of Reignite Ryerson said it is not an anti-RSU group in a public meeting held on Nov. 26, 2015. (Facebook/Reignite Ryerson)

Reignite Ryerson and RSU: Unpacking Ryerson’s tuition fee debate

The Ryersonian compiled responses from each group on how they will address the issue of tuition fees.

by Latifa Abdin· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Reignite Ryerson, RSU discuss lowering tuition fees

Reignite Ryerson, RSU discuss lowering tuition fees

At its first public meeting, Reignite Ryerson said it’s not an anti-RSU group, and will work with the student union to fight rising tuition fees. The comments came at a Nov. 26 meeting attended by RSU vice-president education Cormac McGee and several members from the RSU’s board of directors. Around 20 students also attended. Reignite member Vajdaan Tanveer said, “If we didn’t […]

by Latifa Abdin· · News, On Campus, students
Catch the Globe Leaders’ Debate? Here’s a recap

Catch the Globe Leaders’ Debate? Here’s a recap

If you missed the 2015 Global Leaders’ Debate last night, don’t fret. Here’s a short recap of what happened. Be sure to check out our live blog page for more information.

by Aengus Mulroney· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Politics, Videos
Students watch as RSU election candidates make their opening statements. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU face off in RSU debate

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU butted heads in a rowdy and divided RSU election debate Monday. For the first time in years, all candidates running for executive positions face organized opposition. The debate showed this tension. Unite Ryerson candidates talked about continuing their legacy as incumbents of the RSU, whereas Transform RU argued the benefits of applying new perspectives to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
LIVE Blog: RSU 2015 Elections All-Candidates Debate

LIVE Blog: RSU 2015 Elections All-Candidates Debate

Unite Ryerson faces Transform RU in an election debate today. It’s the first time in years where there is organized opposition against Unite Ryerson (formerly known as Students United). Only Ryerson students are allowed to ask the candidates questions in the two-hour long debate. Elections take place on Feb 9-11. Follow Ryersonian reporters along as we live-blog the debate.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, celebrates Pride Week in Toronto as supporters cheer on. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

The big, racist, sexist, homophobic elephant in the room

Three white guys and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant woman walk into a mayoral debate. A white, grey-haired, older male audience member stands up and takes the mike. “With due respect, this is directed to Ms. Chow,” he begins. “I’ve heard you talk about your immigrant background and how important it was, etc. I presume, in this room, there are plenty of […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
Doug Ford

Doug woos Ford Nation with clone of Rob’s campaign

Speaking in front of a room full of Ford Nation supporters Tuesday night, Coun. Doug Ford reintroduced his brother’s platform as his own during his first appearance at a mayoral debate. Doug Ford hadn’t participated in any debates since he registered to run Sept. 12, when he took the place of Mayor Rob Ford, who was forced to withdraw after […]

by Sarah Traynor· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
John Tory and Olivia Chow debated on a variety of disability issues at the Ryerson Student Centre.

Tory-Chow disability debate veers into transit, gets heated

A mayoral debate on disability held at Ryerson on Monday turned heated as candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow veered off-course into transit. The two candidates began the debate at the Student Campus Centre relatively courteous toward each other — until Chow accused the Tory-backed Scarborough Subway expansion of taking funds away from disability projects on the TTC. She promises […]

by David Chen· · News, On Campus, Top stories
John Tory speaks at a media event on Tuesday. The previous day, the mayoral candidate cancelled on two appearances at Ryerson. (Kayla Hoolwerf/Ryersonian)

John Tory’s absence disappoints another student group

Mayoral candidate John Tory’s cancellation of campus appearances has managed to disappoint not just one, but two student groups at Ryerson. The budding Mobilizing Actively Political Students (MAPS) organized a week-long series of question-and-answer sessions starting Monday as its first major project — but it was struck by disappointment before the week even began. The office of Tory, who was slated to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Mayoral candidate John Tory (far right), at a debate hosted by Ryerson earlier this year. Tory was scheduled for two debates at Ryerson on Monday, but withdrew from both. (Russell Sabio/Ryersonian)

John Tory bails on Ryerson

The Ryerson Students’ Union voiced its disappointment on Monday after mayoral candidate John Tory cancelled two separate campus appearances. “The specific line that they gave us was they had competing campaign priorities and that in this new phase of the campaign, that those priorities were more important,” said Jesse Root, RSU’s vice-president for education. Tory was set to debate Olivia […]

by sidneyhannah.cohen· · News, On Campus, Top stories
A fringe mayoral candidate gate-crashed candidate Olivia Chow's question-and-answer session at Ryerson. (Katherine DeClerq/Ryersonian)

Fringe mayoral candidate crashes Olivia Chow Q&A

John Tory may have withdrawn from Monday’s mayoral debate at Ryerson, but Olivia Chow wasn’t alone on stage at the two-candidate event. She was joined shortly after 5 p.m. at the Sears Atrium in the engineering building on Church and Gould streets by someone uninvited — fringe candidate, D!ONNE Renee, who spells her first name entirely in capital letters and with the exclamation mark. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Top stories
Shedding some light on the RSU debate

Shedding some light on the RSU debate

The RSU election debate took place last Wednesday in the Tecumseh Lounge in the back of the Student Services Centre. It’s a lovely facility. Not the best lighting, though. I was there on assignment with two other Ryersonian reporters, one live-blogging the event and the other running the cameras with me. The room was dark, so I asked a coordinator […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · Editorial, Opinion
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
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