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How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

Journalists are still grappling with how to strike a balance between using inclusive pronouns and making sure readers understand them, according to Canadian Press editor Stephen Meurice. A panel on language representation in media was held by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre at the Rogers Communications Centre on Friday, Sept. 30. Among the panelists were freelance journalist and queer media […]

by Oriena Vuong· · education, Media, News, On Campus, students
Heather-Ann Mesquite, above, created the Community Association for Student Support.  (Courtesy Heather-Ann Mesquite)

Disability Studies student create advocacy organization for children and youth with disabilities

How does a teaching assistant (TA) or educational assistant (EA) tell an elementary school student with a disability who she’s worked with one-on-one for months that she can no longer work with them? That’s the “heartbreaking” situation Ryerson disability studies student Heather-Ann Mesquita said she has faced multiple times throughout her 10 years working as an elementary school TA. And […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU’s new mental health scholarships worth $30,000

The RSU is handing out scholarships worth $2,000 to 15 mental health student leaders.

by Al Donato· · News, On Campus, students
First-year student Matthew Vocino is the first recipient of the award. (Charlotte Arnold/Ryersonian Staff)

Barbara Turnbull Award given to Ryerson sport media student

A first-year student in sport media is the first recipient of the Barbara Turnbull award — named after the Toronto Star journalist.

by Charlotte Arnold· · News, Off Campus, students
First-place winners Abil won $5,000 from the DMZ. Left to right: Abid Virani, Misha Mykitiuk, Alwar Pillai, and Graham McLaughlin. (Courtesy Laura Rossi/Ryerson)

Team wins $5,000 in DMZ ‘Hack-cessibility’ competition

One team out of eight walked away with $5,000 in a competition at the DMZ.

Finding purpose in advocacy

Finding purpose in advocacy

Growing up with an autistic brother, 20-year-old Ryerson student Josh Lamers saw first-hand that there isn’t enough being done to accommodate the needs of young people with disabilities. “This is the issue: the families who care about (those with disabilities) and are supporting them aren’t allowed to talk or make any suggestions to the school board or community housing,” Lamers […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · Arts & Life, Health, students, Top stories