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Monique Phillips stands in front of Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone. (Courtesy of Monique Phillips/Ryersonian Staff)

The ‘black sheep’ of the newsroom

By Monique Phillips The first time I was introduced to the idea of the lack of diversity in the newsroom, I was interviewing a black journalist (who doesn’t want to be named) for a class assignment. I had always thought the newsroom was a place where public opinion was formed, so it must be full of informed, knowledgeable individuals. But […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
The winners from this year's Viola Desmond awards. Left to right: Omnia Abdorbo, Nicole Neverson, Marwa Ahmed, Keitha Prospere, Anisa Hassan and Hoda Abdel-Gaber. (Erica Huculak/The Ryersonian)

Ryerson women honoured at Viola Desmond awards

Five females were honoured Monday night, at Ryerson’s sixth annual Viola Desmond Day Awards ceremony. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian, who in 1946 was prosecuted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre. Every year, Ryerson celebrates her legacy by awarding black females of the community for their continuing efforts in shaping black history. Each award is named […]

by Erica Huculak· · News, On Campus, students
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