Maybe it’s because I’m graduating soon, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the dreaded d-word: diversity. Why is it dreaded? Hard to say, really, but as a South Asian female in the media industry, I have a theory. Granted, my experiences are limited to my 21 years, so I’m by no means an expert and I’m the first […]
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There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]
Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan first met each other on the set of a horror film in 2014. Two years later, they’re starring on a TV show they’ve written and created. Second Jen, which airs on City, explores the cultural and generational gaps that most children of immigrant parents experience. Joy is an actor, screenwriter, producer and comedian. She studied […]
Growing up, I was always that one “whitewashed” Asian girl. In school, I was never great at math or the sciences and I was always the first one to volunteer to read aloud in English class. Other Korean kids didn’t really want to talk to me because I was “too loud” or “too assertive,” so instead, I surrounded myself with […]
Ryerson is interested in tracking diversity on campus through a race-based survey, even though such a process raises privacy concerns, says the university’s vice-provost. The University of Toronto (U of T) was the first post-secondary institution to announce its commitment to the implementation of a race-based census in the upcoming fall semester. The initiative was created in hopes of identifying […]
Ryerson has been named one of Canada’s best diversity employers for its inclusive hiring efforts.
Canadian immigrants and indigenous peoples have more in common than they might think, according to Ratna Omidvar, the executive director of the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Global Diversity Exchange. Among them, she said, are shared experiences of colonization, marginalization, racism and discrimination. “We strive to protect our language and our culture in mainstream society, and this is what [indigenous […]
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 […]
Snap, crop, filter, hashtag, post. Basic steps to posting a selfie. But in Ben Barry’s fashion theory and concepts class, taking a selfie has only two steps: snap and post. As an assignment for class, Barry challenged his students to take a selfie and post it on Twitter or Instagram — without a filter or pose. Students had to post […]
Fashion show Project Diversity featured supermodels of a different kind: for starters, there was a variety of ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes. The show, held on March 24, was produced by fourth-year fashion communications student Kirthiga Rajanayagam. “I wanted to bring together people who aren’t typically ‘the norm’ when it comes to fashion,” says Rajanayagam. “And what better than a […]