The results are in, the students have spoken in the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections…well, some of them. Voting closed in the RSU elections last night at 4 p.m., and within an hour, Obaid Ullah and Impact had been declared the winners of all executive positions. Voting took place March 7-9. The quick results – last year it took over […]
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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 […]
Check out where RSU election candidates stand on key student issues.
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is holding what could be the shortest campaigning period to elect new candidates in recent years. The nominees for the RSU election were announced Monday evening and campaigning is set to start today. Candidates will roughly have two business days to campaign before voting starts March 7. RSU president Andrea Bartlett said that the campaign […]
Students will be able to vote online for the upcoming RSU elections in March, by logging into their RAMSS account.
Linh Nguyen, an economics student at Ryerson and the deputy politics/digital director of Bernie Sanders’s Illinois primary race, caught up with the Ryersonian just in time for Sanders’s win in the New Hampshire primary.
So that’s it. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was not only handed a majority win Monday night, but was handed a majority win in an election with the highest voter turnout since 1993. The progressive voters’ drive for “Anyone but Harper” succeeded. But that doesn’t mean Canadians can relax now. The electorate has written Trudeau a giant novelty cheque, but he […]
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party won a resounding victory on Monday in a political sea change that could deliver bigger grants and delayed interest payments to students across Canada. Ryerson professors Olivia Chow and Jacqui Gingras were defeated.
“Anyone but Harper” is scrawled across the social media timelines of many a disgruntled Canadian. There are websites devoted to ousting the current prime minister by voting strategically and a Facebook event called Stephen Harper Going Away Party, with more than 300,000 confirmed “guests.” But who would you choose to be PM if you actually could oust Harper? We asked […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is planning to roll out online voting for students’ union elections, perhaps as soon as this fall. RSU president Andrea Bartlett said she hopes to have a system in place before November byelections for three RSU board of directors positions. Bartlett and vice-president operations Obaid Ullah have been meeting with administration staff in Computing and Communications Services to discuss borrowing the system used for elections to […]
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.
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Linh Nguyen has tattoos, piercings and is only 27, but the fourth-year Ryerson economics student wants to be Mississauga’s next member of Parliament. Nguyen is the Green party’s MP candidate for the Mississauga East-Cooksville riding for October’s federal election. If elected, she says she hopes to keep a very grassroots, community-driven voice in politics. “It’s so important for me to […]
Ryerson students have chosen their representatives to the board of governors. Cormac McGee and Hannah Van Dyk and Jessica Machado will take seats with board, the university’s most important governing body for non-academic decisions including financial matters like capital spending and planning. McGee won with 858 votes, Van Dyk won with 797 votes and Machado won with 775 votes. McGee […]
Voting for the Board of Governors and the Senate closes at 4:30 p.m. today, but are you one of the students wondering what these groups actually do? Both the Board of Governors and the Senate play a large role in the Ryerson student experience. The Senate focuses more on the academic side, while the Board of Governors focuses on other […]
Most undergraduate university students in Toronto are likely to vote in this year’s federal election, according to a recent poll conducted by Ryerson University’s journalism and political science departments. Almost 60 per cent of undergraduate students say they will probably cast a ballot this year. About one-third of students polled said they are likely to vote and another quarter said they […]
Using unofficial election results, The Ryersonian has compiled the polling numbers for all candidates in this year’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election. Scroll through the graphs to take a look at how each faculty voted. | Create infographics
A politics professor and Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) expert says that Transform RU’s victory shows why Unite Ryerson has been successful all these years. Neil Thomlinson, who has followed RSU politics for more than 20 years, says that Unite has won in the past because it’s been organized, didn’t have opposition and knows how to get its supporters to vote. […]
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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 […]
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 Billy Johnson and Nicole Thompson The Ryersonian has obtained screenshots of remarks made by Zidane Mohamed condoning the killing in December of two New York police officers. Mohamed is Unite Ryerson’s candidate for vice-president for education in the upcoming Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election. “Is it bad of me that I applaud the killing of the two […]
“Did you vote today?” was the first question Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow asked students at her visit to the Ryerson Students’ Union on election day. Chow’s quick visit on Monday was to urge students on campus to vote if they had not already done so. Wearing a hard-to-miss bright yellow scarf, Chow posed for pictures and shook hands with […]
University and college students in Toronto are still being ignored by mayoral candidates John Tory and Doug Ford, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario said in a news release last week. The candidates have not responded to many emails and calls, said Alastair Woods, chairperson of the CFS-O. “It is clear that neither Mr. Tory nor Mr. Ford believe student concerns […]
In the long months leading up to the Toronto municipal election, it seems as if the mayoral and city council candidates have all but forgotten students. Though candidate platforms include transit plans, they don’t talk much about reducing the cost of student metro passes. At $108 a month, we pay nearly three times as much as students in other major […]
A poll conducted by The Ryersonian Monday shows that students are split between Olivia Chow and John Tory in the upcoming municipal election. Students’ voting plans have dramatically changed since February, when The Ryersonian last polled students. While Chow’s support is approximately the same at 26 per cent, Tory’s support has gone from 2 per cent to 28.1 per cent. Taking the […]
The Ryersonian went to the heart of Ryerson’s campus to see if students would vote for Doug Ford. Doug Ford entered the race to replace his brother as the mayor of Toronto on Sept. 12. It came two days after it was announced that Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma, a cancer of the fatty tissue, and would be undergoing chemotherapy. Rob […]
The Continuing Education Students’ Association has a new slate of executive members after members elected in March 2013 resigned earlier this month. Along with the five executive members, CESAR president Shinae Kim resigned from her position for unknown reasons. The members abruptly vacated their positions prompting an unofficial general members’ meeting to elect interim leaders for these seats on Feb. […]
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John Tory, the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, officially registered as a Toronto mayoral candidate Monday morning. Ninety minutes later, former TTC chair Karen Stintz did the same. Both right-leaning, Stintz and Tory have launched mayoral bids with platforms that seem to mirror each other. Both campaigns will focus on keeping taxes low and developing additional north-south […]
The Ryersonian’s Emily Westover met individually with the three candidates for RSU president to ask them what current campaigns should continue, which should be scrapped and what new campaigns they would like to implement if elected. Here is an edited excerpt: Which of the current RSU campaigns would you like to see continued? Hoilett: I’d like to continue the tradition […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union budget sits in a private room in the Student Centre and cannot be seen in private – even if you are a member of the union. Copies of it are not circulated and pictures of it are prohibited. Every student at Ryerson University, without a choice, is charged $60 as a part of their tuition for […]
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 Victoria Kuglin and Cosette Schulz Next week, students will get the chance to once again elect a governing body for the Ryerson Students’ Union. But there is one difference between RSU elections and elections for other governing student bodies: there is no online voting system. “We’ve found that paper ballots are the most democratic way to vote,” said current […]
Political ambition runs in the Diverlus family. Pascale Diverlus, a second-year journalism student, is campaigning to be the next vice-president equity. Her older brother Rodney held the same position when he first joined the students’ union in 2012. He later moved on to the role of president. But she insists she’s not following in her brother’s footsteps. “This is something […]