Post Tagged with: "election"

(Wynne and visiting professor Ralph Lean, Danielle Lee)

Kathleen Wynne visits students at TRSM

The U.S. election and LGBTQ issues were some of the topics Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke about when she visited Ryerson yesterday. Wynne was at the Ted Rogers Business School of Management to talk to students as part of a speaker series for the Regulation Government and Socially Responsible Management class taught by Prof. Asher Alkoby. “I really enjoy the opportunity to hear […]

by Danielle Lee· · News
(Ryersonian Staff)

Voter turnout in RSU election largely unaffected by switch to online voting

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 […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU Election Results: Impact sweeps the executive vote

Who won the 2015/2016 Ryerson Students’ Union election?

(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
(Ryersonian Staff)

RSU Election: Where candidates stand on student issues

Check out where RSU election candidates stand on key student issues.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
RSU election season shortened

RSU election season shortened

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 […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
Ryerson Students' Union sign on Gould St. (Olivia McLeod / Ryersonian Staff)

Online voting through RAMSS expected to increase turnout

Students will be able to vote online for the upcoming RSU elections in March, by logging into their RAMSS account.

by Justine Ponomareff· · News
Linh Nguyen, a Ryerson economics student, is working for Bernie Sanders's campaign in Illinois (Courtesy Lindsay Keys).

Ryerson economics student working on Bernie Sanders’s Illinois primary

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.

by Krista Hessey· · News
Justin Trudeau poses with students at a Ryerson meet-and-greet event for Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal Party's Toronto-Centre byelection candidate. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

Why the election is far from won

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 […]

by Peter Goffin· · Editorial, News, Opinion
Liberal MP Adam Vaughan speaks to supporters after defeating Ryerson professor and former mayoral candidate Olivia Chow in Spadina-Fort York Monday night (Kira Wakeam/Ryersonian Staff).

Liberals win majority government as Ryerson profs lose in Toronto and B.C.

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.

We asked Ryerson students to name their ideal prime minister

We asked Ryerson students to name their ideal prime minister

“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 […]

by Robyn Sheremeta· · News, Opinion
A screenshot from the app (Courtesy Twitter/@PhMai).

TRSM’s Social Media Lab monitors election buzz using new online tool

The Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management recently launched an online tool that helps monitor social media buzz about Canadian politics and the upcoming federal election. Called PoliDashboard, the tool monitors Twitter activity containing the hashtags #cdnpoli and #elxn42.   PoliDashboard was launched online on Sept. 15 and was revealed to the public last Tuesday, when […]

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News, On Campus, Politics
An upcoming youth townhall at Ryerson will address the issue of voting reform. (Ryersonian Archive)

RSU hopes to implement online voting system this fall

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 […]

by Joshua Arthur Peter White-Crummey· · News, On Campus
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
This Week in Ink: Tuesday, Sept. 15

This Week in Ink: Tuesday, Sept. 15

Want to know what’s in tomorrow’s paper? Here’s a sneak preview!

by Cole Deakin· · This Week In Ink, Videos
Linh Nguyen says she was impressed with student engagement during the RSU election and hopes that it will carry on to October's federal election. (Courtesy of Deepika Shewaramani/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson economics student hopes to be Green Party MP

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 […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson releases results in board of governors election

Ryerson releases results in board of governors election

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 […]

by Marija Petrovic· · News, On Campus
Meet your student Board of Governors candidates

Meet your student Board of Governors candidates

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Take a break from studying on campus this weekend. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Majority of Toronto students say they will vote in this year’s federal election: Poll

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Infographic: How did Ryerson vote in the RSU elections?

Infographic: How did Ryerson vote in the RSU elections?

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

by Nicole Thompson· · Interactives, News, On Campus
Analysis: Transform RU landslide victory shows students fed-up with Unite Ryerson

Analysis: Transform RU landslide victory shows students fed-up with Unite Ryerson

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. […]

by Prajakta Dhopade· · News
Transform RU supporters celebrate in the Ram in the Rye, Feb. 11, 2015. (Shannon Baldwin / Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The 2015 RSU election night

Photos: Shannon Baldwin Gallery and captions: Jessica Lepore   Related posts:  Transform RU sweep 2015 RSU elections Broadcast: Transform’s VP education talks about election results Moment-to-moment coverage of the 2015 elections

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
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
Zidane Mohamed at the Feb. 2, 2014 all-candidates debate. (Ryersonian staff)

Sheldon Levy calls Zidane Mohamed’s posts applauding police killings “disgusting”

Ryerson president Sheldon Levy has called social media posts made by Zidane Mohamed, Unite Ryerson’s candidate for vice-president education, “digusting.” “If you find me a stronger word than that to express myself, then please fill it in,” he said. The Ryersonian reported Jan. 29 that Mohamed had posted messages on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts applauding the killing of […]

by Nicole Thompson· · 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
Unite Ryerson candidate applauds killing of New York City police officers

Unite Ryerson candidate applauds killing of New York City police officers

  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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Olivia Chow outside of the Ryerson Students' Union, urging students to vote.

Olivia Chow visits Ryerson, urges students to vote

  “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 […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus, students
(Ryersonian file photo)

John Tory and Doug Ford continue to snub Toronto university students: CFS-O

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Sufficient and affordable child care is important to students

Sufficient and affordable child care is important to students

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 […]

by Michelle LePage· · Opinion
Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

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 […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus
Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

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 […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
CESAR members elects interim leaders at unofficial meeting

CESAR members elects interim leaders at unofficial meeting

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. […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus
Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

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by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Uncategorized
Split vote likely in upcoming mayoral election

Split vote likely in upcoming mayoral election

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
From left to right: candidates John Scott, Roble Mohamed and Rajean Hoilett. (

Q-and-A: RSU presidential candidates talk campaigns

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 […]

by Emily Westover· · News, On Campus, Top stories
What’s in the RSU’s elusive budget?

What’s in the RSU’s elusive budget?

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 Leena Latafat· · In pictures, News, On Campus
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
(Ryersonian file photo)

RSU opts for paper ballots over online voting

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Siblings Rodney and Pascale Diverlus. (Courtesy Pascale Diverlus)

Former RSU president’s younger sister runs for VP equity

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 […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Live blog: Liberals celebrate Toronto Centre byelection win

Live blog: Liberals celebrate Toronto Centre byelection win

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories