The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is rolling out a strategy to increase voter turnout at student elections this year. Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, made the announcement Tuesday at an open meeting about student life improvement initiatives the RSU plans to pursue this year. Unpaid internships, tuition fees and academic policy reviews were discussed in addition to voter turnout. Since 2008, […]
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Ryerson distinguished visiting professor and the director for the school’s Centre for Free Expression, James L. Turk, spoke to The Ryersonian about the student union’s problematic poster policies.
Contentious posters critical of the RSU executives’ decision to fire an employee on maternity leave were put up around campus and swiftly torn down earlier this week.
Transform RU entered won the Ryerson Student Union office last year on a platform including financial transparency and communication. Now that a new election is upon us, how did the 2015-16 RSU live up to their goals and promises? For one, the union introduced mental health bursaries for students that desperately require support in accessing mental health services. They introduced […]
An uneducated electorate leads to a poor election outcome, because students are either going to vote blindly, or simply not at all.
Do you know what do come voting day? Check out The Ryersonian’s nifty infographic with all the details!
The Ryerson Students’ Union will host its annual All Candidates Debate for executive committee candidates March 3 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at the Rogers Communications Centre (RCC204). The candidates will present their platforms and questions will be taken from the student body. The three slates running for executive positions are Impact, RU Connected and the Rhino Party. There is one […]
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 […]
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. Three slates are running in this year’s RSU elections: RU Connected, Impact and the Rhino Party. The rules around campaigning are very specific. Candidates may begin their campaign at […]
The Ryerson Communication & Design Society (RCDS) board of directors quietly passed a bylaw that banned students from running as slates, or groups, on Jan. 21, 2016.
Campaign season is upon us. Students living in the heart of downtown will cast votes in the Toronto Centre and University-Rosedale ridings on Oct. 19. The Ryersonian breaks down who’s who on your ballots. By Kiah Berkeley and Aengus Mulroney Toronto Centre There’s a battle brewing in the Toronto Centre riding, where the Liberal party could be unseated after more than 20 […]
With the 2015 federal election just over a month away, Canadians face a new set of voter identification rules that some critics say may discourage university students from going to the polls. Among other voting regulation changes, the Fair Elections Act has banned two means of voting for people who do not have a photo ID with their name and […]
(video report from Beza Getachew, Ryersonian staff) This story has been modified to reflect changes in graph seven, regarding Unite Ryerson’s comment. Change has rolled across the campus from the corner of Dundas and Mutual streets to College Park. All executive candidates on the Transform RU slate won their bids in the 2015 student elections, starting with the Andrea Bartlett, who will become president of […]
It’s RSU Election Night. Unite Ryerson, Transform RU and one independent candidate, Joshua D’Cruz, will learn their political fates tonight in one of the most hotly contested elections in years. This year’s campaign has seen lots of activity and also some controversy. Unite’s candidate for vice-president education, Zidane Mohamed, was forced to apologize for comments he made on Facebook and […]
By Kyla Dewar and Beza Getachew
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With the first organized competition in years, the results of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election may renew discussion about its membership in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Transform RU presidential candidate Andrea Bartlett says their team is focusing on the election for now, and while they’re not concerned about separating from the CFS at the moment, they would […]
Caring about the RSU and its elections is not something I’ve ever done – until now. For the first time in years Unite Ryerson has actual opposition: Transform Ryerson. This new opposition comes with real options and choices for students to get involved in choosing their on-campus representation. Personally, I am excited to see some actual competition. But what exactly […]
As voters cast their ballots on Oct. 28, the mayoral candidates did some last minute campaigning.
A triumphant John Tory held his first news conference, one day after being elected the new mayor of Toronto. Tory endured the afternoon rain to address strategies for his upcoming mayoralty, including transition plans. While he won’t officially take up the role until Dec. 1, he’s eager to begin the shift from Ford to Tory administrations, he said. He announced […]
Protestors rallied on Tuesday against a new bill that would change the Fair Elections Act. About 25 people taped their mouths shut outside Conservative MP Joe Oliver’s office in response to the new changes. The act, known as Bill C-23, is currently under the eyes of the House of Commons. Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Polievre introduced the new changes on […]