Ryerson is reviewing and updating its current freedom of speech statement, last approved by the senate in 2010. The current statement reads: “The right to freedom of speech comes with the responsibility to exercise that right in an atmosphere free of intimidation and in an environment that supports the free speech rights of those with opposing views.” This review comes […]
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Ryerson and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) flunked a 2017 report card from a national organization whose mandate is to defend free speech and other Constitutional rights.
The 2017 Campus Freedom Index (CFI) gave Ryerson a C for its policies and an F for practices. The RSU failed both categories.
On Oct. 1, a Canadian photojournalist on route to Standing Rock, N.D., was detained at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Vancouver Airport for over six hours. Ed Ou was headed to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline for CBC, when his trip was halted before boarding. His phone was taken and he was interrogated. Border guards […]
This past year has been a busy one in the debate over free speech on campus. Between the denial of club status for controversial student groups such as men’s issues and anti-abortion, and the #IStandWithGilary (ISWG) posters that were torn down by current and incoming Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives, free speech — or rather, who’s allowed to have it […]
By Abigale Subdhan Ryersonian Staff The Ryerson Students’ Union has been rated the second-worst student union in the country when it comes to honouring freedom of expression rights, according to a recent report. The 2013 Campus Freedom Index, which measures the state of free speech in Canadian universities, gave the RSU a D and an F for failing to implement […]