The #RamsTalk social media campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental illness broke a new record on March 24: 104,200 tweets in 24 hours. That’s the greatest number of tweets the campaign has seen since it began three years ago. Tweeting using the hashtag #RamsTalk meant five cents was donated to the mental health awareness organization Jack.org. Jack.org is a […]
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By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]
Two Ryerson business students are trying to help the homeless stay warm this winter. Katharine Heng and Jane Mathias have started a campaign called City of Sleeping Bags, which aims to raise $5,000 to provide 100 sleeping bags for the homeless this winter. It all started after an inter-provincial business competition the two were participating in. The competition had wrapped […]
The Covenant House Toronto executive sleep out beat its fundraising goal by more than $100,000 this year. The annual fundraiser, called The Sleep Out:More than Executive Edition, sees high-profile executives and politicians sleep out for one night to experience homelessness, in 14 countries across North America. Bruce Rivers, executive director of Covenant House Toronto, said the non-profit raised $920,000 for the youth homelessness shelter in […]
It’s early in the game, but Toronto’s mayoral candidates are already vying for attention — and money — to fund their campaigns. Some of Ryerson’s professors are involved in this political game. Conservative lawyer and Ted Rogers business school professor Ralph Lean is known among the political community as the city’s top fundraiser for mayoral candidates. This week, however, the […]