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The crowd follows Cheryl Trudeau (left), Idalia Boyer and Brenda Macintyre (right) as they bring the vigil to an end, walking away from Allan Gardens on Oct. 4, 2017 (Photo by Alexis Perikleous)

Sisters in Spirit vigil remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women

Allan Gardens was home to the annual Sisters in Spirit vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Wednesday night.

The vigil was organized by the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and is one of many vigils held across Canada on Oct. 4.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Although the last residential school in Canada was shut down in 1996, the trauma caused by the institution still exists today.

On Sept. 30, a vigil was held in front of the Egerton Ryerson statue to commemorate the ongoing trauma left behind by the residential school system. About 100 people from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities gathered in a circle in front of the statue, which they covered with an orange cloth.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Members of the community discussing concerns during a TRC talking circle. (Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson’s indigenous community wants its own building

FCAD is in the beginning stages of planning a building to support indigenous artists.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · News, On Campus
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Courtesy

Indigenous author and musician appointed distinguished visiting professor

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, indigenous scholar, writer and artist speaks to the Ryersonian about joining Ryerson as distinguished visiting professor.

by Yasmin Arnaout· · education, News, On Campus
(Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Poll: Students split on mandatory indigenous studies course

Ryerson survey finds students split on mandatory indigenous culture course.

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, News, On Campus, students
Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

Campus life in review: Fall 2016

As the Fall 2016 semester comes to an end, the Ryersonian takes a look back at the events held by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR). Here are some of this semester’s biggest events organized by our students’ associations. 6 Fest The RSU’s biggest, most talked about event of the fall was 6 Fest, […]

by Avery Friedlander· · News
(Courtesy of Bud Glunz via Library And Archives Canada)

Bringing indigenous fashion to Ryerson

“Clothing was used as a weapon in residential schools to take the identity of the children who attending it,” said Kucherena, who has been researching this topic for the course.

by Jacqueline McKay· · Fashion, News, On Campus
(Courtesy Angela Bulatao-Taay)

Halloween news in brief: clown decorations, costume policing, and Halloween political correctness

Canadian Tire cuts clown decorations In light of the clown scares that have swept North America since August, Canadian Tire has recently decided to pull clown decorations off store shelves. Two clown products – one decoration to be hung and another that rotated – were initially sold by the chain. These are no longer available in stores, or listed online. […]

by Angela Bulatao-Taay· · Arts & Life, News
(Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson calls for indigenous education

Members of the Ryerson community want more indigenous content on campus. This is a major takeaway from the latest series of discussions hosted on campus as part of the university’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report. “I have taken a course, called critical issues, that touched on indigenous peoples for about 10 minutes,” said Kyle Edwards, a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · education, News, On Campus, students
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WATCH: How Sisters in Spirit honoured the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women

Torontonians and members of the Ryerson community gathered at a vigil at Allan Gardens Tuesday night to honour the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Heather Lewis Blaker was there to remember her daughter and husband. Her daughter died in the summer of 2014. Blaker’s husband was also murdered 25 years ago. “Just stop the killing,” said […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · News, Off Campus
Spadina Rd. is just one of the streets in the city that now has street signs featuring indigenous names. (Kayla Goodfield)

News in brief: Minimum wage, street signs, and VP university relations

By Kayla Kuefler, Samantha Relich and Brittany Spencer New toys for graphic communications management Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management has received a new, high-tech toy. The flexo plate imager, donated by Esko, will allow students to continue to hone their skills in flexographic platemaking — which is used widely in packaging design. The new printer also gives Ryerson students […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
This blanket, featuring a buffalo, represents the prairies and plains.

How blankets help unfold indigenous history

A cluster of blankets is giving Ryerson faculty a chance to confront their lack of knowledge of indigenous history in Canada. Last week at Ryerson’s Heaslip House, 18 faculty members participated in the blanket exercise — an experiential retelling of colonialization in Canada and the persecution of indigenous peoples. Before the exercise, not one participant knew the full history of […]

by Samantha Relich· · News
'Role Models' talk about their experiences in postsecondary education for the Take Your Future Further campaign launched Feb. 2, 2016. 
(Curtesy Council of Ontario Universities)

Campaign tackles low Indigenous enrolment in university

Ryerson is one of 20 publicly-funded universities involved in the campaign, which aims to celebrate the accomplishments of Indigenous students and alumni as well as excite the next generation.

by Krista Hessey· · News
CBC reporter tells students: media are failing in indigenous coverage

CBC reporter tells students: media are failing in indigenous coverage

CBC reporter Jody Porter was on campus Sept. 16 as part of a series on journalism and indigenous issues. She says she’s not sure Canadian newsrooms are telling stories from indigenous communities they way they need to be.

She spoke at the Ryerson school of journalism last week about language and activism — a part of a series on journalism and indigenous communities.

by Leah Lalich· · News, On Campus
Experts: Immigrants have a lot in common with indigenous peoples

Experts: Immigrants have a lot in common with indigenous peoples

Canadian immigrants and indigenous peoples have more in common than they might think, according to Ratna Omidvar, the executive director of the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Global Diversity Exchange. Among them, she said, are shared experiences of colonization, marginalization, racism and discrimination. “We strive to protect our language and our culture in mainstream society, and this is what [indigenous […]

by Lauren Harris· · News, On Campus
Ryerson to offer new program designed for Aboriginal students

Ryerson to offer new program designed for Aboriginal students

Ryerson is launching a program to incorporate indigenous content into the curriculum to appeal to the Aboriginal community. “(The program) is really designed for the Aboriginal community to be successful,” says  Diane Simone, the learning support facilitator at Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (RASS), and the program’s instructor. “(At Ryerson), we’re working very diligently to create a curriculum that does have […]

by Lauren Harris· · News, On Campus
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