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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
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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
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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
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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