After meeting with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, RSU’s vice-president education, Cormac McGee, says the ministry was honest in saying unpaid internships are not at the top of their list.
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In light of Ontario currently in the midst of updating its university funding strategies, the RSU has begun a petition to fight unpaid internships.
By Sarah Warne Ryersonian Staff Internships are dangerously popular. Employers are always willing to accept students, teach us the ropes, pat us on the back and move on to the next batch. After all, we work for free — what company wouldn’t want to take advantage of this? As a journalism student, I am grateful Ryerson has connections with some […]
Andrew Cash wants the federal government to regulate unpaid internships and a Toronto-based labour lawyer is backing the idea. Cash, the Davenport MP, tabled Bill C-542, An Act to Establish a National Urban Workers Strategy. The private member’s bill aims to provide protections for part-time, contract and self-employed workers as well as interns. While labour and internships are mostly a […]
By Julia Mohamed After 11 internships and one gig cleaning up a bloody sheep’s brain and pig’s heart with her bare hands, Krista Brown got fed up with bad unpaid internships. Brown found herself elbow deep in barnyard animal bits, incongruously, while interning for a jewelry show that was part of New York City Fashion Week. She left the internship […]