Layton leadership school’s fourth year Olivia Chow, Winnie Ng, a social justice and democracy chair at Ryerson, and former MPP Andrew Cash were some of the many activists who spoke at the Jack Layton Leadership School this past week. The three-day program — established in 2013 — aims to build knowledge and skills in social justice, activism and community. The […]
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Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]
By: Shane Perusse A book-signing event at Ryerson with author and member of Parliament Olivia Chow featured a full-spread catering service for more than 300 people, all paid for by the Ryerson president’s office. The Jan. 29 event was co-sponsored by the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, the Jack Layton Chair and the Ryerson’s Students’ Union. The […]
Ryerson University is looking to pay tribute to the late Jack Layton by inspiring youth to follow in his footsteps. According to politics professor and Jack Layton chair, Myer Siemiatycki, the school will launch a new young activism program this summer aimed at encouraging youth to take on leadership roles in politics and their community. Layton, a former NDP leader, […]