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LIVE: RSU Annual General Meeting

LIVE: RSU Annual General Meeting

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog, Top stories
Rajean Hoilett, RSU vice-president of equity, campaigning on the U of T campus. (Courtesy The Varsity)

RSU executives help campaign for U of T election

Melissa Palermo has defended her involvement in the University of Toronto’s student union elections after being spotted campaigning for one of its presidential candidates last week. According to the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) president, she was on vacation time when she went to U of T’s downtown St. George campus to help her friend, Yolen Bollo-Kamara, with her presidential campaign. […]

by Elisheva Baer· · News
Ryerson Students' Union president, Melissa Palermo high-fives the Unite Ryerson supporters after results are announced. (Nicole Brockbank/Ryersonian staff)

Unite Ryerson sweeps RSU elections amidst declining voter turnout

This year’s Ryerson Students’ Union election saw record-low numbers of voters, continuing a trend of at least three years of declining voter turnout. Unite Ryerson’s Rajean Hoilett, a third-year social work student, took the RSU presidency Thursday night with 1,446 of 2,004 valid votes cast. Voter turnout saw a 13.1 per cent decline from the 2,306 votes cast last year. […]

by Ethan Lou· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(Ryersonian file photo)

RSU opts for paper ballots over online voting

By Victoria Kuglin and Cosette Schulz Next week, students will get the chance to once again elect a governing body for the Ryerson Students’ Union. But there is one difference between RSU elections and elections for other governing student bodies: there is no online voting system. “We’ve found that paper ballots are the most democratic way to vote,” said current […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RSU members attend the union's semi-annual general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

RSU one step closer to new student levy

Ryerson students could be heading to the polls soon to vote on a new campus-wide levy. At the Ryerson Students’ Union’s semi-annual general meeting Wednesday, a motion calling for a referendum on a Student Life levy was carried with little debate. The motion, moved by the RSU’s vice-president student life and events Danielle Brogan, was nudged up the agenda to […]

by Mohamed Omar· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The Grim Reaper walks ahead of demonstrators in the RSU's rally against high tuition fees. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

In pictures: RSU Halloween rally mourns ‘death of affordable education’

By Tatiana Bernachi Ryersonian Staff Members of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) rallied a group of demonstrators to surprise the university’s president with a Halloween treat, and to send a message to the administration that students are fed up with escalating tuition fees. The rally kicked off with a gathering in front of the Student Campus Centre at noon. From […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · In pictures, News, On Campus
RSU president Melissa Palermo seen here at a CFS-organized rally in Feb. 2012.

Ryerson students part of anti-CFS campaign

Ryerson University students are among a group from 15 universities looking to leave the Canadian Federation of Students. According to the group organizing the defederation drive, students from schools including Ryerson, York University, the University of Toronto and Laurentian University are banding together to ditch the CFS because it has “lost traction in a number of provinces.” The group, which calls […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus