Post Tagged with: "men’s rights"

A screenshot of the Facebook page of Ryerson's fledgling "Men's Rights Issues" group. (Facebook)

Student hopes to create new ‘men’s issues’ group at Ryerson

  A Ryerson student is trying to start a men’s issues group on campus. Kevin Arriola, a fourth-year politics and governance student, recently announced the launch of the Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society in a Reddit thread. And he says he’s taking steps to have it formally recognized by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). “There’s been previous efforts to form […]

by Victoria Chan· · News, On Campus
Andrew Buck is moving on.

Sonian’s top 10 stories of the year according to you

10. “Meet the Rams’ first anthem singer” – March 2014 by Victor Ferreira Kicking off the list is a story about Ryerson’s first live national anthem singer at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Andrea Bartlett. Before Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, the Rams opened games with an audio recording of an instrumental version of the anthem. Bartlett’s first […]

by Kalia Garcia-Rojas· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Signs outside the men's rights event Ryerson held Feb. 6. (Samuel Greenfield/Ryersonian Staff)

Why Ryerson paid for security at the men’s rights event

Ryerson’s president, Sheldon Levy, said the university had decided to cover the $1,600 security fee for a controversial men’s rights event before it received criticism. “Freedom of speech is hugely important,” said Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. “If you’re gonna say something, and I like what you say, big deal. That’s not freedom of speech. It’s when you say something, and […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · News, On Campus
Audience members at the controversial men's rights event filled the room to the 100-person capacity. (Samuel Greenfield/Ryersonian Staff)

Men’s rights event leads to heated discussion

A controversial men’s rights event held by Ryerson on Thursday packed a campus meeting room to its 100-person capacity, and overflowed into another location where it was live-streamed to yet more viewers. But as heated as it was, if any demonstrations were planned they certainly didn’t materialize. While a few individuals challenged the event’s featured speaker during the Q-and-A after […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The statement posted on the Ryerson Students' Union Facebook page Wednesday night. (Courtesy Facebook)

RSU reacts to university’s decision to cover men’s rights event security fee

The Ryerson Students’ Union blasted Ryerson University’s administration Wednesday night for covering the cost of a controversial men’s issues speaking event on campus. The union claims the decision “actively (facilitates) the creation of a men’s rights movement on campus, which targets women, feminists and works against (Ryerson’s) mandate to provide safe spaces on campus.” In a statement posted to the RSU’s […]

by Diana Hall· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protesters gathered outside CAFE's event last year at the University of Toronto. Ryerson conducted a risk assessment for CAFE's upcoming event on campus because of its similarity to the University of Toronto event. (Samuel Greenfield / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson to pay security fee for CAFE event

The $1,600 security fee charged to a men’s rights group holding an event on campus later this week will be absorbed by Ryerson. “This decision is not about the content or subject matter of the event nor is it an endorsement of the event or the organization; it is about the university removing barriers to freedom of speech and expression,” according […]

by Allie Coulman· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RSU's three opposing presidential candidates.

RSU president-hopefuls weigh in on controversial men’s rights group

A men’s issues group was denied funding from the RSU last March, but chose to continue with support from the Canadian Association for Equality last semester. RSU presidential candidate Rajean Hoilett — currently the vice president of equity with the RSU — agrees with the RSU’s decision to deny the group, but his opposing presidential candidates think the union could […]

by Emily Westover· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson to host controversial men’s rights event

Ryerson to host controversial men’s rights event

Ryerson has granted space for controversial men’s rights activists and the Canadian Association for Equality to co-host an event on campus tomorrow after completing a risk assessment. However, the university changed the event location and will charge a security fee. The event, which was originally going to be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, has been moved to a room […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories