Post Tagged with: "Middle East"

Ryerson to launch Middle East and North Africa Studies centre

Ryerson is set to launch its new centre for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Studies, which aims to support collaboration among Ryerson researchers and foster discussion on a region that is often at the forefront of public interest. “(The Middle East and North Africa) is a region that has always been an important part of the world, and these […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Author, professor Kamal Al-Solaylee speaks to the audience on Oct. 1, 2014 at Ryerson on gay rights in the Arab world. The lecture was part of a series hosed by the International Issues Discussion.

Is a gay rights movement possible in the Arab world?

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes isn’t a book that should be placed on the top panel of your shelf where it gathers dust and grime. And Kamal Al-Solaylee, the author of the book, isn’t a man whose words should be ignored. Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at Ryerson’s School of Journalism, is an openly gay Arab from a conservative Muslim family […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · Opinion
Hillel at Ryerson President, Ruchie Shainhouse, and the Vice-President of SSI, Anat Zilberman, at Hillel Ryerson's weekly bagel lunch. (Peter Milonas/Ryersonian)

Student groups ramping up advocacy in light of Israel-Palestinian conflict

While student groups at Ryerson are reacting to this summer’s war in Gaza through efforts to expand their membership and inform the student body of their positions, they are still managing to coexist peacefully on campus. Jewish and Arab student groups are seeking support for their respective causes, even though this may create tension on campus. These groups promote their […]

by Peter Milonas· · News, On Campus, Top stories