Post Tagged with: "muslim"

Partners and organizers of the one-day Toronto event complimentary to the 2017 annual Ashoka U Exchange conference celebrate a successful turnout, including Jean-Paul Boudreau, social innovation’s special adviser (far right). (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

One more Ryerson group affected by U.S. travel ban

Ryerson’s social innovation provided an alternative for students who feared travelling to the U.S. amid travel ban.

Yung Samosas: The new hot thing

Yung Samosas: The new hot thing

Two young Toronto women are trying to change the narrative of the modern Muslim woman.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Fashion, Videos
Ryerson student seeks to empower Muslim women through photography

Ryerson student seeks to empower Muslim women through photography

The Sisters Project features a wide variety of Muslim women of all ages and professions.

Haleema Mustafa and (Courtesy Mazz Khan)

When fashion meets religion: The Yung Samosas

The Ryersonian’s Holly Walker reports on how Muslim women are challenging stereotypes surrounding the hijab.

A man walks past by Ryerson's South Bond Building, the home of Ryerson's Urban and Regional Planning program on March 15, 2017. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson’s urban planning school cancels U.S. field trips in response to Trump travel ban

In an email last month, Chris De Sousa, professor and director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, said that the decision was made to “ensure that no one in our community would face the barriers to participation that could result from shifting American travel policies.”

by Luke Galati· · News, On Campus
UPDATED: Ryerson TA dismissed for anti-Semitic comments

UPDATED: Ryerson TA dismissed for anti-Semitic comments

This version adds from Ryerson’s VP faculty affairs, a member of Hillel Ryerson and Ryerson security By Allan Perkins and Justin Bellmore A teaching assistant in Ryerson’s faculty of engineering and architectural science no longer works for the university after he made anti-Semitic comments at a downtown Toronto mosque last summer. Ayman Elkasrawy had called for the purification of the “Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

Sarah Cunningham-Scharf Jaclyn Tansil Allan Perkins   On Friday afternoon, a group displaying anti-Islamic messages and signs gathered outside the Muslim Association, Masjid Toronto. There seems to be a small protest forming outside the Muslim Association of Canada at Dundas and Chestnut right now. Anyone wanna cover it? — Andrea Houston (@dreahouston) February 17, 2017 In an act of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Uniqlo modest-wear comes to Yonge and Dundas

Uniqlo modest-wear comes to Yonge and Dundas

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Robyn Bell and Madonna Dennis speak with Mariam Nouser, president of the Ryerson Muslim Students’ Association, about Uniqlo’s new line of modest-wear and how might affect Muslim students on Ryerson’s campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Videos
Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]

(Kevin John Siazon)

Can comedy crush Islamophobia?

The irrational fear of Muslims, otherwise known as Islamophobia, might have a comedic cure. Becky Choma has spent years researching prejudice and discrimination. The Ryerson psychology professor recently turned her focus to the effects of fear on Islamophobia, given the rise of prejudice towards Muslims in the western world. Choma was awarded a grant for her latest project, which she […]

U of T Muslim chaplain Imam Amjad Tarsin. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Islamophobia weighs on Muslim students following Paris terrorist attacks

Muslim students talked about how recent tragedies and misconceptions of their religion affected them.

by Al Donato· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics, students
The sign posted on SCC washrooms. The person who posted the signs is unknown. (Sameera Raja / Ryersonian Staff)

No washroom, no ablution for Ryerson’s Muslim students

This version of this article corrects errors in paragraphs 2 and 3. Muslim students at Ryerson are feeling displaced now that they have lost their dedicated space to perform ablutions. Ablution, a ritual cleansing, is a Muslim obligation. The process is known as Wudu, and is performed before each prayer. After a flood last June, renovations to the multifaith washrooms […]

by Sameera Raja· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Stop the CrISIS campaign banner over Lake Devo on campus.

Stop the CrISIS: “We want to make sure we get to these people before ISIS does”

  A Muslim students’ group is banding together to fight the extremist influence they say ISIS can have on Canadian youth. The Stop the CrISIS campaign, created by the national group Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), starts Thursday with its first event at York University that will feature presentations and speakers who will talk about the peaceful teachings of the Qu’ran […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · education, News, On Campus, students, Top stories
Screenshots from before RSU nixes Facebook comments

Screenshots from before RSU nixes Facebook comments

The RSU shut down the ability to post on its Facebook page after a video, which can be described as an an anti-Muslim statement, entitled “Hamas on Campus” was posted by a mysterious user named Eggy Ryerson.

This storify is made from screen grabs. These posts have been removed.

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
The Aga Khan museum in Don Mills opened last Thursday. (Fatima Kazmi)

REVIEW: Aga Khan Museum is the cherry on Toronto’s multicultural cake

A new Toronto museum is offering visitors a chance to see aspects of Islam they may never have known existed. The Aga Khan Museum opened its state-of-the-art facility in suburbain Don Mills to the public last Thursday. Flocks of adults, teens, and seniors whizzed through, but the ticket counter was never clear of visitors. Curious eyes implicitly asked, “What’s all […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · Arts & Life