The Ryersonian’s Holly Walker reports on how Muslim women are challenging stereotypes surrounding the hijab.
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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.”
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 […]
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? pic.twitter.com/bnAQNFxsxW — Andrea Houston (@dreahouston) February 17, 2017 In an act of […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Muslim students talked about how recent tragedies and misconceptions of their religion affected them.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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 […]