Olivia Chow, former city councillor and visiting professor, officially launched an institute this week that teaches community organizing skills at Ryerson. Although this week’s event was the official launch, the Change Leaders curriculum has been in place at Ryerson since 2015. The institute is housed in a small office, however, so far the programming has been offered off-campus. Previous […]
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Layton leadership school’s fourth year Olivia Chow, Winnie Ng, a social justice and democracy chair at Ryerson, and former MPP Andrew Cash were some of the many activists who spoke at the Jack Layton Leadership School this past week. The three-day program — established in 2013 — aims to build knowledge and skills in social justice, activism and community. The […]
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party won a resounding victory on Monday in a political sea change that could deliver bigger grants and delayed interest payments to students across Canada. Ryerson professors Olivia Chow and Jacqui Gingras were defeated.
Annelies Fujarczuk wasn’t affiliated with a political party until 2013, when a friend dragged her to one of Justin Trudeau’s speeches at the U of T Mississauga campus. She can’t remember a lot of what Trudeau said that evening, but remembers that he acknowledged the campaign was going to be a lot of work and that he didn’t seem like […]