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Olivia Chow launches institute for change leaders

Olivia Chow launches institute for change leaders

  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 […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · News, On Campus
The Jack Layton Leadership School at Ryerson has been running during reading weeks since 2013. (Ryersonian Archive)

News in brief: What you missed during reading week

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 […]

Liberal MP Adam Vaughan speaks to supporters after defeating Ryerson professor and former mayoral candidate Olivia Chow in Spadina-Fort York Monday night (Kira Wakeam/Ryersonian Staff).

Liberals win majority government as Ryerson profs lose in Toronto and B.C.

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.

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.     This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we bring you a special extended episode cataloguing news from the past two weeks. Our top […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Olivia Chow will be teaching at Ryerson for three years.  (Wikimedia Commons / Flickr User / Olivia Chow)

Olivia Chow to teach at Ryerson

Olivia Chow has been appointed as a distinguished visiting professor for the Faculty of Arts for the next three years, Ryerson announced Sunday. Her responsibilities will include teaching her own courses, organizing events and mentoring students. “I am excited about joining a city-building university like Ryerson,” Chow said in a press release. “The opportunity to work with creative, dedicated, urban-oriented […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, celebrates Pride Week in Toronto as supporters cheer on. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

The big, racist, sexist, homophobic elephant in the room

Three white guys and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant woman walk into a mayoral debate. A white, grey-haired, older male audience member stands up and takes the mike. “With due respect, this is directed to Ms. Chow,” he begins. “I’ve heard you talk about your immigrant background and how important it was, etc. I presume, in this room, there are plenty of […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

The Ryersonian went to the heart of Ryerson’s campus to see if students would vote for Doug Ford. Doug Ford entered the race to replace his brother as the mayor of Toronto on Sept. 12. It came two days after it was announced that Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma, a cancer of the fatty tissue, and would be undergoing chemotherapy. Rob […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
John Tory and Olivia Chow debated on a variety of disability issues at the Ryerson Student Centre.

Tory-Chow disability debate veers into transit, gets heated

A mayoral debate on disability held at Ryerson on Monday turned heated as candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow veered off-course into transit. The two candidates began the debate at the Student Campus Centre relatively courteous toward each other — until Chow accused the Tory-backed Scarborough Subway expansion of taking funds away from disability projects on the TTC. She promises […]

by David Chen· · News, On Campus, Top stories
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: Visible Minorities in Toronto City Hall

This week, The Ryersonian ran an editorial about Olivia Chow as the only visible minority among the front-runners in the Toronto mayoral race. Although Chow is not currently involved in Toronto municipal politics, her candidacy brings forth the issue about representation in both Toronto city hall and city halls around Canada. The following infographic shows how many city councillors are visible minorities:

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Off Campus
Akemi Liyanage, 21, is a volunteer photographer for the Chow campaign. (Courtesy Akemi Liyanage)

Olivia Chow campaigns on Ryerson campus

By Hailey Chan, Bruce Laregina and Bethany Van Lingen  Toronto mayoral candidate and former MPP Olivia Chow visited Ryerson at noon Friday. She grabbed a hug from president Sheldon Levy and chatted with student journalists. Chow spoke with the student press after her absence at last week’s mayoral debate on campus. Chow’s digital director said Chow didn’t attend the debate […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, Top stories
(Russell Sabio/ Ryersonian staff)

Ryerson’s mayoral debate puts Ford in the hot seat

The second mayoral debate, hosted at Ryerson and moderated by a Ryerson professor, topped the first for snarkiness. Top mayoral candidates, minus Olivia Chow, faced each other in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre Thursday night.  Law and business professor Ralph Lean invited Rob Ford, John Tory, Karen Stintz and David Soknacki to his class for a panel debate. The […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Top stories
Akemi Liyanage, 21, is a volunteer photographer for the Chow campaign. (Courtesy Akemi Liyanage)

2014 Mayoral election: Ryerson students get involved

A Ryerson student has a front-row seat to mayoral candidate Olivia Chow’s campaign.  Akemi Liyanage, 21, is a volunteer photographer for the Chow camp. It’s about more than just photos for the second-year journalism student. At Chow’s first rally, Liyanage found support from other students who care about the same issues. She went to cover the event alone, not knowing […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Infographic: Break down of mayoral candidates

Infographic: Break down of mayoral candidates

The field of major mayoral candidates is set, since Olivia Chow officially entered the mayoral race this week. Too busy studying to keep on the antics and announcements of top candidates Rob Ford, John Tory, Olivia Chow, David Soknacki and Karen Stintz? We have an interactive break down of this year’s mayoral candidates. With seven months to go to til the […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Interactives, News
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE: Olivia Chow’s Rally for a Better City

Reporter Bethany Van Lingen squeezed into the crowd at Olivia Chow’s first campaign rally to get you the details about Chow’s campaign and her jibes at top competitors Rob Ford and John Tory. The Rally for a Better City, at The Westin Prince Toronto in North York, was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The previous […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Live Blog, News
Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

[View the story “Rob Ford, unpopular choice among Ryerson students” on Storify]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Uncategorized
Jack Layton’s book club returns

Jack Layton’s book club returns

Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
Olivia Chow event paid for by president’s office

Olivia Chow event paid for by president’s office

By: Shane Perusse A book-signing event at Ryerson with author and member of Parliament Olivia Chow featured a full-spread catering service for more than 300 people, all paid for by the Ryerson president’s office. The Jan. 29 event was co-sponsored by the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, the Jack Layton Chair and the Ryerson’s Students’ Union. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Olivia Chow opens up about her journey as a politician

Olivia Chow addressed speculations about her possible bid for Toronto’s mayor during a panel at Ryerson, on Jan. 29. The MP hasn’t confirmed whether she’ll be running for the upcoming mayoral election, but she said she’s still “trying to make a decision.” At the beginning of the panel, host Cathy Crowe, who is a visiting practitioner at Ryerson, asked people […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Live Blog, Media