Post Tagged with: "politics"

Julia Ho in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The danger of political binaries

We’ve become so scared of exploring political faculties that don’t align with the overarching political group in which we strive to belong. The sheer inability to step outside of our socio-political bubbles has effectively segregated the population into either “us” or the “other.”

by Julia Ho· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Politics
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
Infographic: RSU Election Results

Infographic: RSU Election Results

The Ryersonian has put together the polling numbers for all candidates, by position and faculty, for the 2017-18 Ryerson’s Student Union (RSU) election results. Each graph represents an executive position or faculty based on each candidate’s member slate. Scroll through the graphs to see the results.

by Lara Onayak· · News
Bob Hunter typing media release at the galley table as the Phyllis Cormack approaches San Francisco during the 1975 whale campaign. North Pacific, Coast of California. (Courtesy of ©Greenpeace)

Greenpeace activist rediscovered by Ryerson prof

A Ryerson professor says Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter wasn’t just an activist, but an unrecognized eco-philosopher

by Iva Celebic· · Arts & Life, Environment, Features
(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian file photo)

Ohana slate accused of cultural appropriation

The Ohana slate came under fire on Wednesday when two public posts on its Facebook page accused the team of culturally appropriating Hawaiian culture. “Maybe your VP Equity could comment on why you chose a culturally appropriative name? How it’s native to indigenous Hawaiian culture? It doesn’t seem very equitable. You could’ve just chosen family and not taken from a […]

by Deni Verklan· · News, On Campus
Jaclyn Tansil/Ryersonian

Black Lives Matter Toronto and Pride Toronto working toward a common goal

The Black Lives Matter Toronto movement and Pride Toronto inside and outside of Ryerson are working together. Find out how.

(Ryersonian file photo)

Watch: Five reasons you should vote in the RSU election

Don’t know what the Ryerson Students’ Union does? Don’t care? Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Deni Verklan and Emily Theodore take you through five reasons on why you should go to the polls from Feb. 6-8 to cast your vote in the RSU election.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Videos
(Ryersonian Archive)

Four slates competing in RSU election Feb. 6-8

Elevate seeking 24-hour student study space, Spark wants more student jobs, services, Ohana looks to add transportation and mental health advancements.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, On Campus, Politics
City council will vote for the proposed changes this week (Danielle Lee)

Lachemi welcomes possible changes to Ward 27

A city council vote this week will determine if ward 27, the Toronto Centre-Rosedale ward where Ryerson resides, gets new boundaries. A proposed plan conducted by an independent group of consultants would split ward 27 into three pieces, creating a total of 47 wards instead of 44. The mayor’s executive committee voted in favour of the plan on Oct. 26. […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, Ward 27
(Ryersonian file photo)

Will the RSU’s new initiatives attract more voters?

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is rolling out a strategy to increase voter turnout at student elections this year. Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, made the announcement Tuesday at an open meeting about student life improvement initiatives the RSU plans to pursue this year. Unpaid internships, tuition fees and academic policy reviews were discussed in addition to voter turnout. Since 2008, […]

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has released a joint letter signed by 10 post-secondary student unions from across the country, voicing the student governments’ dissatisfaction with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The letter follows a report released by the RSU on Sept. 4 that formally evaluated and criticized the value of the union’s relationship with the CFS. Student movement ‘Done better’ […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) met with the federal government on campus yesterday to discuss electoral reform.   “In general, [student issues] don’t get listened to unless students vote and so that’s why I’ve taken interest in the democratic institutions portfolio,” said Victoria Morton, RSU vice president education and one of the four union executives present at the meeting. University […]

Students rally to lower tuition fees at a Ryerson Students' Union Freeze the Fees events.  (Marija Petrovic, Ryersonian Staff)

More tuition, more problems

Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]

RyersonianTV: November 26, 2015 – Sheldon Levy’s farewell party, medical marijuana approved in public places, Germany sends war jets to Syria

RyersonianTV: November 26, 2015 – Sheldon Levy’s farewell party, medical marijuana approved in public places, Germany sends war jets to Syria

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Editorial Cartoon: November 11, 2015

Editorial Cartoon: November 11, 2015

Justin Trudeau is going to use this as a reason for everything now.

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion, Politics
Linh Nguyen (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson student moves south to help Bernie Sanders’ bid for U.S. presidency

A former Green party candidate and Ryerson student heads south to help a politician become president.

by Al Donato· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics, students
(Courtesy of Facebook)

Trudeau’s ‘change’: How students can hold him to it

After months of election buzz taking over your social media feeds, from GIFs of Elizabeth May’s sassy peace sign, to too many voter status selfies to count, millions of Canadians await real change after electing Justin Trudeau as the new Prime Minister.

by Angela Serednicki· · Features, Politics
We asked Ryerson students to name their ideal prime minister

We asked Ryerson students to name their ideal prime minister

“Anyone but Harper” is scrawled across the social media timelines of many a disgruntled Canadian. There are websites devoted to ousting the current prime minister by voting strategically and a Facebook event called Stephen Harper Going Away Party, with more than 300,000 confirmed “guests.” But who would you choose to be PM if you actually could oust Harper? We asked […]

by Robyn Sheremeta· · News, Opinion
A screenshot from the app (Courtesy Twitter/@PhMai).

TRSM’s Social Media Lab monitors election buzz using new online tool

The Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management recently launched an online tool that helps monitor social media buzz about Canadian politics and the upcoming federal election. Called PoliDashboard, the tool monitors Twitter activity containing the hashtags #cdnpoli and #elxn42.   PoliDashboard was launched online on Sept. 15 and was revealed to the public last Tuesday, when […]

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News, On Campus, Politics
Election 101: Breaking Down the Ryerson Area’s Ridings

Election 101: Breaking Down the Ryerson Area’s Ridings

Campaign season is upon us. Students living in the heart of downtown will cast votes in the Toronto Centre and University-Rosedale ridings on Oct. 19. The Ryersonian breaks down who’s who on your ballots. By Kiah Berkeley and Aengus Mulroney Toronto Centre There’s a battle brewing in the Toronto Centre riding, where the Liberal party could be unseated after more than 20 […]

by Aengus Mulroney· · Features, News
Ryerson plans to help students navigate Fair Elections Act

Ryerson plans to help students navigate Fair Elections Act

With the 2015 federal election just over a month away, Canadians face a new set of voter identification rules that some critics say may discourage university students from going to the polls. Among other voting regulation changes, the Fair Elections Act has banned two means of voting for people who do not have a photo ID with their name and […]

by Peter Goffin· · News
Power of the pencil: Sun Media cartoonist talks about women in cartooning

Power of the pencil: Sun Media cartoonist talks about women in cartooning

Cartooning may still be a man’s world, but that hasn’t stopped women from entering the profession. “Women cartoonists are funny and brave and growing in numbers,” says Sue Dewar, a cartoonist for the Toronto Sun. Dewar came to Ryerson as part of the School of Journalism’s annual Atkinson Lecture on March 31.  She spoke about her experience as Canada’s only […]

by Kevin Alfaro· · Arts & Life, Media
Andrea Vacl / Ryersonian Staff

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says high school civics course needs change

By Allison Ridgway Keshini Kumarakesary remembers one thing about her Grade 10 civics class: boredom. Now a third-year politics major at Ryerson University, Kumarakesary is the kind of student whose eyes light up whenever she talks about current events. But she insists the half-semester civics course she and all other Ontario students must take in Grade 10 did not inspire […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

By Jacqueline Bradley and Samantha Crisp  There’s a game-changer in politics who wants Harper out of office, and her new strategy involves soliciting Ryerson students to help her reach her goal. Ryerson University was the fourth stop in the Game Changers national tour on March 23. The campaign is visiting campuses across the country with their head-speaker Brigette DePape, the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
In this Apr. 2, 2009, file photo, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses media at the London Summit in London, England. (Courtesy of Richard Lewis/

Bill C-51: PM Playing the fear game

As a Muslim, and more importantly as a Canadian, I am terrified to even imagine the kind of society we will live in if Bill C-51 is passed. The anti-terrorism bill, which is over 60 pages long, proposes radical changes to Canadian law and national security in ways that would do little to actually improve public safety. The worst part, […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Opinion
Linh Nguyen says she was impressed with student engagement during the RSU election and hopes that it will carry on to October's federal election. (Courtesy of Deepika Shewaramani/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson economics student hopes to be Green Party MP

Linh Nguyen has tattoos, piercings and is only 27, but the fourth-year Ryerson economics student wants to be Mississauga’s next member of Parliament. Nguyen is the Green party’s MP candidate for the Mississauga East-Cooksville riding for October’s federal election. If elected, she says she hopes to keep a very grassroots, community-driven voice in politics. “It’s so important for me to […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson releases results in board of governors election

Ryerson releases results in board of governors election

Ryerson students have chosen their representatives to the board of governors. Cormac McGee and Hannah Van Dyk and Jessica Machado will take seats with board, the university’s most important governing body for non-academic decisions including financial matters like capital spending and planning. McGee won with 858 votes, Van Dyk won with 797 votes and Machado won with 775 votes. McGee […]

by Marija Petrovic· · News, On Campus
Carter Grant, left, the vice-president of Students for Life at Ryerson says the group advocates human rights of all levels
of life. In the middle is the group's president, Nicole Bryck, and on the right is the group's secretary/treasurer Teresa Mervar.

Incoming RSU exec says he may have funded pro-life club

By Colleen Marasigan and Nitish Bissonauth An incoming student union executive says he may have funded a pro-life student group that was rejected by the RSU. Students for Life, a pro-life group, was unanimously voted down by the committee that reviews student group applications on Feb. 23. But Cormac McGee, the incoming vice-president education for the Ryerson Students’ Union, says […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Graphic shows comments that were written on the Dalhousie “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen” Facebook page. (Courtesy of Susana Gomez-Baez/The Ryersonian)

The Dal ‘gentlemen’ aren’t the victims

*This article contains mentions of rape and violent imagery. Bang until stress is relieved or (girl is) unconscious. Someone punish her with their shaft. Lina up against the wall, we’re going to have a Heineken. If her pussy can’t hold it, her Heineken. Y is for your sister. O is for oh so tight. U is for underage. N is […]

by Nadya Domingo· · Opinion
Ryerson Close to Unveiling Updated Sexual Assault Policy

Ryerson Close to Unveiling Updated Sexual Assault Policy

Ryerson University hopes to unveil an updated sexual assault policy by the end of the academic year. Over the past few months Vice-Provost for Students, Heather Lane Vetere, met with student groups and stakeholders, such as campus security, counselling services and community activists, to determine what the policy update needs. “I’ve heard very consistent things, and I’ve distilled all of […]

by Danielle Gresko· · News, On Campus, students
A TA from York University walked in the march with University of Toronto TAs on Thursday. (Courtesy of Ashley Cochrane/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson early childhood education students affected by York strike

By Natasha Gan and Colleen Marasigan Even though our teaching assistants are still on the job, some Ryerson students are already feeling the effects of the York instructor strike. York University’s 3,700 TAs and other non-tenured instructors walked off the job on Tuesday, just one day after 6,000 U of T instructors went on strike. Emily Marks is an early […]

In this Apr. 2, 2009, file photo, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses media at the London Summit in London, England. (Courtesy of Richard Lewis/

Harper’s Niqab Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may want you to believe that he is helping Muslim women when he defends the niqab ban. But he’s not. It is a stance that further alienates Muslim women and all other minorities. His vow to appeal the ruling the federal court made earlier this month that would give Zunera Ishaq the right to attend her […]

Take a break from studying on campus this weekend. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Majority of Toronto students say they will vote in this year’s federal election: Poll

Most undergraduate university students in Toronto are likely to vote in this year’s federal election, according to a recent poll conducted by Ryerson University’s journalism and political science departments. Almost 60 per cent of undergraduate students say they will probably cast a ballot this year. About one-third of students polled said they are likely to vote and another quarter said they […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
From left to right: Carter Grant, vice president of Students for Life at Ryerson, Nicole Bryck, president, and Teresa Mervar, secretary/treasurer. The group advocates for human rights at all levels of life.

Ryerson Students’ Union bans pro-life club

A group of students has been barred from forming a pro-life club by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Board of Directors. The RSU unanimously voted to stop the formation of the group Students for Life on Feb. 23. The rejection marks the last step in the appeal process that began in the fall. According to a news release posted on the Students for […]

by Nitish Bissonauth· · News, On Campus
Ryerson researcher Dana Wagner worked on the creation of FactsCan. (Daniel Rosen / Ryersonian Staff)

FactsCan website Canada’s answer to PolitiFact

FactsCan, a new website dedicated to fact-checking claims made by Canadian politicians, has raised nearly twice its fundraising goal in less than two weeks. The site was founded by Dana Wagner, a researcher at Ryerson, and two colleagues, Jacob Schroeder and Tyler Sommers. Their plan is to have it fully functional for the federal election later this year. “We’re using […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, Top stories
President elect, Andrea Bartlett, shares her plans for the RSU

President elect, Andrea Bartlett, shares her plans for the RSU

by Ryersonian Staff· · Top stories, Videos
Transform RU supporters celebrate in the Ram in the Rye, Feb. 11, 2015. (Shannon Baldwin / Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The 2015 RSU election night

Photos: Shannon Baldwin Gallery and captions: Jessica Lepore   Related posts:  Transform RU sweep 2015 RSU elections Broadcast: Transform’s VP education talks about election results Moment-to-moment coverage of the 2015 elections

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Justin Trudeau favourite federal leader among young Toronto voters, poll suggests

Justin Trudeau favourite federal leader among young Toronto voters, poll suggests

By Kathleen O’Toole for JRN112 A poll conducted by Ryerson University undergraduate students last week suggests that young Toronto voters favour Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. The poll indicates that of the students who favour a leader, a little over half (53 per cent) favour Trudeau over leaders of the Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
A screen capture (Courtesy Facebook)

Video appears to show polling clerk ballot stuffing in RSU election

A video posted online to the DROP RSU Facebook page appears to show a polling clerk inserting a vote into a ballot box at the Ted Rogers School of Management. In the 11-second video, a clerk can be seen leaning over the table from her seat towards the ballot box. She then folds paper and inserts it into the box. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
A brief history of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU)

A brief history of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU)

Content: Jessica Lepore Multimedia/Photos: Amal Ahmed

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Getting to know the 2015 RSU candidates

Getting to know the 2015 RSU candidates

After weeks of campaigning, defaced posters and controversial comments from candidates, polls are open for the Ryerson Students’ Union elections. A total of 11 candidates are running for five positions. It’s the first time in four years where there is an organized opposition running against Unite Ryerson. Polls are open until Feb 11. at 5:30 p.m. Polling stations are located in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
It’s time for the RSU to back-off Israeli politics

It’s time for the RSU to back-off Israeli politics

On a walk around campus all the candidates’ printed faces can be seen smiling from the walls. Posters stating the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) positions each person hopes to be elected to are there for all of Ryerson to read — or ignore. Unite Ryerson’s posters include “together we will” and “together we have” lists, each with a few points. […]

by Melissa Wronzberg· · Editorial, Opinion
Students watch as RSU election candidates make their opening statements. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU face off in RSU debate

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU butted heads in a rowdy and divided RSU election debate Monday. For the first time in years, all candidates running for executive positions face organized opposition. The debate showed this tension. Unite Ryerson candidates talked about continuing their legacy as incumbents of the RSU, whereas Transform RU argued the benefits of applying new perspectives to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
LIVE Blog: RSU 2015 Elections All-Candidates Debate

LIVE Blog: RSU 2015 Elections All-Candidates Debate

Unite Ryerson faces Transform RU in an election debate today. It’s the first time in years where there is organized opposition against Unite Ryerson (formerly known as Students United). Only Ryerson students are allowed to ask the candidates questions in the two-hour long debate. Elections take place on Feb 9-11. Follow Ryersonian reporters along as we live-blog the debate.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
Zainab Attia seen over an illustration of an anti-miltary coup protest at Rab'a Square in Cairo, Egypt. (Photos: Amal Ahmed Albaz, Illustration: Susanna Gómez Báez/Ryersonian Staff)

A tale of two turmoils: Egyptian students recount struggles with tension abroad

    Zainab Attia is distracted. She sits in class twiddling her pen, unable to concentrate. She looks around and sees her classmates taking down notes. She wonders if they too are distracted. For her, school has become a puzzle she has yet to solve. She carries not only her backpack, but also her family’s burden on her back as […]

by Amal Ahmed· · Features
Grad students at McGill University in Montreal voted in a referendum on Jan. 15 and 16 whether to disaffiliate from the Canadian Federation of Students.

Live blog: McGill grad students in referendum to cut from CFS

  Related articles across the web PGSS membership in CFS referendum endorsement

Prof. Chris MacDonald conducted a survey with the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson that found politicians were the least trusted professionals.

Q-and-A with researcher who found politicians were the least trusted professionals in Canada

Politicians are the most mistrusted professionals in Canada. Professors Chris MacDonald and Hershell Ezrin at Ted Rogers School of Management came to the conclusion after they lead a survey for the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Program. The survey was conducted by The Gandalf Group. The public opinion pollster asked about 1,000 adults across Canada, in addition to 400 residents living in […]

Panel on Burma’s struggle for freedom brings stories of bravery and heartbreak to Ryerson

Panel on Burma’s struggle for freedom brings stories of bravery and heartbreak to Ryerson

In 1993, 27-year-old Dr. Ma Thida was just beginning her career in medicine when she was sent to Burma’s Insein Prison for allegedly having contact with anti-government organizations. Thida was a strong supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the main opposition party in Burma, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. As a young woman who […]

by Fatima Syed· · News, On Campus, students
Olivia Chow outside of the Ryerson Students' Union, urging students to vote.

Olivia Chow visits Ryerson, urges students to vote

  “Did you vote today?” was the first question Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow asked students at her visit to the Ryerson Students’ Union on election day. Chow’s quick visit on Monday was to urge students on campus to vote if they had not already done so. Wearing a hard-to-miss bright yellow scarf, Chow posed for pictures and shook hands with […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus, students