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.”
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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.”
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.
A Ryerson professor says Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter wasn’t just an activist, but an unrecognized eco-philosopher
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 […]
The Black Lives Matter Toronto movement and Pride Toronto inside and outside of Ryerson are working together. Find out how.
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.
Elevate seeking 24-hour student study space, Spark wants more student jobs, services, Ohana looks to add transportation and mental health advancements.
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. […]
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, […]
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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
Justin Trudeau is going to use this as a reason for everything now.
A former Green party candidate and Ryerson student heads south to help a politician become president.
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
*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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]