Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. Justice William Horkins announced his decision Thursday at the Ontario Court of Justice in a proceeding that lasted an hour and a half. In his ruling, Horkins recapped the testimonies of each complainant, and highlighted the points where he saw inconsistencies […]
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RyersonianTV: November 19, 2015 – Leader of Paris attacks dead, heart on campus solved, students rise with Mizzou protests
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Ryerson students rallied in support of the Missouri university protests.
The words “peaceful” and “protest” seem to contradict one another. Is it possible to be calm – to not be enraged – when society, or ironically, the justice system, has failed to provide justice? But more importantly, is the peaceful protest effective, or does it simply downplay the tragedies we so desperately want to stand up against? The Arabic poet, […]
Two Ryerson student groups clashed in a loud shouting match at the board of governors meeting Monday night in a confrontation over tuition fees. Interruptions from protesters dominated the meeting in Jorgenson Hall, where Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) supporters continued their Freeze the Fees campaign. They were countered by a newly formed student movement called Rise for Ryerson, which is […]
Protesters who were camped out in front of Jorgenson Hall met with Ryerson administrators Monday, in an effort to soothe relations between the university and disgruntled students upset with rising tuition fees. President Sheldon Levy confirmed the meeting Monday. “We met with them this morning,” Levy told The Ryersonian. “I don’t think there was any acrimony there.” But he was […]
The Ryerson Faculty Association’s (RFA) president says he hasn’t heard of any complaints lodged against a computer-science professor who’s come under fire after kicking a student out of class for arriving late. Peter Danziger, the RFA’s president, says that he had no knowledge of the formal letter of complaint or petition against a professor who’s been criticized by students in […]
An impromptu tent city erected by student protesters on Ryerson’s campus has elicited criticism after a student passing the encampment late at night snapped a photo of some of the encampment’s inhabitants sitting indoors. Protesters set up camp near Jorgensen Hall and Kerr Hall West Monday. A spokesman for the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), whose executive team is among the tent city’s residents, maintains the protesters […]
By Shane Perusse In an effort to pressure the university to stop tuition hikes, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) launched its Freeze the Fees campaign on Monday. RSU executives are also demanding the university release “budget details,” but one union spokesperson says they don’t know the exact details they need to be requesting. “At this time we simply don’t know […]
Computer science students are demanding a new instructor for a database course after a classroom incident last month that sparked a mini revolt among some students in the program. In a six-page letter and petition they have sent to the dean of the Faculty of Science, and the head of the computer science program, the students criticize Prof. Anastase Mastoras […]
So prof calls security on a kid that was late, followed by half the class leaving in protest. Just another day at ryerson — Myles Songolo (@MylesSongolo) October 28, 2014 A student uprising took place in a Ryerson classroom last week when a professor ordered a student who arrived late to leave. The incident, which occurred in a database systems class Oct. […]
Protesters gathered outside the Loblaws Thursday afternoon on Carlton and Church streets, right off Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, to speak out against what they said were low wages. Employees of the Confederation of National Trade Unions — known by its French initials, CSN — from Abitibi-Teminscaminque, Que., have travelled and protested in several Montreal regions, as well Sherbrooke, Que., and now […]
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, the Ebola virus reached North America and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensified. In Toronto, the mayoral race continues. On campus, a Ryersonian exclusive found that Ryerson’s annual parade and […]
mfort on our mattress, but for Emma Sulkowicz it is a terrible reminder of her rape. The 21-year-old Columbia University student is carrying a mattress around campus until her alleged attacker, a fellow student at Columbia, is expelled from the school. Sulkowicz was raped in her dorm room on the first day of her second year. She did not report […]
Protestors rallied on Tuesday against a new bill that would change the Fair Elections Act. About 25 people taped their mouths shut outside Conservative MP Joe Oliver’s office in response to the new changes. The act, known as Bill C-23, is currently under the eyes of the House of Commons. Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Polievre introduced the new changes on […]
There was something fishy at Yonge-Dundas Square Wednesday afternoon. Thirteen Ryerson students dressed up as sardines and gathered outside Dundas subway station to raise awareness to improve public transportation in the city. Meanwhile, the TTC approved a five-cent fare increase Wednesday afternoon, which will take the price of a single adult token to $2.70 from $2.65, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Cash fare will […]
We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford admits during city council meeting to buying illegal drugs. http://www.ryersonian.ca/?p=8642 LIVE: Anti Rob Ford protest […]
Roughly 150 protesters came out to Nathan Phillips Square Wednesday to express their frustration and disappointment in Mayor Rob Ford, demanding that he resign. While people chanted anti-Rob Ford slogans, the most angry and expressive messages were written on posters and pavement. “Shit is Fucked,” read a typical sign. Dawn MacDonald, 53, one of the first protesters at the scene, […]
The trade union representing two full-time workers who have been locked out of their jobs at the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson says it has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the beleaguered student union. A representative of CUPE Local 1281 confirmed that CUPE National filed a complaint against CESAR with the Ontario Labour Relations Board on Oct. […]