Post Tagged with: "protest"

Chemi Lhamo, a board member of the Canadian Tibetan Association. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

Tibetan Uprising Day

Hundreds of Tibetans came together on Friday in a rally for the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day at Yonge-Dundas Square.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, Off Campus
Fur protest on Gould Street

Fur protest on Gould Street

Ryerson Student group R.U. Veg is asking, is the fur trim worth the tag? Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong has the story.

by Joseph Wong· · News, On Campus, Videos
BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

Sarah Cunningham-Scharf Jaclyn Tansil Allan Perkins   On Friday afternoon, a group displaying anti-Islamic messages and signs gathered outside the Muslim Association, Masjid Toronto. There seems to be a small protest forming outside the Muslim Association of Canada at Dundas and Chestnut right now. Anyone wanna cover it? pic.twitter.com/bnAQNFxsxW — Andrea Houston (@dreahouston) February 17, 2017 In an act of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]

Demonstrators at the Muslim Ban protest chant as they walk to the US consulate in Toronto, Ontario on Monday Jan 30 2016.

Toronto protests Muslim ban

Hundreds gathered outside the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto on University Avenue this morning to protest Islamophobia and President Donald Trump’s travel ban against people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Pro-choice protesters block the signs of pro-life protestors on Gould St at Ryerson University in Toronto on Jan 27, 2017.
(Adrea Vacl/Ryersonian)

WATCH: Abortion activists clash at Ryerson

Yesterday afternoon, Gould street was the scene of yet another abortion debate. Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Andrea Vacl and Joseph Wong talk to pro-life and pro-choice supporters as they protested against each other.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
Ryerson can’t stop pro-life protests on Gould Street

Ryerson can’t stop pro-life protests on Gould Street

Ryerson administration told pro-choice student groups on campus that they’re unable to keep pro-life protesters off Gould Street. However, according to the agreement made in April of 2012 between the city of Toronto and Ryerson University, Gould street belongs to the city and is not private property. Gould street is therefore protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preventing […]

by Jaclyn Tansil· · News, On Campus
(Ryersonian archives)

RSU hopes to ban pro-life protesters from Gould St.

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has had enough of the pro-life demonstrators who have been protesting on Gould Street throughout the fall semester. Now, they are looking for a way to permanently evict them. For several weeks, an anti-abortion group has been returning to Ryerson’s campus with large banners and posters showing graphic images of abortions. But the Ryerson community […]

by Megan Stephens· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
(Courtesy Hongen Nar)

PHOTOS: Fight the Fees protest

Ryerson students rallied Nov. 2 in support of the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) National Day of Action to fight tuition fees. The morning began with a free breakfast on Gould Street provided by the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR), followed by performances and speakers with the theme of access and affordability of education. Supporters of the ‘Fight the […]

by Megan Stephens· · In pictures, News
(Ryersonian File Photo)

Ghomeshi found not guilty on choking and sexual assault charges

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 […]

RyersonianTV: November 19, 2015 – Leader of Paris attacks dead, heart on campus solved, students rise with Mizzou protests

RyersonianTV: November 19, 2015 – Leader of Paris attacks dead, heart on campus solved, students rise with Mizzou protests

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
United Black Students at Ryerson vice-president Pascale Diverlus smiles as she sees the banner dropped Nov. 18, 2015. (Jordyn Gibson/Ryersonian Staff)

Students rally at Ryerson in support of Mizzou protests

Ryerson students rallied in support of the Missouri university protests.

The grand jury's decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the murder of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, has re-opened the race dialogue. (Lauren Harris / Ryersonian Staff)

The “peaceful” protest: what is it good for?

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, […]

by Lauren Harris· · Opinion
Student groups clash over fee hikes

Student groups clash over fee hikes

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, News, On Campus
RSU confirms meeting with Ryerson administrators to discuss tuition cuts

RSU confirms meeting with Ryerson administrators to discuss tuition cuts

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 […]

by Hayden W· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Faculty association president hasn’t heard of complaints against embattled professor

Faculty association president hasn’t heard of complaints against embattled professor

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 […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus
Protesters’ encampment draws criticism after photos reveal abandoned tent city

Protesters’ encampment draws criticism after photos reveal abandoned tent city

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 Fatima Syed· · News
Students at the RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Students’ Union wants details on Ryerson’s budget

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, News, On Campus, students
David Siegel, a computer science student, signs the petition against Prof. Anastase Mastoras.

Computer science students file formal complaint against professor

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 […]

by Pema Tsering· · education, News, On Campus, students, Top stories
An empty classroom. Ryersonian file photo

Ryerson student kicked out of class for arriving late, classmates walk out in protest

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. […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus
Protests outside Loblaws on Carlton and Church streets

Protests outside Loblaws on Carlton and Church streets

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 […]

by Emanuela Orsini· · News, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

  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 […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
(Fatima Kazmi/Ryersonian staff)

Editorial: Universities still not doing enough to address rape culture

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion, Top stories
(Hailey Chan/ Ryersonian staff)

5 things you should know about Bill C-23

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 […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Ryerson students swimming upstream against TTC fare hikes

Ryerson students swimming upstream against TTC fare hikes

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 […]

by Sydney Poulos· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 8

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 8

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 […]

Protesters in ‘Save Toronto’ anti-Rob Ford rally

Protesters in ‘Save Toronto’ anti-Rob Ford rally

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, […]

CESAR faces labour charge in bitter battle

CESAR faces labour charge in bitter battle

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. […]

by Diana Hall· · News, On Campus