Post Tagged with: "Rajean Hoilett"

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.

Students lined up to collect their opt-out cheques on Nov. 11, 2013. (Erynn Sally, Ryersonian Staff)

Late opt-out money frustrating for students

Ryerson students are asking the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) where their Health and Dental opt-out money is after waiting a week past the delivery date. Students who already have insurance and have opted-out of Ryerson’s Health and Dental plan were supposed to receive $310 last week through direct deposit, but have still not seen a penny. “I’m quite frustrated at […]

Ryerson Students' Union president Rajean Hoilett grew up in a low-income Scarborough neighbourhood.

Rajean keeps raging on

To understand why Rajean Hoilett entered campus politics, you need to understand where he came from. Hoilett is a first generation Canadian; born to a Jamaican father and Guyanese mother. He is defined by the social injustice he witnessed while growing up in a low-income neighbourhood in Scarborough. “I think that being a racialized person and being black has been […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

Students react to RSU’s vote for BDS movement

University and college student unions across Ontario now formally support Israel boycott efforts after the Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-O) voted in favour of the decision this August. The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign provincewide was tabled by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) this summer in response to the new military […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, Top stories
Audience members at the controversial men's rights event filled the room to the 100-person capacity. (Samuel Greenfield/Ryersonian Staff)

Men’s rights event leads to heated discussion

A controversial men’s rights event held by Ryerson on Thursday packed a campus meeting room to its 100-person capacity, and overflowed into another location where it was live-streamed to yet more viewers. But as heated as it was, if any demonstrations were planned they certainly didn’t materialize. While a few individuals challenged the event’s featured speaker during the Q-and-A after […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson Students' Union president, Melissa Palermo high-fives the Unite Ryerson supporters after results are announced. (Nicole Brockbank/Ryersonian staff)

Unite Ryerson sweeps RSU elections amidst declining voter turnout

This year’s Ryerson Students’ Union election saw record-low numbers of voters, continuing a trend of at least three years of declining voter turnout. Unite Ryerson’s Rajean Hoilett, a third-year social work student, took the RSU presidency Thursday night with 1,446 of 2,004 valid votes cast. Voter turnout saw a 13.1 per cent decline from the 2,306 votes cast last year. […]

by Ethan Lou· · News, On Campus, Top stories
From left to right: candidates John Scott, Roble Mohamed and Rajean Hoilett. (

Q-and-A: RSU presidential candidates talk campaigns

The Ryersonian’s Emily Westover met individually with the three candidates for RSU president to ask them what current campaigns should continue, which should be scrapped and what new campaigns they would like to implement if elected. Here is an edited excerpt: Which of the current RSU campaigns would you like to see continued? Hoilett: I’d like to continue the tradition […]

by Emily Westover· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RSU's three opposing presidential candidates.

RSU president-hopefuls weigh in on controversial men’s rights group

A men’s issues group was denied funding from the RSU last March, but chose to continue with support from the Canadian Association for Equality last semester. RSU presidential candidate Rajean Hoilett — currently the vice president of equity with the RSU — agrees with the RSU’s decision to deny the group, but his opposing presidential candidates think the union could […]

by Emily Westover· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The race for RSU president

The race for RSU president

By: Liam Scott, Emma Childs Students will be heading to the ballot boxes next week to elect their representatives for the 2014-15 academic year. The upcoming Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections take place on Feb. 3, 4 and 5. Ryerson’s website says that the RSU’s mandate is to lobby on behalf of students, save money for its members through “cost […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Top stories
RSU members attend the union's semi-annual general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

RSU one step closer to new student levy

Ryerson students could be heading to the polls soon to vote on a new campus-wide levy. At the Ryerson Students’ Union’s semi-annual general meeting Wednesday, a motion calling for a referendum on a Student Life levy was carried with little debate. The motion, moved by the RSU’s vice-president student life and events Danielle Brogan, was nudged up the agenda to […]

by Mohamed Omar· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Miles Groth, editor of New Male Studies, speaks Friday at U of T in support of campus men’s centres.

Men’s group going ahead on campus

A men’s issues group will form at Ryerson University this semester with the help of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) — but without approval of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). The RSU unanimously denied the group from forming in March with then-president Rodney Diverlus saying there are links between some men’s groups and misogny and hate speech. Another reason […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, On Campus