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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
Linda McQuaig, Bill Morneau and Colin Biggin at the St. James Town debate. (Kiah Berkeley / Ryersonian Staff)

Audience participation limited at Toronto Centre candidates debate

Toronto Centre candidates participated in their first debate of the 2015 campaign Tuesday night, but some of the attendees at the forum were upset that they didn’t get to ask questions of their own. While Conservative candidate Julian Di Battista did not attend, Bill Morneau (Liberal), Linda McQuaig (NDP) and Colin Biggin (Green) spoke before residents in St. James Town, answering questions that dealt with the community’s top four concerns: […]

by Kiah Berkeley· · News, Off Campus, Politics
A Syrian parent and child at the Macedonian border in September. (Freedom House / Creative Commons)

Ryerson’s Lifeline Syria Challenge doubles sponsorship quota for refugees

Ryerson University is taking a lead in post-secondary efforts to help Syrian refugees come to Canada. Over the summer, the university launched the Lifeline Syria Challenge, partnering with Toronto’s Lifeline Syria organization that helps facilitate private sponsorship of Syrian refugees in the GTA, and support for the university’s initiative is still growing. “It is what Ryerson does,” said Wendy Cukier, […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
‘Charlie Hebdo’ cartoons cause social outrage

‘Charlie Hebdo’ cartoons cause social outrage

Social media outrage rose Monday over controversial cartoons depicting the death of a Syrian refugee child, Alan Kurdi, published in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Last week the young boy’s body was found washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a boat carrying Syrian refugees capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Many media outlets paid tribute to the three-year-old boy […]

by Alysia Burdi· · News, Off Campus