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(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Campus life in review: Fall 2016

As the Fall 2016 semester comes to an end, the Ryersonian takes a look back at the events held by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR). Here are some of this semester’s biggest events organized by our students’ associations. 6 Fest The RSU’s biggest, most talked about event of the fall was 6 Fest, […]

by Avery Friedlander· · News
(Ryersonian Archive)

Jewish student told, ‘you need to sit down,’ at RSU meeting

Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]

(Ryersonian Staff)

Pro-Israel group calls out ‘anti-Jewish’ remarks at the RSU general meeting

A pro-Israel campus group says its members were met with anti-Semitic taunts at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. In a letter sent to RSU president Obaid Ullah, a spokesman for Hasbara Fellowships Canada said he was writing “on behalf of concerned Ryerson University students who are shocked and unsettled” after the meeting. Robert Walker, the Canadian director of the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
(Coutesy Victoria Morton's Facebook page)

SAGM motion for resignation of RSU executive denied

A motion requesting the resignation of the RSU’s vice-president of education, Victoria Morton, was denied at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 29. The motion was brought forward after a video emerged that Morton took of herself drinking alcohol in her RSU office. However, the motion was struck down by a vote of 84 to 48. The meeting […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Jessie Saunders-Drutz began her first year at Ryerson having just graduated from an all-Jewish high school. No longer feeling like part of the majority, she had trouble making friends and looked for a place on campus she could meet people who shared her values. What she found was Delta Pi, and 40 new sisters. Saunders-Drutz is now a fourth-year RTA […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Features, News, On Campus
(Ryersonian Archive)

RSU’s semi-annual general meeting: 6 Fest, bike racks and more

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is having their semi-annual general meeting tomorrow where they will discuss campus issues like the budget of 6 Fest and anti-abortion protesters.   “If you are a full time undergraduate student or a full or part time graduate student, come to the Anual General Meeting and discuss student issues, have your say on RSU campaigns and initiatives, […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, On Campus
(Jennie Pearson)

Rye takes part in 16 days of action

This Friday marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign begins on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. This year, Ryerson will be taking part in the campaign through several programs and events. The Office for Sexual […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

(Ryersonian Archive)

Town hall recap: Students call RSU’s spending ‘strange’

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held a casual town hall meeting on Thursday to give students an opportunity to ask executives about current projects, and speak up about the issues on their mind. The new Wellness Centre, RSU’s involvement with the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) Fight the Fees campaign and the anti-choice protesters on campus were a few topics […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
RU Aware logo from their website.

RU Aware extends campaign to leave CFS

The campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is gaining momentum after its first week on campus. A group of students called RU Aware talked to students around campus in hopes of generating discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The team spent Monday and Tuesday last week educating students on Ryerson’s relationship with the federation. After the two […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
The Used Book Room is a student owned and operated service where you can buy and sell school materials. (Courtesy: Ryersonian Staff)

Books from Used Book Room in limbo

The books which occupied the former Used Book Room and delayed the construction of the wellness centre have finally been removed. They now sit in neatly stacked boxes within the executive offices of the Ryerson Students’ Union. In September, the development of the wellness centre was stalled after students failed to pick up their books from the room. Now, the […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News, On Campus
The fight for free education continues

The fight for free education continues

Post-secondary students across Canada plan to rally today for the National Day of Action as part of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) ongoing “Fight the Fees” campaign. But the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) will be keeping a low profile during the event. The student day of action for free education is meant to mobilize university and college students to […]

by Megan Stephens· · News
RU Aware logo from their website.

RU Aware?

A new campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has arrived on campus. RU Aware is a team of students that says it wants to generate discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The campaign launched Monday, prepped with a press release, website and custom T-shirts. Imad Ansari, fourth-year mechanical engineering student and member of RU Aware, says the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 55

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 55

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
(Ryersonian Archive)

CFS recommends policy changes after critical joint letter

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is recommending some policy changes a month after a joint letter from 10 universities’ students’ unions was released calling for reform of the organization. In their Oct. 6 meeting, the CFS National Executive approved motions that could make it easier for member students’ unions to leave the organization, and to post audited financial statements […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
The RSU's orientation week concert featuring French Montana was a preview for 6Fest. (Josephine Tse)

VIDEO: RSU president Obaid Ullah talks 6 Fest reaction

The Ryersonian‘s Jacob Cohen sat down with Obaid Ullah, president of the Ryerson Students’ Union, to talk about the mixed reactions to 6 Fest.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos
Ryerson Students' Union held a 2-day music festival, and students were disappointed when Drake did not make a guest appearance

Mixed reactions and no ‘surprise guest’ at RSU’s 6 Fest

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) wrapped up its two-day 6 Fest music event, and people have taken to Twitter to voice either support or frustration for the student organization following last-minute lineup changes and no surprise appearance by Toronto rapper Drake. @RUStudentLife @RyersonU where can I get a refund? You guys misled us with the advertising #6fest #drake — Jakay […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 54

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 54

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Hotline Sprain: Did 6 Fest just lose its ‘Surprise guest?’

Hotline Sprain: Did 6 Fest just lose its ‘Surprise guest?’

6 Fest ticket-holders hoping for a “surprise” appearance from Drake this weekend might be in for disappointment. Drake announced Wednesday that he’s officially postponed one of his two upcoming Toronto shows due to a “recent ankle injury,” casting doubts on whether or not the Toronto rapper will be one of 6 Fest’s special guests. so sad that Drake probably won’t […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music, News
(Brooks Harvey)

RSU student groups can’t get a room

Every September, the Pakistani Students’ Association (PSA) holds a welcome dinner to kick off the school year. “That’s a tradition, it has to happen,” said Rabia Tanvir, PSA vice-president communications. But this year it didn’t happen — at least not in September. The PSA is not alone. Confusion with the Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) new online room booking form has […]

by Kevin John Siazon· · News, On Campus, students
The HTO To Go water trailer returned to Ryerson this fall after the RSU was blacklisted by Toronto Water last year. (James Tozer)

Water trailer returned to campus

The HTO To Go water trailer had a much smoother orientation experience this year. Toronto Water blacklisted the Ryerson Students’ Union from requesting the mobile water station to attend campus events last fall. The RSU moved the trailer to accommodate Drake’s concert, which created “serious operational complications,” claimed Toronto Water. A year after the ordeal, the water trailer was back […]

by James Tozer· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 53

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 53

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
(Ryersonian Archive)

Will the RSU’s new initiatives attract more voters?

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 RSU's orientation week concert featuring French Montana was a preview for 6Fest (Josephine Tse).

6 Fest date change causes turkey day weekend woes

6 Fest ticket holders may have to choose between the concert and Thanksgiving dinner after the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) changed the dates of the event. The highly publicized two-day concert was moved from Sept. 23/24 to Oct. 9/10 in order to “better accommodate artist availability,” said Natasha Campagna, the RSU’s general manager. “Someone who originally (was) confirmed to perform […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Music, News
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 52

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 52

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
RSU report ‘inaccurate’ CFS alleges

RSU report ‘inaccurate’ CFS alleges

By: Samantha Relich and Anna-Kaye Evans There are “gross inconsistencies” and “inaccurate information” in the report released by the RSU on its relationship with the CFS, said Rajean Hoilett, former RSU president and chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario. Hoilett slammed the report at a debate with Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, at the Ryersonian yesterday. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

RSU escalates battle with CFS with joint letter

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’ […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

Lachemi, RSU, federal government talk Canadian electoral reform

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 […]

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 51

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 51

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
A sample design of the Drake themed T-shirts planned by the RSU last year. Via Twitter / RSU.

Get over Drake, Ryerson

Once upon a time, about one year ago, Drake came to Ryerson. It was stunning, and thrilling and almost sounds too good to be true. Except now we aren’t allowed to forget about it. It was hard to walk around campus last week without feeling Drake’s overwhelming presence. Stylized sixes could be found throughout the Week of Welcome events held […]

by Patricia Karounos· · Opinion, Top stories
(Ryersonian Staff)

CFS impact on students outlined in new RSU report

A report released by the Ryerson Students’ Union on Sept. 4 has raised questions about the student government’s relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The report was produced due to a motion filed by a student last April at the RSU’s annual general meeting. It’s the first time the student union has formally evaluated its relationship with the CFS […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Phoenix Pagliacci's performance got a warm reception from the audience at the 57th annual RSU parade and concert.

RSU concert showcases women with ‘Homegrown’ talent

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) hosted the “Homegrown Music Festival,” showcasing an all-female lineup of Toronto-based musicians last Friday. The Ryersonian caught up with two of those artists: musician and Ryerson alumna Phoenix Pagliacci, and founder of the queer-friendly hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall event series, Yes Yes Y’all DJ Nino Brown. Phoenix Pagliacci Pagliacci’s performance brought a blend of hip-hop and […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
The crowd's energy reached its peak as the parade made its way through Yonge-Dundas Square, as some pedestrians stopped to film the marching students.

Ryerson’s 57th annual parade shuts down traffic in the 6ix

(Video: Mallory Warren) Hundreds of students, from dozens of programs, marched through downtown Toronto to show their school pride on Friday during Ryerson’s 57th annual parade and concert. Students chanted, cheered and danced as they marched through the streets surrounding Ryerson’s campus. Students gathered into groups and represented their faculties, including Ryerson Engineering, the Faculty of Science, and students from the Ted […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, News, Videos
The last time the Ryerson Students' Union hosted an event like this Drake dropped onto Gould Street  / Ryersonian Archive File

Ryerson’s latest mystery concert fetching 30,000 per cent mark up

The last time the RSU marketed an event like this Toronto-born rapper Drake dropped onto Gould St. to play a concert

RSU executive members Harman Singh,  Obaid Ullah, Andrea Bartlett, Rabia Idrees and Cormac McGee. Photo illustration courtesy The Ryersonian.

RSU 2015-16: A year in review

On May 1, the majority of the current Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executive committee will relinquish their roles and a new group of executives will take their place. With their terms coming to an end, The Ryersonian is taking a look at what issues the students’ union executives addressed this year and what their legacy will look like.

Men’s issues group execs on serving the RSU

Men’s issues group execs on serving the RSU

After serving the RSU with an application for judicial review of their decision to deny club status to the Men’s Issues Awareness Society earlier this year, MIAS president Kevin Arriola and social media executive Alex Godlewski sat down with The Ryersonian to explain their side of the year-long saga.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
(Ryersonian Staff)

Men’s issues group takes RSU to court

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is in legal trouble again. On April 8, two of the executive members from the men’s issues group that was denied student group status in October asked a court to overturn the RSU’s decision. The application is seeking to ask a judge to declare the RSU’s decision void, and to direct the RSU to grant […]

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

We don’t need CFS, says RSU president

Andrea Bartlett says that the RSU can get by just fine without the Canadian Federation of Students. “We can run completely autonomous without the support of the CFS,” Bartlett said. In their election campaign platform last year, Bartlett and her slate promised students that they would look into the RSU’s relationship with the CFS. The possibility of defederation — the […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Student exec Dan Petz and RSU vice-president equity, Rabia Idrees spoke to The Ryersonian  about the place of safe spaces on campus.

Safe spaces debate: where do they fit at Ryerson?

The Ryersonian sat down with the RSU’s vice-president equity, Rabia Idrees, and Dan Petz, a member of the Ryerson Marketing Association and staunch opponent of campus safe spaces, to talk about safe spaces and what they should look like on our campus.

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, students
Carter Grant and Teresa Mervar are the two members of SFLR bringing the lawsuit to the RSU. (Ryersonian File Photo)

Anti-abortion group’s court case will affect future student union decisions

Avner Levin, an associate professor and chair of Ryerson’s Law and Business department, said the case will have a significant impact on the school no matter the result.

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
(Courtesy Ryerson University)

Rye prof calls RSU poster policies ‘unacceptable’

Ryerson distinguished visiting professor and the director for the school’s Centre for Free Expression, James L. Turk, spoke to The Ryersonian about the student union’s problematic poster policies.

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus
(Dylan Bell/Ryersonian Staff)

Poster problems plagued RSU elections

The controversial posters put up on campus last week have brought to light serious issues with the RSU’s poster approval policies.

by Dylan Bell· · News
(Ryersonian Staff)

Analysis: RSU Year-End Review

Transform RU won the Ryerson Students’ Union election last year on a platform that included financial transparency and communication. Now that a new election is upon us, how did the 2015-16 RSU live up to its promises? For one, the union introduced mental health bursaries for students who require support in accessing mental health services. They also introduced online opting […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

Police: Ryerson Students’ Union should have reported money

Two Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives allege that more than $90,000 was stolen from the union’s coffers before they took office. One executive says it happened during a time of poor oversight and transparency when student leaders failed to act on auditors’ suggestions. In a blog post published online last Monday night, current RSU president Andrea Bartlett wrote that more […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Student Union poster problems

Contentious posters critical of the RSU executives’ decision to fire an employee on maternity leave were put up around campus and swiftly torn down earlier this week.

by Dylan Bell· · News
(Ryersonian Staff)

Andrea Bartlett not only RSU exec threatened

When Andrea Bartlett revealed last week that she has been the target of violent threats, she was exposing a problem that other female student leaders have also faced. Bartlett, president of the RSU, said she received violent, explicit threats from men over the phone threatening to rape and murder her after the RSU’s controversial decision to refuse official status to […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News
(Ryersonian Staff)

Voter turnout in RSU election largely unaffected by switch to online voting

The results are in, the students have spoken in the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections…well, some of them. Voting closed in the RSU elections last night at 4 p.m., and within an hour, Obaid Ullah and Impact had been declared the winners of all executive positions. Voting took place March 7-9.  The quick results – last year it took over […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News
(Ryersonian Staff)

Analysis: RSU 2015/2016 Year-End Review

Transform RU entered won the Ryerson Student Union office last year on a platform including financial transparency and communication. Now that a new election is upon us, how did the 2015-16 RSU live up to their goals and promises? For one, the union introduced mental health bursaries for students that desperately require support in accessing mental health services. They introduced […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, On Campus
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU Election Results: Impact sweeps the executive vote

Who won the 2015/2016 Ryerson Students’ Union election?

(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Tuition, mental health dominate RSU election debate

Controversial layoffs, lacking mental health services and tuition prices dominated the main discussion points at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election debate. Executive candidates from the RU Connected and Impact slates and one independent presidential candidate debated their platforms in the Rogers Communications Centre March 3. The debate addressed the human rights complaint filed against the RSU by former RSU […]

by Deven Knill· · News, On Campus