Post Tagged with: "Ryerson Muslim Students’ Association"

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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. […]

(Kevin John Siazon)

Can comedy crush Islamophobia?

The irrational fear of Muslims, otherwise known as Islamophobia, might have a comedic cure. Becky Choma has spent years researching prejudice and discrimination. The Ryerson psychology professor recently turned her focus to the effects of fear on Islamophobia, given the rise of prejudice towards Muslims in the western world. Choma was awarded a grant for her latest project, which she […]

Rye wins second place in competition to help Syrian refugees

Rye wins second place in competition to help Syrian refugees

“Purgatory Pilgrims,” a group of students from Ryerson, won the second-place prize of $600 for their app that provides help with language skills, job hunting and access to emergency lines.

by Christian Thomson· · Business, News
U of T Muslim chaplain Imam Amjad Tarsin. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Islamophobia weighs on Muslim students following Paris terrorist attacks

Muslim students talked about how recent tragedies and misconceptions of their religion affected them.

by Al Donato· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics, students
RSU student group funding shoots up to $100,000 per year

RSU student group funding shoots up to $100,000 per year

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has increased grant funding for student groups by more than tenfold, and is now approving applications for as much as $3,000 per semester.

Signs supporting Ahmed Mohamed appear on Gould Street

Signs supporting Ahmed Mohamed appear on Gould Street

Two signs raising awareness for the alleged racial profiling of a teen from Texas appeared on the statue of Egerton Ryerson on Gould Street Wednesday evening. Both signs bore the emblem of the Muslim Students’ Association.

by Joshua Arthur Peter White-Crummey· · News
Ryerson says the updated policy will cut down on paperwork for students seeking accommodation.

New rules for religious accommodation on campus

Students seeking time off for religious holidays must submit requests within two weeks of class starting, according to a new Ryerson policy. But some students say that could be a problem, since the exact dates of some religious holidays aren’t known until days before the event. “We don’t know the timing of when some holidays will fall,” said Komal Kamran, […]

by Jessica Vitullo· · News, On Campus