Post Tagged with: "Ryerson Students’ Union"

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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
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)

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
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
PHOTOS: Ryerson talks voting reform

PHOTOS: Ryerson talks voting reform

The federal government is looking to change Canada’s first-past-the-post voting system, and young people are anything but apathetic. Thursday’s youth town hall at the Student Learning Centre welcomed students from different schools and programs to discuss electoral reform. The Ryersonian caught up with some of the participants to ask: What’s wrong with first-past-the-post? Iris Robin, journalism grad student, Ryerson University “I don’t think that the system should influence the way that people vote. The system that […]

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

This time last year, there was a buzz on campus leading up to the federal election. Young people across the country ended up voting in record numbers, challenging the prevailing notion about their political apathy. The Canadian election fervour may have faded — replaced with a focus south of the border — but now Ryerson wants students to talk about […]

by Avneet Dhillon· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
(Ryersonian Staff)

A history of CFS clashes with student unions

The Ryerson Students’ Union demanded reform of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in a letter published on behalf of 10 student groups. The move is only the latest in a history of conflict between the CFS and student unions.

by Shaian Martin· · education, News, Off Campus, 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 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
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
(Courtesy Ryerson Marketing Association)

Marketing course union exec causes controversy over Rye’s safe space policy

A Facebook status posted by a Ryerson student union executive regarding safe spaces on campus has caused controversy online.

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus
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
(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)

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?

(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU Elections: How To Vote

Do you know what do come voting day? Check out The Ryersonian’s nifty infographic with all the details!

by Erin Hesselink· · News, On Campus
(Ryersonian Staff)

RSU Election: Where candidates stand on student issues

Check out where RSU election candidates stand on key student issues.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Following the rally at the SLC, protesters walk to the SCC to confront the RSU.

Rally held to protest workplace discrimination

Ryerson students rallied outside the Student Learning Centre Tuesday in protest of workplace sex and gender discrimination, racism, Islamophobia and ableism. The rally and march was organized in light of International Women’s Week. Winnie Ng, a social work professor at Ryerson, is the current CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy. She said Ryerson is very diverse and progressive […]

by Jessica Albotra· · News, On Campus
RSU election season shortened

RSU election season shortened

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is holding what could be the shortest campaigning period to elect new candidates in recent years. The nominees for the RSU election were announced Monday evening and campaigning is set to start today. Candidates will roughly have  two business days to campaign before voting starts March 7. RSU president Andrea Bartlett said that the campaign […]

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

RSU releases names of 2016/2017 election candidates

The nominees for the RSU election were announced Monday evening and campaigning is set to start today. Candidates will roughly have  two business days to campaign before voting starts March 7. Three slates are running in this year’s RSU elections: RU Connected, Impact and the Rhino Party. The rules around campaigning are very specific. Candidates may begin their campaign at […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
Students at the RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Liberals announce free tuition for students from low-income families

The Ontario government has pledge to overhaul the Ontario Tuition Grant program to cover the average cost of tuition fees from students from low-income families.

by Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi· · News, Top stories
On Feb. 25, Ryerson Students' Union hosted a panel discussion at the SLC with university administration about the 2016 budget.

New gender-neutral change rooms announced at budget meeting

Improving mental health services and increasing the number of gender-neutral spaces on campus dominated the discussion.

by Aidan Cox· · News
Ryerson Students' Union sign on Gould St. (Olivia McLeod / Ryersonian Staff)

Online voting through RAMSS expected to increase turnout

Students will be able to vote online for the upcoming RSU elections in March, by logging into their RAMSS account.

by Justine Ponomareff· · News
RyersonianTV: February 12, 2016 – Drake receives key to the city, full Ghomeshi recap and movie review

RyersonianTV: February 12, 2016 – Drake receives key to the city, full Ghomeshi recap and movie review

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: February 11, 2016 – Live Ghomeshi trial, sharing economy panel and Harry Potter returns

RyersonianTV: February 11, 2016 – Live Ghomeshi trial, sharing economy panel and Harry Potter returns

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Students weigh in on what they look for in a student leader as the RSU elections approach.

What do you want from your student leaders?

Students weigh in on what they look for in a student leader as the Ryerson Students’ Union elections approach.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
RyersonianTV: February 10, 2016 – Ghomeshi trial recap, MS awareness interview and Super Bowl highlights

RyersonianTV: February 10, 2016 – Ghomeshi trial recap, MS awareness interview and Super Bowl highlights

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: February 5, 2016 – Ghomeshi trial, career fair and The Martian movie review

RyersonianTV: February 5, 2016 – Ghomeshi trial, career fair and The Martian movie review

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: February 4, 2016 – Ghomeshi trial, Muzzo pleads guilty and Ryerson’s interior design building

RyersonianTV: February 4, 2016 – Ghomeshi trial, Muzzo pleads guilty and Ryerson’s interior design building

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RyersonianTV: February 3, 2016 – RSU member resigns, Ghomeshi trial recap and Ryerson’s Culture Jam

RyersonianTV: February 3, 2016 – RSU member resigns, Ghomeshi trial recap and Ryerson’s Culture Jam

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RyersonianTV: January 29, 2016 – Syrian peace talk, Trudeau in La Loche and Ryerson’s photobook show

RyersonianTV: January 29, 2016 – Syrian peace talk, Trudeau in La Loche and Ryerson’s photobook show

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: January 28, 2016 – Four Toronto police officers arrested, Zika outbreak and an interview with J-Soul

RyersonianTV: January 28, 2016 – Four Toronto police officers arrested, Zika outbreak and an interview with J-Soul

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: January 27, 2016 – Bell Let’s Talk, Holocaust remembrance, French minister resigns

RyersonianTV: January 27, 2016 – Bell Let’s Talk, Holocaust remembrance, French minister resigns

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: January 22, 2016 — The falling dollar for international students’ tuition, TTC budget cuts, Gregory Elliott’s non-guilty ruling

RyersonianTV: January 22, 2016 — The falling dollar for international students’ tuition, TTC budget cuts, Gregory Elliott’s non-guilty ruling

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: December 4, 2015 – RSU Special Edition

RyersonianTV: December 4, 2015 – RSU Special Edition

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: December 3, 2015 – RSU firing sparks outrage, Ryersonian’s mental health series, Britain sends jets to Syria

RyersonianTV: December 3, 2015 – RSU firing sparks outrage, Ryersonian’s mental health series, Britain sends 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 Lindsay Smith· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
A member of Reignite Ryerson said it is not an anti-RSU group in a public meeting held on Nov. 26, 2015. (Facebook/Reignite Ryerson)

Reignite Ryerson and RSU: Unpacking Ryerson’s tuition fee debate

The Ryersonian compiled responses from each group on how they will address the issue of tuition fees.

by Latifa Abdin· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU’s new mental health scholarships worth $30,000

The RSU is handing out scholarships worth $2,000 to 15 mental health student leaders.

by Al Donato· · News, On Campus, students
Reignite Ryerson, RSU discuss lowering tuition fees

Reignite Ryerson, RSU discuss lowering tuition fees

At its first public meeting, Reignite Ryerson said it’s not an anti-RSU group, and will work with the student union to fight rising tuition fees. The comments came at a Nov. 26 meeting attended by RSU vice-president education Cormac McGee and several members from the RSU’s board of directors. Around 20 students also attended. Reignite member Vajdaan Tanveer said, “If we didn’t […]

by Latifa Abdin· · News, On Campus, students
Simon Fraser University's Advocacy for Men and Boys president Theryn Meyer urged the Ryerson's men's issues awareness society president to keep fighting for club status. (YouTube/CAFE)

Ryerson Students’ Union blasted for denying men’s issues group application

Men’s issues group supporters blast the Ryerson Students’ Union.

by Latifa Abdin· · News