The Ryersonian’s David Greenberg and Patricia Karounos wrote opposing op-eds on whether or not media should be permitted in safe spaces. David Greenberg: On Monday, Ryerson University held an open meeting to revise its new sexual violence policy. Students were given the opportunity to provide feedback and engage in discussions on how to improve the year-old policy. All Ryerson students […]
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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 Deborah Hernandez and Ramna Shahzad According to Oberlin College and Conservatory, “safe spaces can be defined as spaces that are created of, by and for members of marginalized or under-represented social groupings.” Safe spaces allow members of marginalized groups to exist outside of prejudice and oppression that is otherwise upheld as a social norm. The Ryersonian spoke with Ryerson […]
Ryerson president Sheldon Levy says there hasn’t been an outcry for a specific safe space policy on campus. He says that’s likely because the discrimination and harassment prevention policy in the student code of non-academic conduct protects the right to a safe space. After online response to a Ryersonian article published on March 13, many are questioning Ryerson’s policy on […]
A highly inflammatory article was published last week in The Ryersonian about two non-racialised student journalists getting barred from an event for racialised students. Safe spaces for any group are important, though not necessarily always understood – which is why the quality of the discussion around issues of inclusion is so crucial. “White students barred from funded Ryerson Students’ Union […]
At the end of February, Miami Heat star, Chris Bosh, spoke to the media about his opinion on penalizing players who use the “N-word”. He said that a lot of the players in the NBA say it in a joking way, but not everybody thinks it’s a joke, Bosh included. However, Bosh agrees that banning the word would be a […]