About a month ago now, the Globe and Mail published an investigation into the reporting of sexual assaults to police across Canada. The 20-month investigation found an abysmal rate of one in five claims being dismissed as baseless, resulting in little to no further investigation from police. It highlighted something that experts have known for years: the relationship between public […]
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Ryerson president Sheldon Levy said Monday that Ryerson may not have the highest rate of sexual assaults of all Canadian universities, as the CBC reported. The report compares “apples to oranges,” Levy says. Ryerson is simply better at reporting sexual assaults than other schools. “We try to encourage as best we can the reporting of these incidents.” The CBC News […]
Ryerson University will review its existing sexual assault policy in the wake of a Toronto Star probe that found most Canadian universities and colleges don’t have one single policy to deal with sexual assault. Ryerson, along with 44 other Ontario universities and colleges, announced Nov. 26 it will launch the review to determine if the schools can adequately deal with […]
Sheldon Levy says Ryerson’s new look reflects his view that the university is a key part of city-building in Toronto. He told a symposium last week that even small changes on the campus can have a large effect on the city. “As we build and do things, we are doing things for the city because we impact people directly […]
Halloween marks an increase in the number of crimes reported to police, especially violent offences and property violations, but the same spike in criminal activity doesn’t affect Ryerson, security personnel say. “We have not noticed a trend in increased incidents from a Halloween weekend to any other weekend with parties happening on or around campus,” said Tanya Fermin-Poppleton, manager of […]
Ryerson University fends off thousands of cyber attacks a day, says Ryerson computer expert Brian Lesser. “If you look at the firewall logs, it’s just constant. I couldn’t believe all the attacks when I first saw,” says Lesser, Ryerson’s director of computing and communications services. Ryerson is not the only with cyber attack issues. A recent Toronto Star story reported […]
This September marks the one-year anniversary of Ryerson’s Security Watch initiative, which informs all students, staff and recent graduates by email whenever a violent incident is reported on campus. Having our inboxes filled with reports of assaults, robberies and sexual harassment doesn’t exactly bolster our back-to-school spirits. But the actions of a group of Canadian students last week remind us […]