Ryerson is hiring a crisis communications officer, but that doesn’t mean there’s reason to panic, according to Michael Forbes, group director of communications at the university.
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Ryerson’s Students Supporting Israel (SSI) group backed out of the Ezra Levant event on campus last week after two members of the group received threats.
On Oct. 1, a Canadian photojournalist on route to Standing Rock, N.D., was detained at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Vancouver Airport for over six hours. Ed Ou was headed to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline for CBC, when his trip was halted before boarding. His phone was taken and he was interrogated. Border guards […]
The Ryersonian took data from the published security alerts collected from the last two years to break down figures that stand out.
RyersonianTV: November 13, 2015 – Men’s issues group not happy about coverage, birth control options, ironic ad removed from bus shelter
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Campus security responded after a Ryerson media professor found a man in an accessible washroom in the Rogers Communications Centre.
A new report suggests that universities oursourcing their email service to Google — including Ryerson — are at risk of surveillance by foreign spy agencies.
Food insecurity may be a bigger problem at Ryerson than most expect, said Ryerson’s Good Food Centre in its first Hunger Report released on Feb. 26. The report revealed that more than 400 Ryerson students and faculty members signed up for the service and more than 2,500 visits were made to the Good Food Centre last year. The centre is […]
A Ryerson professor hopes to revolutionize safety on campus by combining geography with technology. Geography professor Eric Vaz and two employees from Ryerson’s Laboratory for Geocomputation have developed a crime hot-spot web application called RUSafe. The site allows users to select a type of security incident, like assault or voyeurism, and see on a map where it has occurred on campus. “It’s the power […]
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 […]
(Shannon Baldwin and Erin Petrow/Ryersonian Staff) Police were called to the O’Keefe House Friday morning after reports that a student received a threat. Const. Victor Kwong says that it’s an ongoing threat that the police have been “investigating for a little while.” Details of the threat were not disclosed by police. Both police and police dog services were called […]
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 […]
The professor who kicked a student out of class for arriving late, triggering a small revolt in his classroom, says he has now received an apology from the student — but he’s not accepting it. Prof. Anastase Mastoras told The Ryersonian Friday after his class: “The guy apologized in front of 80 people. But the apology was not accepted.” A longtime […]
An investigation by The Ryersonian last week revealed that very few students and faculty members know about Ryerson security’s “Yellow Book,” an allegedly vital document outlining security protocols for emergency situations. Even though Ryerson security said it has done a “fair bit” of communication on this vital document, The Ryersonian asked: what are some of the ways important information can […]
The dean of Ryerson’s Faculty of Science says the “unusual” incident where a professor booted a student from class for being late, then called security, is being dealt with. Imogen Coe told The Ryersonian on Monday that there are no faculty-wide rules concerning late students. “It’s up to the professor to ensure that there is an appropriate learning environment,” said […]
Deep within the internal organs of Ryerson’s Integrated Risk Management (IRM) website lies a 13-page PDF called the “Yellow Book,” which holds the answers to surviving campus crises. Whether it’s a rogue gunman, natural disaster, or bomb threat, the Yellow Book is the vital rubric to security incidents at Ryerson. And you are responsible for knowing this, apparently. “Have you […]
A man allegedly involved in two instances of “indecent behaviour” in the school library has been arrested for trespassing. According to a Ryerson security alert, the man was arrested Aug. 29 after an incident on the building’s seventh floor. Security services say a female student was studying in a cubicle when she noticed a suspect looking at her from underneath the desk of […]
University of Windsor officials are investigating complaints about the referendum process within the school’s student union after it passed a controversial Israeli boycott earlier this month. The Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) referendum, voted in by students on March 1, is a global campaign that asks companies, individuals and governments to halt economic and cultural relationships with companies that produce […]
Additional security cameras were installed in Kerr Hall in response to a rash of locker thefts in the winter 2013 semester, according to Ryerson security. Combination locks made by ABUS Security Tech Germany and sold by the campus store were found to be susceptible to aluminum shim tools. A Ryersonian investigation led to the locks being pulled from shelves. Ryerson […]
Jorgenson Hall and Ryerson’s main campus intersection at Gould and Victoria Streets are hotspots for safety issues, according to a Ryersonian map that plots security alerts issued since September 2012. The map shows reported incidents including assaults, robberies and suspicious behaviour. “We have instances that happen all across campus,” said Julia Lewis, director of Ryerson’s integrated risk management. “Where we […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union blasted Ryerson University’s administration Wednesday night for covering the cost of a controversial men’s issues speaking event on campus. The union claims the decision “actively (facilitates) the creation of a men’s rights movement on campus, which targets women, feminists and works against (Ryerson’s) mandate to provide safe spaces on campus.” In a statement posted to the RSU’s […]
The road to Sochi has been full of bumps, debris, roadkill, pylons, and gravel, among a number of other growing safety concerns. In the days leading up to the Russian-hosted Olympics there were also death threats, anti-gay threats, alleged corruption and the most invasive surveillance in the history of the Games. “Sochi is safe,” United State President Barrack Obama assured […]
Ryerson has granted space for controversial men’s rights activists and the Canadian Association for Equality to co-host an event on campus tomorrow after completing a risk assessment. However, the university changed the event location and will charge a security fee. The event, which was originally going to be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, has been moved to a room […]
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 […]
A campus program that harnesses the power of technology to alert students about on-campus security issues is passing its one-year anniversary this month. The Ryerson University Security Watch program, administered by the Environmental Health and Safety and Security department, emails students about assaults, robberies and incidents of menacing behaviour. The program was launched last year as part of an […]
There are a number of hot-button subjects in the world that will provoke an adamant and immediate emotional reaction no matter how they are covered. Last week, The Ryersonian witnessed this first-hand by publishing an article that revealed a gay website promoting campus washrooms as places to meet up for public sex. Titled “Ryerson bathrooms are gay sex hot spots,” […]
By Ché Perreira and Dillon Lobo A recap of the most significant stories that we covered this year. 1. In September, six women reported being sexually assaulted on campus since the beginning of the school year. But after the Take Back the Block party on Sept. 17, the incidents declined. The block party followed the international Take Back the Night […]