Ratna Omidvar got her first glimpse into the lives of new Canadians shortly after immigrating to the country as a refugee from Iran. Like many newcomers, she had very little. She remembers days when she wondered if things would get better. That was over 30 years ago. Today, Omidvar is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on migration and diversity. […]
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The founding executive director of Ryerson’s Global Diversity Exchange (GDX), Ratna Omidvar, is among seven new senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “I’m very proud and humbled by my appointment to the Canadian Senate today,” Omidvar said in a statement today. “As executive director of Ryerson University’s Global Diversity Exchange for the past two years, I’ve learned a lot […]
Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy isn’t going anywhere. The committee designated to find Ryerson’s next president declared a failed search this morning and announced Levy will stay on as president for up to two more years. Despite months of speculation regarding who would be his successor on campus, the presidential search committee will not be bringing any candidates forward, according to […]
Voting for the Board of Governors and the Senate closes at 4:30 p.m. today, but are you one of the students wondering what these groups actually do? Both the Board of Governors and the Senate play a large role in the Ryerson student experience. The Senate focuses more on the academic side, while the Board of Governors focuses on other […]
The growing diversity at Ryerson University has spawned a new bachelor’s program. The department of languages, literatures and cultures anticipates the launch of the new baccalaureate in language and intercultural relations in the fall of 2016, following Senate approval at its Jan. 27 meeting. “Our team is energized and eager to demonstrate in these next steps the value and importance […]
Two new minors were approved during the Nov. 4 Ryerson Senate meeting and the Department of Geography was renamed to department of geography and environmental studies. The Senate agenda stated that the name change will “better reflect the diverse offerings of the department.” A minor has also been approved and will now be offered to students following a demand for […]
Something smells in Ottawa. The litter box that is the Canadian Senate, which has changed far too infrequently since 1867, finally overpowered the halls of Parliament and its odious scent is too strong to ignore. There is a scandal taking shape on Parliament Hill that threatens the fate of our chamber of “sober second thought.” The controversy surrounds a handful […]
Stay tuned for David Rockne Corrigan’s column in the Oct. 30 issue of the Ryersonian.
Ryerson students will have a chance to voice their opinion as the school starts two months of consultations on Wednesday for the design of its new academic plan. The university establishes goals and plans its budget within this framework, which is revised every five years. “It’s a kind of roadmap of what we want to do, and also to make sure […]