Post Tagged with: "sexual assault"

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The fight against gender-based violence never ends

On Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a rifle. Fourteen women, including 13 engineering students, were killed that day, simply for being women. That day was an awakening for Canadians as well as people around the world, and made feminists out of many. Over the past 27 years, people have rallied […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, On Campus, Opinion, students
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Survivors of sexual assault don’t need deadlines

    Former Ryerson student and writer for People magazine, Natasha Stoynoff, is among several women who have come forward with sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. But instead of being concerned with potentially electing an alleged sex offender as the American president, some people are more worried about how long it’s taken these women to come forward. Talking about […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Top stories
Jian Ghomeshi leaving Old City Hall on Feb. 1, 2016, day one of the former CBC Radio host's, sexual assault trial (Lisa Coombs/Ryersonian Staff).

LIVE BLOG: Jian Ghomeshi verdict

Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of chocking to overcome resistance. Justice William Horkins will deliver the verdict Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Follow The Ryersonian’s live coverage of the verdict.  

Jian Ghomeshi getting out of his car on Feb. 5, 2016 (Aidan Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

Ghomeshi trial raising questions about Canada’s judicial system

Experts say that there is no easy fix to what some are saying is a flawed judicial system, concerns that have come around due to the highly publicized Jian Ghomeshi trial.

by Kanwal Rafiq· · Jian Ghomeshi on Trial, News
Jian Ghomeshi leaving Old City Hall on Feb. 1, 2016, day one of the former CBC Radio host's, sexual assault trial (Lisa Coombs/Ryersonian Staff).

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 8

Day eight of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

UPDATED: Judge allows fourth witness in Ghomeshi trial

UPDATED: Judge allows fourth witness in Ghomeshi trial

Day six of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 5

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 5

Day five of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

Jian Ghomeshi getting out of his car on Feb. 5, 2016 (Aidan Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 4

Day four of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

Protesters outside of old City Hall (Aiden Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 3

Day two of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 2

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 2

Day two of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 1

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 1

Follow the live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial.

Materials from a workshop promoting consent culture. (Ryersonian Archives)

Campus consent workshop organizers advocate for sexual assault prevention

While Ryerson recently introduced its first-ever sexual assault policy, some say it doesn’t go far enough to address rape culture on campus. Janet Rodriguez, director of campaigns and equity with the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR), said students should push for the university to do more to help prevent sexual assault, rather than just making policies to respond […]

by Nicole Abi-Najem· · News, On Campus
Ryerson launches new sexual violence policy

Ryerson launches new sexual violence policy

Ryerson has introduced a new sexual violence policy in response to growing concerns about sexual assault on Ontario university campuses. The policy, recently approved by the university’s Board of Governors, stems from a 28-page report released in May authored by vice-provost for students, Heather Lane Vetere. In her report, Lane Vetere drafted a rough policy that was later tweaked after […]

by Alison Shouldice· · News, On Campus
Trigger warnings are often referred to as "#tw" on blogs

Gatekeeping the trigger

In October 2014, I kept a close watch on the story that seemed to have the attention of most Canadians. But at some point, I stopped reading. I no longer saw Jian Ghomeshi while I was reading about his alleged abuse — I saw someone who changed my life forever. I could have possibly gone a day without being reminded […]

by Nadya Domingo· · Opinion, Voices
In this Jan. 16 file photo, Premier Kathleen Wynne meets with Ontario university and college representatives at Queen's Park. (Courtesy of Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Wynne’s plan for sexual assault policy on university campuses gives hope

This week, the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson and the Ryerson Students’ Union are holding an open discussion about what the university’s sexual assault policy update should include. It’s the second time this year that Ryerson student unions are engaging with the people most affected by sexual violence on campus: students. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has released a plan […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
RUSafe on campus?

RUSafe on campus?

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 […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus
Explore more of Toronto this weekend by checking out these events. (Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Levy says CBC report on sexual assault compares “apples to oranges”

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 […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, On Campus, Top stories
In an exclusive Q-&-A, Jane Doe says she fears nothing has changed in the conversation about rape

In an exclusive Q-&-A, Jane Doe says she fears nothing has changed in the conversation about rape

Jane Doe, the woman who succesfully sued Tornonto police for their investigation of her sexual assault and whose name is still under court-protected publication ban, says nothing has changed in the conversation about rape. In the weeks since the Jian Ghomeshi news broke, she says the public has heard too much from lawyers and the media, and not enough from community experts […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · Media, News, Top stories
Ryerson University campus. (Courtesy Amir Seyd)

Ryerson University to review sexual assault policies

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 […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus, students, Top stories

Reactions: Jian Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault

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by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
UPDATE: Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault, released on bail

UPDATE: Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault, released on bail

 Video files from Lindsay Fitzgerald Jian Ghomeshi has officially been released on $100,000 bail after surrendering to Toronto police this morning. The former host of CBC Radio’s Q must give up his passport, cannot leave the country and is not allowed to contact any of the alleged victims. He will be living with his mother, who is acting as surety. Ghomeshi is being […]

by Alexis Allison· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Bo Zou, 34, has been charged with sexual assault.

Toronto photographer charged with sexual assault

  Police have arrested and charged a Toronto fashion photographer in connection with a summer sexual assault. On July 30, 2012, an 18-year-old woman was assaulted in a home near Dundas Street E. and Dalhousie Street. Police allege a man offered fashion photography services to female university students in exchange for modelling. They allege the man advertised on social media […]

by Kim Magi· · News, Off Campus
The Ryersonian’s top news stories of 2012-13

The Ryersonian’s top news stories of 2012-13

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus