Post Tagged with: "sexual violence"

Advocating against sexual violence

Advocating against sexual violence

A few weeks ago, a 26-year-old Toronto woman came forward about being allegedly sexually assaulted inside Drake One Fifty, a bar in the financial district. She said that a man grabbed her by the wrists, thrusted his groin against her and said, “Fuck me.” In December, the owner and a bar manager of College Street Bar in Little Italy were […]

by Ebony-Renee Baker· · Opinion
(Courtesy PVZ via Flickr)

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
(Jennie Pearson)

Rye takes part in 16 days of action

This Friday marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign begins on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. This year, Ryerson will be taking part in the campaign through several programs and events. The Office for Sexual […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
Ryersonian Archive File

Updated sexual violence policy released for feedback

The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education has released an updated version of Ryerson’s sexual violence policy. Ryerson community members can submit confidential feedback until Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. to The revised policy was originally scheduled to be presented to the Ryerson Board of Governors for its approval at the Nov. 24 meeting. According to the office’s website, […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
Protesters at the Take Back the Night rally at Ryerson University on Sept. 16, 2016.  (Hongen Nar)

Sexual violence survivors and allies take back the night

All eyes were fixed on Marie Sleth Friday evening as she recounted the sexual violence she’d experienced while living in a foster home as a child. “The man of the house, in the foster home, he would be drunk and take advantage of me sexually. He said that if I told his wife, she would send me back to the […]

by Shaian Martin· · News
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 43 – • RSU member resigns, the theatre school’s winter show opening and more

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 43 – • RSU member resigns, the theatre school’s winter show opening and more

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Farrah Khan joined Ryerson as the co-ordinator of the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education.

New support for sexual violence survivors on campus

Farrah Khan joined Ryerson as the co-ordinator of the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education which will provide one-on-one support for students, faculty and staff.

by Taline McPhedran· · 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
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
Live Blog: Media Coverage of Sexual Violence on Campus Panel

Live Blog: Media Coverage of Sexual Violence on Campus Panel

The Media Coverage of Sexual Violence panel, held in the George Vari Engineering building, illuminated a discussion on the language of process within the media’s sexual assault coverage. The seven panelists of Tuesday’s event discussed the central theme – there is a need to change the language journalists use when writing sexual assault stories. Sandra Diaz stressed the importance of […]

by Chris Babic· · Live Blog, News, On Campus
(Creative Commons).

Protecting yourself from sexual harassment and dating violence

Sexual harassment can happen within a relationship and it’s not always physical, students at a Ryerson harassment workshop heard Wednesday. The conversation kicked off at Ryerson last year with the first workshop after the Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services (DHPS) noticed almost 30 per cent of the complaints it received dealt with sex in some way. The discussion continued this year as Melissa […]

by Erynn Sally· · Arts & Life, News, On Campus
Previous Next
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this