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 […]
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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 ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]