Post Tagged with: "student groups"

(Brooks Harvey)

RSU student groups can’t get a room

Every September, the Pakistani Students’ Association (PSA) holds a welcome dinner to kick off the school year. “That’s a tradition, it has to happen,” said Rabia Tanvir, PSA vice-president communications. But this year it didn’t happen — at least not in September. The PSA is not alone. Confusion with the Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) new online room booking form has […]

by Kevin John Siazon· · News, On Campus, students
Carter Grant and Teresa Mervar are the two members of SFLR bringing the lawsuit to the RSU. (Ryersonian File Photo)

Anti-abortion group’s court case will affect future student union decisions

Avner Levin, an associate professor and chair of Ryerson’s Law and Business department, said the case will have a significant impact on the school no matter the result.

by Alexandra Heck· · News, On Campus
RSU student group funding shoots up to $100,000 per year

RSU student group funding shoots up to $100,000 per year

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has increased grant funding for student groups by more than tenfold, and is now approving applications for as much as $3,000 per semester.

Comments from the Drop RSU Facebook group discussing the queer movie night. (Courtesy Facebook)

RSU queer movie night faces backlash

It’s been deemed discriminatory, racist and exclusionary by students. But a Ryerson expert calls these claims “ridiculous.” Last Monday, the RSU, in partnership with RyePRIDE and the Racialised Students’ Collective, hosted a movie screening and discussion group as part of Queer Histories Week. The discussion group was open only to queer and transgendered racialised students. The event has been criticized […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News
Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

A second students’ movement has joined the Ryerson political scene, offering support for Ryerson’s administration in the midst of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Freeze the Fees campaign. The movement drew a crowd that rallied in support of the university’s administration at Monday night’s board of governors meeting, where university representatives gather each month to discuss, among other things, budgets. […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
I was bullied by a Ryerson student group

I was bullied by a Ryerson student group

In my second year at Ryerson, I joined a student group that’s supported and funded by the Ryerson Students’ Union. Feeling acclimatized and accustomed to the commute and the campus, I felt it was time for me to get involved in a student club and make new friends. Well, that backfired. Instead of gaining new Twitter followers and invitations to […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · On Campus, Opinion, Voices
Ryerson's Barrel of Monkeys Improv Team at practice in the Student Centre. Michelle LePage/Ryersonian Staff

Campus Clubs: Inside a barrel of monkeys

It calls itself the “Barrel of Monkeys Improv Team,” and it’s easy to see why. Like the line of toy primates that took its name from the idiom, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys,” the improvisational comedy team creates a good time from almost nothing. They start with suggestions from the audience: a place, a person or an occupation. Within […]

by Michelle LePage· · Features, Top stories, Web Series
(Jamie Wbster / Ryersonian Staff)

Dutch students get group of their own

Ryerson University may have to mix in some orange with its blue and gold next year. For the first time, the university will have its own Dutch Students’ Society. “When I came here in first year, I realized there were no groups that I could be a part of. I just don’t fit in any of them,” said president Erin […]

by Jamie Webster· · News, On Campus
Oakham House societies on shaky foundation

Oakham House societies on shaky foundation

Ryerson’s Oakham House Choir has not received as much funding as it needs this year. The choir, an Oakham House society, gets its funding from the Palin Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to manage Oakham House and now the Student Campus Centre. The organization maintains the physical building and provides space and funding for student groups. Caryl Arundel, […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Features, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 8

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 8

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford admits during city council meeting to buying illegal drugs. LIVE: Anti Rob Ford protest […]