Post Tagged with: "student politics"

(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian file photo)

RSU Elections: How To Vote

Do you know what do come voting day? Check out The Ryersonian’s nifty infographic with all the details!

by Erin Hesselink· · News, On Campus
Analysis: Transform RU landslide victory shows students fed-up with Unite Ryerson

Analysis: Transform RU landslide victory shows students fed-up with Unite Ryerson

A politics professor and Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) expert says that Transform RU’s victory shows why Unite Ryerson has been successful all these years. Neil Thomlinson, who has followed RSU politics for more than 20 years, says that Unite has won in the past because it’s been organized, didn’t have opposition and knows how to get its supporters to vote. […]

by Prajakta Dhopade· · News
Transform RU supporters celebrate in the Ram in the Rye, Feb. 11, 2015. (Shannon Baldwin / Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The 2015 RSU election night

Photos: Shannon Baldwin Gallery and captions: Jessica Lepore   Related posts:  Transform RU sweep 2015 RSU elections Broadcast: Transform’s VP education talks about election results Moment-to-moment coverage of the 2015 elections

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Getting to know the 2015 RSU candidates

Getting to know the 2015 RSU candidates

After weeks of campaigning, defaced posters and controversial comments from candidates, polls are open for the Ryerson Students’ Union elections. A total of 11 candidates are running for five positions. It’s the first time in four years where there is an organized opposition running against Unite Ryerson. Polls are open until Feb 11. at 5:30 p.m. Polling stations are located in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Students watch as RSU election candidates make their opening statements. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU face off in RSU debate

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU butted heads in a rowdy and divided RSU election debate Monday. For the first time in years, all candidates running for executive positions face organized opposition. The debate showed this tension. Unite Ryerson candidates talked about continuing their legacy as incumbents of the RSU, whereas Transform RU argued the benefits of applying new perspectives to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
VIDEO: RSU candidate Obaid Ullah talks about being a victim of Islamophobia

VIDEO: RSU candidate Obaid Ullah talks about being a victim of Islamophobia

Transfrom RU’s vice-president of operations candidate Obaid Ullah is upset after two of his campaign posters  were vandalized with Islamophobic slurs last week. One of the posters, with  “ISIS 4 LIFE,” scrawled across it,  was found in the Rogers Communications Centre. A more offensive message, reading “FUCK MUSLIMS” appeared on a poster  in Kerr Hall. On that poster, Ullah’s face was crossed out.  Someone alerted Ullah […]

by Aaron Navarro· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Live blog: Ryerson Student Union semi-annual general meeting

Live blog: Ryerson Student Union semi-annual general meeting

Ryerson Students' Union president Rajean Hoilett grew up in a low-income Scarborough neighbourhood.

Rajean keeps raging on

To understand why Rajean Hoilett entered campus politics, you need to understand where he came from. Hoilett is a first generation Canadian; born to a Jamaican father and Guyanese mother. He is defined by the social injustice he witnessed while growing up in a low-income neighbourhood in Scarborough. “I think that being a racialized person and being black has been […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RSU presidential candidates John Scott, Roble Mohamed, and Rajean Hoilett at the debate Jan. 30. Courtesy Samuel Greenfield / Ryersonian Staff

RSU election debate lacks inspiration

If you are one of the 99.8 per cent at Ryerson you’ll want to read further. With this number I don’t mean the occupy movement. This is the percentage of the RSU’s 30,000 membership that was not present at the election debate on Wednesday – if you could even call it a debate. Four of the five RSU executive positions are […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · Editorial, Opinion, Voices