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Boat filled with refugees capsizes off the coast of Turkey. Courtesy Reuters.

22 refugees drown off the coast of Turkey

Early on Tuesday morning, 22 Syrian refugees drowned when a boat carrying 271 people capsized off the coast of Turkey. Private news organization Dogan News Agency reported that the boat was coming from a Turkish town called Datca and set sail in hopes of reaching the Greek island of Kos. The European refugee crisis worsens day by day as more […]

by Nadine Habib· · News
A Syrian parent and child at the Macedonian border in September. (Freedom House / Creative Commons)

Ryerson’s Lifeline Syria Challenge doubles sponsorship quota for refugees

Ryerson University is taking a lead in post-secondary efforts to help Syrian refugees come to Canada. Over the summer, the university launched the Lifeline Syria Challenge, partnering with Toronto’s Lifeline Syria organization that helps facilitate private sponsorship of Syrian refugees in the GTA, and support for the university’s initiative is still growing. “It is what Ryerson does,” said Wendy Cukier, […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus