Ryerson students who have been camped out in the library or preparing for midterms got a break on Tuesday when a few furry friends visited campus. Students lined up through the halls and stairways of the Victoria Building to pet an English setter named Kate and six other dogs. The therapy dogs were on hand to help students take their […]
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Toronto police released new details Friday about the death of a Ryerson graduate who was beaten, run over and left to die in 2009. Four years to the day after Christopher Skinner was killed, Det. Sgt. Stacy Gallant told reporters at a televised press conference that police are making “significant progress” in their investigation. Skinner, an openly gay student, studied […]
A Ryerson journalism graduate has won Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for the best non-fiction book published in Canada this year. Graeme Smith, the author of The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan, was awarded the prize on Monday night at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Read The Ryersonian’s Q&A with Smith The book is about Smith’s […]
Toronto police say a complaint from a fourth-year Ryerson film student accusing two officers of choking him and calling him an “art fag” is being investigated. According to allegations in a report filed to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) by Nikolay Michaylov, a pair of officers used excessive force and homophobic slurs when apprehending the student. […]
Ryerson University is looking to pay tribute to the late Jack Layton by inspiring youth to follow in his footsteps. According to politics professor and Jack Layton chair, Myer Siemiatycki, the school will launch a new young activism program this summer aimed at encouraging youth to take on leadership roles in politics and their community. Layton, a former NDP leader, […]
Growing up in a Kenyan village with no running water or electricity, Teriano Lesancha never imagined she would receive an education, let alone take the stage at the Air Canada Centre to share her story with a crowd of 20,000 children. But that’s exactly where the Ryerson social work graduate was last Friday, joining president Sheldon Levy at Free the […]
Ryerson University students are among a group from 15 universities looking to leave the Canadian Federation of Students. According to the group organizing the defederation drive, students from schools including Ryerson, York University, the University of Toronto and Laurentian University are banding together to ditch the CFS because it has “lost traction in a number of provinces.” The group, which calls […]