Gayle McFadden isn’t a student anymore, yet spends three of five work days on Ontario campuses. She’s the national representative at the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario (CFS-O). She’s talking to students to figure out who’s left out of the Ontario Student Grant, which rolled out in the fall. When the grant was announced, the government said students from families […]
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Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]
Post-secondary students across Canada plan to rally today for the National Day of Action as part of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) ongoing “Fight the Fees” campaign. But the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) will be keeping a low profile during the event. The student day of action for free education is meant to mobilize university and college students to […]
Mount Debtverest was erected on Gould Street this week, drawing attention to the towering rise in tuition costs. Ryerson students were invited to climb the nearly 8-metre wall, given the moniker “Mount Debtverest,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The wall represented the potential debt students take on by pursuing a post-secondary education — and the challenges they face […]
Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]
A report released by the Ryerson Students’ Union on Sept. 4 has raised questions about the student government’s relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The report was produced due to a motion filed by a student last April at the RSU’s annual general meeting. It’s the first time the student union has formally evaluated its relationship with the CFS […]
By Sidney O’Reilly The Canadian government has made a major pledge to Canadian students and youth — $1.53 billion over the next five years and $329 million each year thereafter in grants for students. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed through on many of his electoral promises to students in The Liberal government’s first budget was unveiled March 22. Despite the deficit […]
The expiry of Ryerson’s copyright license means students will save $26 each on their tuition but it also means they could pay more for their course readings. Changes to Canadian copyright law in 2012 allow materials to be printed for educational purposes. This is called fair dealing. Prior to this, universities sought copyright licenses from a company called Access Copyright, […]
The Ontario government has pledge to overhaul the Ontario Tuition Grant program to cover the average cost of tuition fees from students from low-income families.
Government cuts to social programs and public services brought protesters to the front steps of Queen’s Park on Monday afternoon.
At its first public meeting, Reignite Ryerson said it’s not an anti-RSU group, and will work with the student union to fight rising tuition fees. The comments came at a Nov. 26 meeting attended by RSU vice-president education Cormac McGee and several members from the RSU’s board of directors. Around 20 students also attended. Reignite member Vajdaan Tanveer said, “If we didn’t […]
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.
Ryerson university says it is currently looking in detail at the conclusions and recommendations of the Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) alternative budget. But judging from Sheldon Levy’s reaction and the university’s released statement, it should be pretty clear how unlikely it is that the RSU will win over the finance committee. The RSU says there is an annual $14-million surplus […]
By Kevin Alfaro and Daksha Rangan The Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) alternative budget came out on Tuesday, but their report left more questions than answers. The report found that on average, Ryerson has been running a structural surplus of $14 million over the past five years. It says that based on that number, the school could give each student a […]
Chants, boos and jeers erupted in the hallway; posters were torn apart, name-calling ensued and the original purpose of attending the meeting – to engage the board of governors about tuition hikes – was lost. Two rival student movements — Freeze the Fees and Rise for Ryerson — clashed in a heated confrontation outside the board of governors meeting last week. The […]
A new report released by the Task Force on Graduate Education calls on Ryerson’s administration to introduce a scholarship to bridge the gap between domestic and international student’s tuition. The 13-paged report titled, “Recommendations of the Task Force on Graduate Education Administration and Delivery,” was submitted this fall and overseen by Ryerson’s provost and vice-president academic Mohamed […]
Two Ryerson student groups clashed in a loud shouting match at the board of governors meeting Monday night in a confrontation over tuition fees. Interruptions from protesters dominated the meeting in Jorgenson Hall, where Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) supporters continued their Freeze the Fees campaign. They were countered by a newly formed student movement called Rise for Ryerson, which is […]
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. […]
Members of the Ryerson Students’ Union interrupts the governments announcement that they will be funding @MagnetToday.
The Lowdown is a current affairs audio series hosted by Katherine DeClerq and Michelle LePage. Each week, they break down a big issue to explain why it’s important to students and youth. This week they look at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ report on tuition. According to the report, undergraduate tuition in Ontario could be as high as $9,000 […]
Students should expect to pay higher tuition over the next three years. This will be particularly difficult for students in Ontario universities, who already pay more than the Canadian average. This story was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on Sept. 17, 2014.
The invoices have arrived, and over the next month, Ryerson students will be shelling out thousands of dollars to pay for their university experience. But, what are we really paying for? In addition to tuition, every student is asked to pay ancillary fees to support various activities and groups on campus. Below is a breakdown of these fees for both […]
This week, The Ryersonian reported on the proposed tuition increase for Ryerson University. Ryerson’s Board of Governors discussed the need for the increase and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voiced their opposition. We know that Ontario students pay the highest tuition in all of Canada, but we were curious about what other provinces are paying and how much tuition has gone up […]
Ryerson’s students will no longer have to pay tuition deferral fees starting in the fall 2014 semester, an announcement that the Ryerson registrar hopes will increase student participation during winter course intentions. There will be no financial penalty next year for students who choose not to pay full tuition at the beginning of the academic year. In the past, students […]
Filing taxes can be an overwhelming and confusing task. This is why more than three in four Canadian students admit to not filing, according to the Canadian Students and Taxes 2014 report released by H&R Block. Somewhere along the line, the education system has failed them by not teaching a primer course in personal finance according to 63 per cent of […]
The Ontario government took a step toward easing student debt in a decision last month to scrap late-payment fees and accumulated interest for college and university students. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, students no longer have to pay a deferral fee, late-payment fees or interest rates while they wait for their loans. But the decision comes too late for […]
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will introduce policies to align tuition payment deadlines with the Ontario Student Assistance Program’s disbursement date in 2014-15 to eliminate late fees. “This (policy) would give more time for students to pay, and better align the deadlines for tuition payment with the OSAP funding release dates,” said Gyula Kovacs, OSAP’s senior media relations […]
For the second consecutive year, four words have been sending Ryerson students into anxious fits. “School must confirm enrolment.” Those are the words that appear on one’s personal Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) homepage when they have filed all their required paperwork, but still require confirmation from a post-secondary school that they are, in fact, a student. And for the […]
In less than the time it takes to finish a four-year degree, tuition will increase by 13 per cent, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rising tuition is nothing new, but the steep increase means annual average fees will move from $6,610 to an estimated $7,437 by fall 2016. “As funding for post-secondary […]
By Mitchell Cohen and Josh Kolm
The Career Development and Employment Centre hosted a part-time job fair on campus Tuesday. Our reporter Kim Brown visited the fair to ask students their reasons for seeking part-time work. Reporter: Kim Brown Shooter: Anam Latif
Ontario students may find their part-time paycheques a little more satisfying if the Toronto & York Labour Council succeeds in boosting minimum wage above the current meagre rate of $10.25 per hour. The council, which represents just under 200,000 workers in the region, called for the provincial minimum wage to be raised to $14 per hour last week at the […]