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Attendees wearing red bands similar to those worn following the attack in Mogdishu. Photo taken Oct. 20. (Zena Salem/Ryersonian)
(Photo by Zena Salem)

Students hold vigil following attack in Mogadishu

University of Toronto was lit up with candles on Friday night during a campus vigil organized to show solidarity with the Somali community following the recent terror attack, the worst in the country’s history.

by Zena Salem· · News, On Campus
Fartun Abdulle, second-year business management student, on Oct. 19 (Zena Salem/Ryersonian)

Somali students weigh in on deadly attacks in Mogadishu

University students in Toronto are still coming to terms with the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia that killed at least 300 people.

Asha Amin, a third-year business management student at Ryerson, whose parents grew up in Mogadishu, said she heard about the attack while she was at work and sitting with another Somali woman.

by Zena Salem· · News, Off Campus
Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Although the last residential school in Canada was shut down in 1996, the trauma caused by the institution still exists today.

On Sept. 30, a vigil was held in front of the Egerton Ryerson statue to commemorate the ongoing trauma left behind by the residential school system. About 100 people from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities gathered in a circle in front of the statue, which they covered with an orange cloth.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
(Behdad Mahichi)

WATCH: How Sisters in Spirit honoured the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women

Torontonians and members of the Ryerson community gathered at a vigil at Allan Gardens Tuesday night to honour the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Heather Lewis Blaker was there to remember her daughter and husband. Her daughter died in the summer of 2014. Blaker’s husband was also murdered 25 years ago. “Just stop the killing,” said […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson students gathered at a vigil for third-year film student Nadia Marzouca on Thursday night. (Melinna Miranda / Ryersonian Staff)

Students remember Nadia Marzouca with film, Oreos

Students, friends and strangers gathered to remember third-year film student Nadia Marzouca at Lake Devo Thursday night. They held candles while watching a film Marzouca starred in and sharing one of her favourite foods — Oreos. Marzouca was found dead in the Image Arts building just after midnight on Sept. 30.

by Melinna Miranda· · News, On Campus
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