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(Coutesy Victoria Morton's Facebook page)

SAGM motion for resignation of RSU executive denied

A motion requesting the resignation of the RSU’s vice-president of education, Victoria Morton, was denied at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 29. The motion was brought forward after a video emerged that Morton took of herself drinking alcohol in her RSU office. However, the motion was struck down by a vote of 84 to 48. The meeting […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(Ryersonian Archive)

Will the RSU’s new initiatives attract more voters?

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is rolling out a strategy to increase voter turnout at student elections this year. Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, made the announcement Tuesday at an open meeting about student life improvement initiatives the RSU plans to pursue this year. Unpaid internships, tuition fees and academic policy reviews were discussed in addition to voter turnout. Since 2008, […]

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

This time last year, there was a buzz on campus leading up to the federal election. Young people across the country ended up voting in record numbers, challenging the prevailing notion about their political apathy. The Canadian election fervour may have faded — replaced with a focus south of the border — but now Ryerson wants students to talk about […]

by Avneet Dhillon· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Opinion: The shortened RSU election leads to apathetic, uneducated voters.

Opinion: The shortened RSU election leads to apathetic, uneducated voters.

An uneducated electorate leads to a poor election outcome, because students are either going to vote blindly, or simply not at all.

by Rebecca Goss· · Editorial, Opinion
(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Tuition, mental health dominate RSU election debate

Controversial layoffs, lacking mental health services and tuition prices dominated the main discussion points at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election debate. Executive candidates from the RU Connected and Impact slates and one independent presidential candidate debated their platforms in the Rogers Communications Centre March 3. The debate addressed the human rights complaint filed against the RSU by former RSU […]

by Deven Knill· · News, On Campus
Ryerson Students' Union sign on Gould St. (Olivia McLeod / Ryersonian Staff)

Online voting through RAMSS expected to increase turnout

Students will be able to vote online for the upcoming RSU elections in March, by logging into their RAMSS account.

by Justine Ponomareff· · News
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU promises online voting, passes $2 fee for equity services at semi-annual general meeting

Read what passed at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting held on Nov. 30, 2015.

by Latifa Abdin· · students
Despite the expressions of  interest  by the two most powerful women in Ontario politics, none of the ideas are on the forefront of their party’s agenda. Or any party’s agenda, for that matter. (Andrea Vacl / Ryersonian Staff)

Politicians don’t care if youth don’t vote

By Sarah Traynor Deb Matthews, deputy premier of Ontario, leans against an imposing wood pillar, the shoulder of her blue dress crumpling slightly into the grand structure outside the entrance to the legislative chamber in Queen’s Park. A small group of Ryerson journalism students gathers around to ask her about one of the biggest issues facing young people and politics: […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

By Jacqueline Bradley and Samantha Crisp  There’s a game-changer in politics who wants Harper out of office, and her new strategy involves soliciting Ryerson students to help her reach her goal. Ryerson University was the fourth stop in the Game Changers national tour on March 23. The campaign is visiting campuses across the country with their head-speaker Brigette DePape, the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Poll: Toronto undergrads plan to vote in federal election, but can’t name their current MP

Poll: Toronto undergrads plan to vote in federal election, but can’t name their current MP

The majority of undergraduate students in Toronto plan to vote in the next federal election. But these same students don’t know who currently represents them in the House of Commons. A recent poll jointly conducted by Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and department of politics and public administration indicates that three out of five undergraduate students in Toronto are either […]

by Michael Norton· · News