Centre is a weekly podcast from the Ryersonian profiling each week’s top stories.
A Year of Persistence and Resistance
In this year-end reflection, Manuela Vega speaks with senior editor Asmaa Toor, managing editor Kirti Vyas and chief editor Abhi Raheja about what it was like to work with predominantly racialized reporters and editors, remotely during COVID-19 and during calls for change in the Ryerson School of Journalism.
Host Simran Singh speaks with managing editor Kirti Vyas about how yoga, among other cultural practices, has been appropriated and removed from its religious and spiritual context. Later, she speaks with features editor Pia Araneta on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care.
Special to Centre Scope: Racialized Communities Reclaim Spirituality
Managing editor Kirti Vyas, with podcast producer Meara Khanna, examines the cultural appropriation of different religious and spiritual practices that originated in Indigenous and South Asian cultures, such as yoga.
RSU Election: Broken Bylaws and Missteps
After voting for the Ryerson Student's Union election ended Friday, March 19, allegations against both running parties — Adapt and For the Students — surfaced through stories broken by the Ryersonian and The Eyeopener. Host Giulia Fiaoni speaks with Ryersonian reporters Frank Quaranta and Marin Scotten about why the presidential win for Adapt's Siddhanth Satish may be called into question.
RSU Election Week
We hear from the Ryersonian’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) beat reporter, Frank Quaranta, about the ongoing RSU elections — diving into Tuesday’s debate, voter turnout predictions, the running slates and what to expect in the coming months.
A Queer Class
On this special edition episode of Centre Scope, Toronto-based activist and former incarcerated person and sex worker, Moka Dawkins, shares her experiences before and after jail as a Black trans woman. Researcher Alex V. Green discusses her research on how poverty affects certain LGBTQ2S+ people, especially trans Black women and sex workers. Manuela Vega hosts.