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Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore praised the climate change initiatives that Premier Kathleen Wynne has put in place for Ontario. Photo by Truman Kwan.

Al Gore visits Ryerson

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said that youth are the future of climate change action and urged students from Ryerson and schools across the GTA to get involved. Gore sat down with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne Thursday morning at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in a facilitated discussion about climate change. Ryerson students, as well as students from certified EcoSchool elementary […]

by Loredana Segota· · News, On Campus, Politics
Provincial leaders want to engage more young people

Provincial leaders want to engage more young people

Ontario’s provincial party leaders shared centre stage at Ryerson University to discuss ways to improve voter engagement. Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, Conservative party interim Leader Vic Fedeli, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Green party Leader Mike Schreiner were the featured speakers at Your Vote Matters, a forum hosted by Ryerson’s Faculty of Arts. The event was not a debate, but […]

by Jessica Valeny· · News, Politics
RSU voter turnout down from last year

RSU voter turnout down from last year

Voter turnout for the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) 2018-2019 elections dropped  compared to last year. Overall voting for the executive committee dropped 19.64 per cent, with a total of 24,451 votes cast, in comparison to 30,427 votes last year. Susanne Nyaga, the current president of the RSU, who lost to Ram Ganesh by 2,029 votes, said before the election she […]

by Miriam Valdes Carletti· · elections, Politics
Q-and-A: Martin Regg Cohn on pre-provincial election brainstorming event

Q-and-A: Martin Regg Cohn on pre-provincial election brainstorming event

Premier Kathleen Wynne and opposition leaders Vic Fedeli (PC), Andrea Horwath (NDP) and Mike Schreiner (Green) will be together onstage for a pre-election brainstorming session at the Sears Atrium on Wednesday. The panel will be moderated by distinguished visiting professor and Toronto Star columnist Martin Regg Cohn. Here’s what Cohn has to say about the upcoming event: Q: This is […]

by Trevor Hewitt· · elections, Politics
RSU election candidates allege voting irregularities

RSU election candidates allege voting irregularities

By Anna Cianni and Swikar Oli. The Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) presidential candidates of all three parties say they know election campaigners from other parties illegally pressured students to vote for them, but they each deny their own team is responsible. While the election results have been released, the chief returning officer (CRO) still has to review the results and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Politics
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