The campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is gaining momentum after its first week on campus. A group of students called RU Aware talked to students around campus in hopes of generating discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS.
The team spent Monday and Tuesday last week educating students on Ryerson’s relationship with the federation.
After the two days, the group collected petition signatures from students who wish to call an official vote on whether Ryerson stays with the CFS.
The group was able to collect 1,000 signatures out of its projected goal of 9,000.
“We set that goal to push ourselves. It was ambitious,” said Andre Villanueva, urban planning student and RU Aware member.
RU Aware plans to continue with the campaign until its goals are met. Once they’ve collected enough signatures, they will send their results directly to the CFS, which would be responsible for holding an official vote.
But Villanueva is hopeful that they will reach their goal by the end of the semester.