Members of Ryerson’s faculty and staff gathered Tuesday afternoon for the university’s first ever Indigenous naming ceremony as part of Ryerson’s ongoing work to Indigenize its campus and contribute to reconciliation.
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Sarah Henstra, Toronto author and Ryerson literature professor, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language fiction, earlier this week. She nabbed the celebrated prize for her adult fiction debut, The Red Word, winning over more established literary heavyweights, such as Miriam Toews and Rawi Hage.
When Ryerson students fill out surveys to evaluate their instructors each semester, female faculty are often subject to a disproportionate amount of racist and sexist criticism.
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Ontario’s striking college faculty, including those in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program, rejected an offer from the College Employers Council on Tuesday—sending them back to the picket line.
Eighty-six per cent of the 12,000 striking faculty members voted against the offer, prolonging the strike, now in its fifth week.
Four weeks in, Ontario college faculty (including some at Ryerson) and librarians are still in a dispute with the College Employer Council and so far, the response from students has been annoyance and indignation at both sides.