Recap: RSU election results see Unify sweep executive board

(By: Angela McLean) After two weeks of campaigning and a three-day voting period, Ryerson students have elected their 2018-19 Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives and directors. In an overwhelming victory, the Unify slate claimed all five executive member positions, including president (Ram Ganesh.) For some positions, such as VP Education, Unify’s candidate won by more than double the votes. Members from all three slates – … Continue reading Recap: RSU election results see Unify sweep executive board

Vote Now: Who are you voting for in the RSU elections?

(By: Angela McLean) The polls are officially open for the 2018-19 RSU elections. From today until Thursday at 4 p.m., Ryerson students can place their votes for the next executive team, as well as faculty, graduate and international student representatives, as applicable. Last year, RUtv News ran its first mock RSU election to get insight on students’ picks in real time. Several results from the … Continue reading Vote Now: Who are you voting for in the RSU elections?

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown resigns following sexual misconduct allegations

(By: Sherina Harris) Patrick Brown has stepped down as the leader of Ontario’s PC party following sexual misconduct allegations first reported by CTV News. In an unexpected press conference at Queen’s Park Wednesday evening, Brown denied the allegations, which he said were “categorically untrue.” Hours later, facing pressure from Conservative caucus members, he issued a statement announcing his resignation. “These allegations are false and have … Continue reading Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown resigns following sexual misconduct allegations

RU Reacts: Students on Tim Hortons’ benefit cuts

Tim Hortons has received much criticism this past week as some franchise owners cut employee benefits. They cited the recent minimum wage increase as their reason for ridding workers of paid breaks, among other things. We asked university students on Ryerson campus their opinion on the controversy. RUtv News reporter Sarah Chew has the story. Continue reading RU Reacts: Students on Tim Hortons’ benefit cuts

RSU VP operations says Emberson exit a big loss

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) vice-president operations Ali Yousaf said Lauren Emberson’s resignation from the board will have a huge impact on students. Emberson, who was elected as the vice-president student life and events in February 2017, announced her resignation from the executive team Jan. 8 in a statement posted to Facebook. She cited professional differences and personal stress as reasons she could … Continue reading RSU VP operations says Emberson exit a big loss

RSU executive Lauren Emberson resigns from position

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) vice-president student life and events Lauren Emberson has resigned from her position, citing professional differences and personal stress. In a statement posted on the RSU’s Facebook page Jan. 8, Emberson said her work was repeatedly “held in check” by other members who disagreed with her. As a result, she lacked the support needed to create change for students. … Continue reading RSU executive Lauren Emberson resigns from position

Tuition refund offered to students as college strike ends

(By: Ryan Rocca) College students that were affected by the five-week strike can get a full tuition refund for this semester if they decide to withdraw from their classes, the Ontario Ministry for Advanced Education announced Monday. This includes first- or second-year students in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program whose home site is either George Brown or Centennial College. The news comes as classes across college … Continue reading Tuition refund offered to students as college strike ends

Quebec’s new face-covering law sparks controversy

Bill 62 recently passed in Quebec, banning people from covering their faces while using public services such as hospitals and public transit. Some feel the bill specifically targets Muslims who wear the niqab. RUtv News reporter Yusra Javed got reaction from the Ryerson community. (Header photo screenshot from video) Continue reading Quebec’s new face-covering law sparks controversy

‘It’s okay to be white’ signs posted around Ryerson

(By: Ryan Rocca) Signs aimed at inflaming racial tensions have been posted around Ryerson University campus. The signs, which say, “It’s okay to be white,” were seen by RUtv News Monday on numerous entrances around Kerr Hall. The idea for these signs reportedly originated online on the message board 4Chan. There, a user suggested that the signs could inflame racial tensions and convert people to … Continue reading ‘It’s okay to be white’ signs posted around Ryerson