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

Ontario college strike: what does it mean for Ryerson?

(By: Jessica Tucciarone) It has been just over a week since over 12,000 faculty members across 24 Ontario colleges officially went on strike. With both George Brown College and Centennial College being affected, it leaves questions about what this means for students in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program. Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program, launched back in 2000, is a partnership between Ryerson University, Centennial College and George Brown … Continue reading Ontario college strike: what does it mean for Ryerson?

Most Ryerson students want liberal policies, but not Premier Wynne: poll

(By: Ryan Rocca) The majority of Ryerson students do not approve of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s performance, but one-third would like to see the Liberal party remain in power, according to a new poll conducted by second-year Ryerson journalism students. Approximately 40 per cent of students rated Wynne’s performance either negatively or somewhat negatively. That’s followed by 37 per cent of students who said they were … Continue reading Most Ryerson students want liberal policies, but not Premier Wynne: poll

Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?

(By: Sherina Harris) Jagmeet Singh became the first non-white leader of a major political party in Canada after a decisive victory in the NDP leadership election on October 1. Singh won 53 per cent of the vote, solidifying his place as leader of the NDP and a challenger to Liberal Justin Trudeau and Conservative Andrew Scheer in the 2019 federal election. Singh graduated from Osgoode … Continue reading Who is the new leader of the federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh?

Marijuana legalization: where does it stand now?

(By: Ryan Rocca) Marijuana is going to be legal in Canada in less than nine months, making our country one of the first in the world to fully legalize and regulate the drug. With that, where does the legalization process stand? A parliamentary committee recently finished reviewing Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, and has made some amendments to the bill. The committee … Continue reading Marijuana legalization: where does it stand now?

Kevin O’Leary drops out of Canadian Conservative Party leadership race

(By: Angela McLean) Although he was at one point the front-runner, Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary has announced he is dropping out of the race. After reports first surfaced online Wednesday morning (April 26), O’Leary took to Facebook with a statement confirming his decision, citing a lack of momentum in Quebec and weak second-ballot support as his main obstacles going forward. “This was not an … Continue reading Kevin O’Leary drops out of Canadian Conservative Party leadership race

Investigating Ryerson’s low election voter turnout

(By: Sherina Harris) Did you vote in Ryerson’s Senate elections this year? What about the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) elections? Despite having an eligible voting population of 38,344 students, only 1,882 ballots were submitted for the student senator at-large position. That makes a participation rate of 4.9 per cent. In contrast, voting for RSU president had a participation rate of 19.7 per cent. Carolin Zakee, … Continue reading Investigating Ryerson’s low election voter turnout