(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?
(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
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
(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
(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
(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
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
(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
(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?
(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