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?

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

In Photos: Sundown Music Festival

On Sept. 22, the Ryerson Students’ Union redeemed itself with Sundown Music Festival, a medium-sized, one-day music festival at Polson Pier. Headliners Joey Bada$$ and Miguel entertained hundreds of Ryerson students and community members, while support acts The Skins, Sean Leon, The Sorority, JAYEMKAYEM and INTRINITY hyped up the afternoon crowd. See photos by Sorcha Beirne for RUtv News below. Continue reading In Photos: Sundown Music Festival

SASSL: They’re ‘Hear’ For You

(By: Sarah Chew) If you or someone you know has ever experienced any form of sexual violence, whether it be unwanted sexual attention, street harassment (i.e. catcalling), physical assault, or even hearing a joke about rape, there’s a hotline for that. Imagine having someone readily available to talk to you, who understands the reality of university life, the histories of colonial violence and the undeniable … Continue reading SASSL: They’re ‘Hear’ For You

RSU giving 6 Fest second try with new Sundown festival

(By: Angela McLean) While the anger and upset over last year’s “6 Fest mess” still lingers around campus, the new Ryerson Students’ Union executive hopes to regain the trust of students with a new music-centered event happening this week. Sundown Music Festival was announced on the RSU’s social media earlier this month. The festival, scheduled for this Friday (Sept. 22), will feature performances by Miguel, … Continue reading RSU giving 6 Fest second try with new Sundown festival

Tensions surface at RSU board meeting

VP Equity Camryn Harlick defends controversial Colonialism 150 campaign, Nyaga’s motion to cut ties with UTSU fails (By: Isabelle Kirkwood) “The students, united, will never be defeated,” vice-president equity of the Ryerson Students’ Union Camryn Harlick said with a raised fist. Their words were met with a standing applause from RSU directors and spectators on Wednesday evening (July 19.) The special meeting of the board … Continue reading Tensions surface at RSU board meeting

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