Ryerson students challenging the RU Pass

Ryerson University students continue to challenge the implementation of the new RU Pass on campus. Some students say they were not fully aware of the opt-out options regarding the pass due to the way the Ryerson Students’ Union advertised the referendum. Students also say the RSU needed to clarify the opt-out information brought up in emails. As a result, some are calling for a re-vote … Continue reading Ryerson students challenging the RU Pass

Weed on campus: What you need to know

(By: Ally Yacapin) Weed is now legal in Canada. The use, cultivation, and sale of recreational cannabis has been officially legalized across the country as of Oct. 17, 2018. There are now federal laws in place dictating how cannabis can be used, how much is too much to consume, who can buy and consume cannabis and where to legally use it. Ryerson students, however, have limitations … Continue reading Weed on campus: What you need to know

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