By Zena Salem — Black history month is here. And Canada has chosen a new theme for 2018. It’s celebrating Black Canadian women. Suzanne Nyaga is the Ryerson Students Union’s first black female president. She sat down with Toronto Today’s Zena Salem. Zena Salem, a third-year journalism student produced this item for Toronto Today as part of their… Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Celebrating Black Canadian Women for Black History Month
By Bryce Turner, Lisa Cumming and Andrea Gambardella — The Focus on Gerrard photo exhibit opened this month at the Riverdale Gallery. 6ix Clicks Collective showcases portraits and quotes of the people who live and work along the Little India portion of Gerrard Street East. Lisa Cumming spoke with David Williams of 6ix Clicks. Bryce Turner, Lisa… Continue Reading INTERVIEW: 6ix Clicks Collective Exhibit
By Michelle Song, Daniel Marino, Isabella Perrone— February is black history month; the time we highlight the importance of the issues that the black community faces today. With racial tensions growing across North America Michelle Song talked to Olisya Green, president of the Ryerson Caribbean Student Association. Michelle Song, Daniel Marino and Isabella Perrone, third-year journalism students produced this… Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Black History Month – A time to reflect
By Jenny Zhen, Heather Stewart, Julie Do — The vice president from the Ryerson Muslim Student Association, Youssef Helmy, speaks to our Jenny Zhen about Islamophobia on campus and the world. Jenny Zhen, Heather Stewart and Julie Do, third-year journalism students produced this item for Toronto Today as part of their Reporting for TV Workshop class.
By Alexandria Lee, Noella Ovid and Noushin Ziafati, — What’s it like to be a refugee from Iraq or Syria? A group of students from the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union are trying to find out. They are camping out at Ryerson, raising funds as a part of their annual charity event, called “Life of a… Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Raising awareness for refugees
By Emma Kimmerly, Mallory Warren, and Shawntae Harris — Caitlin Russel is a project coordinator with Ryerson’s Alternative Spring Break student group which travels the world. She sat down in studio with Toronto Today’s Shawntae Harris, to talk about her worldwide volunteering. Emma Kimmerly, Mallory Warren, and Shawntae Harris, third-year journalism students produced this item for Toronto… Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Traveling with a purpose: Alternative Spring Break at Ryerson
By Sierra Bein, Laura Woodward, and Behdad Mahichi — A club focusing on men’s issues wants official student group status at Ryerson. Previous attempts have all failed, but that is not stopping the club’s founder from trying. Our Laura Woodward speaks to Kevin Arriola. Sierra Bein, Laura Woodward, and Behdad Mahichi , third-year journalism students produced this… Continue Reading INTERVIEW: Men’s Issues group plans to appeal RSU ruling
By Lauren Malyk, Alexandria Pankratz and Michal Stolarczyk — Alexandria Pankratz spoke with Francisco-Fernando Granados, a performance artist taking part in Nuit Blanche 2015. Granados exhibit “refugees run the sea…” plays off of a popular line “refugees run the seas because we own our own boats” from Shakira’s song Hips Don’t Lie. His work changed the… Continue Reading The refugee experience through art
By Yara Kashlan, Kanwal Rafiq, and Devan Leblanc — He is the President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, a Halal restaurant chain that started here in the GTA. As an immigrant to Canada, Mohamad Fakih worked hard to build a brand that now spans more than 10 locations and counting. Yara Kashlan, Kanwal Rafiq, and… Continue Reading Living the dream: One new Canadian’s success story
By Alex Heck, Chayonika Chandra, and Shane Perusse — Carl Cosack is the spokesperson for Food and Water First, a group that fought and won, against a proposal for one of North America’s largest open pit mines. He is the former spokesperson for NDACT, North Dufferin Agricultural Community Taskforce, which led the Stop the Quarry Movement.… Continue Reading Carl Cosack: I fought the mine, and I won.