Men’s Issues Awareness Society takes Ryerson Students’ Union to court

A pair of students at Ryerson University are taking their student government to court, after it rejected the Men’s Issues Awareness Society’s (MIAS) request to form as a campus club. Kevin Arriola and Alexandra Godlewski have been fighting the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) in court since Jan. 24 on behalf of the MIAS. The MIAS was first refused club status at Ryerson in 2015 after the student union expressed concerns that the group was linked to off-campus men’s rights group Canadian Association for Equality, and the anti-feminist group, Voice for Men, according to Jay Cameron, litigation manager for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCFF). The JCFF is a non-profit group backing the MIAS.  However, Ryerson’s MIAS isn’t the first campus […]

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Survey finds students are dissatisfied with food options on campus

Many Ontario university students are not satisfied with the food options available to them on campus, according to a recently released survey from Meal Exchange, a student food advocacy group. It was conducted by interviewing 2,668 students and 15 campus food service representatives across a variety of Ontario universities. The survey found that only one in four students agreed that the food options available on campus helped them maintain a healthy diet, while nearly one in two students are unhappy with their ability to access foods that are good for them and their communities.  Most students said that they wanted locally produced, healthy and sustainable food choices, but many were not satisfied with their availability. Priya Thakkar, a third-year social […]

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