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McClung’s asks the new RSU about diversity and women in leadership

McClung’s asked the newly-elected RSU executive team why having diversity and women in leadership is important. Susanne Nyaga (President) – “When leadership is diverse then it ensures two things. The first being that each individual at the table brings with them a different viewpoint, experience and mindset. The second being that the more representative the … Continue reading

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry calls attention to a national crisis
News / Politics

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry calls attention to a national crisis

CW: MMIW By Valerie Dittrich Journalists behind the investigation hope to make victims’ voices heard. (Image Source: Flickr. Image Author: Howl Arts Collective. Usage Rights: CC BY 2.0) CBC News is bringing public awareness to the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women and girls nationwide through an interactive inquiry. The investigation aims to educate viewers … Continue reading

Emma Sulkowicz and Dainty Smith on agency and art
Events / Politics / Ryerson

Emma Sulkowicz and Dainty Smith on agency and art

CW: sexual assault  By Sorcha Beirne When Emma Sulkowicz began lugging a mattress around Columbia University’s campus in 2014 as part of her senior thesis, she became known worldwide. Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight was an endurance art piece that would only end when Sulkowicz no longer attended the same school as Paul Nungesser, the man … Continue reading

An important conversation; ‘Law needs feminism because’ photo campaign trends its way into Canadian public
News / Politics

An important conversation; ‘Law needs feminism because’ photo campaign trends its way into Canadian public

By: Aya Baradie On March 11th, a group of 175 people gathered in Montreal to discuss how to unify and implement the ideas behind the ‘Law Needs Feminism‘ movement. Aya Baradie spoke to campaign participants about what the movement means to them. On January 24th McGill University released a photo campaign on Twitter, encouraging followers to … Continue reading

Reviewing “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story” in the Trump era
Literature / Reviews

Reviewing “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story” in the Trump era

By: Emerald Bensadoun Former Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle’s intriguing book on Toronto’s favourite (and as far as we know, Toronto’s only) crack smoking mayor, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story draws interesting parallels between former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and current U.S. President Donald Trump’s rise to power. Both boastful mavericks, the similarities are … Continue reading

Unholy unpacks being a contemporary woman in organized religion
Plays / Reviews / Theatre

Unholy unpacks being a contemporary woman in organized religion

Written by: Diana Flacks Directed by: Kelly Thornton Produced by: Nightwood Theatre Shown at: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre In rapid-fire debate with complex and heart-wrenching backstories, Unholy addresses every inner conflict any woman has when considering her place in religion. Unholy is written in a talk show-style where the audience gets to vote throughout … Continue reading