Tag Archives: 2003

BEST RAPPER IN THE WORLD

By Jennifer Fong Being humble and soft-spoken are two rare qualities in the rap world today, but they are among the first things you notice about up and coming rapper Arabesque, also known as Aramaic. Arabesque, 22, whose real name is Steve Kawalit, is a fourth-year graphic communications management student at Ryerson. If his name

RED TIDE HITS, RYE IS HOPEFUL CLAM

By Joe Friesen The Liberal tide which swept Ontario last week brought a lukewarm wave of hope to the Ryerson campus. University administrators, faculty leaders and student politicians were cautiously optimistic that the new government would deliver on its promises for post-secondary education. But Dalton McGuinty’s pledge to create 50,000 new spaces at Ontario universities

CLASS TO IMPROVE PROF ENGLISH

By Jen Gerson A program will be launched to help professors who have trouble speaking English. “We have many professors coming from other countries speaking English as a second language,” said Sheila O’Neill, acting director at the learning and teaching office. “Sometimes their research agenda runs ahead of their ability to speak English.” The program,

MAYORAL DEBATE IGNORED

By Yohannes Edemariam The Toronto mayoral race passed through Ryerson’s Jorgenson Hall on Monday. Four of the main mayoral candidates – Tom Jakobek, David Miller, John Nunziata, and John Tory – explained how they would make the city a healthier place in which to do business. Notably absent was front runner Barbara Hall. The debate

GREENJEANS LOCKS OUT WORKERS

By Chris Richardson Service people at Mr. Greenjeans restaurant in the Eaton Centre were told to go home after a vote by local 75 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union. The 22 employees of the restaurant who asked for a three per cent pay raise over the next two years were locked

JANITORS FACE MESS

By Dalson Chen Ryerson University is doing its students a disservice by contracting cleaning work to private companies, says the head of the local caretakers’ union. “Contracting out – it doesn’t work properly,” said Willy Torres, President of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 233. “[Management] know that. They’ve had problems with that.” As

Engineers don’t get women

By Vanessa Farquharson Engineering professor Peter Hiscocks will receive a high-profile citizenship award from the Professional Engineers of Ontario next month for his work fighting harassment and supporting women in his field. Hiscocks is proud of the work Ryerson has done to promote female engineers. But while the numbers have improved dramatically over the past

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