News briefs for the week of March 6

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The early bird gets the free tax service

Students, staff and faculty worrying about the creeping tax deadline have another option aside from a last minute run to H&R Block: RyeSAC’s Tax Clinic will provide a free tax service from student volunteers trained by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency to all members of the Ryerson community. The workshop runs in Oakham House on the following dates: Thursday, March 7, Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The service is also available this Saturday, March 9, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Fight breaks out at licenced Rye event

On Saturday, February 23, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a fight broke out at a Ryerson function when a male student approached another male student with a beer bottle; not to offer a drink, but rather to strike a blow to the head. The scuffle was broken up by Ryerson security and Toronto police.

Same old library, brand new flasher

Also on Saturday, February 23, a male suspect exposed himself to a female victim in (where else?) the Ryerson library. The victim was watching a video on the ground floor when the suspect began lurking near her. When the suspect approached her, she looked up, whereupon the suspect flashed the victim and ran off. The victims’ friend followed the suspect until police could apprehend him. The suspect was taken into custody and charged.

Rye hosts chemistry conference

Ryerson is playing host to the 30th Southwestern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference on Saturday, March 23. Ontario students doing chemistry research will be given the chance to present their findings to their peers. Cash prizes will be awarded.

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