Rye approves fall reading week

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Rebecca Burton

Associate news editor

A fall reading week was approved by the Senate on Jan. 25 to commence fall 2012 for Ryerson students. The faculty of engineering, architecture and science (FEAS) will remain in talks over their inclusion in the break.

Semesters will go from 13 weeks down to 12. The exact dates of the break are yet to be decided by administration. Students will either receive a full week after Thanksgiving Monday or the Thanksgiving break plus an additional Wednesday to Friday break a few weeks later.

Students in FEAS held a town hall meeting on Jan. 13 to discuss their inclusion in the break. The determining factors are based on increased class times, less prep time for exams, and having to attend a single class during the break.

The Ryerson Students’ Union VP Eduation Liana Salvador passed a motion to begin work on implementing a fall break last winter. Ryerson will now join a number of other Ontario universities that have already implemented the 12-week-semester, similar to neighbouring University of Toronto.

Photo: Lindsay Boeckl

Photo from the town hall in the engineering building last week.

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