Ryerson University

Ryerson University Scandal Speaks Volumes About its Antisemitism Problem

As it turns out, student groups and professors aren’t the only ones on Canadian university campuses that promote anti-Israel stances. Administrators are guilty of it, too. A report came out this weekend on a student about to graduate from Ryerson University’s Social Work program. A prerequisite for her program, Rebecca Katzman had to complete a certain number of placements, …

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Teaching Assistant Who Led Antisemitic Prayer Fired by Ryerson University

By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada Ayman Elkasrawy, a teaching assistant at Ryerson University who called to “purify the al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” during a sermon, has been dismissed by the university. In a letter to B’nai Brith Canada, Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi noted that Elkasrawy was “no …

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Ryerson Student President Orchestrated Holocaust Education Walkout

By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada A walkout during the semi-annual General Meeting of the Ryerson Student Union (RSU), which blocked a Holocaust education motion at the university on Nov. 29, 2016, was orchestrated by student union president Obaid Ullah Babar, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Screenshots of conversations between RSU executive members on the …

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Jewish ‘Blood Libel’ Finds New Audience With SJP Ryerson

The old adage is true: history does tend to repeat itself. At Toronto’s Ryerson University, members of its resident anti-Israel club (Students for Justice in Palestine) have found themselves perpetuating Nazi-era propaganda, despite all claims to the contrary that the group is not antisemitic, but anti-Zionist. It would behoove members of SJP Ryerson to acknowledge …

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Ryerson Students Walk Out on Holocaust Education Motion

By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada A motion to commemorate Holocaust Education Week failed at the semi-annual General Meeting of the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) on Tuesday night, after students opposed to the motion staged a walk-out that caused the meeting to lose quorum. The motion in question, submitted by a member of …

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