Will U of T call it quits on smoking?

The smoking ban movement has been gaining more and more attention following McMaster University’s September announcement of their ban in September, which will be effective starting January 1, 2018. It was recently reported that the University of Toronto is considering banning smoking on its campuses, which will affecting all students, both smokers and non-smokers. Smoking…

Inside INpride

INpride, a newly formed Innis based group in support of LGBTQ+ students, is up and running. Though primarily aimed at supporting and advocating for students, INpride is also open to the wider University of Toronto community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. This week, I sat down with its co-presidents Jack McCrossin and Sabrina Lin…

BREAKING: Report on the findings of the ICSS investigation of CINSSU

At the Innis College Town Hall on April 19, ICSS President Brianne Katz-Griffin and Vice President, Finance Troy Peschke shared the ICSS’ findings regarding the Cinema Studies Students’ Union (CINSSU) budget and, more specifically, the allocation of the ICSS student levy for the organization. Currently, at 2/45 of the ICSS budget, CINSSU is the only…

Innis’ coming of age

Praise and suggestions for U of T’ s most innovative college During the Fight the Fees protests on campus earlier this year, the number of Innis College students visible among the crowd surprised me. Considering the demonstrations were composed of thousands of students, most of whom were from Mississauga and Scarborough, the visibility of students…

Get to know your ICSS candidates

Every March, Innis College students have the opportunity to vote in their student representatives on the Innis College Student Society (ICSS). This year, the candidates for executive positions, namely President, Executive Vice President, VP Internal, and VP Finance, are running unopposed, whereas general positions are highly competitive. All candidates were contacted with questions regarding their…

A Vote for Change

The World University Services of Canada (WUSC) is a leading NGO based in Ottawa that focuses on international development. One of WUSC’s primary programs is the Student Refugee Program that works to sponsor student refugees who want to pursue post-secondary education across Canada. Between our campuses and colleges, the University of Toronto holds seven of…