The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is the students' union that represents full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Ryerson University. All full-time students are required to be members and pay a levy. This money is used to fund student groups, events for students and campaigning.

Ryerson Students' Union
InstitutionRyerson University
LocationToronto, Ontario
EstablishedJune 27, 1967
PresidentNav Bhatia
Vice presidentsEducation:
Kwaku Agyemang
Naja Pereira
Augustine Onuh
Student Life & Events:
Joshua Wiggins


The BoardEdit

The Board of Directors set the direction and the executive manage the day-to-day operations of the corporation. Students elect 3 to 7 members from each faculty, depending on the size of the faculty, to the board, in addition to student representatives from the University’s Senate, student groups, course unions and residence.

Equity Service CentresEdit

The RSU has seven Equity Service Centres: The Centre for Women & Trans People, The Good Food Centre, Racialised Students’ Collective, RyeACCESS, RyePRIDE, Centre for Safer Sex & Sexual Violence Support, and the Trans Collective. These centres serve as a space for students from different marginalized backgrounds to come together and organize equity and social justice initiatives, events, and campaigns.

In 2010, The Board of Directors voted to change the name from "Community Service Groups" to "Equity Service Centres".


The RSU has been extensively criticized for its equity centre policies [1] and for banning a men's issues student group on campus.[2] In 2015, former RSU vice-president education Jesse Root was accused of deleting emails in violation of Ontario's privacy laws. [3]

On January 24, 2019, photos of credit card statements belonging to RSU President Ramganesh Ragupathy (Ram Ganesh) were obtained and published on Facebook by political group Rhinoceros Party.[4] The statements show frivolous spending by Ganesh of over $250,000, including transactions for alcohol, a casino, various bars and nightclubs, hotel rooms, and at a sporting goods store. Ganesh was impeached at a Board of Directors meeting, with a two-third majority on February 11, 2019. Maklane DeWever was elected RSU President, in a secret ballot by the Board of Directors in the same meeting.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "White students barred from funded RSU student group event". Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2013-05-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Prof: emails were illegally deleted". The Eyeopener. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  4. ^ "Rhino Party". Retrieved 2019-01-26.

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