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2016 Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge Year in Review:  - In collaboration with OCAD University, University of Toronto and York University

2016 Year In Review

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July 25, 2016
[24 Hours Toronto] Challenge Welcomes Syrian Refugees 

July 21, 2016
[Toronto Star] Ryerson celebrates success of Syrian sponsership challenge  

July 20, 2016
[News Release] World’s first university-based private sponsorship platform, Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge (RULSC), Celebrates One-year Anniversary and Releases Report

RULSC 2016 Year In Review (PDF)

July 12, 2016
[Carnegie Council] Welcome to Canada: the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge

July 9, 2016
[Quartz] The small Canadian county that banded together to bring Syrian refugees into their community 

May 22, 2016
[Toronto Star] Easing the fear and loathing of Syrian refugees: Hepburn

May 9, 2016
[University of Toronto] Choirs, planetariums, workshops and more: how U of T's community came together to support new Syrian-Canadians

April 13, 2016
[Cities of Migration] Learning by doing: Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge

April 5, 2016
[The Eyeopener] Ryerson Lifeline Syria partners with Paramount Fine Foods

March 23, 2016
[Huffington Post] Paramount Fine Foods Commits To Hiring Syrian Refugees At Every Store

March 31, 2016
[The Globe and Mail] Syrian refugee sponsors scramble to meet one-day application deadline

March 15, 2016
[News Release] Mohamad Fakih and Paramount Fine Foods Take Action toHelp Settle Syrian Refugees

February 24, 2016
[Yonge Street] Ryerson's Lifeline Syria project exeeds expectations

February 2, 2016
[New Canadian Media] Students Lead Initiatives to Help Syrians

February 1, 2016
[Fusion] Why this conservative Senate leader wants to learn from Canada’s refugee policy

January 31, 2016
[The Eyeopener] Ryerson University case conference aims to help Syrian refugees in Canada

January 17, 2016
[The Belleville Intelligencer] Refugee Response Stirling wants to help refugees

January 14, 2016
[Toronto Star] Morad family, sponsored through the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge, happily settles in Toronto

January 13, 2016
[Toronto Star] Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge families meet Minister Morneau

December 3, 2015
[News Release] Toronto Universities Unite to Sponsor Syrian Refugees, More Than $1 Million Raised

November 17, 2015
[CBC News] GTA university students act as translators, welcome committee to Syrian refugees

November 17, 2015
[Yahoo News] Couple cancels traditional wedding to fundraise for Syrian refugees

November 3, 2015
[University Affairs] We must think boldly to effect change in universities

November 3, 2015
[The Belleville Intelligencer] PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY: Refugee family settling in

October 28, 2015
[University Affairs] Universities step up to aid Syrian refugees

October 27, 2015
[The Huffington Post] These Groups Have An Idea To Help Syrian Refugees: Let People Sponsor Them

October 11, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Giving thanks, and giving back: As a refugee, I know there’s nothing more Canadian

October 6, 2015
[The Toronto Observer] Ryerson University responds to Syrian refugee crisis

October 6, 2015
[County Weekly News] County group to host Syrian family

September 29, 2015
[The Eyeopener] Starting over

September 29, 2015
[The Eyeopener] Ryerson cares about the world

September 16, 2015
[The Eyeopener] Ryerson helps Syrian refugees

September 16, 2015
[Ryerson Folio] Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge receives "upswell" in support

September 15, 2015
[Ryersonian] Ryerson’s Lifeline Syria Challenge doubles sponsorship quota for refugees

September 14, 2015
[News Release] Ryerson University More Than Doubles Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Goal as Support Surges

September 10, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Ryerson leading Canadian universities’ efforts to aid Syrian refugees

September 6, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Resettlement groups see groundswell of support for Syrian refugees

September 6, 2015
[CBC Radio] Should Canada open its doors wider to take in more refugees?

September 6, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] With their home country in turmoil, Syrian family compelled to give back

September 5, 2015
[CTV News] Londoners urged to assist Syrian refugees

September 4, 2015
[Toronto Star] A single brutal image of death has finally made us pay attention

September 4, 2015
[Toronto Sun] Ottawa should pledge to bring in 5,000 Syrian refugees: Ont. government

September 4, 2015
[Toronto Sun] Local effort focuses on helping Syrian refugees

September 4, 2015
[Global News] Ontario asks Ottawa to bring 5,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year end

September 4, 2015
[CityNews] John Tory part of group sponsoring Syrian family

September 4, 2015
[CBC News] Refugee crisis: Eric Hoskins wants 5,000 migrants in Canada this year

September 4, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Ontario calls on Ottawa to bring Syrian refugees to Canada

September 4, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Practical solutions for refugees flow from political will

September 4, 2015
[Government of Ontario] Province Continuing to Support Lifeline Syria

September 4, 2015
[CBC News] John Tory joins fundraising effort to resettle Syrian refugees

September 3, 2015
[The Huffington Post] Let's Use the Syrian Refugee Crisis to Reconnect Politics With Purpose

September 3, 2015
[CP24] Mayor John Tory sponsoring Syrian family, in wake of refugee crisis

September 3, 2015
[Toronto Star] Mayor John Tory sponsoring Syrian family, in wake of refugee crisis

September 3, 2015
[Toronto Star] We can all do more for Syrian refugees

September 3, 2015
[OurWindsor.ca] We can all do more for Syrian refugees

September 3, 2015
[The New York Times] Aylan Kurdi’s Death Resonates in Canadian Election Campaign

September 3, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Migrant crisis: How Canadians can help

September 3, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Toronto man still waiting on application to sponsor Syrian family

September 3, 2015
[Toronto Star] Mayor John Tory sponsoring Syrian family, in wake of refugee crisis

September 3, 2015
[Toronto Star] Lifeline Syria flooded with calls as Toronto galvanized by refugee crisis

September 3, 2015
[Metro News] Lifeline Syria's Toronto office flooded with calls

September 3, 2015
[Toronto Star] Four ways Canadians can help refugees

September 2, 2015
[Radio Canada International] European refugee and migrant crisis becomes an election issue in Canada

July 20, 2015
[Metro Morning] Interview with Wendy Cukier, vice-president, research and innovation, on Ryerson's involvment in Lifeline Syria project

July 20, 2015
[The Globe and Mail] Ryerson University joins program to bring Syrian refugees to Toronto

July 20, 2015
[News Release] Ryerson University Community Steps Up to Sponsor 11 Families and 44 Syrian Refugees with Lifeline Syria