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CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy


Ryerson students, enter for your chance to win $1000, $500, or $250.

Create and send in a video, 3 mins or less, that addresses, speaks to, and highlights what a good job should look, feel, or be like.


Deadline for submissions: Sept 19th 2014


We are looking for short video entries that answer any of the following questions: What are your ideas for good jobs? A good jobs revolution-What does that look like? How can we get there? What makes a job “good”/”lousy”? As a young person, why are good jobs important to you?

Videos can be in any recording format: phone, camera, webcam.

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This contest is sponsored by the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair for Social Justice & Democracy and Unifor and is a lead up to the 2014 National Good Jobs Summit. 



The Ryerson Community presents:

4th Annual Ryerson Social Justice Week

A Different World is Possible   

DATES: Friday Oct 3rd-Friday Oct 10th2014

The 4th annual Social Justice Week at Ryerson (SJW) is coming up with a dynamic line up of speakers, workshops, art exhibits, and actions to transform Ryerson into a hub of social justice and solidarity. Since its inception, the Week has animated and engaged the Ryerson campus on issues relating to social justice, equity, diversity, & anti-oppression as it relates to scholarship, campus life, service provision, and community engagement. This year, under the theme “Another World is Possible”, some of the Week’s highlights include:

October 2. Rethinking Sustainability Beyond 2015  

TIME: 2:00pm -6:00pm

LOCATION: Alumni Lounge, Mattamy Centre)

Pre-SJ Week event hosted by Academics Stand Against Poverty,Canada

Keynote address by Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, FCS


October. 3-5. Good Jobs Summit

A 3-Day National Good Jobs Summit co-hosted by Ryerson with Unifor and Canadian Federation of Students,  Mattamy Centre

·  ·  Good Jobs Research Symposium hosted by Ryerson Centre for Labour  Management Relations on Oct 3, TRSM

·    For more info and registration, visit


October 6. Plenary on Indigenous Solidarity


TIME: 6:30pm


·  ·  Keynote address by Dr. Thomas King, award-winning author, broadcaster, scholar and English Professor at Guelph University


October 7. Global Day for Decent Work

TIME: 10:30am

LOCATION: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House

·  · Dr. Jim Turk, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson School of Journalism (10.30 am, Thomas Lounge, Oakham House)


TIME: 12:00pm

LOCATION: Teecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre

·  · Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress 


TIME: 2:00pm-5:00pm

LOCATION: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House

·  ·Temporary Foreign Workers Program and transnational Labour workshop organized by Ryerson Centre on Immigration & Settlement and MA Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies 


TIME: 7:00pm


·   ·“Putting it on the Line”, drama presentation by Act II Studio (part of the Program for 50+, Chang School of Continuing Education), to mark the 30th anniversary of the Toronto Eaton Strike. (7 pm )


October 8. Student Action Works

·  · Gould Street Fair and Teach In organized by RSU and CESAR


·  ·From Field to Campus Harvest Party, co-hosted by Dept. of Food Services


TIME: 7:00pm


·  ·Race, Politics and Scholarship, Annual EDI Lecture

·  · Keynote address by Dr. Melissa-Harris Perry,American author, political commentator and Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forrest University. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC.


October 9. Interrogating Intersections and Alliances

·  · Workshops and discussion circles co-hosted by the School of Social Work and the School of Disability Studies


October 10. Coming Here, Going There 

TIME: 12:00pm-2:00pm

LOCATION: Thomas Lounge

·  · Panel discussion co-hosted by International Student Services



Good Jobs Video Contest

    4th Annual Ryerson Social
    Justice Week:

    A Different World is Possible

    October 6 - 10, 2014

    Ryerson University, Toronto