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The Eyeopener — January 16, 2013

The Eyeopener — January 16, 2013

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Volume 46 - Issue 13January 16, 2013theeyeopener.comSince 1967
The MAC: It’s not just for hockey
Ryerson as a film set
What you’ve missed in sports
While you were sipping Piña Coladas and hearing stories from relatives you don’t care about, Ryerson athletes were putting in work
Ryerson hosted the Chinese Junior National Team in the Rams’ annual invitational tournament. Despite being without 7’1”star Zhou Qi, China put up a good fght, but lost 79-65. Ryerson went on to win the tournament or the second straight year.
Aaron Best and the men’s basketball team had their 10-game winning streak snapped — losing 66-91to the top-ranked Carleton Ravens.In the midst o the (most recent) NHL lockout, the Players’ Association held a charity game at the MattamyAthletic Centre on Dec. 19. Stars included the Toronto Maple Leas’ Phil Kessel (above) and the Montreal Cana-diens’ P.K. Subban (below). The event raised $100,000 towards youth hockey initiatives.
2Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 20133
The registrar’s ofce at RyersonUniversity could have violated On-tario’s privacy legislation when itreleased the name and program o student Alaa Hejazi last November.Hejazi, whose lawyer had notyet confrmed his enrolment status,had turned himsel in to TorontoPolice on Nov. 14 in connectionwith two sexual assaults in the city.In an email to
The Eyeopener
Globe and Mail 
confrmed thata reporter called the Ryerson regis-trar’s ofce later that day to inves-tigate Hejazi’s student status. The
also learned that Hejazi wasenrolled as a second-year in theuniversity’s business technologymanagement program.But according to Tony Conte,director o the ofce o the viceprovost, students, the registrar’srelease o such inormation wouldviolate the university’s privacypolicy.“That’s a problem. That actu-ally does not happen, should nothappen and I don’t believe it hap-pened,” Conte said in a Nov. 15conversation with
The Eyeopener.
 “We cannot disclose any inorma-tion about whether or not a personattends Ryerson at all […] Privacylegislation orbids that and I sup-port that one hundred per cent.”According to privacy ofcialsat Ryerson and the provincial pri-vacy commissioner’s ofce, a stu-dent’s name and enrolment statusat a post-secondary institutionshould be categorized as personalinormation, which the Freedom o Inormation and Protection o Pri-vacy Act is bound to protect.Ryerson became subject to theAct on June 10, 2006.Under section 21. (3), FIPPAoutlines a presumed invasion o privacy where the disclosed per-sonal inormation “relates to em-ployment or educational history.”Brian Beamish, assistant com-missioner o access at Ontario’sofce o inormation and privacy,said universities have a responsibil-ity to determine whether releasingpersonal inormation without theindividual’s consent is in accor-dance with exceptions outlined inFIPPA.“In a case like this where it’s ageneral member o the public call-ing up and saying, ‘is so-and-so astudent there?’ the school wouldthen have to ask itsel — i it weregoing to disclose that inorma-tion — is that justifed or not?”Beamish said.According to section 11 o theAct, circumstances that obligateinstitutions to release these recordscan include police investigationsand other “reasonable and prob-able grounds to believe that it isin the public interest to do so, andthat the record reveals a grave envi-ronmental, health or saety hazardto the public.”“I would say generally speakingas a general rule, an inquiry rom amember o the public would not besufcient grounds [to release a stu-dent’s inormation],” Beamish said.The policy at Ryerson “is to erron the side o privacy,” said Heath-er Driscoll, the school’s inorma-tion and privacy ofcer.Driscoll admitted that confrm-ing whether a student attends Ry-erson is a “grey area” o policy.“Though to be quite rank, [therelease o a student’s name] is pret-ty low-risk in almost every case,”she said.Although Beamish warned suchdisclosures can also be high risk,Driscoll said Ryerson is more con-cerned with breaches involving stu-dent email addresses, phone num-bers and social insurance numbers.The university has not con-frmed whether the release o He-jazi’s name was deemed to be a pri-vacy breach, or i an investigationwill be taking place.
That does not happen,should not happenand I don’t believe ithappened
Registrar gave student info to national paper
Globe and Mail 
confrmed Alaa Hejazi was a Ryerson student with a phone call to the registrar,
The Eyeopener 
has learned
The registrar’s ofce at Ryerson University is responsible or student fnancial records,, recruiting and enrolment.
PHOTO: T Rzk
Ater being denied an FM license,Radio Ryerson is now looking tofnd a new home on the AM air-waves.In October 2011, 85 per cent o students who voted said yes to a re-distribution o $10.35 rom their tu-ition to help und and support a newradio station. Despite an attemptto reclaim the 88.1 FM requency,which included what Ryerson Presi-dent Sheldon Levy called “a hugeamount o work,” Radio Ryersonlost the bid.Meanwhile, on the second oor o the Student Campus Centre (SCC),the ofce o the ormer CKLN,which was stripped o its license inAug. 2011 by the CRTC, is now un-dergoing a complete renovation.The space is now also being repur-posed or student campus groups.Much o the space is being convertedinto a common area, and a smaller,separate chunk will be used as ofcespace or Radio Ryerson.This space will help with thegroup’s next application and hostmedia workshops, according to Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, who man-aged Radio Ryerson’s application.“Right now there’s no workingspace,” Harrison said. “We usuallyjust meet in a common area that wecan fnd at [the SCC] or elsewhereon campus.”Harrison added that though thegroup has access to approximately$240,000 obtained through thereerendum (o which almost 25per cent was spent on the FM ap-plication), the cost o the renova-tions would be paid or by the PalinFoundation.Rodney Diverlus, president o theRyeron Students’ Union (RSU), saidthat although the Palin Foundationwould cover the costs o the com-mon space, Radio Ryerson was ex-pected to cover the costs associatedwith its ofce.“Radio Ryerson is covering thecost o their [space] and the stu-dent centre is covering the cost o the bookable room,” Diverlus said.
Jacy Tuinstra Harrison, manager o Radio Ryerson’s RT application, at wor during a 2011 reerendum.
“They have access to unds.”Harrison said adding an ofcespace with equipment to producecontent is important to the CRTCapplication process, which requiresa preemptive inspection o site loca-tion by Industry Canada.Currently the group’s volunteersare at work producing content —such as documentaries, artist in-terviews and event listings — butHarrison said it will not be madeavailable until the launch o an on-line portal. The group will eaturethe content on its website.Though the group was unsuccess-ul in its frst attempt to nab a re-quency, Levy says the students havehis ull support.“I think the university deserves itbut more importantly the studentsdeserve it,” Levy said. “And i theyneeded help, needed some money,needed support, I would be 100 percent behind them.”Though there is not a hard andast deadline, Radio Ryerson hopesto apply to Industry Canada or ap-proval sometime this winter.
With les from the news team
Radio Ryerson nds foothold in SCC
By Colleen Marasigan

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