Ryerson students hold meeting to discuss sexual assaults
Ryerson students are holding emergency meetings to discuss recently reported sexual assaults on campus.
Six victims have reported assaults on or near campus since late August. Students leaders say they don't think there has been a spike in the number of assaults, but a spike in the number of assaults being reported. Marwa Hamad with the Students' Union calls that a positive point because students seem more comfortable to report issues they've had.
The first of two meetings to discuss the assaults was held Wednesday night behind closed doors.
Students decided to create a task force to come up with specific actions to try to curb assaults and make everyone on campus feel safer.
Many students came out of the meeting saying they don't think this is a problem that is specific to Ryerson University, but a problem in society in general.