All women’s-only gym times sessions are held in the Ryerson Athletics Centre (RAC) at 40/50 Gould Street. The space that is sectioned off is the strength and conditioning equipment. Curtains are in place to ensure the space is private.
Join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSUWomenOnlyGymTime/?ref=br_tf
Ryerson Athletics has a mandate to promote healthy living on campus which includes creating equal access to its facilities. Women’s-only hours is a targeted program that strives to promote equitable participation and access to physical activity for self-identified women.
Each member of the Ryerson student community contributes financially to the athletics facilities on campus. While every member has equal access to equipment, a large number of students have indicated a culture that makes access to healthy living on campus difficult. By implementing women’s-only gym hours we are creating spaces to counter cultures that marginalise women-identified students from accessing university resources.
Women’s-only Gym Time is trans inclusive. We are still working on determining trans inclusion policies, procedures and language.
There are also all-gender change rooms located in KHW 270 and requires a password to access. Please visit http://rutranscollective.tumblr.com/allgenderchangeroom for more details.
The Ryerson Students’ Union, Centre for Women & Trans People, Racialised Students’ Collective and Ryerson Muslim Students’ Association collected over 2000 petitions and over 1300 surveys in 2013/14 as part of the campaign for Women’s-only Gym Time. While the hours were implemented the following year, work is still being done to implement all the recommendations.
Summary Of Recommendations
Download the full Report on Women’s-Only Gym Time.