• Denise Paglinawan

RSU VP education resigns after meeting with university admin

The vice-president education of Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has resigned on Wednesday following allegations of misuse of student funds by the union’s executives.


In an email to RSU board of directors, Salman Faruqi said the recent events involving the RSU have “had a damaging effect on my health and the health of those closest to me.”


Faruqi’s resignation comes just after the Ryerson administration’s meeting with the RSU’s executive members and a later meeting with its board of directors.


Faruqi said the recent events involving the RSU have “had a damaging effect on my health and the health of those closest to me.”

“I do not believe that I will be properly able to serve the students any longer in my position as VP Education and I am therefore resigning with immediate effect,” said Faruqi.


Faruqi’s resignation letter was sent to RSU board of directors in an email.

He said he has “personally always reconciled my transactions accurately and in a timely manner with proper justification.”


The student union has failed to release any financial statement since its executives took office in May.


Faruqi claims he has not seen the credit card statements until Jan. 21.


Last week, credit card statements under RSU president Ram Ganesh’s name were posted online showing hundreds of thousands worth of expenses to nightclubs, bars and the LCBO.

© Denise Paglinawan 2020

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