WHO ARE WE?
A student-run arts and literary publication, The Continuist was established in 2010 to provide a platform for the artistic endeavours of X University students. By creating small publications and hosting social events both online and in-person, The Continuist strives to promote the artwork and interests of all creatives at our University, as well as to create a fun, vibrant, and inclusive student-based collective that reaches beyond the campus and into the wider Toronto arts community.
An online and printed publication, The Continuist is established for the express purpose of providing a platform for the artistic endeavours of Ryerson students. Through the printing of small publications and the hosting of social events both online and in-person, The Continuist strives to promote the artwork and interests of student artists, writers, and photographers in the Faculty of Arts, as well as to create a fun, vibrant, and inclusive student-based collective that reaches beyond the campus and into the larger Toronto zine community.
We acknowledge the land that X University is standing on.
Toronto is in the “Dish With One Spoon Territory.”
The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee Peoples that bind us to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.
On the Conversation Surrounding the Legacy of Egerton Ryerson at X University
At The Continuist, it is of utmost importance that we stand with all marginalized groups in their pursuit for justice. We hope you will join us in listening to Indigenous communities within our university and beyond, as it is more crucial than ever that we support them at this time.
We are replacing the name "Ryerson" with "X" in all our references to the University, as urged by "Introducing X University: An Open Letter To The Community From Indigenous Students." We encourage you to read this letter and join us in supporting our Indigenous peers.
For more information on the Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force, click here.
@wreckonciliation_x_university is a group of Indigenous students fighting for social justice and human rights at X University. We highly recommend following them on Instagram for information and updates on the conversation surrounding the legacy of Egerton Ryerson.
At The Continuist, we are strongly committed to celebrating diversity within our creative team and in our publications. Staying true to our roots in zine culture, which was born out of social and political activism, we aim to amplify the voices of communities who have historically been denied platforms for artistic expression. In particular, we're looking to highlight artists and creatives who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as people of colour, who want to use their art to speak out on the issues of racism, violence, and representation which are so prevalent in our lives today.
These are just the first steps of our ongoing commitment to supporting
the diversity of artists here at X University.
To strengthen the bonds of community between student creatives at X University by providing a fun, inclusive, and supportive space for artistic expression.
To deepen our involvement in the Toronto arts scene, and to share new knowledge on zine history and culture with the arts community.
To reflect and celebrate the diversity of our student community, by welcoming and amplifying the work of artists and creatives from all backgrounds and identities.