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UPDATED: Lawyer suggests that no formal complaint was made in Shepherd incident

A polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights has enveloped the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. The debate stems from a situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd who showed a TVO clip of Jordan Peterson in her first-year communications tutorial. The clip spoke to the validity of pronouns, specifically, the use of ‘they’ in the singular. Shepherd […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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President of Laurier appears on The Agenda to discuss free speech on campus

This evening at 8 p.m., Deborah MacLatchy, president of Laurier, made a guest appearance on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikan. The segment featured discussions surrounding the limits of free speech on campus — a controversial topic throughout the Laurier campus since teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd showed a clip of a Jordan Peterson debate in her first-year tutorial. The clip […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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UPDATED: Controversy on campus: a comprehensive timeline

  Nov. 1 – Lindsay Shepherd plays a clip from TVO’s The Agenda, which showcases a debate featuring controversial University of Toronto professor, Jordan Peterson, discussing “genders, rights and freedom speech.” Ensuing the clip was a class debate surrounding the use of they as a pronoun. The class she showed it in was a first year tutorial for a course […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, National, News ·
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Student groups create collaborative report to enhance student mental health

A collaborative report, In It Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health, was recently released as a call to the Province for greater action regarding the challenges and difficulties pertaining to mental health which continues to increase among students in Ontario. The report was compiled by four partners: the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Colleges Ontario […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
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Legalization of marijuana brings forth boycott event

On July 1, 2018, marijuana will become legal in certain quantities across Canada. Because of the conditions of the bill, the specific details regarding quantities, enforcement and distribution have been left to the individual provinces to decide. While the project is unto itself divisive among Canadian citizens, the results of the 2015 federal election – with the enormous success of […]

by Karlis Wilde· · National, News ·
Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Over the past week, Wilfrid Laurier University’s responses to the actions of Laurier teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd, have gone viral, making national headlines on various media outlets. Shepherd took her story to the media after concerns were raised over her decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate video from a neutral standpoint. It became known last week that Shepherd secretly […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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College strike ends following government intervention

Students and faculty at Ontario’s 24 pubic college’s will be returning to class this Tuesday after four weeks of being on strike. The provincial government passed the back-to-work legislation earlier today; however, the bill to send faculty back-to-work was first introduced this past Thursday evening ensuing the college faculty’s decision to reject the College Employer Council’s (CEC) latest offer. Faculty will be reporting […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
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UPDATE: Man accused in fatal Kitchener stabbing captured in Texas

Ager Mohsin Hasan, a 24-year-old Hamilton resident who is charged with the second-degree murder of Kitchener resident Melinda Vasilije, was arrested in Texas on Tuesday. In May, a user on the website Reddit claiming to be Hasan authored a post implicating himself in the fatal stabbing of Vasilije, claiming that the act was in self-defence. The post was later removed […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, National, News ·
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UPDATE: Man wanted for Kitchener stabbing resurfaces on social media

Since the beginning of May, Waterloo Regional Police have been looking for accused killer Ager Mohsin Hasan, who is currently facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22 year-old Melinda Vasilije. On April 28, Vasilije was found in her Kitchener apartment with multiple stab wounds. According to the WRPS, Hasan fled to the United States after the incident. […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, National, News ·
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Waterloo sees a rising number of international students attending post-secondary

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will witness an influx of international students moving into the area come the beginning of fall. As reported by 570 News, both post-secondary institutions are now reporting double digit growth in international student applications. On June 1, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported that the number of Ontario high school students […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, National, News ·