Post Tagged with: "Lindsay Shepherd"

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Lindsay Shepherd files $3.6M law suit against Laurier over alleged abusive treatment

Earlier this week, Lindsay Shepherd filed a $3.6 million law suit against Wilfrid Laurier University, claiming the school’s treatment of her has deemed her unemployable in academia. The unproven claim alleges harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, amongst others. The statement of claim names Laurier, as well as Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, and Adria Joel — the three individuals involved […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Indigenous ceremony and community protests held on campus in response to LSOI event

Indigenous ceremony and community protests held on campus in response to LSOI event

The familiar campus controversy surrounding Lindsay Shepherd and the polarizing debate around freedom of expression was present once again this evening on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. The controversy stems from another event in the “Unpopular Opinion Speaker Series” hosted by Shepherd and her new club, Laurier Society for Open Inquiry (LSOI) — an unofficial campus club whose focus, as […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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LSOI event at UW cancelled over $28,500 security fee

An event hosted by Laurier Students for Open Inquiry (LSOI) set to take place on April 30 has been cancelled due to increased security costs. Lindsay Shepherd, the controversial Laurier TA behind LSOI, announced the cancellation of the event via tweet at 1:57 p.m. “$28,500 is the confirmed figure @UWaterloo said we would have to pay for security and police […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Local, News ·
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Lindsay Shepherd retains a lawyer, fact-finding results released and task force is announced

  The polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights continues to envelope the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus almost two months since the situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd first occurred. As a result of the magnitude of controversy within Laurier’s campus, it was announced in Nov. 23, 2017 that Laurier had hired Rob Centa, a partner […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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BREAKING: Membership decided for Task Force on Freedom of Expression

Wilfrid Laurier University has released the names of individuals appointed and elected to serve on the Task Force on Freedom of Expression. Laurier’s president, Deborah MacLatchy, called for the task force on Nov. 17, shortly after the recording of Lindsay Shepherd’s reprimand was published by Global News. For a more detailed timeline of events, click here. On Nov. 8, Shepherd […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: President MacLatchy releases statement on the results of Lindsay Shepherd fact-finding report

On Dec. 18, 2017 Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, released a statement surrounding the completed independent fact-finding report. The report was conducted as a result of a controversial situation on campus regarding teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd. For a detailed timeline on the incident, click here. “I believe it is time for some clarity around the events of the […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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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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News Review: The top five stories from this semester

Lindsay Shepherd Controversy surrounding a Laurier teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd, has enveloped the Laurier campus for the past month. The controversy stems from Shepherd’s decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate on gender pronouns in her first-year tutorial. When concerns were raised, Shepherd was pulled into a meeting with three individuals from Laurier who condemned her for showing Peterson’s views […]

by Safina Husein· · 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 named […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, National, News ·