In January 2019, the Ontario provincial government made significant changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), including drastically reducing the availability of grants to low-income students and slashing the six-month grace period for paying back student loans following...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Ford and Minister Fullerton: We are writing today on behalf of the 1,300,000+ post-secondary students across Canada who have closely watched Ontario over the last week. We are student...
On Thursday January 17, the Government of Ontario announced policy changes on post-secondary education. Funding of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) will change commencing September 2019. The government announced a ten percent reduction in tuition fees. However, the...
Today in our mega-media world we are familiar with the need to address propaganda with science, misinformation with facts and ‘manufacture uncertainty and greenwashing’ with what we know for certain. In the environmental world, the use of misinformation and...
On November 16, Trent University hosted an event in the Student Centre for its Chancellor Lecture Series featuring Chancellor Don Tapscott called “Towards a New Social Contract for the Digital Age.” Chancellor Tapscott is considered to be one of the...
The year is 1982. Pierre Trudeau is still raising his children at 24 Sussex Drive. Ronald Reagan was elected just last year; he will occupy the White House for the next seven years. The rise of neoliberalism is well...
On October 26 and updated October 28, national news outlet The Globe and Mail published an opinion entitled “Doug Ford was right to cancel funding for new Ontario university campuses.” In the piece, the writer posits that the provincial...
This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. In the seven decades since, our society’s relationship to cultural and religious differences continues to ebb and flow with the political climate and current social discourses....
For decades, the Canadian government was investigating UFO sightings. Matthew Hayes has spent the last year going through more than 15000 government documents on UFO sightings in Canada, using the Library and Archives Canada, which is available to the...
On September 6 1969, Thomas J. Bata Library officially opened and became the main library of Trent University. Housing friendships, group projects, and sleepless nights during exam season, Bata Library has become a second home for many of its...