March 1 and 2 marked Trent’s 19th annual Indigenous Women’s Symposium. Hosted by the Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies, and located in the basement of Enweying (popularly known as Gzowski), the symposium actively worked to bring together Indigenous...
Want to do something about the climate crisis? Tens of thousands of students in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, and other countries have recently cut classes and taken to the streets to call on governments to take urgent action...
Content warning: This article discusses graphic physical violence (sexual assault and murder) against marginalized communities – particularly LGBTQIA2S+ people, people of colour, homeless people, sex workers, and those who live in the intersections of these identities. It also briefly...
The 21st century’s own Grey Owl -- also known as Joseph Boyden -- has caused more than enough issues when it comes to Indigenous identity and positionality. Boyden is a British man infamous for falsely claiming Indigenous heritage and...
It was January 8 that Trent students first stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en sovereign Nation, taking up signage and traditional songs as they blocked off George street North and McDonnell to bring awareness to the community; to let...
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...
On the afternoon of January 8, people took to Peterborough-Nogojiwanong’s downtown streets in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Unist’ot’en and Gidimt'en clans. Unist’ot’en Camp is a protection and action camp of Unist’ot’en clan members and supporters on Wet’suwet’en...
I am trans. This means several things at once. It means, in my case, that I am AFAB – that is, assigned female at birth. Birth sex assignment is a nigh universal experience; mine just happened to be the incorrect assignment....

Raw Sewage

To spend reading break on a beach in the Caribbean sounds like idyllic holiday most students crave. A chance to do field work in Barbados at McGill’s Bellairs Research Institute may fit this holiday description for some students. However,...