The establishment of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies was approved by Trent’s Senate in April 2017 and officially launched on March 2, 2018. This school was proposed to further the key components of the mission of Indigenous Studies: ...
Environmental impact assessments are the government’s responsibility to First Nations and to communities. There are currently $350-$500 billion worth of industrial projects on First Nations land that need consultation and environmental reviews, yet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with...
On Wednesday November 9th, over 300 supporters gathered at Confederation Square to show solidarity for the people in North Dakota who are standing up against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The gatherers joined hands in support for “people over...
This month, Peterborough participated in the Precarious Festival, which showcased the precarious nature of the arts while facilitating larger discussions about income and poverty in Peterborough. Peterborough currently holds the highest unemployment rate in Canada, at 9.6 percent. Many...
The details of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP) were released on November 5. Initial research on the 6,194-page document suggests that the deal is more damaging than expected for Canadians. The conceit of the TPP is to better link the Americas...
Tar sands projects in Alberta are releasing high levels of pollutants into the Athabasca River and the surrounding watershed, says a new study led by University of Alberta scientists Erin Kelly and David Schindler. The study accompanies calls from...
(Photos from Elsipogtog Solidarity Rally in Peterborough, October 18, by Andrew Tan) On the Thursday before Reading Week, while most students were busy packing their bags and catching buses to go home, the people of Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick,...
I am very pleased that the opportunity has arisen for international students to tell some of their stories. As a Brit in Canada I spend time with the internationals, and the comments made about how different things are back...
Photo: Tamsyn Riddle sits second from the right at her Silence is Violence press conference at Trinity College at University of Toronto in April 2017. Photo by Hannah Dos Santos. In April, Tamsyn Riddle filed a human rights application against...
  An exhibit currently in place at Artspace, curated by Sheena Hoszko, questions the validity of the immigration detention situation, and interrogates the ongoing apathy, lethargy and ineffective ideals that subsist in regards to the refugee crisis. Sheena’s art installation uses...