There have never been more educated people in the world than there are right now. According to Government of Canada research conducted in 2012, 93 percent of the Canadian population between the ages of 25 and 44 hold an...
Trent University recently underwent an ‘Internationalization’ review, one conducted by an external reviewer, had limited student input, was poorly publicized and occurred over the span of less than one week. Arthur reached out to student leaders in the international student...
Reporting on the facts is a never ending struggle. Where did these facts come from, how biased are they, and who is affected by these facts? Who is reporting this news, and do they fully grasp the nuances of...
So, the great French humanist, soldier, and explorer who I portrayed in the fall of 1968 in a canoe on the Otonabee river, Samuel de Champlain, has come under attack by an Arthur writer who argues his name should...
The simple idea behind a “basic income” is that no citizen should be allowed to fall below a certain standard of living which allows for a dignified existence. This is often proposed as a monthly government paycheque given to...
When Trent’s founding president, Tom Symons, visited my third-year public history course last summer he shared an anecdote about instructions he once gave to famed Canadian architect Ron Thom. Symons recalled that back in the early 1960s he told...
I must be getting old. I’ve been playing video games for as long as I can remember and various moments of my life have been supported by the video games that I was playing at the time. In fact,...
For the October 11 issue of The New York Review of Books, Jian Ghomeshi was invited to pen a long essay about his life after sexual and domestic abuse allegations removed him from his post at CBC in 2014. In...
Thanks to social media, we are making strides in race relations, gender equality, the fight against patriarchy, and a general humanitarian tact that is quickly encompassing the greater universal sensibility. Social media has exposed stories and images at a...
Early into Weekend one of its characters, Glen (Chris New), voices his frustrations about a project he’s made. It’s centered on audio interviews with the men he’s slept with. They discuss their thoughts on the process and about each...