Western Responds to Campus Rape Culture Crisis: Individualized Responses to a Structural ProblemWestern Responds to Campus Rape Culture Crisis: Individualized Responses to a Structural Problem
Western Responds to Campus Rape Culture Crisis: Individualized Responses to a Structural Problem
In this third and final article in the Western sexual assault series, Arthur will delve into the policy changes that Western University has implemented since the alleged O-week incidents, get an expert’s opinion on whether these changes are enough to protect Western’s students, and contextualize this issue as a phenomenon not solely unique to Western, but as an issue that is reflective of Ontario’s campus-wide rape culture crisis.
The Right Words: How We Talk About Sexual ViolenceThe Right Words: How We Talk About Sexual Violence
The Right Words: How We Talk About Sexual Violence
In this article, Elizabeth Mitton discusses the Western incident on an incident-specific level, considering student and administrative perspectives, including contention surrounding the language being used and students responses on social media, followed by contextualizing this incident on a societal level, discussing the prevalence of sexual violence across the campuses of various Canadian universities.
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The Anti-Racism Task Force: Performing or Performative?The Anti-Racism Task Force: Performing or Performative?
The Anti-Racism Task Force: Performing or Performative?
Varun Biddanda takes a deep dive into the task force, and asks: is it performing, or is it performative? Biddanda interviews Moriah Hillyer, who represented the Trent University Native Association (TUNA) on the Anti-Racism Task Force.
Trent Institutional Investment: How it Works, and How it Affects the PlanetTrent Institutional Investment: How it Works, and How it Affects the Planet
Trent Institutional Investment: How it Works, and How it Affects the Planet
In this investigative piece, Irene Suvillaga dives into the daunting question of how institutional investment works and where Trent's money goes. In this institutional investment 101 article, Irene provides an easy-to-follow explanation on understanding funds, investment strategies and future plans in Trent’s financial workings. Through a series of interviews and external reports, this piece also touches on the question of divestment, questioning Trent’s position as an environmental leader.
TLNAP Update: No plans to build over TVG, says Julie DavisTLNAP Update: No plans to build over TVG, says Julie Davis
TLNAP Update: No plans to build over TVG, says Julie Davis
Varun Biddanda highlights what's next for the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan. Though there has been a years-long plan to bulldoze the Trent Vegetable Gardens in favour of a road to the new Cleantech Commons development, Varun reports that there are apparently "no plans" to build that road.
Post-Secondary Labour Tensions in the COVID EraPost-Secondary Labour Tensions in the COVID Era
Post-Secondary Labour Tensions in the COVID Era
As COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the cracks and injustices within post-secondary labour, scholars, students and general staff have taken the streets and pushed back against the conditions within their profession. Irene Suvillaga examines the rising labour tensions across Canada analyzing recent actions in Ontario in effort to reveal the causes behind it and assess Trent's position amongst its peers.
Back to Normal? Trent says “Yes,” Whether You Like it or NotBack to Normal? Trent says “Yes,” Whether You Like it or Not
Back to Normal? Trent says “Yes,” Whether You Like it or Not
On January 24th Trent announced that they would go ahead with the return to in-person classes. Following the reaction to that announcement, Evan Robins summarizes the blowback and the ongoing effects of the pandemic in Ptbo/Nogo, painting a picture of student frustration and the difficulties of going back to whatever “normal” is.
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