On Trent Land: An Alternative PlanOn Trent Land: An Alternative Plan
On Trent Land: An Alternative Plan
Connor McCaskill and Carolina Engering are senior undergrad students in Michael Classens’ ERST 4810- Ecological Design course. As their final project, they have chosen to undertake the task of bettering the Trent Lands Plan, specifically proposing an alternative to Cleantech’s ‘Street B’ that will bisect the Trent Vegetable Garden.
Community-Based Research: A Year in ReviewCommunity-Based Research: A Year in Review
Community-Based Research: A Year in Review
Alexia Kambanis finishes off her Community Based Research project with Arthur by reflecting on the year she has had. While this project is one of the most challenging things she did in her undergrad, she also says it was one of the most rewarding. Read the final results of her survey and learn more about the endless possibilities offered when doing research through your local student press.
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Interviewing the Trent Vegan Society Interviewing the Trent Vegan Society
Interviewing the Trent Vegan Society
The Trent Vegan Society (TVS) is a registered group with the Trent Central StudentAssociation (TCSA) that has been active since September 2018. The founders Shira Rubinoff and Eliaz Tavares have promoted the importance of veganism through pay what you can bake sales, a kombucha brewing workshop, Annual General Meeting (AGM), and communal potlucks. In this interview with TVS, we learn about how this group has been engaging students during COVID-19 and how you can get more involved.
CFS Ontario's Sébastien Lalonde on the Student Choice Initiative Appeal HearingsCFS Ontario's Sébastien Lalonde on the Student Choice Initiative Appeal Hearings
CFS Ontario's Sébastien Lalonde on the Student Choice Initiative Appeal Hearings
Robert Gibson and Spencer Wells interview Canadian Federation of Students' (CFS Ontario) chairperson, Sébastien Lalonde, about the ongoing fight against the Ontario government's Student Choice Initiative (SCI). The CFS organized an online gathering March 23rd to view the Province's appeal hearing. Student leaders from various Ontario post secondary institutions as well as CFS members voiced concerns about the ongoing legal battle, and what the SCI could mean for levy groups like student unions, students services, student spaces and more.
OPIRG's New Research on Student Experiences During the PandemicOPIRG's New Research on Student Experiences During the Pandemic
OPIRG's New Research on Student Experiences During the Pandemic
Madelin Gennaro examines Diya Shah’s research on students’ experiences with online learning during the pandemic. Shah’s research shows that the year has been challenging for students, and that online learning has taken a toll. Students have especially struggled financially, socially and with mental health broadly. While it is unclear whether shutdowns will continue in the Fall 2021 semester, Shah’s research suggests that a hybrid model of in-person and online classes would be the best option for improving student experiences across the board.
Year One of Black Student SupportYear One of Black Student Support
Year One of Black Student Support
The Black Student Support (BSS) program has been operating at Trent University since the Summer of 2020. In this in-depth interview with the Student Facilitators Ethel Nalule and Ropa Mungwari, we find out how Black students and community members can better access mental health resources and more positive space. With partnership with Student Affairs and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (CHREA) Special Projects Coordinator, Faith Mwesigye, joins us for a discussion on how Black students can be better supported at Trent.
2017 Campus Sexual Assault Case Continues2017 Campus Sexual Assault Case Continues
2017 Campus Sexual Assault Case Continues
In this article, Elizabeth Mitton provides an update on the ongoing legal battle surrounding an alleged sexual assault that took place on Trent University's Symons Campus in September 2017. After the criminal charges against Adam Bullock were dropped, his legal team filed a civil suit that has since been responded to with a countersuit.
TCSA Elections Part 2: The Executive CandidatesTCSA Elections Part 2: The Executive Candidates
TCSA Elections Part 2: The Executive Candidates
In her second article covering the TCSA Spring Elections, Irene Suvillaga focuses on the candidates running for executive positions. Suvillaga documents the second half of the ‘Candidate Meet and Greet’ where the candidates for VP Health and Wellness, and VP Campaigns and Equity shared their platforms and answered questions from viewers and previous TCSA board members.
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