Growing Pains is an Arthur Newspaper podcast about the corporatization of Trent University and how it affects students, faculty, and the community in which our university lies. We want to tell you the story of how this small, collegial, liberal arts university has grown into something else… something perhaps unrecognizable from its original form.
We're back! After a bit of an accidental hiatus, Growing Pains has returned to bring you two episodes all about student activism. We want to map out Trent’s radical, activist roots. In Part 1, we revisit the events of 1999-2001 that we discussed in 'The Company Trent Keeps,' the closing of Peter Robinson College, the shifts in Trent's governance, the structural changes that are still playing out today -- but this time, from the students' perspective.
In Part 2, we examine how the culture that once attracted students to Trent has changed over the 20 years since the occupation. We try to find out what happened to this culture of revolution, and can we revive it?
Thanks to Dr. David Tough, Dr. Alison Hearn, and Ziysah von Bieberstein for their stories and contributions to this episode.
Podcast music: Sportsman Lucifer.
Growing Pains graphic: Cameron Noble.
Writing/Editing/Voice: Nick Taylor and Brazil Gaffney-Knox.