Early this morning, Kalen Alexander was sitting on the corner of Charlotte and George Streets making note of each cyclist who passed. She is volunteering her time in the first ever national cyclist count, called the Pedal Poll, organized by Vélo Canada Bikes. Alexander sat for two hours this morning, from 7 to 9 a.m.,Continue reading “The local — and national — effort to count cyclists”
The Peterborough 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is leading a research project that explores how communities like Peterborough can provide a legal and regulated supply of opioids to people who use drugs
We took a look through the health unit’s vaccine transparency report and here’s what we found.
Originally published: https://indiegraf.com/indie-publisher/arthur-newspaper-satirical-telethon/ It’s a Thursday night in late March 2021, but you would be forgiven for mistaking Arthur Newspaper’s online fundraiser as an archived broadcast from 1999. The video is riddled with nostalgic blasts from the past, from vintage local advertisements to old school public service announcements. The event’s bread and butter is theContinue reading “How one media outlet raised funds with a satirical telethon”
The new design for an inclusive universal locker room at PSWC proposes to replace gendered change rooms. Here’s what four transgender patrons of the gym think of the proposed plan.
Artist spent 15 years knitting gigantic interfaith tapestries as a means of wrestling with ideas of good and evil in a divided world.
Eskasoni is a First Nation community on Cape Breton Island, and by many accounts, the Mi’kmaq language is alive and well amongst residents of this fairly large reserve. Speaking with many people who live there, Cross Country Checkup heard repeatedly how highly they value their language, and how integral it is to their culture.
Since its beginnings in the 1960s, French immersion has polarized many Canadians, and the debate lives on today. Read this backgrounder on French immersion programs and contribute to the Checkup conversation.
Spring of 1968, an 18-year-old ‘unwed mother’ sees her son for the first and last time before a 33 year separation. Jennifer Charles is one of an estimated thousands of Canadian women who alleges that she was coerced into giving up her newborn baby for adoption against her will. Charles became pregnant in an eraContinue reading “Women seek apology, inquiry from government for ‘forced adoptions’”
Originally published: http://www.trentarthur.ca/i-really-thought-it-was-going-to-burn-down-to-ashes/ Late in the evening on Saturday November 14, the Peterborough Masjid Al-Salaam was set on fire. The ongoing police investigation claimed that the fire was set deliberately and the timing of the arson attempt, only a day after an attack on Paris by the terrorist group the Daesh (ISIS), has led authoritiesContinue reading ““I really thought it was going to burn down to ashes””
As we come to the end of the year, buying schoolbooks is one of the last things on our minds. But thinking ahead to next year, Arthur decided to look into the question of how exactly Trent’s bookstore works, and why book prices are set so high. Currently, Trent University has a contract with Follett,Continue reading “University bookstores and how to undermine them”
Originally published: http://www.trentarthur.ca/how-to-get-something-done-at-peterborough-city-hall/ Say you have a great idea for Peterborough. It’s a very reasonable project or policy that would vastly improve the quality of life for residents of the city. It’s something that would fall under the purview of the municipal government, (e.g. improving sidewalk accessibility). How would you go about getting it done?Continue reading “How to get something done at Peterborough City Hall”
Taking the best of the classroom and digital tools, blended learning is testing the limits of pedagogy.
The library has long been an integral institution of a university–but with more and more literature and research found online, what is its role for students today?