The Varsity looks into independence of student papers across Canada

The University of Toronto’s campus newspaper, The Varsity, recently published an article about the level of independence of several major university campus newspapers from their student unions. Specifically, the article looked at the campus newspapers of McMaster University, the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of Western Ontario (UWO), and Queen’s University, with their respective publications being The Silhouette, The Ubyssey, The Gazette, and The Queen’s Journal. In 1994, the editors of The Ubyssey were fired for publishing a full-page satirical advertisement that criticized the university’s student government, the Alma Mater Society (AMS), according to The Varsity article. According to the article, the AMS then replaced the editors with AMS members, which did not last as a call for a […]

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Man charged for filming women in UBC changeroom

A Vancouver man charged with secretly recording nudity in a female change room at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is now being investigated for similar activities on campus and at the B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT), according to The Province. Jay Forster, 42, has been charged with two counts of secretly observing or recording nudity in a private place on Oct. 2 after a female student complained she had seen him spying on her while changing in the women’s locker room of UBC’s Osborne Centre gym, according to the RCMP. The woman said she caught the man staring at her in the change room on Sept. 28 and reported the man to police four days later after she and […]

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