In-depth: religious freedom on Canadian campuses

The issue of religious freedom has come to the forefront in recent years, particularly on university campuses. Bill 62, a new Quebec law that bans receiving or providing public services while wearing the niqab, a face veil a minority of Muslim women wear, has some students reconsidering pursuing a post-secondary degree in the province. This comes on top of multiple instances of Islamophobia at universities, with anti-Muslim posters being put up at schools such as the ones found at Memorial University’s Newfoundland campus last month. In addition, an Ottawa teen was recently sentenced to three months in the youth justice system after vandalizing two synagogues, a Jewish prayer house, a mosque, and a church with racist slurs and white supremacist symbols […]

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Number of exhibition games near season total

The Carleton Ravens basketball teams will be well prepared for their season opener at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie on Nov. 18. The men’s basketball team will play 19 exhibition games against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) opponents before the 19-game regular season gets underway. Meanwhile, the women’s basketball team will play 14 exhibition games before the season begins, along with three more during the Christmas break. Last season, the men’s team played 11 exhibition games, while the women’s team played 16. Ravens women’s basketball head coach Taffe Charles said team coaches arrange exhibition games with each other before the regular season begins. “The better relationships you have with each coach [lead to exhibition […]

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Carleton PhD student Melissa Armstrong talks world baseball career, academics

Fourth-year History PhD student Melissa Armstrong recently represented Team Canada at the World Baseball Confederation’s World Cup in Gijang City, South Korea and earned a silver medal at the event. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Sask., Armstrong said she grew up playing baseball and loved it. She got involved in playing on a senior women’s team in Alberta and made it to the nationals. At age 16, she was able to join Team Canada and has been playing for the past nine years. In addition to her baseball career, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to get a master’s degree for African Studies at the University of Oxford. The Charlatan spoke with Armstrong about […]

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USask launches app to combat campus assaults

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has launched a mobile safety app aiming to battle sexual assaults on campus to coincide with their sexual assault awareness week campaign. The app, titled “uSafe,” will provide students and school employees access to a wide variety of information and support services. Peter Hedley, the director of support services at U of S, said that while the app’s primary goal is to ensure safety and prevent cases of sexual assault from happening on campus, connecting students and employees to various support services is equally important. “One of the things we wanted to do was to reach out to our multiple campuses to provide students with the right connections and support,” Hedley said. The […]

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Reds cruise to University Cup finals with 4-0 win

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds cruised to a 4-0 win over the host Saint Mary’s University Huskies on March 19 at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) University Cup semifinals. “Any time you can go into a third period at nationals and allow zero shots against, you’re going to have a recipe for success,” said Reds head coach Gardiner MacDougall. Christopher Clapperton opened the scoring for the Reds just under four minutes into the game. The Huskies nearly answered on their first power play of the game, but Etienne Marcoux was able to make a sprawling save to preserve the lead. Reds forward Philipe Halley extended the lead for the Reds when he scored just before the second intermission. […]

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