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  • Former Wilfrid Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd, who released audio of meeting, sued by profs: lawyer
    Professors Nathan Rambukkana and Herbert Pimlott say Lindsay Shepherd should be responsible for defamation allegations against them.
    Canada
    Dec 28, 2018
  • Lindsay Shepherd says she had to record meeting that spurred Jordan Peterson lawsuit
    Nathan Rambukkana and Herbert Pimlott, who teach at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., maintain their comments about Peterson were not defamatory.
    Canada
    Mar 1, 2019
  • Lindsay Shepherd sues Wilfrid Laurier University for $3.6M over alleged ‘inquisition’
    In an unproven statement of claim filed this week, Lindsay Shepherd says Wilfrid Laurier University behaved negligently, leaving her unemployable in academia.
    Education
    Jun 13, 2018
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  • Wilfrid Laurier admits it mishandled Lindsay Shepherd academic freedom case
    Wilfrid Laurier University has found there was no wrongdoing by one of their T.A.s who played a controversial YouTube clip during a class tutorial.
    Canada
    Dec 18, 2017
  • Queen’s University students protest against professor, Lindsay Shepherd
    Protesters argued that Queen's Law shouldn’t be allowing Shepherd to speak at sessions because they believe her views are against a marginalized community.
    Education
    Sep 25, 2018
  • Laurier university accused of censorship after TA reprimanded for playing gender pronoun debate clip
    The clip in question featured University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, who has famously refused to use gender pronouns other than “he” or “she,” defending his position against a professor who argued it was necessary to use the pronouns that a person prefers to be called.
    Canada
    Nov 17, 2017
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  • Laurier university’s handling of freedom of expression ‘inexcusable’: prof
    Teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd says she hasn't heard from the university since her story was covered by media.
    World
    Nov 20, 2017
  • Wilfrid Laurier TA happy school apologized but wants long-term changes to protect free speech
    “I’m happy they apologized but at the same time let’s acknowledge this was their only option,” Wilfrid Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd told Global News.
    Canada
    Nov 22, 2017
  • Laurier University incident demonstrates defence of certain kinds of speech
    What we’re seeing once again is the defence of selective speech.
    Commentary
    Nov 23, 2017
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  • COMMENTARY: Other Canadian universities need to take a lesson from Wilfrid Laurier’s shame
    Is WLU so unique that this "institutional failure" would happen there and nowhere else? Unfortunately, that's not likely the case.
    Blogs
    Dec 23, 2017
  • Laurier university issues apology amid censorship controversy
    Wilfrid Laurier University officials have offered one of their T.A.s an apology for the way they handled a complaint surrounding her tutorial.
    Canada
    Nov 21, 2017
  • Jordan Peterson sues Wilfrid Laurier University for defamation following Lindsay Shepherd case
    University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is taking legal action against Wilfrid Laurier University after a T.A. was criticized for showing a YouTube clip of him.
    Canada
    Jun 20, 2018
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  • Outspoken professor stokes free-speech debate at East Coast university
    Rick Mehta, a psychology professor and advocate of free speech, has commented publicly on a range of controversial issues from decolonization to multiculturalism, prompting both public outcry and support.
    Canada
    Jan 15, 2018
  • FULL TEXT: Apology from Wilfrid Laurier officials over handling of free speech controversy
    On Nov. 21, the president and vice chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, Deborah MacLatchy, and Laurier professor Dr. Nathan Rambukkana issued separate apologies for the way the university handled a complaint about a T.A.'s choice of class material. 
    Canada
    Nov 21, 2017
  • ANALYSIS: Despite about-face, Laurier needs schooling on fundamentals of free speech
    The problem for Laurier when it says it is seriously examining the many issues raised by this incident is that they’ve been down this road before.
    Canada
    Nov 22, 2017
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  • Laurier launches third-party investigation after TA plays clip of gender debate
    An Ontario university says it's launching a third-party investigation after a teaching assistant aired a clip of a debate on gender-neutral pronouns to two tutorials.
    Education
    Nov 16, 2017
  • Only ‘left-wing’ clubs supported at Laurier, says edit made from government computer
    Someone using a government computer made a rather scathing addition to the Wikipedia page on Wilfred Laurier University Wednesday morning.
    Canada
    Nov 22, 2017
  • Bill Kelly: A victory for free speech at Laurier University
    Universities should provide a platform for an exchange of contrary ideas to create a dialogue and debate on those issues.
    Blogs
    Nov 22, 2017
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  • Andrew Scheer: Laurier university controversy highlights larger issue of ‘stifling’ free speech
    The Conservative politician said the issue is of growing concern across the political spectrum.
    Canada
    Nov 21, 2017
  • Laurier university professors launch petition over free speech controversy
    The petition calls for the university to accept a resolution titled "The Laurier Statement for Freedom of Expression."
    Canada
    Nov 22, 2017