Over the past few years, a number of high-profile universities in North America have experienced brawls, protests, and fires from students objecting certain guest speakers invited to their campuses. Sigal Ben-Porath, author of Free Speech on Campus and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, spoke to the issues surrounding free speech […]
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Today we speak to Tomas Jirousek, the Indigenous Affairs commissioner for SSMU and a lead organizer behind the #ChangeTheName campaign which is pushing to change the name of McGill mens’ varsity sports teams from “Redmen”.
Tomas Jirousek is an indigenous athlete from the Kainai First Nation, a nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He is leading the #ChangeTheName campaign and demonstration on Oct. 31 at McGill that call for the university to change the varsity men’s sports teams’ ‘Redmen’ name. When he’s not making waves on […]