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More than a women’s issue: unravelling the reality of male sexual abuse

By Kate Hawkins Carleton JHR Paul Leduc was about five years old when a close family friend and neighbour first sexually assaulted him...

March 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

Mental health care for youth in Canada is the ‘orphan’s orphan’

By Erica Howes JHR Carleton Julia Vance was a 19-year-old in her first year of study at Queen’s University first year  when she..

March 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

Safe injection: Saving lives or ignoring addiction?

By: ALISON SANDSTROM JHR Carleton The crumpled figure in the picture is face down on the tiled bathroom floor. His legs are curled..

January 14, 2014 with 1 Comment

Making ends meet: How Ottawa’s anti-poverty resources help those in need

By: Ellen Cottee JHR Carleton In the lounge of The Ottawa Mission, a shelter and resource centre for the homeless in downtown Ottawa, four..

December 18, 2013 with 0 Comments

Quebec Charter of Values: Why implementation could taint the province

By: BATOUL HREICHE JHR Carleton F.M., who wanted to remain anonymous, is a Muslim Canadian woman fearing for her future. She is a public..

November 25, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ottawa’s Filipino community awaits answers after typhoon

Radio Report By: KIRSTEN FENN JHR Carleton It’s been nearly a week since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, but the extent of the..

November 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ottawans fight rape myths through annual SlutWalk

By: CAITLIN HART “There is no such thing as a slut. It’s a made up word to tell me I’m not allowed to feel good about my body, about..

September 30, 2013 with 0 Comments

Cyclists raise awareness of violence against women

“Violence is a symptom; it’s the culture that’s the issue,” said Alexander Waddling. It’s a culture that hardly – if ever –..

June 1, 2013 with 0 Comments

Obama renews promise to close Guantanamo as hunger strike continues

By: BROCK WILSON In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama addressed the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, calling on Congress to..

May 28, 2013 with 0 Comments

Students examine child welfare at Commonwealth forum

By: TARYN ASHDOWN Last week, students from across the country gathered in Ottawa at the 41st annual National Student Commonwealth Forum to..

May 14, 2013 with 0 Comments

CARE Canada pushes support for maternal health programs

By KIRSTEN FENN Every year, close to a thousand women around the world die from preventable complications related to pregnancy and..

May 12, 2013 with 0 Comments

“Call me Philly, that’s my street name”

Philly was 16 years old when the roof above his head was traded in for a not-so-starry night sky. Now in his mid to late twenties, Philly..

May 9, 2013 with 0 Comments

UN organizations appeal for the Syria crisis to stop

By: Megan Lane Today the leaders of five major United Nations organizations came together to say enough is enough with the Syria crisis...

May 8, 2013 with 0 Comments

Working to erase the stigma of mental illness

By: JON WILLEMSEN TSN’s Michael Landsberg has seen a big improvement in the discourse surrounding mental health since he first started..

April 24, 2013 with 0 Comments

Ottawa police service fights stereotypes of women officers

By JESSICA THOMPSON The Ottawa Police Service is holding a women-only event Thursday to help eliminate the stereotypes that affect women in..

April 10, 2013 with 0 Comments

CUSA distances itself from Rick Ross concert

By: GARRETT BARRY, KELLY GOOD and JESSICA THOMPSON UPDATE: According to a release on Friday, CUSA will be refunding all tickets to the Rick..

April 10, 2013 with 0 Comments

Bathroom talk overshadows transgendered rights bill

By KIRSTEN FENN While some people celebrated the passing of the transgendered rights bill in the House of Commons on March 20, others were..

April 2, 2013 with 0 Comments

Five Carleton students sleep outside for homelessness

By: TARA SPRICKERHOFF Cold, unshowered, sleeping on pallets of cardboard and holding a water jug for donations, five Carleton students..

April 2, 2013 with 0 Comments

Carleton student starts petition to improve accessibility on campus

By: RACHEL COLLIER A petition to raise awareness about accessibility issues at Carleton University is currently being circulated by..

April 2, 2013 with 0 Comments

Carleton University celebrates Women’s Day

By: Tara Sprickerhoff On Friday March 8, Carleton University celebrated International Women’s Day with a series of events focused around..

March 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

Niigaan symposium considers the future of Idle No More

By: Emily Cook The sound of young Theland Kicknosway drumming filled the room as over 100 people held hands in a traditional dance,..

March 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

“Everyday is a reminder”: Mental health awareness is key

By: GARRETT BARRY The last text messages Erica McCarney got from her friend Daron Richardson were not particularly unusual. Daron had..

March 13, 2013 with 0 Comments

24 Hours of Homelessness

By: EMILY COOK In last week’s cold weather many did not even want to walk from their front door to their car, but in the Byward market a..

February 12, 2013 with 0 Comments

Change in refugee law will make entrance to Canada difficult

By RACHEL COLLIER It will soon be more difficult for Refugees to enter Canada, said Carleton University professor James Milner. In June,..

January 29, 2013 with 0 Comments

Carleton campaign urges open dialogue on student hunger

By KIRSTEN FENN With more students accessing its emergency food programs every month, the Carleton University Students’ Association..

January 29, 2013 with 0 Comments

Carleton student government amends discrimination policy

By GARRETT BARRY The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) council voted yesterday to approve controversial amendments to..

January 29, 2013 with 0 Comments

Finding friendship at the Drop-In

By EMILY COOK Timothy Meisenheimer said he got to know Paulina over the course of the eight years she frequented the Capital City Mission...

January 29, 2013 with 0 Comments

Hope endures through the “millenium scoop”

By EMILY COOK In 2008 Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally apologized to aboriginal Canadians for the forced assimilation they were..

January 11, 2013 with 0 Comments

Critics call immigration reform “unconstitutional”

By RACHEL COLLIER Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced in December that refugees from the European Union, Croatia and the United..

January 8, 2013 with 0 Comments

Youth protest in silent on Parliament Hill

By: ERICA HOWES A group of eleven young people stood completely silent for one hour outside the Parliament buildings during a cold morning..

November 27, 2012 with 0 Comments

New documentary raises alarm over temporary foreign workers

By: RACHEL COLLIER An increase in temporary foreign workers who are coming to Canada may mean the “end of immigration,” according to a..

November 24, 2012 with 0 Comments

‘Trick or Eat’ raises food and funds for hungry

By KIRSTEN FENN While most kids were out filling their Halloween bags to the brim with goodies this Wednesday, volunteer groups across the..

November 3, 2012 with 0 Comments

Refugee professor disappointed in rule changes

By RACHEL COLLIER For Amina Mire, a Somali refugee and assistant professor at Carleton University, the painting on her simple office wall..

October 18, 2012 with 0 Comments

Hope is welcomed by Tshwane Medical Clinic

By EMILY COOK PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The Tshwane Medical Clinic received more than food parcels today, as a team from organization Hope..

May 17, 2012 with 0 Comments

Press freedom dented and under fire in Canada

By KIRSTEN FENN & KYLIE KENDALL The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom hosted their annual luncheon on Thursday, May 3 at the..

May 5, 2012 with 0 Comments
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