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Culture At A Crossroads Season 3, Episode 4

In 2017 Laurier University graduate student and teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd was given heat by professors for playing an excerpt of Jordan Peterson in a Communications Class she led. 

Lindsay was accused of creating a "toxic climate" for students. She went public, challenging the accusations made against her. Earlier in 2021, she published a book chronciling her crazy year of graduate school. 

Through re-tracing her story we delve into why university is becoming less open to such conversations,  and what the ramifications are. Plus, is there anyone off-limits to come to campus? And, how Lindsay has gained a new appreciation for Christians through the turmoil. 

Welcome to the forty-fourth episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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This is a profile of Lindsay Shepherd, free speech advocate and columnist for True North.  

Oct 26, 2016 - The full Agenda Deabte between Jordan Peterson and Nicholas Matte that Lindsay played an excerpt of in her Communications class

Nov 10, 2017 - Christie Blatchford of National Post breaks story of Laurier disciplinary meeting with Lindsay

Nov 21, 2017 - Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer slams Laurier for handling of Shepherd

Nov 24, 2017 - Lindsay joins Ian Hanomansing on CBC The National 

Dec 1, 2017 - Lindsay appears on the Rubin Report 

Jan 7, 2019 - Ontario Premier Doug Ford implements free speech legislation for Universities 

Mar 22, 2021 - Lindsay publishes book, Diversity and Exclusion deatiling all events of year at Laurier 

A study was cited on young people being more conservative that ever before. 

We mentioned the book, The Coddling of the American Mind as well, how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure. 

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