You’ve heard the name, but what do you know about OPIRG aside from it being a group in Guelph that likes hugging trees and being total SJWs? Okay, so those things are technically true, and OPIRG is proud of it thank-you-very-much! But if you’ve ever wanted to go inside OPIRG and get the bigger picture about how and why they tick, then this podcast’s for you. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #95 – Brad Evoy, OPIRG”

Naomi Klein Tells Guelph We’re Less Radical Than Peterborough

A hush came over the audience as Naomi Klein entered the room. She hadn’t even taken the stage yet, all she had to do was walk in… This was a crowd that was ready and willing to hear the message, “No Is Not Enough“, which is also the title of Klein’s new book, and the author/journalist/provocateur was ready to get everyone at War Memorial Hall hyped in order to spread that message. Continue reading “Naomi Klein Tells Guelph We’re Less Radical Than Peterborough”

GUELPH POLITICAST #92 – Robert Routledge, U of G Student Life

Brace yourselves, Back to School is coming. In about three weeks, the summertime quiet of Guelph will give way to the hustle and bustle from a suddenly swelled student population as 20,000 undergrads come to the city to continue their education or initiate it, and Student Life will be there to help welcome them. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #92 – Robert Routledge, U of G Student Life”

GUELPH POLITICAST #89 – Dr. Hugh Whiteley, “Emeritus Council Delegate”

City council wrapped up this week as the traditional summer break began, and it wound to a close without a distinctive voice… But at least until you’ll be able to hear it on this week’s podcast.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #89 – Dr. Hugh Whiteley, “Emeritus Council Delegate””

GUELPH POLITICAST #81 – Kristina Virro, Nutritionist and Psychotherapist-in-Training

You may recall the this past school year was marked with a particular sadness on the University of Guelph campus. Several students took their own lives over the course of the fall and winter semesters, leaving a campus community in mourning and searching for answers. How could so many, feel so lost and alone, and see no other alternative for themselves but to take their own lives? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #81 – Kristina Virro, Nutritionist and Psychotherapist-in-Training”

CSA Makes International News for Its Musical Selection

Normally, the distribution of the student bus pass is not controversial for the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association, but then they did the unthinkable by including a top hit from 1972 in their music playlist while handing out the stickers to summer students. A walk on the wild side, indeed. Continue reading “CSA Makes International News for Its Musical Selection”

GUELPH POLITICAST #74 – The Central Student Association

Today is the last day for University of Guelph students to vote in a run-off election for next year’s President of the Central Student Association. It’s no small position, but getting undergrad students to vote for the person representing them to the university admin, the provincial and federal governments, and on all matter of student issues is no small feat itself. Fortunately, next year’s slate of Vice-Presidents is already in place. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #74 – The Central Student Association”

CUPE Issues Swipe at U of G 48 Hours Before Deadline

If the students of the University of Guelph thought they dodged a labour disruption bullet a few weeks ago, it looks like their “March break” will be a forced break from routine if the university’s trades and maintenance hit the picket lines. And 48 hours out from the deadline, thinks are looking bleak for a last minute deal. Continue reading “CUPE Issues Swipe at U of G 48 Hours Before Deadline”

GUELPH POLITICAST #71 – College Royal

Before there was a University of Guelph, there was College Royal, an annual open house that invites the city to campus to get a sampling of all the great learning, research and education that happens between College St and Stone Rd. It’s the biggest university open house of its kind in North America, so would it surprise you to learn that it’s undergrad students that put it all together every year? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #71 – College Royal”

GUELPH POLITICAST #70 – Manuel Marques, Grievance Co-ordinator, CUPE 3913

Last weekend, the Canadian Union of Public Employees successfully negotiated an agreement with the University of Guelph and avoided a strike or lockout by the university’s 2,500 teaching assistants and sessional lecturers. Not bad, right? Classes keep going, studies aren’t interrupted and everybody’s happy! Well, not everyone. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #70 – Manuel Marques, Grievance Co-ordinator, CUPE 3913”