My University Failed to Educate Me

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corina-university-of-monctonOn February 1, 2016 I was told I was no longer allowed to pursue my studies in my desired program. I was never placed on academic probation, I always went to class, I always handed in my assignments on time, and I always followed the universities rules and politics. Let me explain to you why this happened.

In the second semester of my graduating year of high school, I chose to attend Université de Moncton in order to get a teaching degree in my second language so that I could teach French immersion in the Anglophone school district in the province of New Brunswick. I was accepted shortly after applying and was asked to perform a phone interview to assure I was competent in the language in order to succeed at this university. I passed the test and was officially accepted into the Groupe Pont program. Groupe Pont is a…

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Fuck you, Jian

Bone Broth and Breastmilk

It’s Day 3 of the Jian Ghomeshi trial, the first witness has been discredited already and we’ve now moved right along on to number 2.

During the time the story broke that he was being fired from the CBC as sexual assault accusations came to light, every woman I spoke to about it was deeply disturbed. Deeply disturbed. Every woman. No matter her age, level of Q fandom, political leanings and/or lifestyle, this story, of all news stories, had knocked the wind out of her. She couldn’t get it out of her head. Couldn’t stop thinking. Things were coming back to her. Feelings, and questions, about interactions she’d buried in the subterranean sludge of her mind for years. Interactions that were flooding her now. She couldn’t breathe.

I’ve been degraded, I’ve been humiliated, I’ve been coerced, I’ve been pressured, I’ve been guilt-tripped, I’ve been taken advantage of, I’ve had my humanity…

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