You haven’t heard of Lindsey Shepherd? Bet you soon will.

Photo: Anthony Moretti 1July2017

The Globe and Mail reports that Lindsey Shepherd, a graduate student at one Canadian university, has become a cause celebre for free speech.

“Learning is a process and exploring new ideas unrestricted is how we become closer to the person we want to be,” Ms. Shepherd told the crowd of 150 who had gathered to hear her speak alongside local and student Conservative politicians and free-speech advocates.

The event on the edge of campus in Waterloo, Ont., capped off a week when the university of 17,000 students has been thrust into the centre of discussions about freedom of expression on university campuses for its treatment of Ms. Shepherd, a master’s student in communications.

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One Response to You haven’t heard of Lindsey Shepherd? Bet you soon will.

  1. Pingback: Lindsay Shepherd: The graduate student who has been turned off by academia (and who could blame her) | START THINKING, STOP FEELING

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