Freedom of Expression on University Campuses
Seamus Fogarty, first-year student, arts
I think it upholds and promotes it. That’s what universities are all about, man.
Madison Sutherland, third-year student, education
Absolutely. University of Winnipeg in particular stands for diversity and they express that through allowing freedom of expression.
Olena Kozel, second-year student, arts
Yes. I feel that everyone comes from a different place and it’s important to express that.
Michael Benjamin Brown, professional artist
Academia puts forward a single method of learning - a male-centric method based on reading and writing. This can be restricting because not everyone’s mode of output and expression is the same.
Keith Price, professional musician
Yes, they are doing what they can. There are groups for all types of people with different opinions at universities. It’s not perfect, but it’s not easy to do either.
Rebbecca Walmsley, employee, Stella’s Cafe and Bakery
For the most part. Some institutions like to keep certain things uniform though.
Published in Volume 66, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 19, 2011)