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Campus is driven by first-person stories about the pressures to succeed, the threat of failure and the adventure of growing up.

Campus is driven by first-person stories about the pressures to succeed, the threat of failure and the adventure of growing up.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Campus is driven by first-person stories about the pressures to succeed, the threat of failure and the adventure of growing up.

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English


Episodes

Wake Island

6/16/2017
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Wake Island is many things - to some, it’s a band. To others, it’s a place. But for Phil Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal, it’s the culmination of the immigrant experience. One that was shaped by culture shock, and capped with a newfound understanding of themselves, and the two places they call home.

Duration:00:27:30

Walking with the ghosts of Blacksburg

4/16/2017
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April 16th 2017 marks 10 years since the Virginia Tech massacre where 32 innocent lives were lost. In part two of our special two-part story, survivors share the physical and psychological aftermath of that shooting rampage. Kevin Sterne and Kristina Anderson, do their best to pick up the pieces and move forward with their lives, but the ghosts from that day continue to haunt them.

Duration:00:34:07

Darkness falls on Virginia Tech

4/13/2017
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Sunday April 16th, 2017 marks 10 years since the Virginia Tech massacre when 32 lives were brutally lost. In part 1 of a special two-part story, survivors of the Virginia Tech shootings bravely recount the emotional and disturbing events of the fateful day that transformed their lives forever.

Duration:00:27:30

Missing & Murdered

12/23/2016
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Campus chats with CBC investigative reporter Connie Walker about dedicating her career to the Indigenous community, and how the pressure and responsibility are all worth it.

Duration:00:24:38

Dissecting A Dark Indigenous Past

12/16/2016
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Her worth and identity have always been under the microscope, but now Canada's first indigenous forensic pathologist is facing even more pressure from her own community.

Duration:00:38:18

The "dreamers"

11/4/2016
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They're known as "Dreamers" and in this U.S. election, they just might have the most to lose. As the issue of immigration looms, countless undocumented college students are caught in a cycle of uncertainty. Hear what's at stake for three college students who face the serious threat of deportation.

Duration:00:38:30

Campus goes ghost hunting

10/27/2016
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After hearing stories of the infamous ghost that lurks Michigan's Ferris State University, the Campus crew camps out overnight in the basement of the Alumni building to try and meet the entity known as Michael.

Duration:00:24:41

"You are haunted"

10/21/2016
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Things go bump in the night on Campus. Students tend to avoid the creepiest parts of Michigan's Ferris State University. But the staff have no choice but to confront the school’s haunted history head on.

Duration:00:36:13

Tailor-made armour for the trans community

10/14/2016
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In our last episode, you heard the story of Daniel Friedman - a grad student who suffered from lead poisoning and lost all ability to read and write. When Daniel eventually picked up the pieces, he redefined his life by opening up a tailoring company called Bindle & Keep. Although the shop welcomes people of all shapes and sizes, Daniel’s work has resonated with the transgender community. One of his clients, and a good friend of Daniel’s, Everett Arthur, speaks about how getting his very...

Duration:00:19:25

Something's broken in my head

10/7/2016
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Just months before finishing grad school, Daniel Friedman suddenly lost the ability to read and write. The aspiring architect was writing an essay one night when the words on his computer screen began to scramble. Hear how Daniel’s life changed overnight, and how his struggle to redefine himself almost cost him everything.

Duration:00:35:28

"This is how police treat black kids after midnight!"

9/23/2016
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A black student is nearly beaten to death by three white police officers during a routine traffic stop. For Alex Landau, that horrific night was a brutal awakening about what it means to be black in America.

Duration:00:36:30

Episode 11: EXTRA - Science of attraction

2/16/2016
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We chat with relationship expert Dr. Kimberly Moffit about why we struggle to navigate through all the confusing facets of the dating world. In our last episode, we met Dillon and Charlotte -- a couple that went from being wishy-washy-friends-with-benefits, to committed long-term lovers who are now three years strong. Dr. Moffit gives some insight into the couple's relationship and details the science behind the laws of attraction.

Duration:00:22:23

Episode 10: Hunger game

1/26/2016
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This is the story of a young woman’s descent down a dark and dangerous path of anorexia and anxiety. Body image can be a focal point for so many students starting out in university. But too often it can become an obsession. And in Meredith Healey’s case, it turned into a hunger game that threatened her life. It all started out as an innocent attempt at avoiding the Freshman 15. You know, those inevitable 15 pounds you gain during first year of university or college, thanks to bad eating...

Duration:00:32:01

Episode 9: No curry in the dorm room!

1/12/2016
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A story of cultural tension and racism, that became a catalyst for emerging pop artist HATECOPY. For many kids coming from immigrant families, trying to integrate into a new culture can be a lifelong struggle. Maria Qamar has battled racism in school ever since moving to Canada from Pakistan as a young girl. The constant bullying led to issues with self-acceptance, and she became ashamed of her cultural roots. Maria would find an outlet, and channel her frustration by creating art. But...

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 8: Lifeline Syria Challenge

12/29/2015
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Students in Toronto have been mobilizing in huge numbers to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge was created by four Toronto area universities with a goal to help sponsor and resettle ten Syrian refugee families. In the past few months, hundreds of volunteers have responded to the call to action. Now the network of students is committed to helping 75 families. In this special edition of Campus, we speak with some of the students...

Duration:00:23:19

Episode 7: EXTRA - Introducing #CitizensofCampus

12/22/2015
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We are super stoked to introduce the launch of Citizens of Campus! It's a photo blog that will start popping up on our social media accounts. Not following us? Look us up on twitter, instagram and facebook! @ CampusCBC facebook.com/cbccampus instagram.com/campuscbc twitter.com/campuscbc

Duration:00:06:23

Episode 7: The professional

12/15/2015
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Audrey Rochette always dreamed of going to university, but she didn't attend her first class until she was in her 30s. As a teenager, her plans were put on hold after finding out she was pregnant just before finishing high school. Audrey joined the workforce to support her son, and over the next decade developed a successful career in corporate sales. Despite that success, she was never truly satisfied with her life. So the professional walked away from her career and became a student. But...

Duration:00:25:00

Episode 6: EXTRA - Why sexual assault goes unreported

12/8/2015
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After Aspen Matis was raped on her second day of college, she reported it to her school. A college mediator ruled the findings inconclusive. She felt strongly that the school was in her words, "systematically obscuring justice" in an effort to protect the college's brand. The CBC News investigative unit recently did a survey of 87 post-secondary schools in Canada, It found that 16 of them reported zero cases of sexual assault over a 6-year period. Diana Swain is the CBC’s Senior...

Duration:00:14:59

Episode 6: Girl in the woods

12/1/2015
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On her second day of college, Aspen Matis was raped. She ​reported it to her school, but was shocked by the mediator's ruling. She dropped out and escaped into the woods, and began a gruelling 5 month journey from Mexico to Canada to reclaim her body.

Duration:00:22:04

Episode 5: EXTRA - How students make fast cash

11/24/2015
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Shadae's story might be extreme, but doing something odd for fast cash happens more often than you think. So Albert visited a university campus in downtown Toronto to chat with students about what they've done for a quick buck. Some of their methods may surprise you.

Duration:00:04:27