The University of Toronto Free Press is an alternative source of news, analysis and entertainment produced by students, staff, faculty and alumni of the University of Toronto on issues affecting universities and the wider society. Our primary goal is to provide a space for critical analysis and discussion that is rooted in a commitment to social justice and activism.
We aim to launch as an online publication in February 2009 and intend to publish our first print issue by the spring of this year. The UTFP is run on a day-to-day basis by a large editorial collective. We hold regular open meetings and encourage everyone – undergraduates, graduates, campus staff, faculty, alumni and community members – to get involved.
If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, please comment with your contact information and one of the moderators will get back to you.
Guest posts are also welcome. Below is a list of suggested topics for submissions:
- Free education
- Local, regional, national and international politics
- Corporatization of campus
- University bureacuracy
- Campus labour issues
- Student space
- Racism and the university
- Environmental justice
- Food and food politics
- Science and technology
- Politics of academic research
- Arts and popular culture
- Campus-community links
- Grassroots community work
- Graduate student issues
- International student issues
- History of activism on and off campus
- Decision-making structures at university
- Policing of dissent on campus
- Equity issues
- Critical pedagogy
- Academic freedom
- Student unionism and student movements
- Politics in the classroom
- Coverage of interesting events
- Analysis of media
Or anything else you like! Please comment with your contact information and one of the moderators will get back to you.