Lindsay Shepherd joins the Justice Centre as Campus Free Speech Fellow

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Latest Updates

The Justice Centre is pleased to welcome Lindsay Shepherd to its growing team. Lindsay became well-known in Canada and abroad after two university professors and one administrator subjected her to intimidation and reprimands for having shown pupils, in her capacity as a teaching assistant, a segment of a television debate that had recently aired on a public broadcast. The debate was about gender neutral pronouns, and included Dr. Jordan B. Peterson as one of the participants

Lindsay has earned an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University and a B.A. (Hons) in Communication and Political Science from Simon Fraser University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette. She received the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Heterodox Academy and the 2018 Harry Weldon Canadian Values Award from the Peace, Order and Good Government think tank.

Lindsay’s demonstrated commitment and appreciation for free expression on campus makes her an ideal fit for the Justice Centre, Canada’s leading defender of free expression on campus. The Justice Centre provides pro bono legal services to Canadians whose Charter-protected rights and freedoms are infringed by governments and government entities, including public universities.

Lindsay will be assisting the Justice Centre in expanding our outreach efforts, on and off campus, providing regular commentary on issues related to free expression, organizing educational events on campus, and helping the Justice Centre disseminate its work in defence of Canada’s free society.

“We are thrilled to have Lindsay joining us,” stated Justice Centre president John Carpay. “With Lindsay’s talents, we can reach younger audiences with the intellectual ammunition needed to hold universities and governments accountable.”