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Roddy-James Rodriguez is just one of the hundreds of students on campus, who give up on life each year, and attempt suicide. The mental health crisis isn't new, and it isn't going away. And while schools are scrambling to beef up their support
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 understandin
Mohammad Al Masalma's country was ripped apart during his time in university. After a revolution erupted in Syria, he joined anti-government protests to fight for his freedom. It led to his arrest and detainment by the Syrian regime. He was thr
Mohammad Al Masalma's country was ripped apart during his time in university. After a revolution erupted in Syria, he joined anti-government protests to fight for his freedom. It led to his arrest and detainment by the Syrian regime. He was thr
William dedicated 22 years of his life to Mormonism, before he committed a serious sin. And after being unable to get past that guilt, he not only abandoned the faith, he tried to completely erase it from his past. But, religion was sown so dee
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 Kr
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
After robbing a store to feed his crack cocaine addiction, Jesse Thistle gets thrown in jail. While locked up, Jesse reflected on his life and oddly enough, he thought about education. He wanted to do better for himself, so he started by pickin
How an Indigenous homeless crack addict turned his life around to becoming one of the most decorated PhD students in Canada. In part 1 of a special two-part story, Jesse Thistle details his upbringing in a broken family, a heavy addiction to cr
After years of suffering with Crohn's disease, Brittany Ferreira was forced to have her colon removed. At just 23, she wore an ostomy bag. Now, she's dealing with mounting insecurity about her body, as she figures out how to embrace it.
Steve Keating has always been deeply curious about the world around him. His relentless curiosity is the driving force behind everything he does. It’s who he is. But it also led him down a frightening path that changed him forever. In this stor
Phil is head over heels in love. The fourth year student is about to experience his first Valentine's Day just a few weeks after losing his virginity to Amelia. He has his rose, his card, and his heart on his sleeve...but he's about to find out
Getting adjusted to college life is no easy feat. The pressure of fitting in and finding your feet during first year is huge. One of the biggest roadblocks to acceptance, strangely enough, is sex. Hear how Phil Leung's quest to lose his virgini
In a special edition of Campus from Washington -- looking at the changing face of feminism in the aftermath of the now historic Women's March. Campus followed three Canadian university students, each with unique personal backgrounds, to dig in
Hear the story of Harrison Browne’s long, hard-fought road to self-discovery, and how he became the first openly transgender pro hockey player.
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.
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.
Health economist Laura Derksen talks about how the fear of stigma may actually be causing an increase in spreading HIV.
A young woman harboured a lifelong secret - that she was HIV positive. She distanced herself from the world, living a life of rejection, fear, and self-hatred. Hear how she rose to find the inner strength, confidence, and freedom to fight back
Death is not easy to deal with. We have an odd sense of uneasiness that falls upon us when we learn of someone passing… it’s something that can be really difficult to unpack. Dr. Darcy Harris has devoted her career to dealing with this. She s
A straight 'A' student, raised in a rough neighbourhood, chose books over guns.
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, Americans are preparing for the touted wall along the U.S. Mexico border, one that will continue to separate families. It is a massive setback for immigration reform. But for a small yet mighty human
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 colleg
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.
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.
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