The Current

The Current for May 31, 2021

Today on The Current: Calls for accountability after remains of 215 children found at former Kamloops, B.C., residential school; ethical questions around Western University’s move to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for students living in residence; and students are risking their safety to shed light on Myanmar coup.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The remains of 215 children have been found at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., after the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation hired a specialist to investigate the grounds. We talk to Angela Sterritt, a CBC reporter based in Vancouver; and Cindy Blackstock, executive director at the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. 

Plus, Western University is making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for students who want to live in residence this fall. We discuss the decision, and the ethics around it, with Alan Shepard, president and vice-chancellor of the London, Ont., university; and Vardit Ravitsky, a professor in bioethics at the University of Montreal. 

And since the military took control of Myanmar in early February, some law students have been getting news out of the country through JURIST, an American-owned, online legal news service. We hear from one of those students, and Bernard Hibbitts, the site's editor in chief and a University of Pittsburgh law professor.