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Everything you need to know about species conservation

Biology NYA Justine Bell
           The Society for Conservation Biology has published a very nice article that goes through every relevant aspect of species conservation. This article will lead you through the basic concepts of what is conservation of the biodiversity, why it is important and how it can be achieved. It...

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Will Killing Hate Speech Kill Freedom of Speech?

Flacks: Contemporary Issues-NewsActivist- Fall 2017
The article "Will Germany's new law kill free speech online?" written by Patrick Evans and posted September 17, 2017 on BBC News portrays the fear surrounding a new law in Germany. This law, called Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz, will be established in October. It would force social media to take down...

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How fishes will help futur astronauts in space

Biology NYA Justine Bell
On September 14th 2017, Melissa Gaskill who is working at the International Space Station Program Office, wrote an article about how transparent fish called Medaka could help researchers find a solution to the bone density loss of astronauts. This phenomenon is due to the fact that in microgravity...

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How Are Oceans Affected by Global Warming?

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Isabela Gorea, Audrey Gauthier, Audrey Houle and Alexanne Beaulieu Even if some people are still debating whether our planet is undergoing severe weather changes, repercussions of these problems are starting to intensify as we still argue about their truthfulness. Yes, the Earth follows its cooling...
Audrey Houle

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The Last Breath

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Victoria, Katelyn, Mezen, Ariane, Nicolas   The beginning of industrialization brought a wave of new technology, as well as a wave of problems no one had anticipated. Climate change has had and continues to have negative effects on human health. In China, people are forced to wear face masks to...

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The Disturbing Truth About Climate Change in the Arctic

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1220)
Writen by: Kevin Constantineau, Eric Li, Xavier Bradley, Laurent Voisard In the Arctic, climate change is happening faster than in any other region in the world. It has already lost 50% of its total ice already it could very well be gone soon if we don’t do anything about it. It is very easy for...

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On Thin Ice

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1220)
  Laurent Gelinas Louis Dupere Olivia Mazzarello On Thin Ice   It is undeniable that winter sports are tightly linked to climate change. Canada’s culture and heritage is based off winter sports. Outdoor hockey, skiing, snowboarding, winter mountaineering  and much more play big roles in the lives...

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The Fake Images of the Conflict in Myanmar

Flacks: Contemporary Issues-NewsActivist- Fall 2017
As of September 5th, 2017, the most recent fighting in Myanmar took place in the state of Rakhine, leaving approximately 400 dead and forced 40,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes for Bangladesh, reports Rebecca Ratcliffe in The Guardian. Caused by a vast military response to rebel attacks on...

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If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Writing IIIC 2017
When you wake up every morning, what do you do first? I usually check LINE on my smartphone. In the train for school, I often read the text messages on Twitter. After I get home, I cannot help touching my smartphone and I chat with my friends on LINE and Twitter by turns. To be honest, I feel tired...

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The Second Wave of Automation

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist Winter/ Spring 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Abstract: The second wave of automation has the capacity to reshape to working world, and for that reason a good amount of fear has circulated about its potential to create a massively unequal society, in terms of income, which would see an even wider gap than currently. This essay examines the...

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Climate Dividing our People

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
By Christine Vo, Frederique Laprise, Viviane Nguyen, and Alexanne Beaulieu Climate Dividing our People              From sea level rising, to flooding and crop failures, certain regions and groups are more at risk than others. In fact, climate change has divided our people because not all countries are suffering the same disastrous consequences, leaving many of the poorest countries in disaster because of the pollution emitted by the richer countries.
Frederique Laprise

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Religious and Cultural Climate Denial

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Victoria, Katelyn, Melodie   Religion and culture have the power to shape us as human beings, down to our core beliefs. Though, it is surprising to see the amount of impact it can have on our ecological beliefs. More specifically: climate change and the air of denial surrounding it. Some religions do not see the need to personally care for the environment, believing that their God is in charge of everything that happens to the world. Others, in their culture, engage in practices that are more taxing on the environment than we believe.  

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NAFTA’s role with climate change

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1220)
          Put in motion in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has created the relationship we know today between the US, Canada and Mexico. Since its creation, over 40 000 000 jobs were created. There are also no more taxes if it comes to trading goods between those three countries. Not only that, but their economies have also doubled.

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A Money-Driven Phenomenon

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Catherine Martin, Audrey Gauthier, Isabela Gorea and Audrey Houle  
Audrey Houle

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What stops us from changing our ways about driving

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
David Normand, Guillaume Fraticelli, Étienne Poirier   Transportation by cars represents 12% of all Green House emissions all around the world. It has become a part of our daily lives and has been an industry in continuous development. Companies fight to make the fastest, prettiest and strongest car compared to other competitors, while what they should actually do is design the most efficient, low consuming and environmentally friendly car they can.  

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Climate debt

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Nicolas C, Max D, Ariane G Climate Debt

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Forest diseases and pest infections

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Balance is what keeps the earth together. As David Suzuki said, our survival is based on an interaction, an equilibrium, between air, water, land and the living. However, for the past decades, climate change started to disturb this natural balance and causing impacts on every aspect of one’s life. For instance, forests have been big victims of those impacts. In fact, for many years, Canadian forests have been living in harmony with the forest pathogens, each one having a positive impact on the other.

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Climate Denial in Canadian Politics

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Matthew Hill Umrick Singh Luka Guenette Larocque Climate Denial in Canadian Politics  

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40 millions pour illuminer le pont Jacques-Cartier … est-ce logique?

Centennial College - Français de base
Croyez vous que dépenser 40,000,000 dollars sur des lumières pour illuminer le pont Jacques cartiers c'est un bon investissement ou non ? L'honneur de 375e anniversaire de Montréal et le 150e de la fondation du Canada, il a été de penser $40,000,000 pour les luminaire pour l'année de la ville.

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Blog Post 1 "Waltz for Bashir."

Film and Modern History (Fall 2017)
2. A number of the films deal with issues of authorship and whose voice should be used in telling a story. Whose stories are being told in films (or in a specific film) we watched in class? Who should tell these stories? 

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When I tell people I am volunteering to help the environment, one of two reactions occur. Either they fully support me and encourage me or they tell me in despair that they don’t believe my actions will do much good in the grand scheme of things. The weird thing is, no one seems to be opposed to the idea of being environmentally conscious.

This semester, I have had two main volunteer projects ongoing. The first was the collection of signatures for a petition that aims to preserve biodiversity. The second was to help the plight of the monarch butterfly which is facing extinction.

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