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Living on minimum wage

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
This article talks about something that touches millions of people across North America; the poverty trap that is minimum wage.  The authors believe that minimum wage should be brought up to at least fifteen dollars an hour in order to allow people to actually be able to use their money. They talk...
INeedSleep

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What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in the telling of history?

Film and Modern History (Fall 2017)
What purpose does film serve in the history classroom or in the telling of history?   Film can serve a very useful purpose in the history classroom. Watching a historical event unfold on the movie screen can stimulate one’s senses more that reading about the same event in a textbook or listening to...
Brian Bushnell

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An infinite sea of "junkfood"

Chemistry and the Environment
As a result of what people call “ocean dumping” and anthropogenic activities, the growing problem of marine debris has been identified as a threat to wildlife on the international level. More than 220 million tons of plastic are produced every year in the world and to the present day, estimates...
gabrielleca

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Loved Clothes Love the Planet

Flacks: Contemporary Issues-NewsActivist- Fall 2017
On August 19, 2017, Sarah Maisey wrote about the impacts of fashion on the environment for the National. Notably, the industry, valued at US $2.4 trillion a year, is disastrous both environmentally and in terms of workers’ health and safety. For example, cotton, one of the foremost materials used...
Hannah

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Wazing to a more sustainable transport.

World of Cities
Montreal is a city with a dense population of 1.74M people.This fact is astonishing concidering its location: an island. At its origin, the city was build as a trading outpost. History aside, we don't sail boats anymore to go work. How are we able to conclude a sustainable solution for...
artembatutin

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Foreign part timer

Writing III C&D 2017
These days, many foreign people come to Japan, because they are interested in Japanese culture, studying different languages and so on. In addition, they have part-time job. Convenience store is very common, and recently many foreign part-timers at Japan’s convenience stores are rising. I will...
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Final Project: Exposed to the Truth of Youth & Employment

Flacks: Contemporary Issues-NewsActivist- Fall 2017
Throughout this semester, there was one subject that interested me the most; it was the future of employment and the current situation for the employment industry. I have touched on a few topics involving this theme such as labour laws, unemployment, and technology advancement in the workforce. The...
she2lby

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Small Scale Hydropower

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
By Ariane Gauthier, Alexanne Beaulieu and Mélodie Ah-Waye               Since the first villages, water has been a great source of power, from grinding flour to produce electricity. Fortunately, inventors have succeeded to create a system that would use water motion to generate power called...
Mélodie Ah-Waye

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Wind Power as a Renewable Energy Alternative

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Victoria Salomon and Katelyn Moffat  Here in Quebec, we are the country’s second biggest market for the renewable energy source that is wind power. Wind power comes from giant turbines whose blades catch the wind and turn, which then spins a large shaft connected to a generator. The generator is...
victoriasalomon

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Sunny House; Happy Life

Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)
Sunny House; Happy Life The popularity of cost effective green houses have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. The concept of net zero homes has risen, and suddenly possibilities of clean energy use became available to almost everyone. One of these possibilities that has become...
Frederique Laprise

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Watch your E-waste!

BEAR 1 Fall 2017
Pay attention to your E-waste!
m_bordel

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Can animals feel happiness?

Sustainable Happiness F17
Many societies, especially western societies, worry more and more about animals’ rights. Animals have the right to live free from harm in many countries in Canada, but can they tell the difference? In order words, do animals have the capacity to be happy? It is important to consider if farm animals, wild animals and domestic animals can be happy and how.  
florence.delage

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Does money buy happiness

Sustainable Happiness F17
  Does money buy happiness?    
aurelie

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Does money buy happiness?

Sustainable Happiness F17
  Just think about people who win the lottery. In an instant, their everyday life changes completely and they might believe their well-being will change for the best. Nevertheless, certain studies demonstrate that life does not become ideal when winning the lottery. In fact, it appears that it is the contrary; people take the risk of becoming heavily indebted, plus, family and friends might start taking advantage of their wealth. Consequently, does money truly buy happiness (Norton, n.d.)?
marie-plesieur

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Unequal Lives

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
This article discuses the inequality aboriginal women are continuing to face in British nb Colombia. It focuses on inaction towards the missing and murdered women in Vancouver and the surrounding area by presenting examples of this claim. The author believes that these women lives are viewed unequally   starts off the article by presenting a case from the 1990’s. In which a pig farmer named Robert William Pickton was able to prey on women from the impoverished Downtown East side for over ten years when the case was first opened.
INeedSleep

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Living on minimum wage

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
This article talks about something that touches millions of people across North America; the poverty trap that is minimum wage.  The authors believe that minimum wage should be brought up to at least fifteen dollars an hour in order to allow people to actually be able to use their money. They talk about Bill 33, which would raise the minimum wage by fifteen cents. With such a low increase rate if this bill had been put in place our minimum wage would be much less than it is now. They then go on and talk about how many of the minimum wage workers in Manitoba are women with children.
INeedSleep

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The difference between accommodation and reconciliation

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
This article talks about the differences between reconciliation and accommodation in Quebec. The author starts out by talking about how people can be easily swayed to believe something when it comes from a form of authority such as a Politian or a known media source in the form of a journal or a show. He then goes on to talk about how the Bouchard-Taylor report of reasonable accommodations seems to have failed in finding out the reason for why we have this malaise and tension in the air.
INeedSleep

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The homeless are now considered vermin

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
This article talks about an architectural phenomenon that is popping up in numerous cities, in this case London. The author starts off by giving their view on these ‘deterrents’ by saying how awful they are. In cities across North America and Europe buildings and other structures have started to be equipped with inch long spikes covering flat surfaces or dividers in the middle of a bench. The author talks about the two opposing views in concern to this problem.
INeedSleep

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Flint Water Crisis

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
This article talks about how lead poisoning in cities such as Chicago, Michigan, Detroit, Flint and many more. This toxic stress has become a threat to the children futures. The author goes on to say that lead is an environmental, social and economic injustice that is entirely preventable. And that in case such as Flint the injustice only widened as more time went by. The city of Flint has been the center of a known water crisis for quite some time now.
INeedSleep

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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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