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The Co-Existence of French and English in Québec

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Patrice Bergeron wrote an article for La Presse, a francophone journal, entitled ‘’Le Québec peut aussi parler au monde en Anglais, dit Lisée’’*. This article was published on February 1, 2017, and the following is a summary of Bergeron’s text (

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Public Money for Research on Rare Diseases: Is it Fair?

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 18)
Governments most often invest in public medical research programs that are likely to benefit the large majority of the population. This puts research for rare diseases at a disadvantage, as the private pharmaceutical industry is reluctant in investing in research that would not result in a...
Carte Blanche

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A Solution to the Abandoned and Rabid

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
As a citizen of Montreal, Quebec, I do not come across many stray animals and it always comes as a shock to me when I see the abandoned cats and dogs in places that I have visited such as; Cuba and Greece, which always leaves me feeling a pang in my heart. The article, “Animal Welfare: Why Dogs Are...
Julia G.

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The Volkswagen Scandal: An Engineer’s Dilemma

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 18)
              Volkswagen had always been a reputed brand – promoting “the people’s car” as well as their low gas emissions – until 2015, when a scandal erupted regarding the company’s fraud in emission tests in the US. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered a software installed in...

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Setting the Moral Laws on LAWS

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 18)
With the rapid advancement and proliferation of weapon technology, machines are increasingly beginning to replace humans on the battlefield. Many now consider robotics technology – Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems that have the ability to choose how and when to attack – as the future of warfare....

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Programing ethics an AI

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 18)
                Over the last few years there has been an increasingly intense debate of over the ethical viability of self-driving cars, which is a symptom of a larger debate on artificial intelligence and putting computer in positions of power. The progress that has been happening in the field of...

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Forever a Child: the Ethical Dilemma of the Ashley Treatment in Severely Disabled Children

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 18)
In October 2006, Daniel F. Gunther and Douglas S. Diekema published a medical case report of a “6-year-7-month-old white female” (Gunther 1014) patient named Ashley that outlined her physiological condition and the program used to treat her, now known as the Ashley Treatment. The case report...

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The Chimera Conundrum

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 3)
In late January 2017, geneticists at the Salk Institute in California announced a breakthrough for regenerative science: the successful creation of human-pig hybrids called chimeras. The creation of these organisms involved integrating human stem cells into embryonic pigs, and after several weeks...

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Can You Find the Truth?

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
A summary of “Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds” By: Camila Domonoske   In an article about students and their ability to recognise fake news, Camila Domonoske relays a sobering discovery made by a research team from Stanford. The study asked “middle...

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Law Trumps Freedom.

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
On January 29, Liam Stack wrote an article called “Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration: What We Know and What We Don’t” for the New York Times. In it, he talks about the consequences of President Trump’s newest executing order affecting the immigration system such as banning residents from Iraq...

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Snickers, Sex and Violence

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
Raphael Gad Professor Sarah Waurechen Gendered World Views 345-102-MQ February 24, 2017 Analyzing an Ad: Women in the Media  

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#DrugsAreAwesome...If You Want To Die Young

Contemporary Issues Winter 2017 - Centennial College
In our modern society, the population is exposed to multiple threatening and addicting obstacles that can hurt anyone and those around them. The most vulnerable members of the population are the young, therefore the adolescents are the most susceptible to addiction and the abuse of substances whether its illicit or prescription drugs. The causes of drug abuse are numerous and the consequences are even more substantial. The youth of today’s societies are faced with the large threat of drugs surrounding them.   Historical Context

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Multiculturalism in Canada?

Contemporary Issues Winter 2017 - Centennial College
Multiculturalism in Canada?

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NAFTA is not the "greenest"

Contemporary Issues Winter 2017 - Centennial College
In 1993, the Clinton administration called the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the “greenest” trade agreement that has ever been completed. NAFTA and its environmental impact has been a great debate across the globe. A decade after NAFTA started, environmentalists, politicians and American citizens began to disagree with some of the facts NAFTA presented. This article will discuss the environmental point of view and economical point of view on the North American Free Trade Agreement.    Environmental perspective:  

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Media’s Attack on Women

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
Professor Sarah Waurechen Gendered World Views February 24th, 2017 Media’s Attack on Women

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Look good in ALL you do?

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
The media has grown enormously over the past 10 years. Tv shows, the news, movies, newspapers, social media sites and ads are all used to entertain, inform and stay connected with people across the globe. For the most part this is perceived in a good light. There is, however, a flip side to this. In the media today, there is an increasing amount of objectification and sexism towards women for heterosexual men to consume.

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Is Stupid the New Smart?

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
Award winner of Cannes Festival 2010, yet banned from public posters by the Advertising Standards Authority, Diesel’s controversial “Be Stupid” campaign focuses on pushing the boundaries of socially constructed ideals by creating a thought-provoking advertisement in an attempt to depict "a very strong and unexpected image of femininity" to encourage “stupidity” that is the liberation from typical gender roles (Sweney).
No Name

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Women: Barbies or Humans?

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
From the first Barbie in 1959 to the millions of advertisements in the 21st century, women have never been portrayed or conveyed in the way that they should be. Not only is it common for women to be considered and used as objects in commercials, flyers, and billboards in North America, but it is also frequent in South America. Kitadol is a medicine company out of Chile that released an advertisement in April of 2013 of an objectified woman lifting weights in a gym while being touched by two men and stared at by three other men, as if they have complete power over her.

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beach body ready, you are kidding right?

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
According to this advertisement if you want to be prepared for summer time activities like going to the beach your body must be as disturbingly thin as this woman's and to achieve this you can purchase this company's protein bars instead of eating regular meals. Whoa, please tell me I miss analised this! Nope, I did not, this is clearly the message this company is trying to convey to women and it is absolutely terrifying.  
Randy Lahey

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Natan Couture's Controversial Marriage Proposal

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)
The Objectification and Sexualization of Women in Natan Couture's Advertisements

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