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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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International Students at Risk with Trump Presidency

Democracy & Cultural Diversity F2017
The author of this article starts off by talking about how Xenophobia is on the rise as more and more right-wing nationalist gain favor in elections. This has caused democratic values to come under attack. She goes on to say that since Trump’s election he has tried to set a travel ban for seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen). This ban would block refugees, immigrants and visitors from them to the united states.
INeedSleep

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Breathing Through a Mask

Chemistry and the Environment
As Earth’s population continues to rise exponentially, there is a growing concern over the negative environmental consequences associated with powering such a rapid growth. Such a consequence is coal-induced air pollution, mainly caused by the developing world’s overreliance on said fossil fuel and the exorbitant amount they use and have access to. Air pollution has negative effects on the respective populations health, economy, quality of life and of their environments.
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Engage

Flacks: Contemporary Issues-NewsActivist- Fall 2017
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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 someone talk about it. The combination of the moving visual imagery and sounds can help a student remember a particular part of a history lesson and can give a better sense of the time period.
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 calculated that five trillions small pieces of this product are floating in our oceans.
gabrielleca

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Global Air Quality In Danger?

Chemistry and the Environment
Of all the many things needed for life on Earth, one of the things that is most necessary but often taken for granted is breathing. In order for all life to continue on Earth, breathing is the most essential action above all, as even with food and water, without the appropriate gasses being absorbed in the lungs, gills or plants, life cannot be sustained. With this in mind it is important to realize that pollution causes poor air quality, which in turn leads to many deaths across the globe.
EzBillard

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Media Coverage of Climate Change: Propaganda or Duly Educational Tool?

Chemistry and the Environment
Climate change is one of the greatest threats faced by humanity in our time. It requires important economic, political, regulatory, technological as well as lifestyle’s changes around the world. In developed countries, where the emissions per capita tend to be much higher and where democracies are generally better implemented, such changes require the public to be well-informed and properly aware of that issue.
David Morin

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Superpost-The impact of livestock on Earth

Chemistry and the Environment
Deng, Nancy (75) B2A-LA Section 202 Chemistry and environment Superpost The impact of livestock on Earth
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Superpost - Air Pollution

Chemistry and the Environment
Audrey Samson, 86 All around the world, many countries are facing different environmental issues. Air pollution is a one of these huge issue that the majority of the countries around the world have to face. The following writing will start with a study made in Canada proving air pollution can be risk for breast cancer, afterwards will be about how it threats to the longevity of our heart, and finally about how it can cause social unrest in China.  
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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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