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The Second Wave of Automation

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 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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Feminism & Activism

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
When volunteering at the Women’s Center of Montreal, on April 28th, I attended a discussion with 27 people of various age groups, with 23 of them being female, on how to integrate women immigrants into our community. As I have been writing about sexual violence as well as various women’s issues for...
Naomie Tat

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Feminism, Social Media, & Intersectionality; My Volunteer Work

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." -Malala Yousafzai "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity" -Viola Davis "In my nervousness for this speech and my moments of doubt, I've told myself firmly, 'If not me, who? If not when, how?'" -Emma Watson...
Laura-Camille

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Bees

         Bees          In the past few years there has been an extreme shortage of bees and bee activity all around the world. Honey bees are extraordinary insects, and they are hugely important to our environment. I chose this article because this will effect my family, your family, and...
MichelleBaker

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New Male Birth Contraceptives

New Male Birth Contraceptives   Young girls and women everywhere instantly begin to think about what form of birth control will work for them the moment they have their first sexual encounter. But the question is, why do females instantly take on this precaution while men barely need to think ahead...
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Scientists say they are making progress in a Zika vaccine

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/scientists-say-they-making-progress-zika-vaccine/99887442/            I was interested in learning about vaccines after reading about the super-bug. The article that I picked talks about discovering a vaccine the Zika virus. The virus is caused by...
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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Report Side Effects

              The article I chose for my final project was about a male birth control study. In this study, researchers took 320 men from different countries around the world and gave each of them a birth control shot. In the shot was two hormones to greatly reduce sperm count, which then lowers...
AStorm97

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Anti-biotics and PTSD

           In this article, researchers are learning that the antibiotic Doxycycline may be a new and helpful treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a term for a broad range of psychological symptoms that can develop after...
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Gut Health & Mental Health

If I had to pick a theme for my life over the past year, it would be learning to listen to my gut. The article “Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut” (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-health-may-depend-on-creatures-in-the-gut/) has helped me understand that what we...
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Is Ghost in the Shell Hollywood’s Latest Whitewashed Movie? The Lack of Opportunity and the Restrict...

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 3)
“50% of all film, TV and digital services don’t have a named or speaking Asian character” (Waurenchen, “Race” 6). Although individuals of Asian descent constitute 5.6% of the population of the United States (Wikipedia contributors), they are exceedingly underrepresented in Hollywood’s predominantly...
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Student Writing

(Editorials, News Summaries, Blog posts and Volunteer Opportunities)

Homelessness and the psychology behind it.

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Homelessness and the psychology behind it. Mathew Dupere Newsactivism 360-F1A-LA, section 01831 Gabriel Flacks Final essay 2017/05/07
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Volunteering with High School students

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
I went to my old High School to spend a day talking to secondary four and five students about themselves, and listen. The goal was to engage the students into thinking about what they want to do after High School. College, University, or go work. The reason why I wanted to talk to them is simply, because they are controlled by their teachers and parents. They have schedules from school to follow, and at home, but no time to think of what they want to do or what they really like. I conducted a series of activities for them to work and focus on their skills.
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Feminism & Activism

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
When volunteering at the Women’s Center of Montreal, on April 28th, I attended a discussion with 27 people of various age groups, with 23 of them being female, on how to integrate women immigrants into our community. As I have been writing about sexual violence as well as various women’s issues for the past couple of months, attending such a discussion has really helped me open my eyes and truly realize how important those issues are. Those are not light issues which only affect certain people. They are present right now, right here in our community and all around it.
Naomie Tat

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Mental Health and Volunteering - The Outcome

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
I volunteered, with my mother for support, at the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal race, on April 22nd 2017, by handing out race packages and t-shirts to those participating in the race. I specifically put t-shirts in a bag with four safety pins while those in front of me handed the bags, or race packages, to the runners with their bibs. Runners have the chance to participate in the charity challenge after registering for the race and fundraiser for their chosen charity.
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Feminism, Social Media, & Intersectionality; My Volunteer Work

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." -Malala Yousafzai "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity" -Viola Davis "In my nervousness for this speech and my moments of doubt, I've told myself firmly, 'If not me, who? If not when, how?'" -Emma Watson
Laura-Camille

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Community Ending Homelessness

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
This my experience of helping the homeless and why our population needs to find a way to end homelessness. During the winter, I had noticed an increasing percentage of homeless people sleeping in relatively public spaces to stay warm. I once even noticed 15 people sleeping on the stairs of the Bonaventure metro station due to the weather outside being so cold. When I looked at those people I was stunned. These people slept in such a way that they looked dead. The people who were sleeping on the floor were young and did not deserve to be living in such horrible conditions.
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Violent Media and its negative effects on adolescents

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Media has become an integral part of a person’s everyday life. We depend on technology and media for most things, from entertainment to work. However, over the years, media has begun to have a negative impact of its users and viewers. More specifically, a rising issue that is affected people everywhere is exposure to violent media from a young age. Studies have shown how exposure to any sort of violent media, such as video games, movies and television shows, can have several negative impacts on the youth.
AmandaMcc

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Raising Awareness to stop Stigma Against Mental Health Issues

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Throughout the whole semester my focus of my work has been surrounding the different aspects of mental health. In order to find new and creative ways to show the truth of mental health issues, I have found 2 sources of current events that have occurred within the last month. In addition, I have decided to challenge myself in creating a blog that discusses the issue of mental illnesses, featured on the site are; TedTalks, places to visit within Canada for help, photography, and much more. I created this blog to illustrate the stigma against mental health problems.
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The future generation for animal welfare !

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
For the past months, I have written many posts on different issues, but my last focus was on animal welfare.  As a result, I chose to volunteer in order to be even more involved with animals.
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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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