Youth

The Reality of Rural Living and the Effects on the Education Systems

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On Jan. 22, 2017, Kristin Rushowy wrote an article for the Toronto Star on a rural school in Ontario closing because there were not enough students to be able to stain the building itself. This occurrence is resulting in many families having to send their kids to another school, which happens to be a lot farther than the other school. Some children now have to travel about an hour and a half to get to school.

Effects of Climate Change on Hockey

Matthew Hill

Umrick Singh

Luka Guenette Larocque

The Effects of Climate Change on Hockey

As more years go by, the future of hockey becomes more and more endangered due to global warming and climate change. Any professional hockey player will tell you that playing pond hockey and on outdoor rinks was critical to their achieving success. Climate change is slowly putting an end to outdoor hockey in the winter and some cities have already completely lost their ability to do so because they can't maintain solid ice long enough to be able to skate on it.

The World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

Written by Shuaib Almosawa, Ben Hubbard and Troy Griggs, the article ‘It’s a Slow Death’: the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis”, published in the New York Times on the 23rd of August 2017, sums up the deadly collateral consequences of a war that seems to be never ending. In Yemen, the war has been lasting since the past two years and a half. The two parties, one led by the Saudi coalition and supported militarily by the Americans, and the other one, the Houthis and their allies, both affirm that they will never give up until the other side does.

India's Unethical Shortcut to Financial Success

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In an article posted Aug. 21, 2017 to the National Post, the Washington Post describes the ugly truth behind India’s fast economic growth. According to this article, over 33 million children as young as five years old are working to maintain India’s large economy. UNICEF India’s child protection chief claims that “child labor is being seen as something which is too difficult to stop”.

Prince on Ice

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Volunteering with High School students

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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.

Feminism, Social Media, & Intersectionality; My Volunteer Work

"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

Community Ending Homelessness

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.

Raising Awareness to stop Stigma Against Mental Health Issues

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.