The environmental movement and “green” capitalism

Today is World Environment Day 2018! Environmentalism has become one of the largest and most influential social movement to arise in the last century. Through a critical look into the environmental movement, ecological modernization, and corporate responsibility,  we look at how the movement has been adapted to “green” consumerism wit the illusionary ideology that consumerism can be compatible … Continue reading The environmental movement and “green” capitalism

Missing women, missing news, missing action

This post is dedicated to commemorating the more than 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada as we celebrate International Women's Day this coming Thursday, March 8. The disappearance and murder of dozens of women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been regarded as one of Canada’s largest news stories from the first … Continue reading Missing women, missing news, missing action

“Black Like Who?”: The earasure of Blackness in Canada

Canada has long been a land of conflict on the basis of race and racism. From the historical mistreatment of our First Nations to Quebec nationalism and the invisible existence of the Canadian “Other,”1 racial conflict has been an unfortunate part of our nation's history. According to census 2011, Black Canadians were the third largest visible … Continue reading “Black Like Who?”: The earasure of Blackness in Canada

Disposable phone chargers: A social expirement?

Is this a social experiment? Some kind of joke? Is it already April Fools? Or, someone really and truly, from the bottom of their heart, believed that what the world needed was a disposable phone charger? A disposable phone charger. I refuse to link to their website, but it is real. You can now buy a … Continue reading Disposable phone chargers: A social expirement?

I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A few weeks ago, I came across a thought-provoking New York Times' article on LinkedIn: Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, has banned almost all electronic devices during her classes and research seminars. Her rationale for … Continue reading I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

The impact of poverty on education for youth living in low-income neighbourhoods in Toronto

Research across multiple disciplines have identified the impact of poverty on the lives youth, including but not limited to, educational achievement, school dropout rates, deviant behavior, wellbeing, and social mobility. According to Hulchanski’s 2007 report, there is a growing divide between high- and low-income neighborhoods in Toronto— each neighborhood providing different access to physical infrastructures … Continue reading The impact of poverty on education for youth living in low-income neighbourhoods in Toronto

Who is left out of the Oppression Olympics?

The poor.    Source: https://femmagazine.com/o-is-for-oppression-olympics/ Wikipedia defines oppression Olympics as "a one-upmanship dynamic that can arise within debates about the ideological values of identity politics, intersectionality and social privilege." The term gained popularity in the 2010s when the Internet exploded with social justice activism related to racism, sexism, fatphobia, disability, and other forms of social exclusionary … Continue reading Who is left out of the Oppression Olympics?