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Native American Costumes: Appalling or Beautiful?

Race and Racism Fall16 Gr.544
With Halloween season coming up, many are anxious to decide what they will dress up as this year. Among mythical creatures like fairies and werewolves, we can find some more realistic costumes that represent real groups of people, such as Native Americans. While some may think that it is acceptable...

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Does the wage gap exist?

Professor Toriseva's SUNY-GCC 2016 Class
Does the wage gap exist? Yes but not at the 79 cents per every man’s dollar like people keep quoting, its actually 93 cents per every man’s dollar. People say its 79 cents because of a study that doesn’t account for the fact that women are generally in lower paying jobs. If you compare men and...

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Toronto’s Housing Market Makes It Hard to Care About Green Infrastructure

Management of the Biophysical Environment - 2016
The housing market in Toronto is at the highest that we’ve seen in years. Toronto is the fastest growing metropolis in the continent and quickly becoming one of the most expensive North American regions to live in. Housing affordability is among the top issues that our country is currently facing....
Philly Dias

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ID, please?

Gendered World Views (Fall 2016, Section 17)
     American teenagers spend 4 hours a week reading magazines (Miss Representation).      But has anyone ever noticed that there is something deeply disturbing in these so called ‘artistic high end fashion’ ads? Probably not. For the majority of the readers, they are just pretty to look at. In...

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Tom Bored (and fed up of gender inequality)

Gendered World Views (Fall 2016, Section 17)
             Look at this ad. And I mean really look at it.               Just by looking at this image, it is doubtful that the average consumer would correctly guess what it was selling. If he or she were to guess clothing, they would be wrong. This Tom Ford ad, dating back to the spring of 2008...

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The serious Issue about "Sex Sells" and Why it's Time for a Change

Gendered World Views (Fall 2016, Section 17)
        “Sex sells” is a common phrase we have all heard. Companies use it as a tactic to grab consumers attention and Gaspari Nutrition is not any different. The company specializes in science based sport nutrition supplements. They guarantee that this product will get men stronger, leaner and...

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The blindspot of inequality

domejm's B102 F16 Class
Inequality will always be present no matter where you are. Since the beginning of mankind, women were tagged as being the inferior species towards men. Through time and hard work, women battled for human rights and obtaining equality. They had no rights for education and so they were doomed to...

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The First Thing We Learn In School: Colors

Race and Racism Fall16 Gr.545
For the past 18 years of my life, I have classify human beings into “races”. Why would I categorize people with skin color? In my opinion, it was just easier and obvious until one day I realized that human classification was a whole lot more complex than I thought. In the following text, we will...

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Highway threatens wildlife in the Serengeti: economic development or conservation of the environment...

ETHICS 1290 (Fournier-Sylvester @ Champlain) FALL 2016
The Serengeti is a huge grassland that covers 15 000 square kilometers and is home to a huge diversity of species. Its name, derived from the Maasai language, translates into “endless” or “extended”. The Serengeti’s most famous feature is the wildebeest migration that is known to be the largest...
Fred Munro

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Classification is for Animals, not Humans

Race and Racism Fall16 Gr.545
  “Race”, how can one simply define “race”? For centuries, we have thought of “race” as a deep-founded way to categorize and classify individuals. Well, scientifically; biologically to be more precise, it has been proven that “race” as is doesn’t exist, and it certainly doesn’t make-up the human...

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Consciously or Not: It is Still Racism

Race and Racism Fall16 Gr.544
            The news article “’Go Back to China’: Readers Respond to Racist Insults Shouted at a New York Times Editor” discusses the racial insults said to Asian-Americans. Micheal Luo published a letter online to someone who had told his family to go back to China (Luo, 2016, para. 3). Luo (2016) received many replies from Asian-Americans telling their stories of similar experiences encountering racism (para. 4).

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Medicine of the Common People

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
Empirical Observations

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The Evolution of Knowledge in Medicine

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
Osteographia Or the Anatomy of the Bones:

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Rare Book Post

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
Empirical Observations

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Is your Halloween costume racist?

Race and Racism Fall16 Gr.544
In the race and racism class, we have discussed multiple times children’s costumes that are no cultural sensitive such as Indians and cowboys, geishas, etc. These costumes are available to both children and adults, although the adult costumes seem to be more “sexy” than the children options. This however is controversial because of the mass murders that the indigenous people experienced in Canada and that they are still suffering from that.

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English Herbs and Astrology for the Sick

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
Empirical Observations             

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Medical knowledge through books

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
Medical Knowledge through Books Empirical observation In the early modern period of Europe, the survival of books was rare and "hinged on the occasional copy being made by interested scholars who acted as their own scribe." (Defining the initial Shift, page 65). While visiting the Osler Library, my group was introduced to a book by the title The Work of Ambrose Parey, written by an intellectual author called Ambrose Parey.

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Shifting, continuing or both?

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
Miroir des Urines, written by Jean Davach De La Rivière, was first published in 1696. The edition in my possession was the original one from 1700. It is roughly 9cm x 16cm x 2.5cm and is light weight - maybe weighing a few hundreds grams. The book tells us how we can figure out different temperaments, dominating humours and causes of certain sicknesses through a person’s urine. It was printed in Paris, France and written in the vernacular (French). The font of the book is pretty plain and in black. It almost has this cursive handwriting look to it.

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A Shift in Medical Paradigm

Early Modern Knowledge (Fall 2016, Section 16)
  A Shift in Medical Paradigm   Empirical Observations:    Throughout the analysis of the physical exterior of the book “Anatomy of the Bones Muscles” by John Bell, several attributes and key features are noticeable which evidently distinguish it from the writings  that are published today. Primarily, the rugged texture of the front cover which possesses a unique pattern similar to snake skin being quite apparent gives no information about the subjects addressed in its

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