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SO in NewsActivist- Winter 2014
April 10, 2014
I will be volunteering with sick children, along side my friend Laurence Poitras, at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.   The Montreal Children’s Hospital is an organization which specializes in health care for infants, children, and adolescents. They always aimed to be world-renowned paediatric...

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Published on March 19, 2014, the article “B.C. names Canada’s first seniors advocate” by Andrea Woo, addresses the rising issue of elderly abuse in Canada and what the country has done in an attempt to manage such a concern. Isobel Mackenzie, who managed British Columbia’s major “non-profit...

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In 1997, after the referendum in Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec could only separate if the people had showed their support for the idea by a clear majority on a clear question. However, what is clear majority and what is a clear question? The federal government tried to...

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TarikA in NewsActivist- Winter 2014
March 31, 2014
In an article written for the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media titled “U.S. TV News and Communicative Architecture: Between Manufacturing Consent and Mediating Democracy” (2013), authors Simon Cottle and Julian Matthews attempt to dig in to the world of television news and analyze the...

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SO in NewsActivist- Winter 2014
March 31, 2014
In a recent article from the scholar journal Youth Studies Australia, author Vaughan Bowie writes a great article about trauma-informed care. So.. What is trauma-informed care? According to the peer-reviewed article, care is said to be trauma-informed when safety, trustworthiness, choice,...

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Homelessness is obviously an important social problem that many countries have to deal with. It is an important social issue because basically anyone could become homeless at some point in their life. Fortunately, there are many people that recognize the seriousness of this issue and have tried to...

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Before the 1940’s mental health was mainly based on Sigmund Freud’s research on how the individual’s mental wellbeing was dependent on a mothers care, a functioning libido, conscious and unconscious mind. Someone who was known as “the father of client-centered therapy” (Holl, 1997) and  “the most...

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Kindsey in NewsActivist- Winter 2014
February 24, 2014
The Alzheimer Society of Montreal wants everyone to realize that “Beyond the disease there is the person”. Their goal is to help out people suffering from Alzheimer and their families by easing the consequences related to this mental illness. Moreover, they constantly promote studies to find out...

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Neil Young’s 2013 fall “Honour the Treaties” tour has caused great controversy on its involvement in the Athabasca Oil Sands. This tour involved 4 intimate benefit shows whose intent was to raise funds for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund. The Athabasca sands have an...

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emilycao in NewsActivist- Winter 2014
February 19, 2014
Transgender people are faced with confusion over their self-identity starting from a young age. This feeling of not identifying with its own body leads to a journey towards self-acceptance, journey that often encounters hardships. Only when transgender people are sure of their self-identification...

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Kiss in NewsActivist- Winter 2014
April 17, 2014
Ask any average student what is essential for his or hers survival during exam season and its most likely the first answer will be coffee. A great number of students, myself including, go to Starbucks in the evening to get a soothing atmosphere and fuel to prevent us from falling asleep in our notes.

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An article on CBC titled “Montreal Homeless Native Population Rising, Shelters Say” was posted on December 9, 2013 which address that Montreal resource centers are struggling to provide for the continuously rising homeless aboriginal population. Today, the population continues to increase while the shelter space decreases.

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I began thinking about what would be my product and my best friend was injured to his bicep. This started everything! I was wondering how he would be able to rehab his bicep without having issues with his injury. So I started imagining a device that will help people with injuries that restraint their mobility or their lost of strength. Automatically the body suit appear in my mind. It begins obvious that if you lift weight it will be painful and take a long time to rehab.

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momo in Academic Writing III T50
April 17, 2014
President Obama Nominates Caroline Kennedy to be an ambassador to Japan. I think its good opportunity to have relationships between Japan and America. I read the article of Ms. Kennedy, and it was about her impression of Japan. She’s been to Japan when she was 20 years old, and also she’s been to Tohoku Japan as an ambassador. She talked with a woman who survived the disaster about their lives in temporary housing units and told the survivors that she admired their courage and resilience. She came to Japan many times, so I was surprised about it.

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chiho in Academic Writing III T50
April 17, 2014
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is the lawyer in America and the first female who is U.S. ambassador in Japan. In 2013, American government recommended Kennedy for U.S. ambassador in Japan, then the White House decided to appoint Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador in Japan on July 24th. Japanese upper chamber recognize it on October 16th and she promised to be it at the State Department on November 12th. Shortly after that, she visited to the northeastern region to Honshu to see disaster area.

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What do you think of when you hear “cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and gastrointestinal issues”? If your immediate thought is not anorexia nervosa you are not alone. This disorder is much more serious than most people know and a lack of education on this topic is affecting thousands of people every day.

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I think that technology will have a lot effects on ethics. Because, today it's use to cut employees and raise profit of the company. Company has to think if profit are better or a working population is more important. With neoliberalism, derregulation of economy and the globalization, multinationals like walmart or banks will have to think more for the population than for profit. If they don't want a meltdown of the society all by their fault. Technology will have a lot of effects on company ethics in near futur.

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How often do we go see a movie with a strong female lead that we wouldn’t lump into the category of “chick-flick”? Even scarcer is a movie with a person of color in the lead role when the movie isn’t about that person’s skin color. Most films are predominantly white male characters. This typically leads to a very stereotyped version of the remaining types of people being represented. This is unfortunate for a number of reasons. More and more schools are implementing lessons based on films.

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Taking a look at how religious discord within families affects the quality of relationship between parents and young children. Research suggests that higher religious discord correlates with a lower quality relationship. From my experience I have found this to be true.

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shanice.newton2 in World Geography 412
October 19, 2013

This article looks at the many issues that teens experience while making their transition into the complex world of adulthood. It looks at their moods and reactions to things that accrue in their everyday lives such as loss of friendships depression or unbalanced anger. Parents are having trouble distinguishing when these outbursts really begin to take a tool on the Childs life, and when it is necessary to seek sources other than themselves for help.