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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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Kids Phone Help (Jeunesse J'écoute) is a non-profit organization aiding children through the rough patches of life. This organization is astounding in its ability to get these children through and past these situations. One change many be needed to tweak their theory of change to not only focusing on the individual child, but also changing the communities and environment the children are living in.

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La Maison Du Père is an organization in Montreal that helps homeless citizens get back on their feet by providing food, shelter, and the services necessary to help these homeless men get back into society. This article explains how the organization helps these men, and it also offers suggestions for its growth and expansion in Canada, and throughout the world.

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In the article “Teen Depression – Boys” by Ellen Mcgrath published on July 01, 2002 - last reviewed on May 21, 2007, the author discusses the mental health issue of depression in teen boys.

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Today, April 24th, 2014, is the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which saw the death of 1.5 million people. There as been a mass killings anniversary in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The Turkish governement has offered his condoleance to the Armenian people but refused to use the word "genocide". To many people, he merely acknowledged the killings but only spoke in concilient terms. The Armenian are asking for a recognition and a compensation for the massacre.

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It seemed like a “housing first” approach was the solution to end homelessness once and for all. However, the city of Montreal seems to disagree. In fact, according to an article that appeared in the Gazette last month written by Charlie Fidelman, the Montreal Health and Social Services Agency have decided to not go on with a “housing first” model, stating that it is “not their mandate”.

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The use of Internet and cellphone without restrictions could be bad for children as explained in the article "Ban Cellphones, Internet Use in Children's and teenagers' bedrooms, U.S Doctors Urge Parents" from the National Post, written by Lindsey Tanner.

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In his article " Child Protection Officials to Push for Custody of Lev Tahor Children" in The Gazette, Jason Magder explained the problem of child abuse and neglect in the Lev Tahor community. This Jewish and ultra-orthodox sect is composed of 250 members including 127 children. The "Quebec and Ontario's child protection services" are working to remove all of them in the next few months. However, the authorities think that the community will shortly move. Already, nine of them including six children were arrested while they were trying to buy ticket in direction of Guatemala.

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 In the first chapter of “Handbook of Depression in Children and Adolescents” by John R.Z Abela and Benjamin L. Hankin, entitled Causes, Treatment and Prevention, the authors explore the issue of depression in our modern society, indeed claiming that depression rates in children and adolescents have been going only up, and that at age 14, 9% of adolescents have reported a severe episode of depression (Lewinsohn, Hops, Roberts, Seeley & Andrews, 93).

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This recent article even though it is quite short has a major importance for the integration of virtual currency in the Quebec province. It is not the first time someone attempts to create a cryptocurrency for a specific country, but it is the first time someone does it for Quebec.

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I have been reading The Code Book over the last week, which is a pretty interesting publication exploring the problems and opportunities of cryptography. The objective of the author, Simon Singh, is to inform as many people as possible over the concerns of computer security and privacy. The book was published in March 2002 and, today, we can see some of Singh’s concerns as reality.

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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.