Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Poppy Contreversy

An artificial poppy.

The poppy tradition has endured decades.   More than a century since the First World War, millions of Canadians wear the poppy in November as a symbol of thanks and Remembrance to Canada’s fallen veterans.  The tradition began when a French woman decided to make and silk sell poppies to raise money for children in war-torn France. It was her…

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Black Lives Matter panel debates movement’s role in Canada

The struggles of minorities within a minority were a common theme among speakers during the Black Lives Matter panel Monday night at Dalhousie. “How can we strengthen the movement by being more inclusive?” asked Amina Abawajy, Dalhousie Student Union Vice President, Academic and External. “As a black Muslim I have experienced anti-blackness in the Muslim communities…

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Free tuition: European examples

While some European countries claim to have free university education, the fight to eliminate tuition fees in Canada rages on. The idea of free tuition may not be one that works for Canada. One of the key reasons: enrollment rates. Last year, Germany abolished tuition fees for students, and made public universities available for those…

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Add women, change politics

It’s International Women’s Day on Mar. 8, and as we should, we’ve turned it into a weeklong extraganza of women supporting women so that they might recognize their potential and seek whatever future they choose. Celebrating our mothers, wives, girlfriends, our CEOs, our cabinet ministers and our game-changers, International Women’s Day is a day to…

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The Ticker

Winter Universiade: Canada takes gold in men’s hockey   This year was the AUS’s turn to send its all-stars to represent Canada at the Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy. The national squad, which rotates among CIS conferences biannually, travelled to Italy from Dec. 10-21 to face off against university-aged students from around the world. Dal’s lone…

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Silencing science

Thomas Duck, an atmospheric scientist at Dalhousie , wants people to start talking about science. It’s important, because research funding is facing drastic cutbacks from the federal government. Duck was one of four speakers discussing the impact of government attacks on science at the Get Science Right town hall at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery…

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Future of Canadian libraries and archives discussed

Masters of Library Information Science (MLIS) student Alison Froese-Stoddard believes stories can keep community archives alive. She and others discussed related issues at the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) “The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives” on Nov. 8. The talk featured a panel of experts but audience participation was encouraged for discussion,…

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The nationality of authorship

Canada creates a lot of amazing people. If this were my argument, it would be fairly one sided. You would read the article, laugh a little, and then go back to watching hockey and stroking your pet beaver. Canadian pride isn’t something we’re scared of. It’s easy to be proud when pound for pound our…

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Vital curriculum

In a time where some seem to picture native peoples and their cultures as a thing of the past, outdated and only to be remembered in often biased history books, old Western movies, and beautiful—yet historically inaccurate—Disney movies, Dalhousie’s new minor in Aboriginal Studies should serve as a wake-up call to students. A year or…

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Little victory, big problem

With hours at the Killam Memorial Library reinstated after being reduced earlier this semester, students have a right to celebrate. This action is due entirely to student feedback and an effective petition organized by Emma Herrington and the Dalhousie Science Society (DSS). The petition, which garnered over 1,000 signatures in a single day, served as…

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