University of Waterloo Fraternity #BreakTheSilence on Campus Sexual Assaults with PSA
Education / Social issues

University of Waterloo Fraternity #BreakTheSilence on Campus Sexual Assaults with PSA

Major kudos goes out this week to University of Waterloo-based fraternity Sigma Chi for openly addressing (arguably) the biggest issue on Canadian campuses today— sexual assault and rape culture— in their PSA video #BreakTheSilence. Following almost two years of mounting evidence of a pervasive rape culture across our post-secondary campuses— ahem; Saint Mary’s; McMaster; uOttawa; … Continue reading

‘Dalhousie Dental School Gentleman’ whistleblower comes forward
Education

‘Dalhousie Dental School Gentleman’ whistleblower comes forward

A Dalhousie Dental School ‘DDS Gentleman’ has stepped out of the shadows and into the national media spotlight by coming forward as the whistleblower who blew the lid off the Facebook group’s deeply troubling, homophobic and sexually violent posts. Ryan Millet, who was originally included in the Facebook group of 13, spoke to media over … Continue reading

Bill C36 – That time that a Conservative MP used a woman’s rape story to serve his political agenda
Education / Health / Politics / Social issues

Bill C36 – That time that a Conservative MP used a woman’s rape story to serve his political agenda

It’s only Day 2 of the C36 hearings at the House of Commons Justice Committee in Ottawa, but the hearings around legislation that would “reduce demand for prostitution, deter participation and ultimately abolish it,” are already a study in insensitivity and condescension. Conservative MP Robert Goguen, centre. Left: Conservative MP Bob Dechert as puzzled as … Continue reading

There’s no “U” in Convocation: Why I Hate the Graduation Proposal Trend
Education / Relationships

There’s no “U” in Convocation: Why I Hate the Graduation Proposal Trend

Another June gone, another couple hundred thousand or so graduates having crossed the stages of their Canadian academic institutions, celebrating, quite possibly, their biggest accomplishment to date; accepting their post-secondary degree/diploma. Men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines spend years working for this moment. Maybe it’s to appease their parents as a matter … Continue reading