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Inside the black box

For someone who has spent four years elbow-deep in acrylic paint and other artistic media, the last thing you’d expect her to say is that she doesn’t want to be an artist. 26 more words

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The Modern Republican's Catch-22

As a 20-something Canadian, I’m something of a rarity.

I don’t think I’d be going too far out on a limb in saying that an overwhelming majority of my peers are liberal in their political sympathies. 1,148 more words


That's Life

This evening I received one of the most disappointing messages…

“Unfortunately, your application was not selected for interviews this academic year.”

*cue tears*

I know, it’s not the end of the world, but it definitely feels like the end of something. 310 more words

Odds stacked against Roma refugees, researchers find

Good statistical analysis highlighting issue:

Researchers from Osgoode Hall Law School and Western University reviewed Immigration and Refugee Board decisions on 11,333 Hungarian refugees — a group highlighted by Ottawa for abuse of the system and as a cause for reforms — between 2008 and 2012, broken down by adjudicators and lawyers representing the claimants.

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Speaking of hand drums...

This past week I had the privilege to make my own hand drum in a workshop run by Erik Mandawe through Indigenous Services at Western University. 251 more words

Reevely: Salary-shaming with Ontario's 'sunshine list' isn't the path to prosperity

The president of Western University is giving back about half a million dollars, money his contract with the school entitled him to, because it looked bad on Ontario’s “sunshine list” of big salaries. 702 more words


NDP introduces bill to ban double payouts for university executives

TORONTO – The NDP is introducing a private member’s bill today that would prohibit the kind of clauses in college and university executive contracts that saw the president of Western University get a double payout. 161 more words