“Think Globally, Act Locally”

September 16, 2019

The Phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally” is something that you have likely heard used throughout a wide range of contexts. From business, to education, this phrase evokes pure inspiration. The context that was explored at the Climate Reality Conference was, unsurprisingly, in relation to the Climate Change revolution that is currently gaining a global stronghold. […]

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Climate Reality Training in Review: Dr. Rose M. Brewer on Enviro-Justice

September 9, 2019

On Friday August 2nd, 2019, while in the process of receiving my training as a Global Climate Reality Leader, I was able to learn more about an issue that is very pressing, and often overlooked: Environmental Justice. Dr. Rose M. Brewer, who is a high-ranking Professor of African American Studies at the University of Minnesota […]

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6 Ways to Help with the current Sudan Crisis Now

June 12, 2019

As many readers may be aware, Sudanese people are currently experiencing extreme backlash after organizing an uprising against the militant dictator, Omar Al-Bashir. After years of being lead by a man wanted by the ICC for various crimes against humanity including genocide, the Sudanese people have simply had enough. This is their right. The democracy […]

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Munk Debate in Review: Is China a Threat?

May 23, 2019

On Thursday May 9th, 2019 I had the pleasure of attending the controversial Munk Debate on whether or not China as a rapidly rising political entity is a friend or foe. More specifically, whether China is a friend or foe to the liberal international order that has been enjoyed by typically “Western” societies for decades. Arguing […]

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Positive Profile: Justice Harry Laforme’s Continuing Legacy

March 12, 2019

In late 2018, I had the honour of meeting Justice Harry LaForme, and it was truly an inspiring experience to be able to watch him address the room, and speak with him directly as well, so I thought I would finally get down to doing this ‘Positive Profile’ piece that I can only hope will […]

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Proving A Point: Trump’s Determination to Build “The Wall”

February 15, 2019

America narrowly avoided having to face another government shutdown on February 14th, 2019. Both chambers of Congress unanimously voted to pass a bill that will keep the Government funded until September 2019. While the bill covers disaster relief, the opioid epidemic, and federal worker’s wage raises, what it does not include is the $5.7bn that current President Donald Trump […]

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R v. Gladue: Revisiting the Landmark Case over a Decade Later

December 16, 2018

R v. Gladue, a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision has become a landmark case when it comes to matters involving Aboriginal offenders within the Canadian Criminal Justice system. From this decision, a specific type of pre-sentencing and bail hearing report was created. These reports, known as Gladue reports, are a type of pre-sentencing and […]

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Sher (Tiger): Honouring Pardeep Singh Nagra’s Legacy as a Boxing Champion

November 29, 2018

If you live on the planet earth, you may have recently heard about the movie Tiger, which makes it’s debut on November 30th, 2018. Tiger is based on the story of a real Sikh boxing champion, Pardeep Singh Nagra. Tiger stars fellow bearded Sikh, Prem Singh who has been dreaming of playing this role. Tiger […]

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Making History: Viola Desmond

November 29, 2018

Viola Desmond was born on July 6th, 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a White Mother and a Black Father. Her parents were avid activists for the black community. Desmond went on to become a revolutionary beautician and salon owner who schooled with the world-renowned Madam C. J. Walker. She noted throughout her life the […]

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No Fear: Remembering Shaheed Bhagat Singh

September 28, 2018

Bhagat Singh Sandhu, was born in the year 1907 in Banga, West Punjab, present day Pakistan. Fittingly, Bhagat Singh was born at the same time that his Father and Uncle’s were released from jail. He was born into a family that had been acting both in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army, as well as Indian Independence […]

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