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The Children of Mentally Ill Parents

Emily Penner recently graduated with her honour’s degree in sociology from the University of Victoria. Her thesis was entitled, “The Children of Mentally Ill Parents: A Targeted Review of [...]

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What Trans Men See That Women Don’t

In a really interesting article from TIME (by Charlotte Alter available here) shows how trans men may have a unique perspective of gender that reveals much about conventional masculinity.

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Dead Mom Talking – a Rachel Matlow documentary

A really touching story of a daughter’s discussions with her mother about dying. Definitely worth the time to listen. The documentary is introduced on the CBC site here and the recording is here.

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Why trans people are upset with Canada’s census

While Canadians seem to be supporting the return of the long-form census, it appears we have a little more work to do to make it reflect our diversity. Have a look at the article here.

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What if We Could Map All the Fossil Fuel Corporate Powers in Canada? These Researchers Are Trying

This article gives a nice overview of research from my departmental colleague, Bill Carroll. The article is here.

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‘Don’t give up’: Lessons for Fort McMurray’s long road ahead to rebuilding

Have a listen to a good friend of mine, Dr. Tim Haney (Mount Royal University) and his interview on the CBC about the devastation in Fort McMurray. The link to the CBC interview and news story, [...]

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How Loretta Lynch Helped the Transgender Movement Come of Age

Many of our readers will be aware of the Federal U.S. court case challenging North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 (AKA the Bathroom Bill). In an article from The Daily Beast (available here) [...]

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Speak out, get feedback and don’t be a consumer: advice for a new student

In this Guardian article, Les Back, a sociology professor in London, offers some  advice for new students who are thinking about university. Back offers some interesting insights on how students [...]