As reported by the CBC (here) the government suggested that transgender travelers will soon be offered another option beyond the existing “male” or “female” when [...]
From the Aljazeera site: “In 1996, the last residential school in Canada was closed down, bringing to light horrifying stories about the methods used to sever indigenous children from the [...]
Erica Lee Violet gave a presentation in 2016 that is both empowering and insightful. The talk is available here and is time well-spent.
The BC Government has announced its intent to revise current practice to address the fact that indigenous children are 12 times more likely to be placed in government care than non-indigenous [...]
In a good summary of the effects of loneliness on health, a New York Times article (here) offers a number of links to research making the case that I discuss in class – social connections [...]
A new website was launched by the federal government (here) into murdered indigenous women and girls. The site states that the mission of the National Inquiry is to: “…to learn the [...]
Research from Yale (available here) found that some teachers when expecting behavioral problems gazed longer at Black children, especially Black boys, than other children. (Thanks Kenzie!)
A new short film takes a hard look at masculine ideals in American culture as well as what happens to men who are attracted to men. A good overview of the film is here and the video itself, here.
New Canadian research confirms the commonly held belief that university can be a lonely place for many students. As I mention in class many times, we are often most lonely in crowded places (like [...]
Here is a short piece debunking the myth that First Nations Peoples all get free education. The article is from the CBC and is here.
An article by Tracy Sherlock of the Vancouver Sun reports that since 2001 the BC government has decreased funding to post-secondary education (adjusted for inflation) while government revenues [...]
Was working on my course outlines for the Fall and was looking for teaching resources that would help me confirm my commitment to providing classrooms that are open for people of all identities, [...]
A new study reveals that victim’s of Canada’s Residential Schools are, not surprisingly, more distrustful of the education system than others. Emily Milne, an assistant professor of [...]
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) [...]
Police are increasingly gathering information online, interacting with the public through social media and scanning past crimes to predict and prevent future criminal behaviour. In fact, to a [...]
In a case that took 17 years to make its way through the court system, the Supreme court have ruled unanimously that the Federal Government is obligated to support all indigenous peoples in [...]
Dr. Hancock, a colleague here at UVic, just wrote a very compelling opinion-piece on the plight of First Nations Peoples in Canada and the roots of their health problems. You can read his article here.
On March 29, 2016 Statistics Canada released a new report on educational indicators in Canada. You can access the report, here.
Weight of an unbearable past: History of colonial violence could be leading to suicides in Innu community
A valuable piece in the National Post on why so many of Canada’s First Nations Peoples are committing suicide. The article can be found here.
Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) said there are over 200 terabytes of digital information to sort through regarding the Residential School System in [...]
Great article outlining how we are taught to shame children’s views of sexuality and how we reinforce patriarchy.
In this newspaper piece, Rashmee Singh an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, makes a great case against the Prime Minister’s [...]