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York food service workers win highlights minimum wage struggles of women and minorities

The minimum wage labour force is overrepresented by most vulnerable groups in Canada By: Julia Mastroianni On March 6, York University food service workers won a $15 minimum wage, some health benefits, and fair working conditions. This set a precedent for fairness in Ontario and across the country. After experiencing a mix of bullying, racial … Continue reading

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‘Women’s studies’ class in Alberta elementary school stirs controversy

New class in a central Alberta school raises concerns about the messages portrayed to young girls By Sarah Do Couto Despite the proclaimed good intentions of the new women’s studies course at an Alberta elementary school, a women’s studies professor at the University of Western Ontario said she believes the class is fundamentally detrimental to … Continue reading

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry calls attention to a national crisis
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry calls attention to a national crisis

CW: MMIW By Valerie Dittrich Journalists behind the investigation hope to make victims’ voices heard. (Image Source: Flickr. Image Author: Howl Arts Collective. Usage Rights: CC BY 2.0) CBC News is bringing public awareness to the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous women and girls nationwide through an interactive inquiry. The investigation aims to educate viewers … Continue reading

Emma Sulkowicz and Dainty Smith on agency and art
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Emma Sulkowicz and Dainty Smith on agency and art

CW: sexual assault  By Sorcha Beirne When Emma Sulkowicz began lugging a mattress around Columbia University’s campus in 2014 as part of her senior thesis, she became known worldwide. Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight was an endurance art piece that would only end when Sulkowicz no longer attended the same school as Paul Nungesser, the man … Continue reading

An important conversation; ‘Law needs feminism because’ photo campaign trends its way into Canadian public
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An important conversation; ‘Law needs feminism because’ photo campaign trends its way into Canadian public

By: Aya Baradie On March 11th, a group of 175 people gathered in Montreal to discuss how to unify and implement the ideas behind the ‘Law Needs Feminism‘ movement. Aya Baradie spoke to campaign participants about what the movement means to them. On January 24th McGill University released a photo campaign on Twitter, encouraging followers to … Continue reading

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McClung’s asks the new RSU about diversity and women in leadership

McClung’s asked the newly-elected RSU executive team why having diversity and women in leadership is important. Susanne Nyaga (President) – “When leadership is diverse then it ensures two things. The first being that each individual at the table brings with them a different viewpoint, experience and mindset. The second being that the more representative the … Continue reading