We need to work to end carbon emissions as much as possible, as fast as possible, with transitions to renewable energies. BC’s responsibilities to climate change action can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.
Joyce and the Giant (Real Estate Development): Housing Affordability and Gentrification around Joyce Station
Amidst Vancouver’s housing crisis, the area around Joyce station is now at risk of gentrification due to a new development plan.
Campus rape culture is a very real, extremely harmful problem that demands our attention. We can unite to end higher education’s sexual assault epidemic.
Observances, like International Women’s Day and Black History Month, allow people to take a moment out of their days to recognize how far societies have progressed and how much further we still have to go.
Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.
As FLOW deals with the issue of water privatization, the stories and discussions are framed through a lens of resistance. Activists who work to restrict or eliminate corporate control of water share their stories, including both the impact privatization has had on their lives, and their successes in reversing these effects.
As a migrant youth, I look to food for not only sustenance but also identity. Food preferences are closely connected to both cultural and social identities. Growing up in a Chinese household, white rice is deeply embedded in the essence of my culture as a symbol of harvest. A house without the sounds of sizzling white rice in the rice-cooker would not feel like home to me. However, amid the chaos of adjusting to new social practices, the role of food is often overlooked in the migrant experience.
Vancouver’s landscape is changing and people are being displaced at astounding rates as glassy towers rise from the rubble of what was once affordable housing.
I didn’t want to write this article, as I felt that writing from a male perspective added little to the conversation around a gender pay gap in Canada. But in doing research on this topic, I began to realize that not only does this issue need to be brought to the forefront more, but that it needs to be talked about in a way that doesn’t prompt response after response of denial and justification for entrenched systemic discrimination.
The revelations contained in the Panama Papers should be enough to encourage Canadians to discard austerity thinking to the dustbin of history and take the Leap.