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Welfare Food Challenge 2015: Interview and Call to Action

Over the holidays I had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Yu, a dietetics student at UBC and 2015 Welfare Food Challenge participant. In the interview, she shares her experience and explains why the welfare rates in BC must be raised.

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Human Connection in a Disposable Society

Working at a cafe, it becomes very clear how much food is wasted. It’s unacceptable to throw out perfectly good food with the reality of hunger so prevalent in the Lower Mainland. That’s when I thought I’d distribute some of the sandwiches to the homeless people I’d seen in Gastown.

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Put a label on it: How Canada can learn from European GMO regulations

I may have been directly impacted by genetically modified foods (GMFs) in my day-to-day life, however I hadn’t realized it until that moment. All of a sudden, I felt that I had no choice between GMF and non-GMF, and in the event that I did have a choice, how would I know which of my produce were genetically modified?

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Help! Can you donate a Tweet to Check Your Head?

Check Your Head wants to raise $5000 this holiday season to fund 50 free workshops next year for youth across BC. We think that all youth should have access to social and environmental justice education and that a workshop booking fee should not get in the way….

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Become a blogger with Check Your Head!

Interested in social justice issues and want to write about it? Check is looking for volunteer bloggers willing to make a 3 month commitment (November, December, and January) to produce one post per month. Please respond by Friday, November 6th at noon to justin.rawlins@gmail.com

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Is public health care enough? Considerations for Canadian health care spending

As great as having a public health care system is though, Canada’s Medicare was set up in the 1960’s and hasn’t been updated very much since. The federal election has drawn significant attention to several key points to consider when discussing health care spending but the people of Canada should not allow the conversation to end on October 19th.

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No discussion on climate change is complete without the food system

When it comes to climate change discussions in Canada, energy dominates, particularly proposed pipelines that would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta to the BC coast. This narrow field of debate ignores the energy we consume as food: recent figures suggest that one-third of human caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from the global food system

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Living with their eyes closed: how youth are being disenfranchised in Canadian democracy

Canada is a democracy that decides the laws of the land based on a system of representation. The fact that youth are not voting means those currently deciding the laws are not considering the views of more than 4.8 million youth aged from 19-24.

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The Globe Debate broadcasts silence on income inequality from all four podiums

Debates are generally as interesting for what is said as what is left unsaid, and the Twitterverse quickly pounced on the three leaders for, among other issues, the lack of discussion on inequality in Canada.

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Three Media Workshops To Choose From!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest workshop, Media Awareness Part II, created in partnership with OpenMedia! This brings us up to three media related workshops in our workshop offerings, and provides a great opportunity to engage more youth in conversation about…