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An Interview with a Welfare Food Challenge Participant, David Kerruish

In this post, youth blogger Scott chats with David Kerruish. David was born in Australia, but found home in Vancouver in 2011. He is a Strategic Management Consultant at Vancity, with degrees from Queensland University of Technology. This year, David took part in the Welfare Food…

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British Columbia’s Responsibilities to Climate Change Action

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.

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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.

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Post-Secondary’s Sexual Assault Epidemic: The Time for Change is Now

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.

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Volunteer Stories: An Interview with Justin Rawlins

Youth blogger Scott Douglas Jacobsen chats with our outgoing Blog Coordinator Justin Rawlins on his volunteer experiences and involvement with Check Your Head.

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Unraveling the Controversy Around (Inter)National Observances

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.

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The killing of Abdirahman Abdi: Intersections of racism and anti-migrant violence

The killing of Abdirahman Abdi is a poignant reminder of the uncomfortable parallels between policing in Canada and the USA.

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Defend Public Health Care

A shakeup may be coming to Canada’s health care system and, like any earthquake, it could wreak catastrophe for thousands of lives. Defend public health care by packing the BC Supreme Court, inside and out, on September 6th.

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Caught Between Ordinary and Exceptional: Media Coverage on Syrian Refugees in Canada

Refugees, the Middle East, and Islam are heavily stigmatized in the media, with coverage too often failing to encompass lived realities.

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Youth exploring equity and discrimination: An introduction to our Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.