Social Media’s Impact on Our Body Image and Mental Health – Tara Abdelnour
Although social media may have its advantages, it also has the ability to enhance our vulnerabilities and negatively impact our mental health, especially in the sense of it affecting people’s perceptions of their body image. Read more….
Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community – A Guide to Allyship – Tara Abdelnour
LGBTQ+ individuals continue, to this day, to experience prejudice, judgement, abuse and violence. Individuals who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer, may hide their sexuality from others in hopes that they will not be stigmatized or experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia by others. Read more….
Experiences As An International Student in Canada – Tara Abdelnour
As an international student, it can be challenging to abruptly have to live alone, support yourself financially as well as emotionally, and maintain your grades in university whilst adjusting to a new lifestyle and culture. Read more….
Educating students about Stress Management – Tara Abdelnour
Especially during midterms, or final exam season, it can become extremely overwhelming and difficult to cope with the immense amount of pressure and stress to complete all of the required assignments and revise for all the exams that are worth 30% of your overall grade in the course. Read more….
What is Co-op? – Saeed Naderi
The purpose of a cooperative is to realize the economic, cultural and social needs of the organization’s members and its surrounding community. Cooperatives often have a strong commitment to their community and a focus on strengthening the community they exist in or serve. Read more….
Stop victim-blaming and find a better way to respond – Shiza Shahid
Violence against girls and women is an international emergency. Many videos have been shown all over the media of women and little girls being harassed by men. Without a second thought or even listening to the victim’s story the immediate reaction is to blame the victim and somehow name it as their “fault”. Why did she dress like that? Why was she out so late? Why was she asking for “it”? These are all common questions that victims have to hear. Read more….
Mental Well-being of Women in Home-based Businesses – Charlotte Townsend
In recent years, the number of women who are starting and running their own business is on an upward trend which is impacted by family, social, political, and cultural contexts1. Studies have shown that women have disproportionately higher participation in caregiving, childcare,, and unpaid household work. Read more…
The History of 2SLGBTQ+ – Fatima Rizwan
The acronym “2SLGBTQ” stands for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning). The plus sign represents other sexual identities, such as pansexual or asexual. Many years ago, the 2SLGBTQ+ group was greatly looked down upon Read more…..
Gig Economy – Syntyche Mutombo
Taken a ride with Uber, had your dinner delivered by Door Dash, or sold something on Etsy? If you have, you are a participant in the gig economy. The gig economy is a free-market system where organizations and independent workers engage in short-term work arrangements. Read more…
How to be self-employed – Collective Interchange
Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and making your own rules are some of the perks of being self-employed. However, self-employment isn’t without its challenges.
Let’s discuss how to be self-employed. Read more…..
Social Determinants of Mental Health in Immigrant Women – Amina Rizwan
A deeper dive into how immigration and other social factors contribute to declining in mental health in immigrant women. Read more….