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November 2020

What is the value of life? Biocentrism in Avatar, Blade Runner 2049, and Okja

By: Virginia Li In the face of climate change, society is not only at the apex of technology and research, but also social conflict and environmental justice. Today, the intricate relationships between the natural and social world are growing increasingly fragile, and if not better understood or maintained in the future, will possibly threaten humankind’sContinue reading “What is the value of life? Biocentrism in Avatar, Blade Runner 2049, and Okja”

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Challenging Ignorance with Information: Treaties Recognition Week at the University of Waterloo

By: Andrew Rutland On October 25th 1784, the Haldimand Treaty was signed, in which six miles on either side of the Grand River were allotted to the Haudenosaunee (or Six Nations) which “[they] and their posterity are to enjoy forever”. This land, approximately 950,000 acres situated in present-day Ontario and part of the Haudenosaunee’s traditionalContinue reading “Challenging Ignorance with Information: Treaties Recognition Week at the University of Waterloo”

Facing the Truth: Combatting the Pandemic with Cloth Masks

By: Sharlene Nguy As we continue our daily lives during this global pandemic, the emotional toll of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear continues to plague all of our minds. We now live in a normalized routine of distancing ourselves from others and living in isolation. The need to wear protective covering and following safe hygienic safetyContinue reading “Facing the Truth: Combatting the Pandemic with Cloth Masks”

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