Following the end of my mandate at the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, I was given a fantastic opportunity to submit a guest blog, in line with the theme ‘Towards fewer dropouts’ from …
This time of year is a constant reminder of the chaos that comes with Fall orientation programming (which we uOttawa folk call 101 Week), and an important caveat that campus safety is everyone’s responsibility. I …
Today is Labo(u)r Day.
While it is commonly regarded as the last barbecue weather-appropriate long weekend, there is a lot more to celebrate than patio weather, sangria and extra cheese on burgers.
On this day, let’s remember that generations of working-class people who fought for (and won!) parental leave, minimum wage, 8-hour work days, workplace health and safety laws, rest days, workers’ rights to organize via unions, and so much more.
Let’s also be aware that we live in a society that “requires” convenience to such an extent that, despite the fact that today is a statutory holiday, many people working in the food service and retail industries are working today — so that you can satisfy your cravings for coffee, all-day breakfast, or ice cream at any time.
It’s safe to assume that not everyone is an employer or manager, but most people have been employees (though some people do have the privilege of starting their working life in management positions).
It doesn’t matter how you feel about the labour movement, unions, or minimum wage — if you are an employee, the labour movement is fighting for your well-being in the workplace.
When you make a toast to good weather and good health, make a toast to good working conditions thanks to your working-class colleagues around the world, throughout history and today.
Here’s a photo from the first day of Tri Delta Collegiate Leadership Conference 2018 in Dallas. I always enjoy an opportunity to facilitate groups, though I rarely have photos to document the experience. This photo …
I’ve finally jumped back into writing with a purpose. That is, writing to achieve a different goal than I normally have. I wanted to explore why certain types of language get prioritized in text, and …
Stop deforesting, stop polluting our green spaces, stop over-consuming (or outright wasting) resources, stop dumping toxins into our water.
Support sustainable AND accessible means for ethical consumption. Stop shaming disabled folks who need single-use/disposable straws, pre-peeled or packaged foods. Identify ways to make those products’ packaging safe for the environment without being harmful to consumers who use them for their survival.
Be kind to our planet, and to those who share it.