As settler attacks against Palestinians continue, a former Israeli Prime Minister has noted that the movement to hold Israel to account is growing. Speaking to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Ehud Barak observed that “the BDS movement is developing,” and...
To spend reading break on a beach in the Caribbean sounds like idyllic holiday most students crave. A chance to do field work in Barbados at McGill’s Bellairs Research Institute may fit this holiday description for some students. However,...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been in the works since 2010. Intensive debate took place at the end of September 2015 and continued until a deal was reached on October 5. The 12 countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile,...
Only 77 high octane days of campaigning left until the election and only about 77 days until the drone strikes aside, the best president is leaving to be replaced with whoever emerges from the ashes left by the Clinton...
The weather is a trivial subject that, at least twice a day, everybody acknowledges. In fact, if you ever talk to a stranger in a queue or on a bus, it is almost guaranteed that there will be a...
Imagine battling for basic rights, entitled to many in Canada, every single day. Imagine facing barriers to education, making intellectual growth an extreme challenge. Imagine the affect this would have on both your personal well-being, and the society you...
“I couldn’t imagine studying development and not spending a year abroad in a developing country,” said Sarah O’Toole, a fourth-year Trent student with a double major in International Development and Philosophy. “I learned how to be independent.” O’Toole was involved...
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society – Angela Davis In the past two weeks there has been a strong backlash against Beyoncé’s performance at the Superbowl Half-Time concert from the white, conservative media and...
I am very pleased that the opportunity has arisen for international students to tell some of their stories. As a Brit in Canada I spend time with the internationals, and the comments made about how different things are back...
We are not doing a good job in fighting global poverty. This was a sentiment expressed by members of the panel at the recent WUSC Colloquium Series event, titled “Addressing Poverty through Education of Women in Developing Countries.” Trent University...