Editorials Archive: 2017

Mental health survey is a positive way to reach out

Though providing preemptive resources for incoming students is a great step towards shedding light on the serious issue of mental health on campus, the efforts can’t stop there.Continue...

Academia should have a destination outside of university walls

Since their conception in the Middle Ages, universities have been to the benefit of a particularly fortunate — and therefore limited — group.Continue...

Although well intentioned, #MeToo needs to refocus

While #MeToo is currently trending and well intentioned, it isn’t doing anything radically different than the hashtags that have come before it.Continue...

Efforts to control Homecoming parties needs a new approach

The tradition of holding homecoming weekends gathers thousands of partiers together at universities across the country year after year.Continue...

The value of unpaid internships

Despite lacking deserved financial compensation, unpaid internships have a lot to offer young people.Continue...

‘Bromances’ aren’t a threat to women

Just because something is good for men, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad for women.Continue...

Sports are losing their humanity

Sports will always be competitive at their core, but often its spiritual aspect is overlooked.Continue...

Universities need to protect protesters in order to protect free speech on campus

Policies that protect only one form of free speech on university campuses can end up silencing another in the process.Continue...

Rescinding an honorary degree can send a message

After Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s inaction on the persecution and displacement of the Rohingya people, many of her awards and honours have been revoked across the world.

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Editor's Apology

On behalf of The Journal Editorial Board , I would like to apologize for an article posted earlier this morning.Continue...

Planned Parenthood needs to expand in Canada

Planned Parenthood needs more funding, clinics and employees in Canada to be as effective for reproductive care as it is in the United States.Continue...

The millennial vote goes deeper than surface level politics

Despite being over two years away from the 2019 election, the debate surrounding candidates and their appeal to young Canadians already seems to revolve around who is the trendier choice.Continue...

Hefner's death no loss to the feminist movement

A person who repeatedly declares their love for women isn’t necessarily a women’s rights activist.Continue...

Including Indigenous peoples in Canadian citizenship oath is overdue

While including Indigenous peoples in the text of the Canadian citizenship oath is a positive step towards cultural acknowledgement, it’s not the most important one for Indigenous communities.Continue...

Stop cutting funding to Ontario's healthcare

As Canadians, we pride ourselves on our universal health care system.Continue...

Freedom of expression includes athletes

Trump’s recent words criticizing the NFL and its players have sparked outrage from around the world.Continue...

Sexual liberation hasn't cheapened sex

Seeing sex as a commodity that governs our social, romantic and economic standing in society is a flawed view of today’s dating world.Continue...

HIV deserves full disclosure

People living with HIV face social stigma that makes sharing their condition with others throughout their day to day lives a difficult and contentious subject.Continue...

Kurdish independence deserves Canadian support

Since 2014, Canada and the Kurdish autonomous region have become strong but unlikely partners in the offensive against ISIL in Northern Iraq.Continue...

Smoking ban won’t positively impact universities

Banning smoking on university campuses may create more problems than it actually solves.Continue...

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