Editorials

Prioritizing the self in self worth

Despite its virtues, living in a more socially interconnected world has made us more susceptible to basing our self-worth on the opinions of others.Continue...

News media needs to differentiate between fact and opinion

In a time of distrust between news outlets and their readers, newspapers have a responsibility to clearly label their content as either fact or opinion.Continue...

Final exam process needs re-evaluation

Even though re-evaluating how we approach final evaluations can have some real value at universities, we need to consider everything that would need to be altered before we throw out the old system.Continue...

Pornography can have a place in the classroom

It’s one thing to argue for warning ahead of sensitive subjects and materials, but to call for them to be shut out entirely isn’t conducive to a university education.Continue...

University degrees are worth more than memories

University has transformed from an educational institution of career preparation to a place of self-exploration and discovery.Continue...

Universities need to prepare for marijuana legalization

With or without the law on their side, young Canadians already use recreational marijuana. Still, when marijuana legalization comes into effect, Canadian universities need to have a policy in...Continue...

The nature of work is changing, not employees

Each generation is different from the last in some ways, but loyalty to their work place isn’t necessarily one of them.Continue...

Context should be considered in student conduct discipline

Going after a student for breaching a student code of conduct without taking the broader social context of their comments into account is a serious misstep for any university administration.Continue...

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.

Despite her...Continue...

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...

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