All in Issue Six 2016/2017

The Invitation movie review: Toying with the emotional concepts of grief

Tucked amidst Netflix’s cheaply made exorcism films and low rated teen screams is the independently produced psychological thriller The Invitation, directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Logan Marshall-Green as Will, a grief-stricken divorcee, and Tammy Blanchard as Eden, his ex-wife. The charisma between the cast creates a memorable and haunting experience told through a combination of flashbacks and present day.

100 Ideas That Changed Film: A book review

Published in 2012 by Laurence King Publishing, 100 Ideas That Changed Film by David Parkinson details the history of the technical and thematic production of popular and independent films from the late 19th century to the present day. It covers the vast evolution of film, from the invention of the magic lanterns and its popularized use by French filmmakers such as Étienne-Gaspard Robert and the Lumière Brothers, to the use of animation by the Japanese Studio Ghibli, to CGI in Hollywood films as pioneered by John Whitney and mastered early on by David Cameron.

GEISA Entrepreneurial Event

As young business professionals wanting to become the leaders of their respected fields, GEISA took part in George Brown College’s entrepreneurial event on November 17th. It was a unique experience that gave aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to ask questions and listen to a panel of CEO’s explain their business journeys. Students from multiple schools gathered to learn how to stay away from the typical 9-5 work day and pursue a lifestyle and work schedule catered to you.     

Sommes-nous vraiment bilingues à Glendon?

Le Collège universitaire Glendon est considéré comme l’un des collèges les plus charmants de Toronto. Le paysage y est unique en son genre. Le manoir, par exemple, est l’édifice le plus admiré de Glendon, étant d’une valeur historique considérable. Cependant, la raison pour laquelle on fait l’éloge du collège Glendon est généralement pour son aspect « bilingue ». À Glendon, chaque étudiant doit, en principe, connaître et pratiquer la langue française. Il n’en est cependant pas tout à fait le cas.

My Archenemy, the Gym: Working on Personal Fitness with Low Self-Esteem

“Why don’t you go to the gym? Come join us for Zumba tonight, it’ll be fun! Don’t you have your membership? You literally could have gotten it for free last year! What if I went with you?” These words are what I hear from my dear friends on almost a daily basis. I’m perfectly aware of the merits of going to the gym, that I could have gotten a free membership in my first year for being a Top Scholar student, and that the GAC has a myriad of activities to take advantage of. My problem is that I have absolutely no desire to go anywhere near anything remotely resembling a public gym.

Bell Let’s Talk Day

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, Bell Canada held their 7th national Bell Let’s Talk Day - the annual day that works towards ending the stigma against mental illness. On this day, Bell Canada donated 5 cents for every tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk as well as for every text message sent and mobile or long distance call made by Bell customers. Facebook views of the Bell Let’s Talk video and the Bell Let’s Talk geo-filter on Snapchat were also ways to garner donations.

Thérapie canine

Il existe environ 6.4 millions de chiens au Canada, et chacun d’eux est unique à sa façon. Contrairement aux chats, les chiens sont capables de comprendre les émotions des êtres humains et sont donc utilisés dans un contexte thérapeutique. Je vais vous présenter mon chien, Micky Moomer

Homeless and Invisible: How we’re failing homeless Torontonians

In our society, where wealth is surreptitiously correlated to political significance, legislators have deliberately blinded themselves to homelessness. A 2016 investigation by the Toronto Star uncovered as much: Toronto only possesses records of homeless deaths that have occurred in shelters. The result of this is a city unaware of the true scope of these tragedies and unequipped to address their underlying poverty-related issues. However, this is set to change with a new data collection program by Toronto Public Health. Starting January 1, health and social service agencies will be able to officially document statistics concerning homeless deaths like age, gender, Indigenous heritage, and cause. While a much-needed endeavour, the belatedness of its formation accents our woefully lacking response toward Toronto’s roughly 5000 homeless people.

Réforme électorale au Canada: où en sommes-nous?

En 2015, une des promesses de la campagne du Parti libéral était qu’ils prendraient en considération les effets d’une réforme électorale sur un système plus proportionnel. Après l’élection, un comité a été créé avec le mandat de faire des recherches sur des changements qui pourraient être créés. Lorsque le comité a proposé de soumettre la question de la réforme à un référendum, Maryam Monsef, la ministre de la réforme démocratique à l’époque, a critiqué le comité. Les recommandations faites par des membres du Parti libéral à l’intérieur du comité ont déclaré qu’il ne fallait pas trop se précipiter vers une réforme électorale.

Pop Up City

Recently Toronto managed to get a taste of a little old burger company that some of you might know. A Shake Shack pop-up store emerged Wednesday, January 18th much to the delight of Torontonians and their Instagram accounts. Combining forces with Momofuku Daisho, those who braved the cold weather could get a taste (and a picture) of Shake Shack’s signature burgers and fries.