All in Issue Nine 2016/2017

Reality Soundcheck: The Disappearing Histories of Music Venues in ‘the 6ix’

The recent string of music venue closures across the city has left residents wondering about the effects on Toronto’s live music culture. In a time of high property value and rapid development, there are definite challenges in preserving these historic hubs for live music. These venues are anchored deep in the music history of this city, so shouldn’t we be doing more to recognize their cultural value? Soundcheck:TO aims to inform viewers of the cultural significance of live music venues in Toronto.

YSDN2017: Engage in the Unexpected

Nearly two months have passed since I visited the Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO) Festival this year, yet some of the standout exhibitions remain in my mind. Innovative and cutting-edge design practices and showcases from all over the world were on display earlier in January to compliment the local talent. One exhibition that peaked my interest due to its six degrees of separation with us at Glendon was the York/Sheridan Program in Design’s brand launch. I contacted the program and had a chance to interview two members of the YSDN2017 team. Claudia Konopko, the Experiential Manager, and Sarah Rodgers, a copywriter, agreed to answer a few questions. The following interview consists of their answers.

ACORN Toronto

Coming to the realization that governments do not have the resources or answers to some of our most pressing problems is like a coming-of-age for citizens in a democracy. It is also a driving force behind starting advocacy groups that bring to the attention of politicians the real problems citizens face and how they are trying to fight them. One such group is ACORN Canada. The organization recently made headlines across Toronto through securing “Rent Safe”. More about that project will be discussed later in this article.

Le minimalisme et le Projet 333

Ce matin, avez-vous paniqué en pensant à ce que vous vouliez porter ? Les magasins mettent en vente de nouveaux vêtements chaque semaine ; ce n’est donc pas surprenant qu’une famille normale aux États-Unis dépense 1700$ en vêtements chaque année, selon le bureau américain des statistiques du travail. Les gens achètent plusieurs vêtements dont ils n’ont pas vraiment besoin et cela cause un grand problème, étant donné que dans les pays en voie de développement, plusieurs personnes n’ont même pas les moyens de se payer une quantité suffisante de vêtements.

The Assimilation of Aboriginal People: Living Someone Else’s Story

Everyone has a story. The story of a professor includes being organized, on time and marking assignments. The story of a student is to get good grades, go to class, be responsible, and get a job. For the most part, we as students are stuck in this story. Is it not bizarre that our stories are so similar, seeing as we are all such different people? The problem is that this story is not ours. It is, in fact, written by society. Can someone truly live the way they want if they are, in reality, living a life that is being written by someone else?

Sexual Assault in the Canadian Armed Forces

In 2015, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) announced a new strategy to combat sexual assault called ‘Operation HONOUR’. They acknowledged that statistics regarding sexual assault in the military are too high to go unnoticed. Operation HONOUR was the CAF’s way of informing soldiers and the rest of Canada that they would not take this problem lightly and that they intended to reduce violence against women within their institution. However, shortly after Operation HONOUR was announced, major news outlets such as the National Post began reporting instances where service people were mocking the initiative and belittling the issue at hand.

La conquête du toit des Amériques

Le 4 janvier 2017, je bouclais mon sac de 85 litres, plein à craquer d’équipements de montagne. Avec des papillons dans le ventre, je partais en expédition en Argentine, à l’Aconcagua, une montagne s’élevant à 6962 mètres d’altitude, soit la plus haute en dehors de l’Asie et le point culminant des Andes. Bien que la plupart des expéditions atteignent le sommet par la route Normale, notre équipe de neuf personnes prévoyait utiliser la 360, une route qui débutait dans les pénitents de neiges et qui suivait la Valle de Vacas pour ensuite redescendre par la Normale.

L’anxiété face à la participation en classe : un problème commun

Vous êtes rendus à la partie « séminaire » de votre cours et, comme d’habitude, le professeur mène la discussion en posant des questions. Vous savez bien que la participation compte pour la note finale et même si vous connaissez la réponse ou vous avez des commentaires à ajouter, la peur vous paralyse. Peu importe les efforts que vous y consacrez – la sueur, les larmes, les palpitations de cœur – vous êtes physiquement incapable de lever la main et de parler en classe. Il faut que vous sachiez que vous n’êtes pas seul : l’anxiété associée à la participation en classe affecte de nombreux étudiants.

Hugs ‘n’ Chips Bread Pudding

My favourite memory from Aunty Anne’s house is her famous Hugs ‘n’ Chips Bread Pudding. It was rich and decadent, and a delectable butterscotch sauce that graced the mounds of sweet chocolatey bread. We were bound to be hyperactive for hours. For the final 2016-17 issue of Pro Tem, I’ve decided to share this recipe with all of you.

Glendon’s Student Caucus

Je m'appelle Evelyn Ascencio et je suis la présidente du Caucus étudiant de Glendon. Le Caucus étudiant est un comité d’étudiants qui se rassemblent afin de discuter de différents sujets touchant les étudiants et le personnel de Glendon. J’ai interviewé Emily Leahy, une étudiante de troisième année inscrite au programme d’études anglaises, et Lindsey Hutchins, une étudiante de quatrième année inscrite au programme d’études internationales, dans le but de connaître leurs expériences en tant que membres du Caucus étudiant.