All in Issue Four 2016/2017

The Naivete of the National Day of Action for Tuition

On November 2nd, thousands of university and college students marched to their collective provincial legislatures and to Parliament Hill to demand the Government to abolish student tuition. While the objective of the National Day of Action for Tuition was a valid one, the means that were used were weak and naive. In order for the Government to listen there would have needed to be a sustained campaign from student activists across the country. 

Transgender Visibility Within Communities

Last week was Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Awareness Week, and Glendon was one of many institutions to hold an entire week in celebration and awareness. Each year, the awareness week leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance held on November 20th – a day dedicated to commemorating victims of transphobic violence. During the week, I had the opportunity to speak with Alexia, a transgender woman and Glendonite, who spoke at the Trans Flag Raising during opening ceremony. In the following interview, Alexia openly discusses her story and expressed the way the issues faced on a daily basis affect her mental health.

Originally published on TorontoDiscursive.com:

Every post-secondary program is served with a side of advice to network aggressively. “It’s about who you know, not what you know,” we’re told, “so you’d better start marathon shaking hands”. Well, not so fast. Sure, people with an extensive network boast a unique advantage when it comes to landing jobs. But for the most part, if a hiring manager or executive doesn’t believe you’ll vibe with their company, chances are you’re not getting the job.