Category: Justice & Politics

What you should know about the Government of Ontario’s “Free Tuition Grant”

On March 14, 2016, the Government of Ontario released their 2016 Budget. As part of the budget, the government announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and grant options for college and university students in Ontario. Included in...

/ June 8, 2016

Diversity in Poetic Literature is Resistance

Among the greatest allures of poetry, is the opportunity it presents as a home for the overlooked. Poetry has long been a safe space for unheard and misunderstood voices in the literary world. In its simple yet beautiful defiance of...

/ June 8, 2016

The Art of Surveillance

This spring, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC) will be hosting an exhibition featuring the works of artists Riaz Mehmood, and Gail Bourgeois. WAHC has been operational for twenty years as a museum that, according to Program Coordinator Tara...

/ June 8, 2016
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Book Review: THE ILLEGAL

The Illegal (HarperCollins) is the latest novel from Hamilton-based author, Lawrence Hill. Released this past September, the timing of book seemed perfect, if for an unfortunate reason. Its release ran alongside the world’s attention forced toward the thousands of refugees...

/ January 26, 2016

My Neighbour’s Story – Living the War Overseas

I picked up the phone to call Awad* today. The phone on the other end picks up. “Hello?” says a soft and distressed voice. “How are you?” I ask. “Bad.” “Bad?” “ISIS killed my brother today.” Through heavy sobbing, I’m...

/ January 25, 2016

Mother Tareka – City Breathing

Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth...

/ December 10, 2015