Category: Community

A scientist goes to an art gallery and finds her place

Written by Lindsay Potts As I parked my bike outside of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) earlier this month, the exhibit announced itself on long banners with imposing block letters: Anthropocene. Anthropocene is a term that I am very familiar with, having been…

Where To Begin: Realizing the Connecting Conservation Mission

Written by Kathleen Godfrey Connecting Conservation is an initiative conceived of and powered by a four person team of current and former McGill University students coming from different academic and life experience backgrounds, and who have varied skill sets and passions. That being said,…

Join the Conversation: Call for Collaborators

Overcoming the Empathy problem in Activism (Part II)

Written by Celeste Welch Echo chambers of thought and opinion (closed ‘spaces’ that produce reverberations) are highly encouraged in a number of communities to which I belong. If you want to go for days without interacting with a particular demographic or with those who…

Overcoming the Empathy problem in Activism (Part I)

  Written by Celeste Welch During my privileged small town American childhood, I quickly learned that traits associated with conventional ‘femininity’ were akin to weakness. To purify myself of this, I engaged in countless behaviours that I associated with strength, independence, and worthiness. Years…

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