I Know you are but What Am I? Reclaiming Narratives of Cultural and Individual Identity

With a course as interdisciplinary and multi-voiced as this, it can be difficult to connect the dots between these lectures and construct the intentional metanarrative latent in the masterful curation of these activities into a single “Course”. One theme that seems apparent in the speakers we’ve seen—from The Pass System documentary, narrated by indigenous peoples…

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A letter from the Managing Editor

Blog: noun (s). A child that feeds on all your time, energy, and resources, but will never love you back (or pay into your retirement fund). I accepted Joel’s offhanded invitation to take over the blog in the academic counselling waiting room two years ago on a whim.  I thought to myself, “I’m in FIMS;…

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Rape Culture and the Banality of Evil

Almost anyone today is familiar with the term “Rape Culture“, and have either used it to describe our age, or heard it used by someone else in that context. To those unfamiliar with the term, “Rape Culture” describes the product of a societal atmosphere that immerses citizens in rape-related crimes, imagery, and humour such that…

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Symposium and Semicolon FAQ

The Symposium and the SemiColon are the creative and academic Arts student journals published by the AHSC, the Arts and Humanities Student Council biannually. Q: What is the Symposium? A: The Symposium is the arts based journal where you can publish your short stories, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Q: Why should I submit my creative work to Symposium?…

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