Gender equity must come from the grassroots

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

March 8, 2007 Ed Cartoon

Today is International Women’s Day, and while it’s easy to think women and men are virtually equal in many areas of society, looking at Western’s faculty shows we still have a long way to go.

Not only does Western have far fewer female than male faculty members and a sizable gender/salary gap, it’s also behind other major research-intensive Ontario universities in many facets of gender equity. (read more)

Tourists have duty as global citizens

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

This Reading Week, a Cuban guy with a chemical engineering degree served me drinks while I lounged on the beach with 18 of my friends. The week before, he had done the same for 1,200 Canadian students on spring break. (read more)

Mouthing off: tourists' obligations

When travelling, are we responsible to make an effort to understand the culture of the country we are visiting?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

When travelling, are we responsible to make an effort to understand the culture of the country we are visiting?

“You should know what you’re getting into so as not to be ignorant of their customs. (read more)

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