Archive for the 'Canadiana' Category

How to Procrastinate

Yazan: Candace | 21 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Food, Happy, Life, Relationships, School, Technology

When did a B become a bad mark? (omg I hope I don’t get a B on my assignment.) It seems this is what happens moving up into graduate studies. Everyone is stressing over grades. Nothing below an A is good enough and a B is required to pass a course. I hate having that […]

I Will Teach You

Yazan: Candace | 18 March 2008 | 2 Comments
Categories: Academia, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Life, School, Sexism, Sexuality, Women's Studies

Last night I attended a talk held at the University of Windsor given by Dr. Shahnaz Khan. The topic of the presentation was entitled: Veil Talk: Examining the Many Facets. Dr. Khan is the author of Aversion and Desire; Negotiating Muslim Female Identity in the Diaspora and a professor in Global Studies and Women’s Studies […]

Pelee Spring Song

Yazan: Candace | 28 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Happy, History, Life, School

I want to go to this very very badly. I could even say it’s for school! And for people who like to take pictures/pictures of birds this is the perfect opportunity! More details here. Seeing as how Vincent Lam’s book about history and medicine (on my way to pick it up at the library now!) […]

Happy Family Day

Yazan: Candace | 18 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Family, Feminism, Life, Relationships, School, Third Wave

Today is Family Day in Ontario. It’s a government initiative to help families with the crazy pace of life by giving everyone the day off so they can spend time together. Except Family Day isn’t retrospectively applied to court orders signed before today. If your kids go to their dad’s on Mondays you are out […]

Make a Difference this Valentine’s Day

Yazan: Candace | 14 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Feminism, Life, Miss G_ Project, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Want to know what to do for your Valentine this year? Call Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s Minister of Education and ask when the already promised Women’s and Gender Studies course will be added into the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum. Kathleen Wynne’s Office: 416.325.2600 TDD/TTY: 1-800-263-2892 Today, February 14th 2008, between 9 and 5, pick up the […]

History that Matters

Yazan: Candace | 13 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Birth, Canadiana, Feminism, History, School, Women's Studies

No need to ask, I’m still not all that engaged in my school work. At least I’m crying less this term. I had to present a statement of my research project this week. (For those who forget or are tuning in mid-journey, I’m looking at something about childbirth on Pelee Island in Southern Ontario in […]

Nominate a Hero for the Order of Canada

Yazan: Candace | 12 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, History, Life, Relationships, Sexism, Sexuality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Please cast your vote to support the nomination of Henry Morgentaler for the Order of Canada. Henry Morgentaler is a Holocaust survivor.* He survived Auschwitz, and after the war he accepted a United Nations scholarship that was being offered to Jewish survivors. With this, he went to medical school in Germany. He came to Canada […]

What to do for a Calendar?

Yazan: Candace | 29 January 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Feminism, Life, Sexuality, Third Wave

Here it is, almost the end of January and I’m still calendar-less. Every year there’s a special place on my office wall for Sue Richard’s Breast of Canada Calendar. I have most of them still, starting with the premier edition from 2001. This year, Sue’s taking some time off for medical reasons and while she’s […]

Looking For: Traditional Wife

Yazan: Candace | 10 October 2007 | 4 Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, History, Life, Relationships, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

The System is not made for me. Graduate students are not supposed to have families to care for, houses to clean, meals to prepare and clean up, or groceries to buy. They are not supposed to organize birthday parties, coordinate repairs, clean and sell a house, finish a basement, wash laundry, fold laundry, garden, or […]

Green Candidate Info for Windsor-West

Yazan: Candace | 05 October 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Environment, Feminism, Life, Religion, School, Third Wave

Because I had a hard time finding this information I decided to post it here for others. The Green Party Candidate for next week’s provincial election is Jason Haney. His website is here. Greens have policy statements on climate change, energy, income support, health, education, and local sustainability. I’m pretty sold on the position of […]

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