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For Day 9 of our 10 Posts in 10 Days, I decided to feature 10 Canadians to watch over the next year! In a country that hosts more than 35,000,000 citizens, there are bound to be thousands upon thousands of people doing worthwhile things, so selecting a mere ten people to recognize in this list was incredibly difficult! If you think of anyone that should be added to this list, tell us a little bit about them in the comments below!
In no particular order, here is a list of 10 Canadians to Watch in 2015.
On Day 8 of our 10 Posts in 10 Days, Managing Editor M’Lisa Colbert takes a look at renewable energy initiatives in the Global South!
Poetry. Development. It might not be our first instinct to link these two words together, but that doesn’t mean they are entirely unrelated. Poetry is an epitome of the power of words – whether written or spoken – to showcase human imagination, to evoke empathy, and, finally, to galvanize the audience into action. The concerns poets raise in their works often resonate with issues that are at the heart of international development. In this blog post Translator Kelvin Chu look at 10 works of poetry with development-related themes written by poets from around the world.
The dawn of a new year is often cause to pause and reflect on various moments throughout the previous twelve months that have impacted us on some deeper level. This article, however, is likely not about those moments. What you will find below is a small selection of moments that you may have found yourself reflecting on now, had they received greater attention from major Western media outlets. From Africa and the Middle East to Asia and North America, these moments have taken place across the world and, whether you know it or not, each have the potential to impact the day-to-day lives of both you and those around you. On that cheery note, I, Nathan Stewart, am pleased to present to you ten news stories of 2014 that deserved more media attention.
As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, the Undercurrent continues its 10 blog posts in 10 days. Today, Associate Editor Andrew Hay looks at 10 stories that helped shape the year 2014. Recognizing the subjectivity of these lists, our list is based on what we considered to be the year’s most newsworthy stories that had the greatest impact. As always, we welcome your comments, arguments and thoughts! In no particular order, here is our list of the 10 stories that shaped 2014.
A recent report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute — a conservative public policy think tank based in Ottawa — named the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) the 2014 Policy-Maker of the Year. Benjamin Perrin, the author of the report, reached the following conclusions: