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Our World This Week: January 23rd -29th 2015

Our World This Week: January 23rd -29th 2015 This week, the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah focused the global lens on the country. While human rights organizations criticized the country’s human rights short-fallings, they also made suggestions as to how King Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, can make improvements. Read more about the improvements suggested […]
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10 Canadians to Watch in 2015

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! […]
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100% Renewable Energy Development in the Global South

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! Renewable energy projects such as wind, solar, biomass and tidal power are changing the way the world generates electricity. Common afflictions in southern countries such as; historical dependencies on fossil […]
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Our World This Week: January 16th – 22nd 2014

Our World This Week: January 16th – 22nd 2014 This week, Yik Yak, an anonymous social messaging service, took the spotlight as the latest app causing trouble among youth. Over a gun reference post, Yik Yak caused a lockdown at an Ottawa school early this week. In Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown police report that some […]
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10 Works of Poetry with Development-Related Themes

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 […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Stories that Deserved More Media Attention

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 […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Stories That Shaped 2014

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 […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Biggest Canadian Court Cases of 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: “The policy and legal impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions of […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: 10 Canadian NGOs to Follow in 2015

This year, countless Canadian NGOs led the way in the development sector, creating waves of change on an international level. This list, compiled by Devon Matthews, features 10 Canadian founded and operated NGOs. These organizations work on some of the world’s most pressing issues, including women’s rights advocacy and medical services provision. Check out their 2015 campaigns and […]
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10 Posts in 10 Days: Comparing 2004 to 2014

We are 10 days away from the release of the 10th anniversary issue of the Undercurrent! To celebrate this milestone, we thought we’d do a blog series: 10 Posts in 10 Days. Today, we kick off the series by looking back at what was going on in the world when the Undercurrent was created! Comment […]
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