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Should democracy be more compassionate? Richard Boyd looks to Rousseau for answers.

There is a sense that the modern democratic society is, or at least tries to be, a caring place. Our own Canadian democracy has a public…

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Former MSF Prez Bashes Myths of Humanitarian Aid

International governments and private donors responded to the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami by giving an unprecedented amount of humanitarian aid. NGOs collected $5.7b, and national governments…

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What Do a Floating House and the Threat of Nuclear War Have in Common?

Blog post by Jane Young State disaster preparedness. That’s what Michael Guggenheim, senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmith, discussed with The Terry Project…

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The Terry Project on CiTR #55: After the Disaster

On this episode of The Terry Project we look at humanity in the face of disaster. First–we meet Christine Lang, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake;…

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The Terry Project on CiTR #54: Christmas and the Psychology of Human Kindness

On the latest episode of the Terry Project on CiTR–we look at four experiments about Christmas and human kindness. What impact can a Christmas tree have on us…

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What are Universities Good For? A good job, or a good life?

“The university is being transformed into an organization that fits smoothly into the capitalistic, technological structure of society as a whole. There used to be a…

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Generation Squeeze not Generation Screwed

Blog post by Hailey Froese Many, if not most, of current university students and recent graduates face daunting prospects outside of the university bubble. Unemployment, high…

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Terry Project on CiTR #52 – The New Debt Politics

The University of British Columbia is moving ahead with a 10% hike to international tuition fees, and a 20% hike on student rent. Obviously, students are…

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Chretien and Martin More to Blame for High Student Debt than Harper

This is a preview of a story that will air on tomorrow’s podcast. Subscribe today to get that episode sent straight to your smart phone. Yesterday UBC’s…

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Reimagining Higher Education: A Discussion with Udi Mandel of Enlivened Learning

Blog post by Rebekah Parker “Learning takes place in the heart, the hands and the home, not just in the head. What does that mean for…

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