Are you interested in poverty reduction, food security, housing and homelessness, livable incomes, and other issues that affect vulnerable populations? Edmonton Social Planning Council Wants YOU! ESPC conducts social policy research to deepen community understanding of social planning issues, influence decision-makers, and spark collaborative actions that lead to positive social change. We are dedicated to encouraging the adoption of equitable social policy. Our work speaks … Continue reading ESPC Blurb for Post-Secondary Students
As students, we have learned about the stigma that comes with mental illness. Sometimes it can be hard to face others due to being a judge for having a mental illness. As students, we need to learn to have open arms for those who have mental illness and understand that the stigma is not okay. Stigma is something that we, as students, should strive to … Continue reading Coping with the Stigma Around Mental Illness
Written by: Shayna Scarpino Prior to even entering the Applied Emphasis Program, I was at a loss whether I should even apply. I was hesitant because I did not want to get rejected nor did I want to fail at any experience or activity that is required within the program. Little did I know that my mindset was holding me back from a truly tremendous … Continue reading My Applied Emphasis Experience
By: Emma Schmidt VP-Communications, Environmental Health Students Union At Concordia, the Environmental Public Health After-Degree works to educate future Public Health Inspectors and Public Health Professionals. The 15-month condensed program is one of only 5 programs in Canada, making it a competitive and fast-paced program. Throughout this time, students are educated on the importance of food safety, waste management and even pool safety! Thanks to … Continue reading Public Health and Public Swimming Pools: Let’s Dive In!
One month into school and you may have experienced a certain shift in your mood, and this could be from the change of weather, or the shorter days that we have. Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that can hit us hard during this time of the year and it can start at the same time each year. The truth about depression can … Continue reading Easing Seasonal Affective Disorder
Edmonton is home to many aspiring artists, who are using this pandemic as an opportunity to hone their skills and develop the approach they will take to make an artistic stamp on the timeline of our interesting city. From painters who express life on canvas during the Art Walks on White Avenue, to those who are making and selling various types of masks online, there … Continue reading The Man Who Conquered Time
It is officially a new year and we are back for a new semester. Nothing could have prepared us for what 2020 had for us but 2021 looks to be a brighter future. When looking towards what 2021 has for us, it can be nerve-racking because of everything we have gone through. This new semester will bring an end to this year of online classes. … Continue reading Grasping The New Year