Author: Lowell Wolfe

Human Rights Watch Film Festival shares compassion through screens

From Feb. 18-22, Human Rights Watch Canada showcased a selection of their films for Toronto’s 18th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival, a cinematographic exhibition that celebrates diverse human perspectives from around the world. With COVID-19 disrupting the festival’s typical execution, Canadian cinematographer and festival co-chair Nicholas de Pencier discussed […]

Sex and Self event covers decolonization and destigmatizing Black sexuality

Content Warning: Sexual violence, racial violence, intergenerational trauma, slavery Sex & Self, a sexual education organization at McGill, hosted the virtual seminar “Decolonizing and Destigmatizing Black Sexuality” on Feb. 21. This seminar was the second installment of their Black History Month “Facing the Facts” series, and featured Jet Setting Jasmine, […]

Wavelength Winter Festival kicks off with a virtual bang

On Feb. 20, Toronto-based music festival Wavelength welcomed virtual attendees to the first show of its series. The non-profit arts organization has celebrated emerging artists for over 20 years, featuring local performers at the forefront of its events. This year was no exception: Toronto-based Zoon and Montreal-based Maryze and Backxwash […]

Change Makers Episode 2: Alexis Zhou

In the second episode of Change Makers, Multimedia Editor Alex Hinton speaks with Alexis Zhou, a U3 Russian & Latin American Studies major, community organizer, and freelance journalist. Alexis recently co-founded the first ever Sunrise Movement chapter in Canada. They discuss the organization’s purpose, future, and how McGill students can […]

A petrified stream of consciousness

Content Warning: Vomiting, graphic imagery  Fear can really humble us. In the face of something that terrifies us, we are driven to confront the cause. This can help us survive––fear is the body’s way of protecting us. Unfortunately, fear can also be completely removed from any legitimate danger.  My fear, […]

Spotlight on Black scientists at McGill and beyond

Despite the important equity work done by various organizations, Black people continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields and academia. In honour of Black History Month, The McGill Tribune spoke to five up-and-coming Black researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines.  Dr. Myrna Lashley Dr. Myrna Lashley is an associate professor […]

Housing crisis in Inuit Nunangat undermines healthy ageing in Inuit elders

Healthy ageing is unique to each individual and culture. In Western cultures, for example, healthy ageing is measured by physical, emotional, and social well-being. In Inuit culture, ageing is also linked to spirituality, strong familial connections, and community ties.  Social determinants of health (SDH) in non-Indigenous ageing, such as a […]