Constructing Canada: The Contribution of the Hoisan Diaspora

In modern Canadian culture, the construction of Canada can be attributed to a plethora of peoples, cultures, and processes. Somewhat recently, the Chinese Canadian contribution to Canadian history has been recognized in the form of apologies, plaques, and more, but the policies that persisted in anti-Chinese and anti-minority rhetoric have been embedded within our society, … More Constructing Canada: The Contribution of the Hoisan Diaspora

Racial Erasure in Vancouver’s Chinatown: A Case of Urban Renewal

Urban renewal has unavoidably stark relations to racial removal in many parts of the world, including in our country and in our city, past and present. In Vancouver’s Chinatown and in the Downtown Eastside, urban renewal can be seen in nuanced and obvious ways alike. From the poorly maintained, stained, and charmingly mossy rooftops of … More Racial Erasure in Vancouver’s Chinatown: A Case of Urban Renewal

A Critique of “Anti-Blackness and Urban Geopolitical Economy” by Cowen and Lewis

In “Anti-Blackness and Urban Geopolitical Economy”, Cowen and Lewis (2016) give a comprehensive history and current state of the urban economic policies and systems in place that fundamentally discriminate against black and racialized communities, specifically under the colonized structures that America has been built. Cowen and Lewis emphasize the fact that the Black Lives Matter … More A Critique of “Anti-Blackness and Urban Geopolitical Economy” by Cowen and Lewis

The History of Hungry Women in Power and Politics

Are women power hungry, or do they just need something to eat? In the international political realm, there is a lack of female representation. Self-identified women often encounter more difficulties in running as elected officials in office, men are encouraged to be powerful and are seen as figures who should hold authority, and in recent … More The History of Hungry Women in Power and Politics

BC Education and Critical Race Theory

    In using a critical race theory lens and an intersectional analysis to evaluate specific issues in the recent history of the City of Vancouver, an event regarding the Vancouver School Board comes to mind. Just last month, the democratically elected Vancouver School Board was fired for pushing back against the British Columbia Liberal party, … More BC Education and Critical Race Theory

The Gendered Effects of Water Policies

The UN Water Policy Brief emphasizes the importance of including women with lived experiences in the development of policies that aim to protect women’s water rights in rural and urban regions. Because “women have primary responsibility for management of household water supply, sanitation, and health”, (2015, UN, p. 1) their presence in the formation of … More The Gendered Effects of Water Policies