Politics

Ford Government Won’t Challenge Ontario Court of Appeal Decision on Student Choice Initiative, UWSA Breathes “Sigh of Relief”

The Ford government has announced that it would not challenge the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision on its controversial Student Choice Initiative (SCI).  The SCI, introduced in 2019, allowed students to opt out of paying certain ancillary fees, notably those that funded various campus organizations. The decrease in funding that resulted from the opt-out forced organizations like student unions and radio stations to lay off staff and scale down services.  After a successful court challenge initiated by the Canadian Federation of Students and the York Federation of Students in Spring 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the SCI in

By |Tue, Nov 16th, 2021, 4:42PM|News, Politics|

How student voters are impacting Federal elections

It was an ordinary day for Grant Connolly, 23, a University of Windsor student on his way to cast an advanced ballot in the 2021 federal election. Accompanied by his family, Connolly said he was excited to cast his vote in Belle River, Ont. knowing he was completing his civic duty as a Canadian citizen. “I felt like I am exercising my right as a Canadian citizen,” said Connolly. “The fact that we live in a country that my vote can be heard ... every vote matters and every vote counts.” An issue which really pushed Connolly to the polls

By |Mon, Sep 27th, 2021, 8:40AM|News, Politics|

The Impact of Online Content on Children

By: Mitch Stewart It seems like every week there is some new cutting-edge tech that revolutionizes our lifestyle and productivity, never mind having to learn online in the time of COVID. It’s the golden age of computers and life has never been easier, right? But as technology continues to evolve, are we evolving with it? While there is no shortage of dystopias like Orwell’s “1984” and even 1984’s “The Terminator” which alert us to technological dangers of imagined futures, our present is, perhaps, the real thing. All killer robots and government conspiracies aside, the screen seems to know us more

By |Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021, 3:38PM|News, Politics, Technology|