New Things Happening on Campus Campus 

New Things Happening on Campus

Hello Vanier students, welcome back to school! There are a lot of new things around campus. A few things are happening around campus for those interested in joining activities on campus or just finding something to do on campus.  You have recently seen tents that are placed around the campus. Some tents are for you to sit and eat and in. Using the tents does include following protocols of maintaining a two-meter distance, respecting a maximum 15-minute occupation of a spot. Once you are seated in your spot, you have…

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The Importance of Orange Shirt Day Voices 

The Importance of Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a day in which people wear orange shirts to commemorate Indigenous children sent to residential schools. The event takes place on Thursday, September 30th. While Orange Shirt Day is important every year, this summer, the world discovered mass graves under residential schools where thousands of children were murdered. With all that being said, it is important to wear your shirt and educate yourself now more than ever on the genocide of indigenous peoples and their culture.  The unceded land Montreal is on is the Indigenous lands…

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College Covid Case Count Now on Omnivox Campus 

College Covid Case Count Now on Omnivox

A little disclaimer for those who have not been made aware yet, every Tuesday and Friday on Omnivox, there will be updates on our case count at Vanier.  As of now, the current number of total cases is thirty-six, and we have an average of nine cases every week. While this number may be relatively small compared to a large number of students and staff currently at school, it is important to continue to follow public health guidelines. Wash your hands, wear your mask correctly, maintain a distance of two…

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Upcoming VCSA By-Elections Campus 

Upcoming VCSA By-Elections

The VCSA By-Elections are currently underway. The positions that are available for the upcoming By-Elections are: Treasurer, Internal Affairs Coordinator, Academic affairs Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Clubs Coordinator, and Community Coordinator.   A very brief description of each of the position’s roles and responsibilities:  The treasurer is to be responsible for the management of the Association’s finances.   The Internal Affairs Coordinator is responsible for acting as the official coordinator of internal communication within the executive council.  The Academic Affairs Coordinator is responsible for being the liaison between the academic council and the…

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Back to School under COVID – Interview with Director General John McMahon Campus 

Back to School under COVID – Interview with Director General John McMahon

It was the moment that many Vanier students were hoping for: going back to in-person learning. For returning and new students, the idea and experience of going back to school under a pandemic can create a mixed bag of emotions. From the excitement of seeing friends and teachers again to fear over catching the virus in the classrooms, here at the Insider, we have asked our own Director-General, John McMahon, about his thoughts and feelings about going back to school on campus, in the hopes of enlightening and reassuring students….

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Dear Anti-Vaxxers Voices 

Dear Anti-Vaxxers

While vaccination numbers are rising within our province and throughout the world, it has brought forth a new wave of people who are very hesitant towards vaccines, specifically the covid-19 vaccine. It is important to be informed and to be vaccinated and therefore, this article is here to debunk some fears people have about the covid-19 vaccine. How can you make an effective vaccine in one year? Covid-19’s official name as stated by the World Health Organization is SARS-coV-2. Why the two? That’s because there is a SARS-co-V-1 and that…

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Kelly Arts 

Kelly

It was the news that I received from my editor-in-chief Paul that got me on the 2pm train from Windsor to Toronto. It came right out of the blue. It has been so long since I’ve seen her, but it felt just like yesterday since our last conservation. Now, I’m rapidly approaching my fifties. For a while, I thought walking out of her house was the best decision I ever made in my life. The “Greatest Breakup of All Time,” I would dub it. But life out West has never…

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World Press Freedom Day Features 

World Press Freedom Day

May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day, a day that celebrates information as a public good. It is a day reserved to reminding oppressive governments all around the world to respect the freedom of press granted to us by the universal declaration of human rights. It is a day to recognize the brave journalists that risk everything in the name of truth.  The World Press Freedom Index is a Reporters without Borders initiative. In 2021, Canada was ranked 14th out of 180 countries. Our freedom of press is guaranteed by…

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India’s COVID-19 Dilemma News 

India’s COVID-19 Dilemma

Since a year ago, COVID-19 has held an iron grip on the entire world and continues to tighten its grasp. Certain governments have dealt with the pandemic with ease, such as Australia and New Zealand, whereas others have floundered and continue to struggle one year into this ordeal. One country that has been hit quite hard by the disease is India. With a population of almost 1.4 billion, officials are struggling with the increasing amounts of infected citizens. This dilemma has become more obvious within the past few weeks.  Earlier…

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Pay Attention to Colombia News 

Pay Attention to Colombia

As Canadians, we seem to live in an echo chamber that is the Western news cycle and most seem to live in ignorant bliss of the trials and tribulations of the global South. The plight of one country and its citizens that has somehow been ignored by mainstream news outlets; Colombia needs our attention and help more than ever.  Despite COVID-19 restrictions, thousands of Colombians have demonstrated across the country against a government that they feel has long ignored their needs, that has allowed corruption to run amok, and that…

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