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Thursday, August 17, 2017

TSSU motion is discriminatory and a threat to academic freedom

By: Rachel Altman, SFU Professor During the week of May 15–19, the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) will vote on whether to amend their bylaws...

The food and beverage closures show why you need to watch what you’re funding

Before I started writing for The Peak, I admittedly paid very little attention to student politics. When I voted for my preferred Simon Fraser...

Suicide prevention means more than a net under a bridge

There’s a big gap between the amount of time/money/effort we wish organizations poured into mental health resources and initiatives, and the amount they actually...

Don’t use age as an excuse to dismiss me

Last week, I was sitting in a French class outside of school. I was by far the youngest in the seven-person group: I stood...

Dog meat: a matter of cultural dissonance, not cruelty

Dog videos make their way around Facebook faster than you can say ‘inspiration porn.’ One more serious story I’ve seen recently is the tale...

SFU Confessions brings us together in anonymity

“Here’s a confession for you: I definitely follow the SFU Confessions page more closely than I follow the UBC one. Ours is kinda lame.” These...

Voluntourism is just soft colonialism

Voluntourism — a portmanteau of “tourism” and “volunteering” — is a rising phenomenon. Volunteers from abroad work a few hours a day building schools,...

Government regulations are great, because some people are awful

This is in response to the previously published article “Canada, stop nannying your people.”   The world is in a rocky place right now. We have...

The flaws in the sexual misconduct draft policy

I don’t think anyone can argue that SFU forming a Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education, and Support Policy is a bad thing. However,...

The problem with boys who only kiss boys to get laughs

The Golden Globes clip I played on repeat was Meryl Streep’s lethal political takedown; the one I avoided was the infamous kiss between Andrew...