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At Play with the Border

Publié le 1 décembre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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At Play with the Border

While at play with the border in the virtual and futuristic world of the video game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter2, we are confronted by the extent to which it imitates actual U.S.-Mexico border politics. The extreme sense of urgency and panic evident in the game about the potential penetration of American soil by borderhackers, mirrors […]

The Gender Income Gap

Publié le 1 mai, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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The Gender Income Gap

The gender income gap in Canada is wide and persistent. While gender-role attitudes in society have become more egalitarian, and while more women than ever before are pursuing advanced degrees and joining the workforce, the disparity between men’s and women’s income has remained unchanged over the past decade. Why is this the case? Hannah Webster, […]

Competing on Diversity?

Publié le 1 janvier, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Competing on Diversity?

Canada’s immigration system attracts highly skilled workers to better compete in the global economy. Upon arrival in the country’s largest cities, however, immigrants find themselves ghettoized in highly racialized and gendered labour markets. A business-led campaign in Toronto to have foreign credentials recognized promotes an individualistic, market-based approach to the integration of immigrants that fails […]