Au lieu de me lancer dans une description détaillée du reste du parcours qui m’a mené à accepter en juin dernier la direction de l’organisme Ton Avenir en Main, je préfère vous parler des leçons que j’ai apprises depuis que j’ai choisi de consacrer ma vie au changement social.
Je m’intéresse à l’humain dans son ensemble. Accompagner et trouver ce qui fait briller les gens de l’intérieur. La motivation doit être intrinsèque, et la vraie “aide”, je la vois plus comme accompagnement.
There were hundreds of people gathered to hear more than a dozen speakers. People brought flags and banners and signs with all kinds of messages on them, mostly demand for fair treatment, recognition of indigenous rights and solidarity.
Simone Viger is passionate about media arts education and designing engaging programs for youth. She is the Local Programs and Media Arts Coordinator for Girls Action Foundation, where she develops, coordinates, and facilitates programs for girls in partnership with schools and community organizations.
You have this theory that you’ve held on to for a long time, this theory that all of your trips and all of your experiences have dug little holes in you. All of your homes, and all of your lives have burrowed right into your soul and taken hold. So while you may not live there anymore, they still live inside of you, and you feel them, always.
I would use those words to describe how I felt when it finally hit me that after years of hard work, I finally earned my degree. I was sure I was on a path of career, finally time for adultness. I may even become a writer.
I was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, where I lived until after I graduated high school. Following a couple of years off school, I moved to Montreal to study at McGill University, where I’m finally about to complete my undergraduate degree.
Emilie Cushman, then a senior at the University of Windsor and her teammates, came up with the idea of creating an interviewing platform that allows admissions officers or hiring managers to record video questions and send them to candidates through email or embed them in their online application process.
There is an idea that the internet is equally accessible to everyone, that it is a medium where one can largely be anonymous, where barriers and prejudices associated with one’s appearance no longer exist.
Social media has an equally destructive and uplifting influence on our sense of self. What will the long term effects be of the overwhelming need to deconstruct our compelling, 3-Dimensional journeys into a bite sized status update that will garner the most “likes?”