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News

Amneet Mann News Editor

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SIAT alumnus startup FootyStats, a data analytics service for soccer fans around the world, tackles the World Cup Nathaniel Tok Peak Associate

Amneet Mann / News Editor Srijani Datta / Assistant News Editor

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Srijani Datta Assistant News Editor

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Srijani Datta Assistant News Editor

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Eva Zhu / Opinions Editor

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Melissa Campos Multimedia Assistant

Fall 2018 Courses GSWS 100-3 Sex Talk (Breadth-Humanities) Lecture Thursdays: 10:30 – 12:20

Helen Leung

Students are introduced to major contemporary issues in sexuality studies through an exploration of how sex is portrayed in different media contexts. We will also examine the underlying political, social, and philosophical contexts of these sexual representations. Topics covered include: an overview of contemporary theories of sexuality; debates on the sexualization of culture; new media and sexual publicity/privacy; screen culture and the cinematic language of sex; celebrity culture and the narrative of sex scandal; discourses of sexual identity.

GSWS 101-3: Gender Talk (Breadth-Social Sciences) Lecture Tuesdays: 10:30 – 12:20

Lara Campbell Should sex work be legalized? Is pornography sexist? How is gender and sexuality portrayed in popular culture? If you are interested in the ways we live as gendered beings in Canadian society, then GSWS 101 will be of interest to you. This introductory survey course examines the historical and cultural meanings of gender and sexuality, examines how ideas about femininity and masculinity shape our institutions, popular culture, and policies, studies the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality, and debates the history and future of feminist activism.

GSWS 201-3 Colonizing Women: Canadian Women in Historical Perspective, 1600-1870s Wednesdays: 14:30 – 17:20

Mandy Koolen

This course examines how the lives of women from roughly 1600 to 1870 were shaped by the colonial context of the country we now know as “Canada.” The course will begin with a brief discussion of contemporary Canadian national identity and the experiences of various marginalized and oppressed groups of women in Canadian society today. Students will be encouraged to keep this contemporary context in mind while we explore women’s past experiences.

GSWS 204-3 Sex and the City Mondays: 9:30 – 12:20

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

This course explores the sexual and gender politics of urban spaces. In so doing, we examine questions such as: What are the explicit and implicit ways that certain forms of sexuality (as well as sex acts and gender expression) are promoted or policed? Whose bodies - and which practices - are managed? How and where do these forms of management take place? Taking an intersectional approach to the relationship between cities and the intimate lives of their residents, the course examines various aspects of the urban form, including but not limited to: the built environment, social relations, laws and policies, oral histories, and memorial landscapes. Please note: this course asks students to consider explicit content - sex acts, not just sexual identities - in order to think through the mutual production of cities and sexualities.

GSWS 317-4 Bread Riots to Riot Grrls: Gender, Resistance and Protest in Historical Perspective Wednesdays: 17:30 – 21:20

Vancouver

Mary Shearman

This course examines women and activism in both the historical and contemporary context. We will look closely at examples of women’s resistance and learn about specific women challenging injustice including nuns who lived in the 12th century and the four founders of the contemporary Indigenous rights movement, Idle No More. We will pay particular attention to the intersections of gender, race, and class while looking at the rise and execution of key social justice movements. We will look at the complicated history of reproductive rights as well as forced sterilization as well as women who have participated in pro-choice and pro-life activism.

All GSWS course outlines available at: www.sfu.ca/gsws


Opinions

Victoria Lopatka Peak Associate

July 16, 2018

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REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE According to Environment Canada, 40% of the residential waste generated in Canada is actually biodegradable, like food. While we instinctively understand that filling up landfills is bad, the trouble with organic waste is that it releases methane as it decomposes, a gas that plays a particularly big part in global warming. When you think of it, you’re also wasting all the energy it took to produce and transport that food, as well as the money you spent on it. So here are some ways to reduce your food waste: •

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Take time to plan your meals at the start of the week, before you go grocery shopping. This means that you’re much less likely to buy more food than you can consume. As a bonus, it also means that you’ll have lunches and snacks on hand to bring to campus — which will allow you to avoid pit-stops at Tim Hortons or Simon C that can weigh down your wallet and generate more plastic and paper wrappings. Find out how to properly store your produce, so that it doesn’t go bad before you have a chance to consume it. A major culprit of food waste is things dying inside your fridge without you realizing that they’re there, so nipping that habit can go a long way. Keep your fridge organized to avoid realizations like “oh shit, that’s been there a while, hiding behind the yogurt.” Label the leftovers in your fridge: that way, you make sure you’ll eat them before they go bad. Keep a list on your fridge of what’s inside so you don’t forget things that need to be eaten. If your accommodations allow it, try composting! While composting is harder if you live in an apartment, there are online guides outlining how to make tidy, odourless indoor compost bins, though you can also buy premade composting systems.


CHANGES TO MAKE AROUND THE HOUSE While it may not always be easy to live in a green home if you’re living in your parents’ house or renting an apartment that’s already furnished, you do have options. Some you’ve heard before: buy energy-efficient LED bulbs next time you need them, open a window before turning on the AC, layer up before turning on the heating, and keep your showers to the minimum. Right. But here are some lesser-known options! • •

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Cold-wash your clothes. You save the energy that’s needed to heat water that, after all, is only going to wash your clothes. Be mindful of the products you’re using, since they always end up going back to the earth or water somehow. Arm & Hammer makes an affordable biodegradable laundry detergent, for example. A quick Google search will show you all your options, but if this is something that you’re interested in, it’s worth taking the time to do your homework and check the validity of “green” versions of products so that you don’t get duped, especially if it means you end up paying more for nothing. While we think of thrift stores as destinations to shop for clothes, they’re also a gold mine for pots, pans, cutlery, plates, glasses, cutting boards, and other kitchen necessities. This is music to the student budget’s ears. If you’re still receiving bills in the mail, most places will let you switch to an email-only option. When you’re tackling laundry, wait until you have a full load to save on water and energy. You can also hang clothes to dry. Doing as much of your cooking or baking as possible in one day means that you only have to preheat your oven once, or fill up your sink for dishes that one day. For exhausted students, this can also translate to meal-prepping: taking one day to cook for the whole week, so you don’t have to worry about it more than necessary. Pinterest will happily tell you everything you need to know about meal-prepping.


Arts

IMAGINE SFU’S BURNABY CAMPUS IN 2065

Natasha Tar / Arts Editor

July 16, 2018 arts@the-peak.ca

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Arts

True to his name, Karemaker weaves empathy throughout Feast of Fields Through memories and encounters, this graphic novel follows his immigrant mother’s journey

Written by Kate Olivares

Natasha Tar / Arts Editor

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Humour

Written by Winona Young Illustrated by Cora Fu

Aaron Richardson / Humour Editor

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Humour

Aaron Richardson / Humour Editor

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Humour

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