The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Voices

With food and product-delivery services such as SkipTheDishes and Amazon cornering the market how society browses, orders and receives what they want (and when they want it), increased disruption of the traditional consumerist status-quo seems to be the new normal — a testament to the tech-heavy times of our burgeoning digital culture.

An exploding trend in “going vegan” is starting to gain attention locally, and as more documentaries and social media influencers highlight gruesome details of animal cruelty and slaughter, their audiences become quickly swayed.

Design professor Milena Radzikowska was inspired to organize the panel held on March 29, after another feminist event at MRU featured provincial cabinet minister Stephanie McLean, responsible for Status of Women and Service Alberta, speaking about workplace inequality.

Despite the severity of Calgary’s opioid crisis, Katrina Milaney’s research reveals the city’s public systems are failing the people they claim to serve. Through hearing the stories of Calgary’s most vulnerable populations, Milaney’s research drove her to help open the city’s first supervised consumption site, aiding those struggling with addiction.