News for October 16th, 2015

Hosted by Julian McKenzie

Stories by: Catlin Spencer

Produced by: Emeline Vidal


by Catlin Spencer

Montreal’s Concordia University will be hosting academics from all over North America on Friday to explore gender and human development.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the conference on gender and gender issues was organized by the university's own developmental psychologist William Bukowski.

Topics ranging from addressing gender segregation, to working with sex-atypical youth to feminism and masculinity will be presented and discussed.

Bukowski says that gender has become one of the big issues of our time and that there is a lot more leeway now in what it means to be a man or a woman.


by Catlin Spencer

Eleven people were injured after a man with a hammer entered the Bridge River Indian Band office in British Columbia Wednesday morning and began attacking people.

According to The Globe and Mail, as of Thursday morning, four remained in hospital, one woman with a fractured skull.

Authorities were able to capture and subdue the attacker, who died shortly after his arrest. The cause of his death is still unclear.

Family of the victims say the attacker may have been suffering from any of the systematic problems facing the community, such as poverty and substance abuse, which may have lead to the attack.

by Catlin Spencer

Leaders of the European Union received stern warnings at a summit meeting on Thursday to respect their promises to tackle the refugee emergency.

According to CTV News, leaders had pledged to provide hundreds of millions in aid for Syrian refugees, funding for fingerprinting and screening new arrivals to Italy and Greece and to help Africa manage it's borders.

However, after a month, the European Commission says only three of the 28 nations have pledged a total of 12 million euros to help aid African borders and only a dozen have sent personnel to Italy and Greece.

EU President Donald Tusk says leaders can and must do much better as the influx of migrants could get much worse.