Media Mornings: Mon, Jan 27 — Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc (UBC Nursing) — Gurpeet Singh (Radio India) — Suzanne Patles (Mi’kmaq Warriors Society)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:

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Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc
  • As reported here on Media Mornings: Having gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and explicit anti-homophobia policies in schools may reduce the chances of suicidal thoughts and attempts in both queer and straight students. A study released Jan 20 by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC),  led by UBC School of Nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc, found chances of harm were lower if both strategies were enacted or in place for three years or more. Today’s show features an interview with Dr. Saewyc on the significance of the research.
  • Also on today’s show, we talk with our regular Monday contributor Gurpreet Singh from Radio India. He’ll be discussing Vancouver police handling of the incident of desecration of the Komagata Maru memorial.

  • Suzanne Patles of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society spoke at a strategy session co-sponsored by First Nations Studies SFU, and the English Department, SFU at the downtown Harbour Centre campus Friday, January 24th, on unceded Coast Salish Territories. Members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, who have been arrested and incarcerated at Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, are on a speaking tour in January and February to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts. Audio recorded by dg solidarity. 


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