Archive | May, 2013

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What the FOAMed

Posted on 17 May 2013 by Jimmy Yan (Meds 2015)

So let’s cut to the chase. Sometimes classroom learning doesn’t cut it. Whether you just don’t like lectures or one particular subject doesn’t translate well onto the class note PDFs, you’re going to want additional resources. And let’s face it, textbooks? That’s so 2001, or earlier. Why pay hundreds of dollars to access information that may already be outdated by the time it’s printed? Continue Reading

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An interview with Dr. Donald Levy

Posted on 13 May 2013 by Kyle Pangka (Meds 2016)

Dr. Donald Levy is the chief of emergency medicine at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital. Until recently, most of my ideas about emergency medicine came from news reports and television shows like “ER”. This was a chance to get a true perspective on working in emergency medicine. Needless to say, I was more than excited for the interview.

My first impression of Dr. Levy was that he was humble. Throughout the interview he took care to mention the role his team had in his work and highlighted the importance of teamwork in the emergency department.

The purpose of these interviews is to get to know local physicians in Windsor: In other words, we want you to get a glimpse of who they are and what they do! Continue Reading

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Food Products are Made with…

Posted on 10 May 2013 by Angela Smith (Meds 2016)

We are all subject to advertising and companies use this to their advantage. Advertising has an effect on children as early as the age of 2, most of which is focused on building brand recognition by using logos, slogans, and cartoon characters to create lifelong consumers of their product (1). And it works. Research shows children who view fast food commercials are twice as likely to consume it (2). Businesses focus just as heavily on manufacturing customers as they do manufacturing the goods they sell. Canada has the Food and Drugs Acts which prohibits food labelling, packaging, selling, or advertising that is false, misleading or deceptive to consumers. The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act provides a uniform method for all manufacturers to comply with so consumers can make informed food and beverage choices. Of these “allowed terms” many are still misleading to consumers. Let’s take a look at a few of them…  Continue Reading

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Women Composers in Classical Music

Posted on 03 May 2013 by Hao Li (Meds 2016)

The role of women composers in the evolution of classical music is often underappreciated. The reason is obvious: classical music spanned a period in history when women did not possess many rights and freedoms. During this time it was generally seen as unorthodox for a woman to compose. Though the Feminist Movement began as early as the mid-19th century, the first eight decades were dominated mostly by the activities of the Suffragettes, whose main goal was to promote feminine equity with regards to voting. Gender equality in employment, family care, arts, culture, and other areas of everyday life did not hit the scene until the 1940s and 1950s (second period). However, ideas surrounding this concept had already been circulating long before they became reality. While advocacy consisted mostly of writing and literature, its manifestation in other forms of expression is easy to disregard, probably because they are so much more difficult to understand.  Continue Reading

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