Spotlight: Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry

SOCA is a student-run group in SFU We are a home for people within the African Diaspora We represent people from all over the world from the Caribbeans, from Africa, European countries everywhere and what we do is we try to bring support to people on campus and we support black led organizations communities, events, […]

Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond

I think all of us have been interested, at one time or another, in the romantic mysteries of all those societies that collapsed, such as the classic Maya in the Yucatan, the Easter Islanders, the Anasazi, Fertile Crescent society, Angor Wat, Great Zimbabwe and so on. And within the last decade or two, archaeologists have […]

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

You all know the truth of what I’m going to say. I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at the evidence, we can compare societies, more and less equal societies, and see what inequality does. I’m […]