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 […]

Sustainability is our Business – Society & Organizations Center HEC Paris

I have a traditional academic background I studied here at HEC strategic management but also sociology and philosophy La Sorbonne and it’s quite naturally that I came to realize that firms influence social behavior or social aspirations and actually mold them. I’m an HEC alumna, class of 88. and after my graduation I went to […]

How to worldbuild Scifi & Fantasy Cultures & Societies: Biology, Families and Dynasties (part 1)

Greetings and Salutations! I’m Janet from World Anvil and today we’re going to talk about how you can create cultures and societies in your worldbuilding project! So we’re going to talk about marriages and families, we’re going to talk about clans or dynasties, and then we’re going to address wider units like tribes and cultures. […]

Why Do We Have Middle Names?

Most of us can understand the utility of having a first name: since it prevents us from calling everyone we meet “hey you!” And in many naming customs, surnames are a way to tie us to our family members and express our direct lineage. But why do we have middle names? Do they have any […]