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    A reflection on gaining work experience as a student: an uphill journey
    (2022) Blake-Collins, Alivia; Milne, Emily
    Reflecting on past learnings is an excellent way of understanding personal goals and overall self. This understanding is beneficial as it allows for individuals to conclude on decisions and better a variety of skills. The purpose of this critical reflection is to ponder on all experience, information, and skills gained throughout this university term. This process will be done using past journal entries and tasks demonstrating growth and personal opinions throughout this term, ultimately leading to conclusions on topics such as future employment goals. Throughout this term, I have narrowed my employment goals, broadened essential skills, and gained a detailed understanding of teamwork.
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    The lorax effect: a statistical analysis of environmental concern in Canada
    (2022) Gagnon, Alexandra; Boulianne, Shelley
    As the globe continues to experience the effects of climate change, it is crucial that researchers continue to investigate factors that contribute to individuals’ attitudes concerning climate change. This study utilizes survey data of 1,539 Canadians gathered in 2019. The data was analyzed using ordinary least square linear regression to analyze how political ideology, gender, and level of education correlate with individuals’ level of environmental concern. Approximately 83.2% of Canadians rated themselves as having a moderate level of environmental concern or higher in the collected survey data, suggesting that most Canadians express some amount of environmental concern. Canadians with a conservative political ideology have a lower level of environmental concern in comparison to their liberal counterparts. Within the Canadian context, there is no statistically significant relationship between level of education and concern for the environment. Females are more concerned, on average, about the environment, compared to males. Canadians’ gender identity seems to influence their level of environmental concern, although, more representation of non-binary individuals is needed in future data-gathering to analyze non-binary individuals’ level of environmental concern. The paper offers further discussion of these variables’ effects on level of environmental concern.
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    Yes, I do throw like a girl. An analysis of the social reinforcement of hegemonic masculinity in sport.
    (2022) Gagnon, Alexandra; Stepnisky, Jeff
    Female athletes have not only been historically excluded from sport but are fighting for equal competition opportunity in sports today. Traits associated with hegemonic masculinity are embraced in the sporting-community, which asserts the notion of male dominance over women. Hegemonic masculinity is learned by athletes through various socialization processes. This paper begins with a personal statement from the author, then analyzes various factors which contribute to a culture of hegemonic masculinity acceptance within the sporting community. This includes stereotypes in sport, language in sport, segregation, social reinforcement, the dramatization of evil, and stigmatization. It concludes by investigating Canadian female participation in sport today, the measures being taken to improve female retention and participation in Canada. This paper was written for the MacEwan University 2022 Sociology Paper of Excellence competition.
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    Disinformation: the hidden weapon of the Russia-Ukraine War
    (2022) Haug, Harrison; Gulayets, Michael
    This presentation aims to examine the usage of disinformation in the Russia-Ukraine War. Disinformation is a purposefully false piece of information that seeks to influence people. I argue that this is one of, if not the most prominent, disinformation wars that we have seen. Russia is a leading proponent of disinformation as they are trying to frame the invasion of Ukraine as having a more altruistic purpose. During this examination of disinformation, I will be looking at a few select pieces of disinformation from the perspective of both Russia and Ukraine and the effect that this disinformation has on both the Russians and Ukrainians. The result of this disinformation war is that Ukraine is constantly on the defense and continually trying to provide the truth to its citizens and the rest of the western world. NATO, the European Union, and the United States are consistently fact-checking and disproving the claims that Russia and its state media make.
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    Disinformation: the hidden weapon of the Russia-Ukraine War
    (2022) Haug, Harrison; Gulayets, Michael
    This presentation aims to examine the usage of disinformation in the Russia-Ukraine War. Disinformation is a purposefully false piece of information that seeks to influence people. I argue that this is one of, if not the most prominent, disinformation wars that we have seen. Russia is a leading proponent of disinformation as they are trying to frame the invasion of Ukraine as having a more altruistic purpose. During this examination of disinformation, I will be looking at a few select pieces of disinformation from the perspective of both Russia and Ukraine and the effect that this disinformation has on both the Russians and Ukrainians. The result of this disinformation war is that Ukraine is constantly on the defense and continually trying to provide the truth to its citizens and the rest of the western world. NATO, the European Union, and the United States are consistently fact-checking and disproving the claims that Russia and its state media make.