Heather Aipperspach

Putting A Band-Aid On A Bullet Wound: Nova Scotia’s Healthcare System Is In Need Of Serious Reform

Over-crowded emergency rooms with wait times of over two hours. Walk-in clinics bearing signs in their windows which read, “Currently not accepting any new patients.” This is the reality that the chronically-ill living in Atlantic Canada face as they search for the medical care they require. The effects of the […]

The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai: A Call For Development From The Inside-Out

Cyclone Idai tore through the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique last week, creating a disaster that has been called “the worst humanitarian crisis in Mozambique’s history.” The cyclone has also devastated parts of neighbouring countries Malawi and Zimbabwe. Heavy rains prior to and following the cyclone have resulted in major […]

Social Media Muddied The Waters Of The Saudi Arabia/Canada Dispute

What started as an online dispute turned into a raging fire of tense political clashes between Saudi Arabia and Canada. On August 1, Amnesty International, a well-known human rights organization announced the Saudi government had arrested a number of female activists. Lynn Maalouf, the organization’s Middle East research director referred […]

A Bloody Start To The ‘Great March Of Return’: 16 Dead, Hundreds Wounded

A march in Gaza to the Israeli border saw the deaths of at least 16 people this Friday. A 16-year-old boy was included in that number, marking the largest death toll since the summer of 2014 during the Israeli war on Gaza. Thousands of Palestinians were gathered from across Gaza […]

“Transparent” vs. “Unethical” Journalism Practices: Why It Is Time To Change The Practice Of Overseas Reporting

Humans are natural story tellers. We thrive off of sharing our experiences with one another and are a fairly inquisitive species. The media plays a large role in satisfying this curiosity and connects our world during times of victory and terror. Through news stories, we are able to draw conclusions […]

More Blood Spilled As Violence Continues To Shake The Occupied West Bank

Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank have been living under the rule of the Israeli military for more than half a century. Jerusalem has been occupied by Israel since 1967 and many Palestinians are hoping that one day Palestine may be an independent state. Recently U.S. President Donald Trump […]