Open Access Movement, Retirement in Canada, & Poet Whitney French

Thursday November 14th:

York Community Report:  Maggie Reid spoke with York University Professor Thomas Klassen about the uncertainties surrounding retirement in Canada and concerns about the future of retirement for the current generation.

Feature Report: Maggie Reid spoke with John Dupuis, Associate University Librarian at York University about the Open Access movement. This is a movement that has become more prevalent in the digital age where information can be produced and reproduced at a fraction of the cost of print. The movement aims to make research and resources more widely available and accessible to the public, particularly government funded research.

Independent Arts Report: Casandra London spoke to Whitney French, poet, facilitator, entrepreneur, and director, about her work. They also discuss her program ‘Cypher Writers’ and her book, ‘3 Cities’. Find her on Facebook at and Cypher Writers at:

The Philippines have recently been devastated by a typhoon which has killed an estimated ten thousand people. If you would like to donate to help, we urge you to check out and donate there. Global Medic is a non-profit emergency medical relief organization based in Toronto. Dedicated medical professionals who take time to to help people all over the world who have been devastated by natural and human induced disasters. This is all done without pay, every penny’s that is donated goes directly to helping serve the global community. Check out their website to see where the money goes at 


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