One thousand helium-filled red balloons bumped and floated along the ceiling of the main floor of the Hall building after being released by students last Wednesday, in the first of many demonstrations of protest by the Concordia Student Union against the tuition fee hikes proposed by the Quebec government. Each balloon represented 30 students who will not be able to afford to go to university if tuition fees are increased. Student unions and advocacy groups across the province are gearing up for Nov. 10, when a massive anti-tuition hike demonstration is planned to hit the streets of Montreal. Photos by Navneet Pall.
Hunting and fishing is being blamed for negative effects on the evolution of wild animals, according to a new study. Unlike predators in the wild, who tend to target smaller, younger or weaker animals, human hunters typically go after the biggest prey. As well nets used in fishing allow smaller fish to escape, capturing the largest fish.