group members: Blake K, Erik, Minchawat


  1. Use the rule of seventy to figure out the doubling time of the world.  Explain why this is or why this isn’t a concern.
  2. With reference to the demographic transition model, explain what is necessary to lower the world population without causing mass deaths. Is this a realistic solution to overpopulation? Explain your thoughts.
  3. With reference to the demographic transition model, is it possible to go backwards in stages? Explain your thoughts.
  4. Read the articles from the Guardian and the Huffington Post. What are their main points? Do the two authors share the same values? Which article do you agree with more and why? Why don’t you agree with the other one? Refer to specific points from each article that you agree and disagree with.

Parliamentary System

MP: A Member of Parliament, the representative of the voters to a parliament.

Senator:  Senators use the wisdom collected from their own experiences to give minorities a strong voice in Parliament.

Minister: a politician who holds public office in a national or regional goverment, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers.

Prime Minister: the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. In many systems, the prime minister selects and may dismiss other members of the cabinet, and allocates posts to members within the government.

Governor General: The chief representative of the Crown in a Commonwealth country of which the British monarch is head of state.


5th place: Prime Minister. I do not want to be the head of a cabinet, nor to be choosing ministers to leave or bring in. Too much pressure. 4th place: Governor General. I don’t want to be delivering speeches from another country, like Britten. 3rd place: Minister. It would be cool to talk with other ministers, along with also making decisions with them. 2nd place: Senator. It would also be cool to be a senator, using wisdom and past experiences to give minority a strong voice. The only problem is that I am not old enough to posses wisdom like that. 1st place: MP. I would like to represent the voters of a parliament. It would be nice to speak the peoples minds, and to also represent what they want.

It can Change in Canada

Pressure groups/lobbyists:

Pressure groups/lobbyists are people who share their common interests. There goal is to accomplish limited aims and they usually break up after there goal has been reached. An example is the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, who wanted to protect kermode (spirit) bears and there habitat. they created the international youth-led environmental coalition. the BC government announced plans to protect two thirds of the kermode bear habitat. a downside is that a group of people could agree, but other people could not agree. lobbyists acuire hired by institutions and groups to deal with lawmakers



petitions can be very effective. The government will listen to the people and there concerns, and will respond to all petitions they find worthy. It is a policy of most Canadian government departments to respond to all letters. The petitions can give positive results because if one person wrights one, there could be others who share the same view. a downside is that the government can turn them down if they don’t seem of importance.

civil disobedience

Civil disobedience is a active professed refusal of citizens to obey certain laws/demands. An example is the incident with Michael Brown. Some of the benefits of civil disobedience, are that it’s a way to protest without breaking that law, and that it can draw attention to the issue. The downsides is that it can result in jail time and it doesn’t always create change.

Foods 11 November/December/January Lab Reflection

Lab: Spanakopita

This lab was extremely fun, and had many steps that you would
need to execute at the right time for it to turn out properly. I really enjoyed
the lab because the product was very delicious, and the prosess to make it
was really fun. There were also parts that were really interesting to do, like
rolling up the filling with the filo. Our product turned out very nice and scrumptious.
We also had a very nice triangle shape for most of the Spanakopita’s which was what
we were aiming for. We were all working together 100% of the time, and throughout the
lab we always found something to do instead of just standing around. I would really
like to do this lab again, and if I had the power to change anything, I would make alot more!

IT10 Animation

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This is a little animation sequence I made in IT10.
I used Adobe Animate to create this, and I have learned
a lot from creating this regarding how to use Adobe Animate.
This was more for getting to know how to use the program
then anything else, thus it being incredibly bad.

(its supposed to be a sword fight)



Foods 11 October Lab Reflection


       Out of all the labs we did in October, I chose the Calzone lab because in my opinion it was the most exciting and “cooking-intensive” lab. We were also pretty familiar with each other in our new group, which I think helped us since we were more productive and finished things faster. I really enjoyed the lab. The Calzones turned out really big, and there was a lot to eat! They were very tasty and smelled good too. It was also fun making the filling separately, then putting it in and folding it over before putting it in the oven.

       Despite what happened in the oven, it turned out to my liking. When we put it in the oven, mine exploded in a spot and started to act like a volcano, but in the end it didn’t really lose much filling, and tasted pretty good! The only thing that was a bummer was cleaning off the pan after it exploded. I think it helped that it didn’t explode in the middle, but more off to the side. I think that our group worked pretty well together. Sometimes there is next to no communication but we still end up achieving a good product, and still work as a team. If I was to make this again, I would add more filling to the ends, since in mine, near the end there was next to no filling. I think to fix this I would need to add more filling to the ends, even if it looks like it would not close. Over all, this was by far my favourite lab.

IT 10 Composite Photo

Artist Statement:

When I was making this, I was thinking to myself
on what I could do for a composite photo , and the first
thing that comes up in my mind,was “lets just put 7
different parks together and see how it turns out”. This
is how it turned out and I am very happy with it.