Women are still typically the minority on academic hiring committees in science, and “majority rules.”
The award of a Nobel Prize in physics to Donna Strickland is an opportunity to build support for women in science, says one female physics professor.
A man tries to get his dog out of a flooded neighbourhood in Lumberton, N.C., in September 2018 in the aftermath of hurricane Florence. Many people opted to ignore evacuation warnings, suggesting a distrust of authorities.
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A peaceful society requires us to trust our public institutions, but in order to do so, we must question them. Questions are a healthy and necessary response to a world filled with uncertainty.
Demonstrators take part in a protest against Quebec’s proposed Values Charter in Montreal in September 2013.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
If Quebec's new premier succeeds in passing 'secularization' legislation by wielding the notwithstanding clause, it will come at the cost of civil rights and the protective capacity of the Charter.
Sex-ed can equip and empower young people to make healthy and safe choices about their sexuality for themselves and for others.
The notion that religious groups are opposed to sex-ed is simply not true. And our youth need it more than ever to take control over their lives, their bodies and their decisions.
Barbershop Talks creates a place for Black men and boys to meet and discuss ideas about masculinity.
Barbershop Talks use the idea of the "barbershop around the corner" as a place to meet and discuss ideas and create a safe space for Black men and boys to talk openly about masculinity.
Distraksi saat Anda bekerja bisa menghabiskan waktu Anda lebih dari yang Anda bayangkan, tapi corat-coret di kelas dapat membantu Anda betah di ruang kelas dan pertemuan.
_Multitasking_ tidak seperti yang Anda bayangkan. _Multitasking_ mungkin tidak akan membantu Anda untuk lebih produktif jika Anda memilih melakukan aktivitas yang salah pada saat bersamaan.
More than 80 per cent of the plasma Canada now uses for medical purposes comes from paid donation in the United States.
Canada suffers a shortage of vital blood plasma. Paying donors, through a non-profit like Canadian Blood Services, would secure a local supply without lining the pockets of corporate shareholders.
Eroding civility is not just a U.S. phenomenon. We need to learn how to speak to each other, no matter what our politics.
Eroding civility is not just an American phenomenon; it's global. But it's time for a return to civility as we reflect on how we will be judged and remembered when the dust of history settles upon us.
Distractions at work can take up more time than you think, but doodling may just help you get through that lecture or meeting.
Multitasking may not be what you think it is and it might not even help you be more productive if you choose to do the wrong things at the same time.
Demonstrators protest ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza as they march through the streets of Ottawa in November 2012.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian aid to Palestine will continue to do little good if the Canadian government continues to ignore Israel's role in destroying the Palestinian economy and violating basic human rights.
Apakah moralitas anda berasal dari agama yang Anda anut? Nyatanya tidak juga.
Banyak orang percaya bahwa moralitas berasal dari agama. Tapi penelitian menunjukkan, opini orang terhadap ajaran Tuhan berdasar pada apa yang mereka yakini benar dan salah, bukan sebaliknya.
A research study found that most of the debris in gulls’ stomachs is plastic – exposing the birds to high levels of chemical contaminants and potentially limiting their reproductive success.
Seagulls have no qualms about sifting through dumps for scraps. But this buffet comes at a cost, filling their stomachs with plastic, glass, metal and even building materials.
A woman wipes a tear as Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood community gathers for a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of a deadly shooting in Toronto on July 22 that killed an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
After acts of violence, we want to make sense of what is right and wrong and where we stand in the world. But we must ensure our belief systems are periodically and systematically checked.
Does your morality come from your religion? Not really. Trafalgar Square (Stop B), London, United Kingdom.
Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they believe is right and wrong, not the other way around.
In this 1999 photo, author Michael Ondaatje poses at Coach House Press in Toronto. In addition to receiving a coveted spot on the 2018 Man Booker longlist for ‘Warlight,’ Michael Ondaatje recently won the Golden Man Booker prize for his critically acclaimed novel ‘The English Patient.’
(CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)
The meanings of Ondaatje's Golden Man Booker win is complicated and demonstrates the contradictions of literary value. Literary prizes permit us to imagine that literature is more than a commodity.
Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)
New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.
In this April 2018 photo, siblings from El Salvador huddle together on a soccer field in Mexico.
awaiting temporary transit visas that would allow them to continue to the U.S. border, where they hoped to request asylum.
(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Immigration turmoil in the U.S. means Canada must craft its own migration management plans -- to help Central Americans fleeing misery in their homelands, some of it with Canadian involvement.
The tiny mosquito can be a big summer nuisance.
Mosquito abundance is linked to climate and weather, and global climate change may be helping spread these dangerous carriers of disease.
Ontario Premier-designate Doug Ford pledged to repeal the provincial sex-ed curriculum.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
With Doug Ford Nation taking over Ontario, our school curriculum, especially sexual education, is at risk of being censored and being thrown back to a time when diverse sexualities was a mystery.
Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia.
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.