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Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Toronto Metropolitan University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 45,000 students, including 2,400 master’s and PhD students, 3,200 faculty and staff, and nearly 170,000 alumni worldwide. Research at the university is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past five years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education.

The Centre for Communicating Knowledge (CCK) located within The Creative School at the university will play a key role in The Conversation and work with all Toronto Metropolitan University faculties to develop new ways to communicate research, assist in the development of multiple media platforms and create innovative outputs. The CCK’s aim is to find new ways to explore knowledge mobilization. Engaging students, the CCK will conceptualize and develop various communication assets such as infographics, videos, and animations to enhance our faculty members’ stories.


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As inflation stabilizes, a new type of consumer has emerged, marked by value consciousness digital savviness, and a preference for experiences over material goods. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Meet the ‘new consumer’: How shopper behaviour is changing in a post-inflation world

With inflation finally starting to stabilize in Canada, a new type of consumer has emerged, marked by value consciousness, digital savviness and a preference for experiences over material goods.
L’ex-président Donald Trump à sa sortie du tribunal, jeudi le 30 mai 2024, après le verdict de culpabilité pour 34 chefs d’accusation. (Justin Lane/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump coupable  : voici pourquoi les électeurs ferment souvent les yeux sur les manquements éthiques des politiciens

Donald Trump a été reconnu coupable de 34 chefs d’accusation, une première pour un ancien président américain. Il est désormais un criminel condamné. Cela importe-t-il à ses partisans ?
O ex-presidente Donald Trump logo após sair de um tribunal de Nova York: júri o considerou culpado de todas as 34 acusações de crime. (Justin Lane/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump é considerado culpado por fraude, mas isso prejudicará sua campanha à presidência?

Donald Trump foi considerado culpado por falsificar registros de negócios para encobrir subornos feitos antes da eleição de 2016 nos EUA. Ele agora é um criminoso condenado. Isso importa para seus seguidores?
Former President Donald Trump comments as he leaves a New York courthouse after a jury found him guilty of all 34 felony counts. (Justin Lane/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump found guilty in hush money trial, but will it hurt him in the polls? Here’s why voters often overlook the ethical failings of politicians

Donald Trump has been found guilty for falsifying business records to cover up hush money payments made prior to the 2016 U.S. election. He’s now a convicted felon. Does that matter to his followers?
Indiana Fever forward Aliyah Boston shoots between Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas and forward DeWanna Bonner in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, on May 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Women’s sports are thriving in Canada — here’s how to ensure it stays that way

To say that women’s sport in North America is thriving is an understatement. The question, now, is how these leagues can sustain and build upon their success.
A sign outside the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge, B.C. The B.C. government has introduced legislation that would ban people convicted of serious crimes from changing their names. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Banning offenders from changing their names doesn’t make us safer

British Columbia’s proposed ban on name changes could impact people’s Charter rights and undermine the rehabilitation and reintegration of those convicted of crimes.
Retailers in Canada have some serious work to do to rebuild trust and demonstrate their commitment to both ethical practices and community well-being. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Controversial ‘Steal from Loblaws Day’ is not just illegal — it won’t foster meaningful change

Although it’s rooted in legitimate grievances, the ‘Steal from Loblaws Day’ campaign is not only illegal, but also fails to achieve its intended objective and risks undermining economic stability.
Five Ontario school boards are suing the companies behind major social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, alleging their addictive products have caused the students to suffer from mental health issues, and causing widespread damage and disruption to the education system.

Why students harmed by addictive social media need more than cellphone bans and surveillance

Is a cellphone ban, along with increased surveillance, the right way to deal with the impact of addictive and harmful technology in classrooms?
Icon of the Seas cruise ship is docked after arriving in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 2, 2024, as part of its trial voyage and certification process. (AP Photo/Miguel J. Rodriguez Carrillo)

Rough seas or smooth sailing? The cruise industry is booming despite environmental concerns

The cruising industry is two-faced: on the surface, cruises are convenient, exciting holidays with economic benefits. But lurking underneath are its environmental and social impacts.
Demonstrators gathered on Parliament Hill in 1975 calling for equal pay and equal child custody rights for LGBTQ+ parents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Grimshaw

How a digital archive is preserving Canada’s history of LGBTQ+ activism

The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project uses a new online database to record the events, places, people, organizations and publications that have formed Canada’s LGBTQ+ rights movement.
The Matsqui Institution, a medium-security federal men’s prison in Abbotsford, B.C. The Canadian government plans to amend legislation to allow detained migrants to be held in federal prisons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Detaining migrants in prisons violates human rights and risks abuses

Placing migrants who are not criminals in prisons risks serious violations of their human rights and perpetuates narratives about the criminality of immigrants.
Over time, normative gender roles have perpetuated a tendency for men to suffer in silence leaving them unable to disclose and address the challenges they face. (Shutterstock)

Detoxifying masculinity: How men’s groups reshape attitudes

Constrictive social norms and views of masculinity still prevent many men from being vulnerable and seeking help, which is impacting their mental well-being.
Hind Khoudary, based in the Gaza strip, has been reporting for Al Jazeera English and her own social media channels since Oct. 7, 2023. Media experts say western news outlets, not allowed into Gaza, should create more partnerships with journalists like Khoudary, shown here on Nov. 3, 2023. Hind Khoudary/Instagram

The chilling effects of trying to report on the Israel-Gaza war

Experts say mainstream media coverage of the war in Gaza is severely skewed — with Palestinian voices getting stifled.


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