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The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is diverse with more than 300 undergraduate programs and 150 graduate degrees in 10 faculties. The university has an extensive co-op program boasting a 95 per cent placement rate. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. Ranked among the top 150 universities in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

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Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for an announcement in Toronto on Oct. 1, 2019. Scheer has pledged to combat cabinet secrecy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Cabinet secrecy reform is crucial, but Scheer’s plan needs work

Politicians often make grand promises of more open government during an election campaign. But when it comes to cabinet secrecy, such promises should be implemented in a thoughtful manner.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by a crowd as he arrives to attend a community feast during a visit to Arctic Bay, Nunavut, in August 2019. Trudeau has said the relationship with Indigenous peoples is Canada’s most important, so why aren’t Indigenous issues getting much attention this campaign? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Indigenous justice and reconciliation barely on the radar this Canadian election

Based on tweets written by 735 candidates from Canada's five major political parties, Indigenous issues are not on the national radar this election campaign. That's both strange and short-sighted.
Le chef libéral Justin Trudeau s'adresse aux médias à Rideau Hall à Ottawa, mercredi le 11 septembre, après la dissolution du parlement. La Presse Canadienne/Justin Tang

SNC-Lavalin: les règles obscures du secret ministériel

Justin Trudeau estime que le décret adopté dans l’affaire SNC-Lavalin constitue la plus large renonciation au secret ministériel de l’histoire canadienne. Il reste pourtant très limité, selon l'auteur.
Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her husband William H. Macy, left, and her brother Moore Huffman Jr. rear center, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Felicity Huffman: White is the colour of remorse

The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
Un site minier près du Lac Izabal, à El Estor, au Guatemala. Cet été, une première résolution a été conclue au Canada dans un litige opposant une société minière canadienne, à un groupe de manifestants victimes d'une fusillade survenue dans une mine. Shutterstock

Minières canadiennes à l'étranger : à quand une véritable politique garantissant le respect des droits humains?

De récentes décisions juridiques relatives aux minières canadiennes œuvrant à l’étranger rappellent l'urgence de prendre des actions effectives pour prévenir que soient commis davantage d’abus.
A sign of how historical #MeToo felt in 2017 is this appearance by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke with TV personality Allison Hagendorf on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

#MeToo: Must sexual assault be denounced in public every time?

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, says power and privilege can have a lot to do with who feels comfortable declaring #MeToo. Let's be aware of this power division.
Economic benefits of workplace diversity has not yet demonstrably boosted opportunities for the 20 per cent of working-age Canadians who live with a disability. (Shutterstock)

Employers miss out on talent by overlooking workers living with disabilities

A study finds organizations' prohibitive concerns about hiring people with disabilities are unfounded -- and workplaces are missing out on a talented pool of workers.
Beberapa kadal, seperti tokek, dapat mengamputasi ekornya ketika merasa terancam. Ekor ini dapat bergerak-gerak hingga 30 menit lamanya, mengalihkan perhatian dan meloloskan kadal dari genggaman pemangsa. Shutterstock

Autotomi: Hewan yang terancam predator akan mengamputasi dirinya demi bertahan hidup

Mengapa beberapa hewan mengamputasi anggota badannya sendiri? Ternyata, ada sejumlah alasan strategi ini berevolusi.
Tarana Burke à la conférence Women Deliver 2019. Selon la fondatrice de MeToo, il y a du pouvoir dans le fait de choisir à qui et comment on dévoile une agression sexuelle. https://www.flickr.com/photos/womendeliver/

Doit-on absolument dénoncer publiquement une agression sexuelle?

Selon Tarana Burke, il y a du pouvoir dans le fait de choisir à qui et comment on dévoile une expérience traumatique aussi intime qu'une agression sexuelle.
Une femme, membre du conseil autochtone maya chorti, vient de voter à Laguna Cayur, Chiquimula .Le premier tour des présidentielles au Guatemala laissent entrevoir peu de changements dans ce pays corrompu. Sauf l'arrivée remarquée d'une candidate autochtone, qui suscite de l'espoir. Norma Sancir

Élections au Guatemala : corruption, impunité… et une candidate qui incarne l'espoir

Le premier tour des présidentielles au Guatemala laissent entrevoir peu de changements dans ce pays corrompu. Sauf l'arrivée remarquée d'une candidate autochtone, qui suscite de l'espoir.
Zambia’s daliance with cigarette manufacturing is a cautionary tale for other African countries. Shutterstock

Cautionary tale of tax incentives for cigarette makers from Zambia

As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a news conference before signing the USMCA. The deal, if passed into law, poses dangers to public health. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The new NAFTA’s assault on public health

The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.

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