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With more than 75,000 students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 450,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

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Climate activists block the entrance to the Swiss bank UBS with a pile of coal in Basel, Switzerland earlier this summer. Climate protests are helping raise awareness about the ugliness of fossil fuels, and so too should the language we use. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

Using language to make the world of fossil fuels strange and ugly

If how we speak about the world we want to see is crucial in building support for climate change momentum, then what is visible and invisible, strange and normal, positive and negative, must change.
Most women have been mansplained at work. But rather than women figuring out ways to handle it, men should stop doing it and organizations should step in. (Shutterstock)

Mansplaining: New solutions to a tiresome old problem

Women shouldn't be asked to handle mansplaining in the workplace. Organizations should handle it for them, or the men responsible should stop doing it.
Migrants rest on a Mediterranea Saving Humans NGO boat as they sail off Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, on July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)

People are drowning at sea. Why aren’t we saving them?

Authorities in Italy would sooner turn ships carrying migrants back to strife-torn countries like Libya rather than allow them to seek asylum. It's amounting to repeated Voyages of the Damned.
Un neurotologiste a fait état de lésions cérébrales chez le tiers des diplomates américains et leurs familles atteints du syndrome de La Havane. Shutterstock

Le «syndrome de La Havane» qui afflige les diplomates n'est pas un cas d'hystérie collective

La sclérose en plaques et l'endométriose ont longtemps été diagnostiquées comme de l'hystérie chez les femmes. Le même phénomène se produit chez les diplomates atteints du « syndrome de La Havane».
To accelerate climate-conscious investment, we need to actively engage Canadians in the climate opportunity and make their stake in fighting climate change more tangible. (Shutterstock)

Climate change should be part of regular savings and investment decisions

It's time for climate-conscious risk management and investments to be part of the everyday savings and investment decisions made by individuals and businesses across Canada.
A neuro-otologist at the University of Miami reported “central vestibular” (inner ear) findings in 36 per cent of American diplomats and their families affected by Havana syndrome. (Shutterstock)

‘Havana syndrome’ symptoms of diplomats in Cuba are not mass hysteria

Multiple sclerosis and endometriosis in women both used to be diagnosed as hysteria. The same could be happening with 'Havana syndrome.'
One Reconciliation Pole and two Welcome Figures were unveiled during a ceremony in honour of truth and reconciliation on National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver on June 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

This Canada Day, we need a new citizenship oath

This Canada Day might be a good time for Canadians to think about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that ask Canadians to reject European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples.
Members of Black Lives Matter Toronto take part in the annual Pride parade in Toronto on July 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Queers and trans say no to police presence at Pride parade

Many in the LGBTQ community want a different Pride, one that lays claim to the movement's history, celebrates revolution and liberation and acknowledges the violence that many LGBTQ face.
Protest in London against the Cameroonian government’s attacks on Ambazonia separatists. Karl Nesh/Shutterstock

How Twitter has been used in Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis

In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
Demand is hot for plant-based food options like the lentil-based veggie burger seen here. (Shutterstock)

The future of meat is shifting to plant-based products

Plant-based proteins are in hot demand. That's why Canadian grocery stores and restaurant chains are racing to give consumers what they want.
Calgary Inferno’s Zoe Hickel (L) and Tori Hickel celebrate winning the 2019 Canadian Women’s Hockey League Clarkson Cup after beating Les Canadiennes de Montreal. The league folded on May 1, 2019. Chris Young/CP

North American women’s ice hockey players struggle for a league of their own

In North America, women have faced many challenges in maintaining a successful professional league, despite other women's sports growing in popularity.
Many places overseas require developers to build a certain proportion of affordable housing, but Victoria has opted for a voluntary negotiated approach. Lichtwolke/Shutterstock

If it’s voluntary for developers to make affordable housing deals with councils, what can you expect?

People on the minimum wage can afford only 2% of private rentals and only 1% if on the pension. Affordable housing requirements are often mandatory overseas, but Victoria is relying on negotiation.
Focusing on narrow PISA measures may increase skill levels but cause students to miss out on the kinds of learning that generates higher-order thinking. (Shutterstock)

Problems with PISA: Why Canadians should be skeptical of the global test

There are many reasons to be skeptical about PISA rankings, and their use to compare student achievement or to identify best practices or solutions for educational problems.
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a climate strike of school students as part of the Fridays for Future movements on Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

How youth influenced the EU election – and could do the same in Canada

It's clear that young voters are bringing critical issues to the fore as they did in the recent EU elections. Will they do so in Canada too?
A man injects drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Feb. 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Without safe injection sites, more opioid users will die

In the midst of a public health crisis, with increasing rates of death from opioid overdose, the Ontario government is clawing back life-saving measures.

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