Molly Shoichet, Ontario’s first chief scientist, was fired by the provinces newly elected premier, Doug Ford.
(Roberta Baker/University of Toronto)
Governments lean on science advisers for guidance on increasingly complex issues of great concern, including oil and gas development, drug legalization, water quality and the environment.
Women selling farm produce in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Obesity and malnutrition now coexist across sub-Saharan Africa thanks to a transition to Western diets. "Gamifying" nutrition programs can help nudge youth towards healthier eating patterns.
Javier Garrido Martinez holds his four-year-old son during a news conference in New York on July 11, 2018. The pair were reunited after being separated for almost two months when authorities stopped them at the U.S. southern border.
(AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
The U.S. immigration detention system under Donald Trump is abusive, racist, sexist and haphazardly implemented, all designed to terrorize people attempting to exercise their right to seek asylum.
In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Lawmakers are expected to take up bills to crack down on sexual harassment when they return from their summer recess in August 2018.
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,file)
While the #MeToo movement has been revolutionary, some workplaces will be slow to change. Here are seven things we can all do to help stop toxic work environments.
A 1792 painting by artist James Gillray portrays the Macartney Embassy mission to China, when the British ambassador was rebuffed by the emperor after offering western goods. There are parallels in Chinese history to Donald Trump’s isolationism.
China turned inward during the Industrial Revolution after being a economic powerhouse for thousands of years. There are lessons about the dangers of Donald Trump's isolationism in Chinese history.
Research shows that money and meals from the pharmaceutical industry do increase the amount doctors prescribe the drugs being marketed.
Big Pharma in Canada is far behind the curve when it comes to disclosing what payments to health-care professionals are for.
The Canada 150 Sequencing Initiative will sequence the genomes of 150 organisms important to Canadians, publishing the results in public databases.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen here in a February 2018 photo, has a beef with trade deficits. Yet running trade deficits with Asian countries has long spurred American spending and consumption.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Cannabis use can impair driving.
More places, including Canada, are legalizing cannabis, but how do we figure out when it's no longer safe to drive?
Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., named after hockey great Gordie Howe, will increase the flow of goods between Canada and the U.S. But Canada’s current trade war with the United States means the country should diversify its economy by relying less on its southern neighbour.
HE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Is Canada ready for a scenario where the North American Free Trade Agreement is scrapped? The tense negotiations with the United States are a chance for Canada to diversify its trade partnerships.
Hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity all play a part in the rising incidence of liver cancer – in Canada and globally.
To prevent the epidemic of liver cancer that looms on the horizon, we need to tackle hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity.
To reduce the incidence of hepatitis B in Canada and to reduce mother-to-child transmission, it is vital that we vaccinate all infants at birth.
To meet World Health Organization targets and reduce the rates of chronic hepatitis B infection among children, Canada should implement routine vaccination of all infants at birth.
The reliability of a new guideline for the management of chronic hepatitis C is questionable, given the financial conflicts of interest documented by its authors.
In the run up to the Global Hepatitis Summit 2018, new guidelines for the management of hepatitis C should come under scrutiny – for financial conflict of interest and quality of evidence.
Unpaid interns protests in Geneva in 2016. Activism has played a big part in how unpaid internships are now being regarded with disdain.
(Global Intern Coalition)
Global activism has played a big role in outlawing unpaid internships. Here's how protests and social media shaming spurred negative media coverage of unpaid internships.
Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath arrives ahead of the Ontario Elections Leaders debate at the CBC building in Toronto on May 27, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
On June 7, Ontario may have a new premier, and the latest public opinion polls suggest it could be Andrea Horwath. She would lead just the second NDP government in Ontario.
President Donald Trump releases a ‘blueprint’ to reduce prescription drug prices, with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, May 11, 2018.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The logic behind U.S. president Donald Trump's proposal that Canada and other countries have been “free-riding” off high prices in the United States is bizarre at best.
A rally on March 12 at York University to call for the repeal of Section 38-1-C.
Immigration Minister Hussen recently announced changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act helping to remove health discrimination in immigration. However, we have a long way to go still.
The changes in the brain from a concussion do not appear on conventional imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs; nor are there any other tests to diagnose a concussion.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
Humans are the only ape that sings, but we're also the only ape that sings poorly. It's a lot easier to whistle.
In this file photo from 2010, members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers take part in a march through the streets of Tampa, Fla., to try to persuade the supermarket chain Publix to take a stand against abusive work conditions in the fields.
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Female migrant farm workers across North America are vulnerable to sexual abuse and assault because the systems set up to temporarily employ them offer no protections or access to citizenship.