Finding the optimal route to benefiting from AI is like navigating a maze for most governments.
Most businesses are only just starting to figure out how to put artificial intelligence to work. But governments are also increasing their focus on this prediction enabling technology.
Making preschool free will dramatically improve affordability for families across Ontario, Canada, and lead to a predicted increase of 40,000 parents in full-time employment.
It is vital that Ontario's child-care reforms reach all families, and that the province learns from mistakes made in Quebec.
Researchers are finding plastics in fish in freshwater ecosystems.
Ocean plastic has gained notoriety, but we're starting to realize that microplastics pollute our freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems too.
Stacks of used clothing are seen in this African warehouse. The U.S. is retaliating against countries that are restricting the import of American used clothing, a marginal industry for the U.S. but a critical one for some African nations.
The top U.S. foreign policy goals in Africa evidently no longer relate to human rights or democratic freedoms, but to protecting tiny, marginal American industries.
The Canadian immigration detention regime is rife with violence, distress and despair, especially for women.
The experiences of women in Canada's immigration detention system reveal emotional distress, and even violence, before, during and after incarceration.
Semua jenis gula akan memberi jumlah kalori yang sama, baik dari buah maupun dari minuman ringan.
Kita sering disarankan untuk mengurangi asupan gula. Tapi jangan berarti berhenti makan buah. Makan buah utuh (bukan jus) itu jauh lebih sehat.
Thousands of people are dying every year of opioid-related overdoses, in an epidemic that traces its roots to 1996 and the introduction of the prescription drug OxyContin. Here, prescription opioids are shown in Toronto during 2017.
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Prescription drugs are policed by industry and Health Canada has never prosecuted a drug company for illegally marketing a drug.
One of the authors speaking at the 2017 March for Science.
Four scientists talk through the ways they now build outreach into their work as a way to spread their research's impact – something that wasn't the norm for past generations of academics.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion highlighting the federal budget’s investments in Canadian innovation at the University of Ottawa in March 2018.
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Where and how do we learn to innovate? Our parents can’t teach us. Our bosses are trying to learn alongside us. Even post-secondary courses only provide us with the basics. Follow this recipe.
We love to take personality tests, but is it time to think more about the corporate interests behind them?
Personality tests played a central role in the recent Facebook scandal over corporate harvesting of personal data. Why are businesses so interested in them?
A rendering of Quayside, a neighborhood designed by Sidewalk Labs.
When building a smart city, it's vital that governments and citizens know up-front who will control the collected data.
Gerald Stanley enters the courthouse in Battleford, Sask., in February 2018 during his trial in the death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man. The use by Stanley’s defence team of peremptory challenges produced an all-white jury in his trial.
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The Canadian government's criminal justice bill would abolish what are known as peremptory challenges. Here's why that's long overdue.
A 2018 pilot project between the Public Health Agency of Canada and Advanced Symbolics will use social media posts as a resource to predict regional suicide rates.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?
People participate in a Women’s March in Toronto in January 2018.
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The gender pay gap at Canadian universities cannot be explained away as the holdover from discrimination of long ago. It's high time universities valued male and female professors equally.
There are currently no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, which causes may elders to live their last years without recognizing their loved ones, and unable to care for themselves.
Study of the "memory centres" of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier -- before the onset of memory loss.
Could universal pharmacare reduce excessive drug price hikes in Canada? Eric Hoskins, former Ontario Minister of Health, will chair a federal government advisory council to implement a national pharmacare plan. Hoskins is pictured here with federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor.
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The cost of a life-saving drug in Canada is rising by 3,000 per cent. A national pharmacare plan could bring order to this chaotic world of Canadian drug prices.
Abdoul Abdi, right, is seen in this Facebook photo as a child.
A longtime Crown ward since he was a child refugee, Abdoul Abdi is far more of a product of Canada than Somalia. Why is the government attempting to deport him after failing him so badly as a child?
All types of sugars will give us the same amount of calories, whether they are from fruit or soft drink.
We often hear that we need to reduce our sugar intake. But don't skimp on the fruit – eating whole fruit (not juice) is much healthier.
Some of Hollywood’s greatest movies have never won an Academy Award. But there’s an indication that critically acclaimed movies are now being recognized with Oscar nominations.
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Throughout its history, the Academy Awards has picked some questionable winning films. But there are signs the Oscars are more often recognizing quality filmmaking.
Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s minister of Families, Children and Social Development, plays with children at a licensed YMCA daycare in downtown Toronto on March 29, 2017.
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Until all child care facilities are licensed -- and required to undergo criminal record checks, fire safety inspections and first aid training -- children will continue to die.