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Abortion-rights demonstrators hold up letters spelling out ‘My Choice,’ Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


Denying abortion access has a negative impact on children and families

Restricting abortion access has negative effects on parents, as well as children and families, including increased poverty, unemployment, pregnancy-related deaths and higher health risks in children.
Warmer-water preferring fish species like sardines and squid may soon dominate seafood menus on the west coast of Canada. (Shutterstock)


Climate change is now on the menu at seafood restaurants

As the ocean temperature rises, many marine species are moving toward the north and south poles in search of cooler waters, thus rewriting the menus of seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Canada.
‘Lumberjanes,’ launched in 2014, traces the adventures of campers at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. (BOOM! Studios)

Comics with LGBTQ+ positive characters are busting binaries

Strong queer representation in young adult comics can have a significant positive impact on the well-being of queer-identified or questioning youth.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron after their talks in early February 2022 in Moscow on escalating tensions with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)


Why Macron’s peace efforts with Putin are probably pointless

New research on diplomacy and backroom bargaining suggests diplomatic efforts are unlikely to be successful with Vladimir Putin. That’s why Emmanuel Macron’s diplomacy attempts aren’t working.
A young dancer looks on before performing for a crowd during a ‘Cancel Canada Day’ rally in Toronto, in 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov


Listen to our podcast: Don’t Call Me Resilient – Season 3

We’re launching the third season of Don’t Call Me Resilient, our podcast that takes on systemic racism and the ways it permeates our everyday lives.
Stereotypes and common misconceptions about dementia often emerge in the metaphors used to explain and understand it. (Shutterstock)

Dementia metaphors help, but can also perpetuate stigma

Because they help to create a shared understanding, metaphors can play a critical role in navigating the gap between the knowledge patients and health-care providers bring.
People’s opinions about public health orders, mask mandates and vaccination requirements have divided friends. (Shutterstock)


Friendship fallout: COVID-19 saw the end to many relationships

Friendships can end for many reasons, like a betrayal of trust or changing circumstances. The pandemic has highlighted fundamental belief differences between people, which has affected relationships.
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., in January 2022. The pandemic exposed the flaws in Canada’s struggling health-care system, and offers a chance for Canada to reform it if the country’s premiers step up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s premiers are missing the chance to fix our health-care system

The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a unique opportunity to rethink and reform public health care in Canada. That’s why premiers’ demands for more unconditional health-care dollars are so misguided.
Ione Quigley of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe during a ceremony in Carlisle, Pa., on July 14, 2021, marking the return to tribal lands in South Dakota of disinterred remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Russian abduction of children echoes other genocidal policies

Ukraine says thousands of Ukrainian children have been kidnapped by Russian soldiers, which is a war crime. The US government kidnapped and forced the assimilation of Indigenous children for decades.
The U.S. military released a defoliant called Agent Orange over the South Vietnam countryside to weaponize the forest during the Vietnam War as part of the Operation Ranch Hand project. (Shutterstock)

Landscapes can influence public opinion and perception during war

Green spaces can be used as non-coercive modes of warfare to further social cohesion and diminish the likelihood of insurgency.

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