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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto showcased 15 designers, including the Vancouver-based Nēhiyaw streetwear brand, Section 35. The collection ‘Miyo Pimatisiwin’ merges art and fashion to empower, educate and bring people together. (Section 35 – IFWTO)

Resistance and resurgence at Indigenous Fashion Week

Good governance is critical for growth. But Canadian startups haven’t yet got a handle on the importance of governance when seeking investors. (Ravi Roshan/Unsplash)

Startups: Focus on governance to thrive

Teaching researchers and scientists communication skills — including social media proficiency — will help inform the public about new discoveries and research. (Shutterstock)

How to take on anti-maskers

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. He reiterated his baseless claims during the news conference that the Nov. 3 election was ‘rigged.’ (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s election lies erode democracy

Long-term drinking water advisories are only one indicator of water quality in First Nations communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio

Water crisis runs deeper than long-term advisories

The federal government's focus on eliminating long-term drinking-water advisories diverts attention from other water-related issues.
Keeping busy during the pandemic by taking on a new hobby or tackling a home renovation project can help us get through challenging times. (Shutterstock)

7 ways meaningful activities help us get through the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time. But staying busy can help by creating a diversion, helping us to build community and strengthening our sense of self.
Municipal policemen stand guard outside Notre Dame church in Nice, France, on Oct. 30, 2020, after three people were killed. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Attacks on houses of worship are on the rise

Attacks on houses of worship are increasing, as part of a trend of growing global violence. The aftermath of these attacks often includes interfaith dialogue and community support.
Ontario’s new financial literacy curriculum covers financial literacy, including budget-making, credit cards and compound interest. (Shutterstock)

6 changes in Ontario’s new math curriculum

Ontario's new math curriculum was written by competent mathematicians relying on the latest research, and includes both coding and social-emotional learning.
The first few weeks of a new job are usually spent absorbing a lot of information. That’s been much more difficult for new hires during the pandemic. (Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)

How to help new hires during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of young people are starting out in the workplace for the first time in isolation and with little to no onboarding assistance. That must change.
Bill C-12 is not a plan for Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but it would set targets to help it succeed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new climate plan: Q&A about Bill C-12

If Canada began to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about four per cent per year, we could still meet our 2030 climate targets.
In this August 2020 photo, travellers request an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California battle over gig work reveals harm of precarious jobs

Proposition 22 keeps workers for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft classified as independent contractors, but it also reveals deeper problems with contemporary labour markets.
The coronavirus pandemic has increased the prominence of women’s voices in the media. Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau and Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam take part in a videoconference on July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COVID-19 put more women in the media, but it’s not all good news

More women are making appearances in the news media, and this is due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is not all good news: women are interviewed about the effects of the pandemic on their lives.
New recommendation advise using an additional layer of polypropylene fabric in cloth masks to act as a filter. (Sara Alas/Niko Apparel)

How to use polypropylene for mask filters

Everything you need to know about non-woven polypropylene, the fabric now recommended for use as a filter in cloth face masks: What it is, what to look for and where to find it.
Overcrowded housing is a key COVID-19 culprit. (Nazish Mirekar/Unsplash)

10 ways to provide housing during COVID-19

Canada is making big strides when it comes to COVID-19 housing policy, but permanent measures and oversight lag behind compared to some global efforts.
CEOs have diverse opinions about the effectiveness of remote work. (Mohammad Shahhosseini/Unsplash)

What Canada’s top CEOs think about remote work

Research and surveys show that many Canadian employees want to continue to work from home, at least sometimes, following the pandemic. But what do CEOs think?
The Trudeau government has tabled a bill that, if passed, would legally bind Canada to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New climate plan bets on expensive, unproven tech

Canada is already behind on tackling climate change and catching up will be expensive, but relying on carbon capture technologies is risky and expensive.
Mink can be readily infected with SARS-CoV-2 and then pass the virus to humans. (Shutterstock)

The mink link: COVID-19 mutations, animals and us

In the disturbing scenario of human-to-mink-to-human COVID-19 transmission, the virus may mutate in mink prior to re-infecting people. That possibility makes vaccine design even more crucial.
Remote learning doesn’t work for all children. Students sit behind screened-in cubicles at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., on Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Kids with disabilities need in-person learning option

As provinces consider extended holidays, or school closures loom as a possibility under COVID-19, schools should commit to providing in-person schooling for students with disabilities.
The Dead Sea scrolls show scribes using the theme of four kingdoms (Babylon-Persia, Greece, Rome and the kingdom of God) as a flexible way to prophecize. (Shutterstock)

Ancient scribes were the pollsters of their day

There is a long history of recalculating historical prophecies and projections based on the theme of four kingdoms.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision has put a halt to any legal claims that there’s no difference between corporations and people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Company ‘cruel & unusual punishment’ claim fails

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling against a company that claimed a fine against it constituted cruel and unusual punishment will quell fears of weakening corporate law.
A lone cyclist rides past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID-19 stress raises risk of student mental health crises

University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in people cycling as an alternative to public transit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Expand bike networks for more inclusive cities

An increase in cyclists due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that cities need to look at what it means to develop and maintain inclusive bicycle infrastructure.

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