A wall at a supervised consumption site in Ottawa is decorated with notes written in chalk.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Supervised consumption sites provide essential community connections and services for those who use them. By closing them, governments are risking the welfare of people who use drugs.
Taylor Swift was accused of fatphobia over her ‘Anti-Hero’ music video.
By only discussing fatphobia in the context of eating disorders, Taylor Swift illustrates how deeply individualized and depoliticized white feminism is.
An emerging school of thought suggests a larger Canadian population will help the country’s media landscape and enhance its democracy. In fact, a smaller population could likely better achieve those goals.
Paying closer attention to the dangers of growth, especially the modern threats to democracy posed by the internet, allows us to best plan for a brighter future in Canada — not just a bigger one.
Traditionally, institutions own and control certifications like degrees, but that could shift with ‘digital degrees’ and microcredentials that rely on blockchain.
Students gain control over their own academic records or professional certifications, but blockchain’s immutability means mistakes cannot be erased.
Schools helped connect immigrant children to grandparents and families overseas.
A study of 25 heritage language schools in Edmonton shows how schools met the needs of migrant and front-line workers, resisted racism and built community for immigrants.
How do we capitalize on COVID-19 initiated change to build better education systems for the future?
The question for all educators should be: How do we capitalize on COVID-19 initiated change to build better education systems for the future?
Frailty is a state of reduced physical function for seniors living independently in the community. It can affect endurance, balance, cognition or social engagement.
Frailty — the physical limitations of seniors living in the community — needs to be assessed before it can be addressed with social and health support. Virtual assessments can speed up this process.
Smoke and fireballs rise during clashes between protesters and police in central Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 25, 2014. The “Heavenly Hundred” is what Ukrainians in Kyiv call those who died during months of anti-government protests in 2013-14.
(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A need for enhanced presidential power, inherited from the early days of post-Communist transition, ruined any chances of compromise between Ukraine and Russia years ago.
Political cartoons and memes have made it clear that if there’s something to agree about on all sides of the political spectrum, its that fat people are an easy target.
Fat people need to be empowered to critique the very groups so willing to instrumentalize their bodies for political gain.
This year, Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 and welcomes in the year of the water tiger.
As we ring in Lunar New Year, we need to celebrate Asian communities, their fierceness and courage; and demand bold changes for combatting anti-Asian racism and supporting well-being.
Older adults are increasingly using technologies in their everyday lives, but the needs of this population are often ignored in AI design.
Algorithms have been shown to discriminate on the basis of race and gender. Studying age-related discrimination is essential to develop more equitable AI systems and technologies.
The acting foreign minister in Afghanistan’s Taliban-run cabinet, Amir Khan Muttaqi attends a session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers, in Islamabad, Pakistan, in December 2021.
(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
To prosper after the legacy of imperialism and colonization, Afghanistan needs partnerships and business investment, not bullets and bombs.
A recent study suggests that organizations can lessen the negative effects of the pandemic by implementing key support measures to make employees feel more committed and content in their jobs.
(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Organizations can reduce some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing customizable support measures can improve employees’ work commitment and well-being.
Rethinking what we mean by police sustainability, how we measure it and how we hold the police accountable for outcomes, may create the opening for a more viable path to reform.
The continued reliance on outdated indicators of police performance reinforce conventional ideas of police sustainability rather than align with the concerns of “defund the police” advocates.
Birds fly over a man taking photos of the exposed riverbed of the Old Parana River, a tributary of the Parana River during a drought in Rosario, Argentina, in July 2021. The Global South is being hit hard by climate change, but could business help turn the tide?
(AP Photo/Victor Caivano)
The goal of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, or GFANZ, is to bring together the financial sector to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. Here’s why it might actually work.
Local children learning about ancient belongings at a cultural event in the Orange Walk District.
What’s happening in Belize is a work in progress. Its citizens pursue diverse self-determined actions along with repatriation as steps toward generational healing and redress.
Hearables are wearable listening devices that can interact with the wearer and the environment.
Hearing technologies combined with artificial intelligence can be used to enrich the learning environment.
A group of people are out for a walk during COVID-19 in Milan, Italy.
As we likely settle into a long-term relationship with COVID-19, this new relationship will not likely leave masks forgotten.
The interaction of solar winds and the Earth’s atmosphere produces the northern lights that dance across the night sky.
It has only been in the past century that weather prediction on Earth has advanced enough to work two weeks in advance. Predicting space weather, however, is only reliable an hour in advance.
The recent rise in anti-Asian racism, subsequent protests and increased activism has sounded alarm bells.
As we celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the time is now to collectively centre dialogue against anti-Asian racism, with an optimistic view for a global reset.