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L'ancien président sud-africain Nelson Mandela avec l'ancien champion du monde de boxe américain Marvin Hagler. Cette photo non datée a été prise après la libération de Mandela. Louise Gubb/Getty Images

Leçons de confinement : comment Mandela a su rester en forme dans sa minuscule maison de Soweto et en prison

La vie en prison est une question de routine : chaque journée est identique à la précédente, chaque semaine également, de sorte que les mois et les années se fondent les uns dans les autres.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela with former American world boxing champion Marvin Hagler. The undated photo was taken after Mandela’s release. Louise Gubb/GettyImages

How Mandela stayed fit: from his ‘matchbox’ Soweto home to a prison cell

Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
Parc-Extension in Montreal is a neighbourhood in transition with dire consequences for low-income families. Andrés Salas

Universities can squeeze out low-income residents in cities like Montréal

Gentrification often leads to the eviction of poor and largely racialized populations. When a university campus drives the change, they can choose to do something about it.
Big History may provide a basis for drawing different human cultures closer together. NASA

How ‘Big History’ can save the world

At a time when nationalism and religious ideologies are dividing humanity, it is important to find unifying perspectives on our 'origin story.'


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