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Located in Ontario’s scenic Niagara region, Brock University is among a handful of global campuses situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines from the brow of the Niagara Escarpment. Brock has more than 1,500 faculty and staff, and nearly 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including international students from more than 100 countries. Known for a highly-rated student experience, Brock offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven faculties. Brock is a leader in experiential education and transdisciplinary research, is home to 10 Canada Research Chairs, and Canada’s only university with a CL3 containment lab. In terms of academic excellence, Brock is top-5 among all Ontario universities for 3M National Teaching Fellowships.

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CUPE members and supporters join a demonstration outside the office of Parm Gill, Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Milton, Ont., on Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Ontario education strike fallout: Workers’ anger about economic inequalities and labour precarity could spark wider job action

Frustration about unsettled bargaining that predates the pandemic could get channelled into pronounced resistance from educational workers during the coming months.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford sits in the Ontario legislature during Question Period as members debate a bill meant to avert a planned strike by 55,000 education workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ontario school strike: Government’s use of the notwithstanding clause — again — is an assault on labour relations

The Ontario government’s latest use of the notwithstanding clause is at odds with its stated intention to keep kids in school amid a labour dispute — and at odds with the heart of labour relations norms.
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year in 2019. The trophy is awarded annually to Canada’s top athlete as chosen by a panel of journalists. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk

The Toronto Star is making the right move by renaming the Lou Marsh trophy

While changing the name of the Lou Marsh Trophy is a necessary first step, the weight of Marsh’s legacy will be felt until we fully understand the damage done by his history of sports journalism.
A 10-year-old Toronto boy receives his COVID-19 vaccine shot from a Toronto Public Health nurse at a children’s vaccine clinic at Scotiabank Arena in December 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Adding COVID-19 to ‘designated diseases’ could boost vaccine uptake among children

Adding COVID-19 to a list of ‘designated diseases’ will not make vaccination mandatory for school entry. But it may help increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children.
Team Canada’s Paul Henderson shoots on Team U.S.S.R.‘s Vladislav Tretiak while Gannady Tsygankov defends during the 1972 Summit tournament in Toronto on Sept. 4, 1972. The Canadian Press/Peter Bregg

Canada is still haunted by the legacy of the 1972 Summit Series

Fifty years later, the Summit Series still occupies a heightened role in the Canadian cultural consciousness.
Athlete stories should prompt a shift in coach behaviour that encourages clarity and resets expectations and boundaries. (Shutterstock)

Fostering a fear-based environment: Coach behaviour needs to change in high-performance sport

Sport organizations have repeatedly come under fire with frequent allegations of toxic culture. This leaves sport practitioners with the question, where do we start? Our answer: The coach.
Parliamentary hearings into Hockey Canada’s handling of sexual assault allegations against the 2018 world junior team left more questions than answers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fixing the problems at Hockey Canada will be difficult without leadership changes

Hockey Canada has fallen short of its mission to ‘Lead, Develop and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences’ in its handling of sexual violence perpetrated by and against Hockey Canada players.
Charles Schwartzel of South Africa celebrates after winning the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational on June 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LIV Golf: Sportwashing vs. the commercial value of public attention

For all the efforts at reimagining golf to attract consumer interest, the sportwashing discourse has brought an avalanche of negative attention to the LIV series, and rightfully so.
Team Canada celebrates their gold medal win after defeating the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Rewriting the rule books: ensuring gender equity in Canadian hockey

True gender equity in sport is not simply a matter of paying lip service to equal rights and opportunities. It involves interrogating outdated assumptions and being open to rewriting the rule book.
With mask mandates and vaccine requirements lifting, public health information remains crucial so people can weigh their own COVID-19 risks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Adapting to life with COVID-19: Lessons our own immune system can teach us about public health information

To help people make informed decisions about ongoing COVID-19 risks, public health messaging needs to adapt as the pandemic evolves, just as immune systems adapt to new viruses and variants.
With the rising cost of gas, commuting via bicycle is a viable solution. (Shutterstock)

Will the bicycle help us address pressing social issues?

The bicycle’s capacity to respond to pressing social issues has inspired both intrigue and optimism, especially in the context of COVID-19.

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