More than 80 per cent of the plasma Canada now uses for medical purposes comes from paid donation in the United States.
Canada suffers a shortage of vital blood plasma. Paying donors, through a non-profit like Canadian Blood Services, would secure a local supply without lining the pockets of corporate shareholders.
Eroding civility is not just a U.S. phenomenon. We need to learn how to speak to each other, no matter what our politics.
Eroding civility is not just an American phenomenon; it's global. But it's time for a return to civility as we reflect on how we will be judged and remembered when the dust of history settles upon us.
Distractions at work can take up more time than you think, but doodling may just help you get through that lecture or meeting.
Multitasking may not be what you think it is and it might not even help you be more productive if you choose to do the wrong things at the same time.
Demonstrators protest ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza as they march through the streets of Ottawa in November 2012.
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Canadian aid to Palestine will continue to do little good if the Canadian government continues to ignore Israel's role in destroying the Palestinian economy and violating basic human rights.
Apakah moralitas anda berasal dari agama yang Anda anut? Nyatanya tidak juga.
Banyak orang percaya bahwa moralitas berasal dari agama. Tapi penelitian menunjukkan, opini orang terhadap ajaran Tuhan berdasar pada apa yang mereka yakini benar dan salah, bukan sebaliknya.
A research study found that most of the debris in gulls’ stomachs is plastic – exposing the birds to high levels of chemical contaminants and potentially limiting their reproductive success.
Seagulls have no qualms about sifting through dumps for scraps. But this buffet comes at a cost, filling their stomachs with plastic, glass, metal and even building materials.
A woman wipes a tear as Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood community gathers for a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of a deadly shooting in Toronto on July 22 that killed an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
After acts of violence, we want to make sense of what is right and wrong and where we stand in the world. But we must ensure our belief systems are periodically and systematically checked.
Does your morality come from your religion? Not really. Trafalgar Square (Stop B), London, United Kingdom.
Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they believe is right and wrong, not the other way around.
In this 1999 photo, author Michael Ondaatje poses at Coach House Press in Toronto. In addition to receiving a coveted spot on the 2018 Man Booker longlist for ‘Warlight,’ Michael Ondaatje recently won the Golden Man Booker prize for his critically acclaimed novel ‘The English Patient.’
(CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)
The meanings of Ondaatje's Golden Man Booker win is complicated and demonstrates the contradictions of literary value. Literary prizes permit us to imagine that literature is more than a commodity.
Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)
New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.
In this April 2018 photo, siblings from El Salvador huddle together on a soccer field in Mexico.
awaiting temporary transit visas that would allow them to continue to the U.S. border, where they hoped to request asylum.
(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Immigration turmoil in the U.S. means Canada must craft its own migration management plans -- to help Central Americans fleeing misery in their homelands, some of it with Canadian involvement.
The tiny mosquito can be a big summer nuisance.
Mosquito abundance is linked to climate and weather, and global climate change may be helping spread these dangerous carriers of disease.
Ontario Premier-designate Doug Ford pledged to repeal the provincial sex-ed curriculum.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
With Doug Ford Nation taking over Ontario, our school curriculum, especially sexual education, is at risk of being censored and being thrown back to a time when diverse sexualities was a mystery.
Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia.
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.
Billy Bridges of Canada and Kevin McKee of the U.S. in action during the para ice hockey gold medal game at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
(Bob Martin/Olympic Information Service)
Athletes competing in para hockey at the Paralympic Games in South Korea have unique biomechanical skills. A Canadian researcher explains how beginners in the sport can improve their skating skills.
Ontario Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown addresses supporters in Toronto on Feb. 18. The former party leader resigned his position after sexual misconduct allegations, only to re-enter the race for his vacated position after refuting the allegations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Ontario PCs are reeling from the fallout of Patrick Brown's removal as leader in January and his subsequent return to the leadership race. Can the party pull it together in time for the June vote?
Letitia Wright in
Black Panther. Popular discussions about the movie demonstrate a desire for representation in commercial media.
Black Panther arrives at a moment of possibility. Its popularity demonstrates that people are crying out for chances to see themselves and their communities portrayed with dignity—as heroes.
The recent controversy at Wilfrid Laurier University has set off another debate about free speech. But free speech can’t override the human rights of marginalized people.
(AP Photo file photo/David Goldman)
The raging free speech debate, used by the far right to gain legitimacy, detracts from the real conversations we should be having about human rights and questions about who gets to create knowledge.
Humanoid robots at an international robotics competition in Tehran, Iran, during 2014. Students from 22 countries, including Canada, were competing during the three-day event.
(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
In their relentless pursuit of research commercialization, and bigger robots, universities might miss the real opportunity of technology - to make our world a better place.
Marine waters are an important source of food for Inuit.
The North Water Polynya, or Pikialasorsuaq, is a key ocean area for Arctic animals and for Inuit hunting and fishing. Rocket launches threaten to contaminate the area with harmful chemicals.