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In 2023, the House of Commons’ heritage committee passed a motion directing Hockey Canada to hand over a report from an investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving members of the 2018 world junior team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

In high-profile sexual assault trials, rape myths and the social status of the defendants can affect jurors’ perceptions

Five world junior hockey players are facing sexual assault charges stemming from a 2018 incident. Research has shown that rape myths and social status can affect jurors’ perceptions in high-profile cases.
Despite evidence that classroom simulations are beneficial in the training of news professionals, they haven’t been widely used in journalism education. (Sara Mizannojehdehi)

Simulations with actors prepare journalism students to interview trauma survivors

Developing trauma-aware interview skills is part of teaching students how to ethically and sensitively report on traumatic events, and learn how to take care of their own mental health and well-being.
In primary production, inorganic carbon is used to build the organic molecules life needs. (Shutterstock)

How much life has ever existed on Earth?

Over two billion years from now, Earth will no longer be able to sustain life. A new study looks at how much life has ever existed and what this means for the discovery of new life-supporting planets.
The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum are among art institutions that have struggled with responses to the Israel-Hamas war. The Art Gallery of Ontario seen in Toronto in 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Artists bring human richness at times of strife — and need to be allowed to speak about the Israel-Hamas war

Especially in a time when trust in political leaders and institutions wanes, arts leaders, patrons, policymakers and artists face daunting but critical questions about the value and role of artists.
High prices for groceries, housing and entertainment are leaving shoppers with reduced funds as the holiday season descends upon us. (Shutterstock)

4 strategies to keep you from overspending this holiday season

There are a number of ways shoppers can resist the temptation of expensive gift options that might strain their budgets this holiday season.
The music for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ composed by pianist Vince Guaraldi, is a major part of what endears viewers. (AP Photo/ABC, 1965 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)

Charlie Brown, Frosty and other ‘anti-heroes’ of TV specials: How holiday soundtracks inspire hope for a little more love

Annual holiday specials aren’t all fluffy nostalgia. While families enjoy these together, part of the attraction is how these shows’ soundtracks and plots acknowledge life’s compromised conclusions.
Seen through a police vehicle window, Peter Nygard arrives at a courthouse in Toronto on Oct. 3, 2023 for his sexual assaults trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

For some of Peter Nygard’s victims, justice was delayed but not denied

On Nov. 12, fashion mogul Peter Nygard was convicted of sexual assaults going back to the 1980s. Research shows that a delay in reporting sexual assault may not impact juries’ decision-making.
Sporting bodies and governments need to better understand the issue of widespread abuse in Canadian sports and develop new approaches to tackling the problem. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

Why taking a trauma- and violence-informed approach can make sport safer and more equitable

A trauma- and violence-informed approach calls for participants, coaches, managers and organizations to understand the effects of systemic, structural and interpersonal violence.
More than three-quarters of large, publicly traded companies in Europe and North America now use environmental, social and corporate governance metrics when determining executive incentive compensation. (Shutterstock)

ESG bonuses are on the rise: Are they improving sustainability or just increasing executive wealth?

While incentives can enhance the environmental, social and corporate governance performance of businesses, there is a risk of executives manipulating these performance metrics to obtain bonuses.
Alors que le changement climatique entraîne une hausse des températures, il est important de comprendre comment les tortues d'eau douce survivent à l'hiver. (Shutterstock)

Certaines tortues survivent à l’hiver en bougeant sous la glace

Avec la hausse des températures causée par les changements climatiques, il est important de comprendre comment les tortues d’eau douce survivent à l’hiver.
A recent study has found that Canadians are highly motivated to save money in preparation of long-term care. (Shutterstock)

Older Canadians’ savings are shaped by their long-term care preferences

While both nursing homes and home care impose financial burdens, their differing structures can influence how older Canadians save money.
Aristotle is considered the founder of political science. He probably wouldn’t be surprised at the state of political discourse in modern times. (Shutterstock)

What would Aristotle think about the current state of politics?

Aristotle believed that the biggest and most widespread source of political tension is the struggle between the haves and the have-nots. More than 2,000 years later, he’s got a point.

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