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A Hockey Canada document is reviewed by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

To clean up Hockey Canada, financial transparency is a must

Transparency in financial disclosure is a crucial part of ethical, responsible governance. Unless Hockey Canada prioritizes financial transparency, any attempts at reform will fall short.
Studying the impacts of climate and landscape stressors on freshwater biodiversity can only help find more strategic solutions when conducted in the messy, yet realistic, outdoor environment. (Shutterstock)

The use of natural outdoor laboratories can reduce threats to freshwater biodiversity

Governments, industrial and development companies and scientists need to take a leading role in finding strategic solutions to the cumulative threats impacting our freshwater ecosystems.
An asylum-seeker crosses the border from New York into Canada at Roxham Rd. in March 2020 in Hemmingford, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Migrants deserve the right to make decisions about where they live

People don’t give up their right to be mobile or their right to make decisions about their lives simply because they are forced to flee untenable circumstances.
Buildings consume more energy when empty or partially occupied for extended periods because they are designed to depend on human interactions. (Shutterstock)

Empty buildings consume more energy than you think

Buildings are designed for people to live in, but what happens when no one is present or only half of the occupants are there?
Elements affecting the popularity of songs change over time and should be continuously explored, say data science researchers. (Shutterstock)

Can big data really predict what makes a song popular?

Whether we’re talking songs that are popular on Spotify, or were Billboard hits through the ‘40s up to recent years, popularity cannot be attributed solely to quantifiable acoustic elements.
The founder of Patagonia, long known for environmental activism, said on Sept. 14 that the company is dedicating all its future profits to a non-profit focused on fighting the environmental crisis and defending nature. (Shutterstock)

Has Patagonia defined a new gold standard for business responsibility?

Whether or not Patagonia’s recent move will have a lasting impact on business responsibility will depend on how it balances its environmental impacts with the social good it carries out.
Thermal discomfort is just another reason employees may prefer to continue teleworking. (Shutterstock)

No longer freezing: Working from home can make workplaces more comfortable

Employers can foster equity in the workplace by relaxing current dress codes or providing employees with individual thermostat control and other means to improve their comfort.

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