Deemed consent, or ‘opt-in,’ organ donation is a significant departure from the practices of health-care consent in Canada.
Deemed consent organ donation means that everyone is assumed to be an organ donor unless they opt out, but assuming consent raises some ethical issues.
Vulnerable Canadians, particularly those who are older LGBTQ+, face challenges finding safe and adequate housing.
Despite greater human rights protections, LGBTQ+ people in Canada still face challenges and discrimination when it comes to housing.
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The attack on the U.S. Capitol follows some familiar patterns of violence inspired by politicians around the world who won’t accept electoral defeats.
Thermal image of New York City’s first passive house on a -10 C degree night.
Changes to the way houses and other buildings are constructed could lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Parents can provide effective comfort and pain management for their infants.
There are effective ways to help reduce babies’ pain during blood draws and injections, but they are used in less than 50 per cent of newborns. Here’s how to ease your infant’s pain.
Indigenous lobster boats head from the harbour in Saulnierville, N.S. on Oct. 21, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan
The dispute over the Mi'kmaw lobster fishery isn't only about money — it's about who has the authority to govern and define these activities.
The process of turning a newly dead animal into a bony skeleton relies on an explosion of life that ushers in decomposition.
Nutrients and energy contained within dead animals are repurposed and repackaged into living, breathing insects.
Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation prepare to go fishing in Saulnierville, N.S., on, Sept. 17, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The message from commercial fishers is that fishing in St. Marys Bay outside the commercial season is illegal and a conservation concern. In fact, it is neither.
Women at the Fraser Valley Institution for women were moved into cells like this after the minimum security wing was shut down for approximately two months.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When minimum security units are closed in prisons, it is both a human rights violation and a reduction in available choices for women sentenced to prison time.
Pregnant women are routinely excluded from clinical trials for drugs and vaccines.
Pregnant women are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 complications and should be a high-priority group for vaccination. Excluding them from vaccine trials puts them and their offspring at risk.
An orchestra can be a hostile place for a lone Black classical instrumentalist.
The classical music scene in Canada is shaped by histories and hierarchies that reinforce racism and cultural appropriation. Black classical musicians are calling for systemic change.
Climate activists gather outside the Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Dec. 20, 2019, ahead of a ruling in a landmark case in which the government was ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2020.
(AP Photo/Mike Corder)
A ground-breaking court case in the Netherlands could influence the way Canadian courts rule on the government’s actions on climate change.
Decriminalization of simple drug possession would treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal justice issue.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
There is a lack of good clinical research on the advantages of blue-light filtering lenses.
Some health products haven’t been tested for the benefits that they claim to produce. Blue-light blocking lenses are promoted as helping sleep cycles, but there is no evidence to support this.
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) may be perceived as a safer muscle-building alternative to steroids.
Idealized standards for muscular, fat-free male bodies may be fuelling the use of SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators, unapproved muscle-building drugs that are easily available online.
‘White Fragility’ relies on whiteness as a concept, but does not account for its diversity.
Former professor Robin DiAngelo’s book ‘White Fragility’ takes a reductive view on whiteness. This simplistic approach privileges a U.S.-centric view and ignores global experiences of whiteness.
An oil tanker passes fishermen as it moves through a channel in Port Aransas, Texas, in May 2020.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Irving Oil is transporting Canadian crude oil by tanker through the Panama Canal and the Gulf of Mexico to its Saint John refinery in an effort to offset any impact COVID-19 might have on its supply.
The European firebug was first discovered in North America in Utah in 2008 and has quickly expanded its range.
Entomologists worried about invasive pests have thousands of curious community scientists posting their findings online — and identifying new species.
An estimated 640,000 tonnes of lost and abandoned fishing gear enters the oceans annually.
An enormous amount of fishing gear is cut loose in the ocean each year. The losses cut into fishers’ profits and kill marine wildlife. A new project aims to get ghost gear out of the ocean.
University music programs need to move away from curricula that privilege European theory and compositions.
The recent furor from senior academics in response to a public lecture about the whiteness of music education reflects a longstanding race problem in music — it’s time to address this.