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Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university, driving the region’s intellectual, social and economic development.

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With 80 per cent of Nova Scotia’s publicly funded research, and as one of Canada’s leading universities for industry collaboration, we’re helping generate the talent, discoveries and innovations that will shape Atlantic Canada’s future.

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Ending workplace sexual harassment means going beyond holding perpetrators to account to address a ‘network of complicity’ that enables unethical conduct. (Shutterstock)

Banning non-disclosure agreements isn’t enough to stop unethical workplace leader behaviour

Research in universities and businesses experiencing persistent sexual harassment shows non-disclosure agreements can have negative effects on workers and their organizations.
After President Joe Biden called for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, other countries are following suit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Boris Minkevich

Beijing Olympics: Canada, the U.K. and others join Biden’s diplomatic boycott, but it’s not enough

As long as athletes stand witness to the Olympic flame in Beijing and compete in the games, complacency will overshadow any message of condemnation.
L’empreinte environnementale des contenants de lait varie considérablement. La Presse canadienne/Jonathan Hayward

Cruches de plastique, boîtes de carton ou sacs de plastique – lequel de ces contenants à lait est meilleur pour l’environnement ?

Le lait est disponible en cruches, en carton, en sacs et en bouteilles de verre. Une nouvelle analyse révèle quel type de contenant a la plus petite empreinte environnementale dans son cycle de vie.
In this September 2021 photo, Warsaw residents place candles before the national Border Guards Headquarters in Warsaw, Poland, as a sign of mourning for four migrants found dead a few days earlier along the border between Poland and Belarus. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The EU is the real villain in the Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

The European Union is attempting to portray eastern European countries as racists infringing upon the human rights of refugees. But it’s the EU itself that’s primarily to blame for the refugee crisis.
Grey Owl was an original ‘pretendian,’ portraying himself as the the son of a Scottish man and Apache woman after moving to Canada in the early 1900s. (Canadian National Railways/Library and Archives Canada, e010861684)

Fraudulent claims of indigeneity: Indigenous nations are the identity experts

Those quick to call-out are often not clamouring for Indigenous nations’ jurisdiction over citizenship, nor are they demanding “pretendians” be held accountable to Indigenous nations.
Enforcing punishments on proven tax cheats could provide benefits beyond improving compliance to tax laws. Once offenders pay up, billions lost to offshore scandals could be recouped and the tax burden more fairly shared among taxpayers. (Shutterstock)

The Pandora Papers: How punishing tax cheats can serve as a deterrent

Research suggests punishing tax cheats can re-establish a sense of justice among the general public, so authorities should use their resources to ensure culpable offenders are held accountable.
A lengthy spell in prison awaits the convicted sexual predator. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images via AFP

R. Kelly was aided by a network of complicity – common in workplace abuse – that enabled crimes to go on for decades

The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.
Two teenaged girls hand over flowers in Ajax, Ont., in March 2015 to a police officer in a show of sympathy for the victims of a triple slaying, a mother and her two children. The woman’s domestic partner was charged in the crime and goes to trial soon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Federal election 2021: Gender-based violence is an issue we should all prioritize

Politicians who promise to reduce gender-based violence through tough-on-crime strategies are committing to strategies that haven’t been shown to actually prevent violence.
You can plant a seed from a delicious Honeycrisp apple from the grocery store — but the fruit that comes from that tree will not be Honeycrisp. (Shutterstock)

How a few good apples spawned today’s top varieties — and why breeders must branch out

Apple breeders have created crisp, juicy and tasty fruits, but the limited varieties leave crops vulnerable to diseases, pests and climate change. Introducing new traits could improve crop resilience.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Marco Lambertini, director general of World Wildlife Fund International and Megan Leslie, president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada in Montréal in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadian election 2021: Risk-averse charities, civil society groups must show up

Charities and non-profit organizations must make their voices heard this election. At the same time, Elections Canada and the CRA should reassure them their involvement is encouraged.

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