When University of Manitoba Faculty Association went on strike and hit the picket lines in 2016, the association raised issues about having a greater say over ever-increasing workloads, appropriate use of metrics in evaluation and job security.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Education strikes by university and public school workers are political fights about diminished respect for education as a public good and workers’ rights in an economy that perpetuates inequality.
A young voter fills out her ballot at a polling site in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 8, 2022. Public polling underestimated the strength of the youth vote in the recent U.S. midterms.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The U.S. midterms revealed a generational shift away from youth voter apathy. The apathetic, in fact, seem to be those trying to accurately measure public opinion using outdated methods.
In Canada, just over 10 per cent of households live in housing that is unaffordable, unsuitable or inadequate, and they cannot afford alternative housing in their community.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Halfway through its 10-year mandate to address issues like affordability and homelessness, the National Housing Strategy is providing little benefit for the vast majority of vulnerable households.
Anya Waite (second from left) highlights the critical role of the ocean in regulating our climate, and the need to invest in observing oceans that store more than 90 per cent of all carbon, at COP27’s Earth Information Day event.
(The Global Ocean Observing System)
COP27’s agreement on observing the oceans sets a strong foundation for policymakers to invest in internationally linked observation that will help countries better monitor these carbon sinks.
Children and youth in care often have complex health and social issues, but they often struggle to access comprehensive health care.
Children and youth in care are more likely to have experienced trauma that can affect future health. A comprehensive, trauma-informed health strategy for these children and youth is long overdue.
Pulau Komodo yang kaya keanekaragaman hayati di Indonesia merupakan salah satu hotspot risiko iklim. (Daniel G. Boyce), Author provided.
Indeks keanekaragaman hayati yang kami susun menangkap risiko iklim untuk hampir 25.000 spesies laut dan ekosistemnya. Ini menjadi awalan pendekatan cerdas-iklim untuk pengelolaan dan konservasi.
A walker lies among the debris following hurricane Fiona in Burnt Island, NL., on Sept. 28.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Supporting people with disabilities in an emergency is not just about doing the right thing, it’s also the law, fundamental to human rights and part of several international agreements.
The biodiversity-rich Komodo Island in Indonesia is a climate risk hotspot.
(Daniel G. Boyce)
A new biodiversity index captures the climate risk for nearly 25,000 marine species and their ecosystems and lays the groundwork for climate-smart approaches to management and conservation.
The blood vessel dilation caused by sildenafil (Viagra) can be beneficial in lung diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Sildenafil — better known as Viagra — may be helpful in treating lung diseases like pulmonary arterial hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, for which there are few effective treatments.
An endemic means that COVID-19 is still around, but it no longer disrupts everyday life.
As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to an endemic, apocalyptic science-fiction and zombie movies contain examples of how to adjust to the new normal.
A tree knocked down by post-tropical storm Fiona leans against a house in Sydney, N.S.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
Hurricane Fiona is the most devastating storm to hit Atlantic Canada. International collaboration between ocean measurement institutions is necessary to help efficiently plan responses to hurricanes.
A man holds a QAnon sign outside the White House. Even if most people don’t act on their conspiratorial beliefs, such theories can still pose very real dangers.
Many of those who believe conspiracy theories do not necessarily act on those beliefs. Nevertheless, conspiracy theories can still spread dangerous misinformation that can cause harm.
Fame can bring young performers financial success, but it also comes with hidden costs.
What do we love about seeing children perform? And how do their performances shape our understanding of childhood?
In-depth interviews with former youth in care described barriers and challenges to attending post-secondary education once they received a tuition waiver.
To understand how tuition waivers and associated supports can help former youth in care complete post-secondary education and positively affect their health, evidence-based practices are needed.
Used masks threaten urban wildlife.
Billions of face masks and other personal protective equipment have been used throughout the pandemic. Containing plastic, these items are damaging wildlife and their environments.
Many young adults with chronic health conditions transition to post-secondary school at or around the same time they are transitioning from pediatric to adult health care.
Managing a chronic health condition can make the transition to post-secondary education more complex.
George River Caribou outside of Nain, Nunatsiavut, Labrador.
Support for Inuit and other Indigenous-led strategies for conservation and community well-being must be prioritized.
Most of us acquire our beliefs using a combination of research and social networks. Those social networks can provide false information.
Instead of complacent acceptance of misinformed beliefs, we need institutional moves to cultivate trust between experts and the public.
The World Trade Organization reached an agreement on fisheries subsidies, prohibiting member countries from funding illegal fishing and fishing of overexploited stocks at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on June 17.
(Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo/Keystone via AP)
There is a need for nuanced discussions around the role of fisheries subsidies — even those that may be nominally harmful — to avoid further inequity and marginalization of small-scale fishers.
Abortion-rights activists draw on the sidewalk in Washington on June 24 following U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ending constitutional protection for abortion.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
There will no doubt be escalating rhetoric from anti-choice politicians in the wake of the fall of Roe v Wade. An abortion care provider says now is the time to improve abortion access in Canada.