The two year old girl being examined for the possibility of leprosy in Marana, Madagascar,
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Neglected tropical diseases are often associated with social exclusion as well as physical suffering. One billion people around the world suffer from these diseases.
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration outside the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 11, 2024. The United Nations’ top court opened hearings into South Africa’s allegation that Israel’s war with Hamas amounts to genocide against Palestinians.
(AP Photo/Patrick Post)
Real and perceived economic grievances often fuel extremist groups like Hamas. Here’s how the economic basics of supply provide a way to tackle terrorism.
Joaquin Phoenix dans le rôle de Napoléon, dans le film de Ridley Scott. Napoléon était un législateur prolifique qui a parrainé le « Code civil des Français » à l’influence planétaire.
En mettant l’accent sur les triomphes tactiques, les erreurs de calcul et les frasques sexuelles de Napoléon, Ridley Scott néglige l’héritage paradoxal qu’il a laissé en tant que législateur.
Given how wealth contributes to health on the personal, individual level, the case for economic growth being good for us might seem intuitive.
The historical correlation between economic prosperity and increased life expectancy might suggest that growth is generally a good thing. However, other evidence points to the downside of growth.
Joaquin Phoenix in Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon.’ Napoleon was a prolific legislator who sponsored the Civil Code, later known as the Napoleonic Code.
Ridley Scott’s focus on Napoleon’s tactical triumphs, reckless miscalculations and sexual entanglements neglects his paradoxical legacy as a lawmaker.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks about reforms in Alberta health care in Edmonton in November 2023.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Catalonia and post-Brexit U.K. illustrate the dangers of separatism and divisive rhetoric. Both Alberta and Ottawa must act to address western alienation and prevent a catastrophic scenario.
Feet of a person with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.
In rural Ghana, only 18% of patients believe elephantiasis is a disease. Some others think it is caused by curses or even rain. Only by understanding local beliefs can it be treated effectively.
Members of the Hamilton Tiger Cats 1999 winning team hoist the Grey Cup during a pre-game ceremony in Hamilton, Ont., Oct. 4, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
While the Grey Cup and Canadian football were once considered significant national institutions, part of their allure appears to have faded over the years.
Family members at the Kyiv memorial of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the country’s war against Russia.
(AP Photo/Alex Babenko)
Ad-hoc crowdsourcing efforts amid the Ukraine war, initially intended as stop-gap measures to support an underfunded Ukrainian military, have since coalesced into major global fundraising campaigns.
Imaginative fulfilment with Barbie as a toy need not rely on parents investing in an entire Barbie world of branded objects.
Children can transform ordinary items into extraordinary play scenes with Barbie and Barbie-like dolls.
How post-secondary institutions react after a sexual assault incident can impact campus safety.
A new community risk assessment tool allows post-secondary institutions to make evidence-based decisions about their policies and procedures.
Ceremonial tipis sit in front of the former residential school, Blue Quills, now the home to Blue Quills university run by seven First Nations.
The author led a search for unmarked graves at the site of Blue Quills, a former residential school. She found more areas of interest (potential graves) than the official record shows.
The Blue Quills Indian Residential School in St. Paul, Alta., Aug. 15, 1931. When the federal government announced plans to shutter the school in 1970, the community fought back, and Blue Quills became the first residence and school controlled by First Nations people in Canada.
(Provincial Archives of Alberta)
To honour Truth and Reconciliation Day, we spoke with Terri Cardinal, who headed up one of the many community searches for the children who went missing while attending an Indian Residential School.
Increasing inclusivity in entrepreneurship will foster more equitable economic participation across the board.
Increasing entrepreneurship among women and racialized people calls for the development of more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Electricity prices in Alberta hit a record high in July, more than doubling from last year.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Alberta government has a vital role to play in preventing low-income Albertans from being exploited by the deregulated electricity market.
A fundamental component for training health-care professionals is interacting with patients and families.
Each encounter that health-care students have with patients and families helps them understand real-world patient needs. That means all Canadians have a role in educating future health-care providers.
People pass a decorated wall during the Pride Parade at English Bay in Vancouver, B.C, Aug. 6, 2023.
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While Canadians are supportive of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, relatively few see themselves as active allies. Here are five steps people can take to be better allies.
Research collaboration between police forces and academics could go a long way to ensuring federal legislation aimed at fighting coercive control in intimate relationships is effective.
Police-academic partnerships are key to the success of evidence-based policing. Growing support for coercive control legislation makes research collaboration all the more urgent.
A woman gives a thumbs-down as she takes part in a protest against LGBTQ+ Pride in Ottawa, June 9, 2023.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Muslim teachings on sexual and gender diversity are far more diverse than what many conservative groups would like us to believe.
The United Conservative Party demonized the NDP’s proposals for a corporate tax rate increase during the recent provincial election campaign. But Calgary-based energy companies and other corporations have capitalized on tax rate decreases, firing workers instead of investing in them.
The conventional narrative on corporate tax increases relies on ‘zombie ideas’ that pander to corporate interests, harm the public interest and refuse to die.