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Maps can be a tool in the defense of Indigenous communities against extractive industries. Canadian Centre for Architecture; Grant Tigner, painter. Seagrams Limited, publisher. The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project, in The St. Lawrence Seaway: The Realization of a Mighty Dream, 1954.

Using maps as a weapon to resist extractive industries on Indigenous territories

Historically, western corporate maps have been privileged over Indigenous ones. But given the essential debate of territory in resource conflicts, maps are a crucial tool.
Deux hommes portent des chaises le long d'une rue envahie d'eau de crue, à Rigaud, à l'ouest de Montréal, dimanche 21 avril 2019. La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes

Inondations: pourra-t-on faire mieux la prochaine fois?

Les inondations causent de lourds dommages tant économiques, sociaux qu'environnementaux, en plus d'avoir des effets sur la santé physique et psychologique des sinistrés.
Plusieurs découvertes faites par des femmes dans les sciences de la vie sont ignorées ou reconnues trop tard. Le Canada est loin de la parité hommes-femmes en sciences. Shutterstock

Comment assurer une parité hommes-femmes dans les sciences de la vie ?

Plusieurs découvertes faites par des femmes dans les sciences de la vie sont ignorées ou reconnues trop tard. Le Canada est loin de la parité hommes-femmes en sciences.
Premier François Legault, left, and Simon Jolin-Barrette, minister of immigration, diversity and inclusiveness, are seen at the provincial legislature in late March 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

The supposed benefits of Québec secularism bill don’t outweigh the costs

While few would deny secularism and religious neutrality are legitimate goals, they don’t justify Bill 21's undue restriction of minority rights.
A girl takes her tuberculosis medication under the supervision of a health worker in Himachal Pradesh, India. (WHO/M.Grzemska)

A human-rights approach is essential to end the global TB epidemic

Tuberculosis kills more people globally than any other infectious disease. A human-rights approach and investment in quality care are essential to ending the global epidemic.
Seulement le tiers des scientifiques dans le monde sont des femmes, mais cette proportion chute brutalement pour celles issues des pays d'Afrique francophone. Shutterstock

Chercheuses, francophones, et issues de pays en développement: il est temps d'abattre les barrières !

Seulement le tiers des scientifiques dans le monde sont des femmes, mais cette proportion chute brutalement pour celles issues des pays d'Afrique francophone.
Women have contributed to some of the biggest discoveries in the life sciences, but remain under-acknowledged. Shutterstock

Closing the gender gap in the life sciences is an uphill struggle

Women have made life-changing research discoveries in the life sciences. Their achievements need to be recognized in order to increase future discoveries by women scientists.
On Jan. 15, 2019, the House voted 416-1 for a resolution to reject Congressman Steve King’s words about why terms like ‘white nationalist’ and ‘western civilization’ are offensive. Here a June 2018 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Memo to Iowa congressman: Western civilization was never just western

"Western civilization" has always been tangled up with Africa, Asia and the Americas. In other words, there never was a West without the Rest.
Les chimistes sont généralement représentés dans l’imaginaire comme des scientifiques fous, faisant de la magie noire et des explosions. Pourtant, les produits chimiques sont à la base du monde qui nous entoure. Shutterstock

Cinq idées fausses sur la chimie… et les chimistes!

La chimie est un formidable domaine de connaissance, de découverte et un puissant outil de transformation. Pourquoi les produits chimiques, présents partout, suscitent-ils tant de méfiance?
In the 19th century, white families in the U.S. could easily acquire real estate. This was never the case for Black Americans. U.S. National Archives

The myth of the American Frontier still shapes U.S. racial divides

Old 19th-century agreements between the U.S. government which expelled Indigenous peoples from their land and gave it cheaply to white settlers continue to impact inequalities in the United States.
People march against pipelines in Smithers, B.C. in May 2014. Francois Depey/Office of the Wet'suwet'en

Is the next Standing Rock looming in northern B.C.?

The We'suwet'en First Nation is fighting the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which would stretch nearly 700 kilometres across northern B.C. through their unceded land.
Ontario PC leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen arrives to participate in a debate in Ottawa in February 2018. Granic Allen was supported by the Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), and the organization said it recruited more than 9,000 PC memberships in support of her campaign to became the premier of Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

From America to Ontario: The political impact of the Christian right

Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics.

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