A woman takes a selfie with three others while attending the Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey, B.C., on April 22, 2017.
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Studies suggest a significant proportion of Indian-origin families in Canada are practising female feticide. It is crucial to understand how gender inequality may lead to sex selection.
Controlling a leader’s image via campaign-sanctioned photographs is an age-old practice in politics.
Controlling how leaders appear in photographs is an age-old practice in politics. It's in full force during the Canadian election.
A camera catches a huge Greenland shark in eastern Baffin Bay, near Disko Bay, Greenland.
The eastern Arctic and sub-Arctic marine areas of Canada are changing rapidly under climate change.
If countries commit to universal health coverage alone, they will be emphasizing disease management over investing in wellness.
The UN's global health policy related to universal health coverage should be grounded in primary health care -- with meaningful benchmarks to ensure patient participation.
A wildfire moves towards the town of Anzac from Fort McMurray, Alta. in May 2016.
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The boreal forest is being reshaped by wildfire. As climate change intensifies wildfire activity, the boreal forest will likely become a carbon source.
Teaching social and environmental responsibility to engineering students will provide them with valuable skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Technological stewardship is a set of values that provide members of the engineering community with guidance for responsible, responsive and agile approaches to design and implementation.
At the core of patient-centered care is respecting the dignity of patients as humans.
A simple introduction from care providers can be a good start towards a truly patient-centred approach to health services.
Social and cognitive skills such as drawing conclusions about emotional states and social interactions are least vulnerable to being displaced by AI.
A shift to outcomes-based education will enable students to gain critical automation-resistant competencies to succeed and thrive in the future workforce alongside AI.
Our societies would be kinder and better places overall if we considered what we can and do learn from autism.
A medical model tends to see disability as an individual impairment, but disability — including autism — is part of all of our precarious, precious lives.
Early intervention could make a difference. Here, protestors gather at Queen’s Park in Toronto on March 7, 2019 to protest changes to Ontario’s autism program.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
An inclusive education researcher says the government's consolation plan to boost school funding for autism services with no investment in early childhood education flies in the face of evidence.
There is a payoff of early quality childhood education for families, for communities and for economies but especially for child development.
A comparative study examining more than 50 years of data in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. finds quality early child education lessens the need for later special education.
Construction of the Hebron platform - digitalization is disrupting how offshore oil and gas industries conduct and manage operations.
Digital technologies are changing the ways that oilfields are being managed and operated, and disrupting the labour market.
The United Nations says people “left behind” include those vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but aren’t the furthest behind those damaging the environment? Here, a man rides a bicycle through a devastated Homs, Syria. Numerous studies say climate change was a factor in record-setting drought, one of several causes of the country’s civil war.
AP Photo/Dusan Vranic
The United Nations Declaration on sustainable development stresses "leaving no-one behind," but what about the factors that cause many to be behind in the first place?
A fisherman on Kwan Phayo.
Philip A. Loring
Many people focus just on agriculture and new technologies for feeding the world's growing population. Yet, fisheries are the centerpiece of billions of people's diets.
Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib became one of two Muslim women to be elected to Congress in the recent midterm elections. How voters gender-identify has an impact on how they vote.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Men and women are not unified voting blocs. We must consider how voters identify themselves in terms of gender to truly understand how women and men think about politics.
Women in Nepal are tapped for volunteer health work. Many take on the work out of a sense of duty, but also gain access to otherwise inaccessible opportunities. Here women are seen on a bus in Pokhara, Nepal.
Women health-care volunteers in places like Nepal, Afghanistan and Ethiopia play a vital role in the health system, yet they are undervalued and undertrained.
A protester opposed to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is lowered to a police boat after spending two days suspended from a bridge in Vancouver in July 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Based on the success of the Clayoquot Sound protests 25 years ago, we can expect the TransMountain pipeline expansion protest movement, and its related civil disobedience, to continue.
A whale shark moves towards a piece of plastic in the ocean.
If we are truly invested in addressing the issue of marine plastic and offsetting the potential harms, we have to understand which fish eat plastic and which ones don't.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer immigrants are generally not considered by policymakers and settlement providers.
A recent study reveals that immigrant-serving organizations in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador do not demonstrate an awareness of racially diverse LGBTQ immigrants.
There’s more to e-waste than the discarded monitors, cell phones and other electronics.
No amount of post-consumer recycling can recoup the waste generated before consumers purchase their devices.