The word ‘woke’ has become a politically potent term used to define and discredit a host of social issues.
The word ‘woke’ has increasingly become caught up in the rhetoric of the culture war. But debates around wokeness and what it means are drawing attention away from the real issues.
For women to reach leadership positions, they need to be valued and recognized for their contributions, which may look different than those of their male colleagues.
Feminine leadership encompasses aspects of ourselves that have been pushed aside within conventionally male-dominant spaces. Recentring them can foster leadership that is more inclusive.
The historic Main Street in Newmarket, Ont. Main Street businesses are a crucial part of Canadian culture and the economy.
Rising business costs and shifts in the market accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic are posing challenges for small retailers along Main Street business areas.
Although pregnancy was celebrated in Renaissance paintings, like the ‘Primavera’ by Botticelli, the reality was quite different. Will Giorgia Meloni’s far-right government reverse abortion rights in Italy?
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
Canada’s LTC can become a seamless, human-centered system that helps senior citizens get the care they need.
Coronavirus has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable seniors. We need socially innovative solutions to redesign long-term care and help seniors age safely and with dignity.
A homeless man sits with his dog as people walk past in Toronto in January 2021.
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This approach would cause an outcry, but when it comes to homelessness, addressing only the symptoms has been the norm.
Afrofuturist’s work is rooted in the desire to transform the present for Black people. Here actor Mouna Traoré in ‘Brown Girl Begins’ (2017) directed by Sharon Lewis set in a post-apocalyptic version of Toronto.
Afrofuturist’s work is rooted in the desire to transform the present for Black people. To do so, they imagine a reality in which Black people are the agents of their own story, countering histories that discount and dismiss them.
An Ontario pilot project showcases a circular food model that results in delicious food produced via regenerative agriculture practices.
There are many hard lessons learned from the pandemic; one is that our food system needs a serious reboot. Luckily, we need only look to nature’s cycles for clues on how to fix it.
If rules generate ways of seeing the world, why not change the rules?
The tabletop role-playing game scene once epitomized by ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ has seen new game genres emerge where people experiment and play with solutions to structural inequalities.
Deserted: a highway in Dubai during lockdown in 2020.
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A transcript of episode 7 of The Conversation Weekly pocast, including an extra from Don’t Call Me Resilient on the treatment of migrant workers in Canada.
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Plus we hear about the hardships faced by migrant workers in Canada. Listen to episode 7 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
COVID-19 has laid bare how migrant workers in Canada are treated.
For much of its history Canada has encouraged people to come and work in this country. However, racialized migrant workers often face an immigration system designed to leave them powerless.
Life under COVID-19 restrictions means many of us are having to deal with the intense boredom of life being on pause.
As the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions and quarantines continues into their second year, more people are experiencing an acute form of COVID-boredom.
Artwork ‘Melly Shum Hates Her Job’ by Ken Lum hangs in the Witte de Withstraat district in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, shown May 2008.
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A Rotterdam art centre removed its colonial-era name and is renaming itself ‘The Kunstinstituut Melly,’ to honour the city’s 30-year love affair with Ken Lum’s iconic work.
Senior leaders need to move beyond design thinking as it’s often introduced in non-design-savvy settings, like business schools, and get to deep design thinking that inspires and ultimately produces results.
Leaders in private and public organizations should seek creative problem-solving skills to better innovate. Design thinking may be the answer.
Peter Thomas of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (left), Marcel Dionne of Roarockit (centre) and Jaimie Isaac, curator for Indigenous/Contemporary at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (right), are seen building a skateboard using a do-it-yourself kit in this 2017 photo. Art and design schools should reward those who actually build and create more than they do design theorists.
Even as our world goes digital, there will always be an appetite for craftsmanship, for art and for the work only human hands can truly bring to life. Art and design schools should celebrate creators.
A still from the documentary Migrant Dreams which streams this month on Al Jazeera’s Witness.
Canada’s reputation as a land of opportunity is challenged by Migrant Dreams, a documentary that explores the lives of migrants as they navigate dangerous and exploitative working conditions.