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Established in 1841 and one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, Queen’s today is a mid-sized university that provides a transformative student learning experience within a research-intensive environment A member of the prestigious U15 group of research-intensive Canadian universities, Queen’s conducts leading-edge research in areas of critical concern. Queen’s is also a member of the Matariki Network, an international group of research-intensive universities with a strong shared commitment to the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience.

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Une manifestante lance des slogans pendant une manifestation dans le centre d’Istanbul pour dénoncer la violence contre les femmes en Turquie, le 25 novembre 2020. AP Photo

#MoiAussi en 2021 : partout dans le monde, les femmes poursuivent la lutte contre la violence sexuelle

De nouvelles prises de conscience #MoiAussi émergent partout dans le monde, permettant aux filles et aux femmes de briser le tabou de la violence sexuelle.
Establishing public trust is now central to any decisions regarding the inoculation of our child population. (Shutterstock)

Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Historically, we immunized children against diseases like polio that were a clear danger to them, but COVID-19 is usually mild in children. However, herd immunity is unlikely without vaccinating kids.
La Chronique des Bridgerton nous raconte les amours et le mariage de Daphné Bridgerton avec Simon Basset, Duc de Hastings. ( Liam Daniel/Netflix)

« Bridgerton » sur Netflix : un portrait romancé de l’Angleterre à l’aube de la modernité

« Bridgerton » aborde – mais occulte aussi – les tensions sociales, raciales et politiques de l’époque de la Régence en Angleterre, la décennie extraordinaire qui marque l’aube du monde moderne.
People protest outside the Tendercare Living Centre long-term-care facility in Scarborough, Ont. on Dec. 29, 2020. This LTC home has been hit hard by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Enabling better aging: The 4 things seniors need, and the 4 things that need to change

Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada's support service systems is long overdue.
In the early stages of the pandemic, people suddenly started buying toilet paper in bulk, leading to widespread shortages. (Shutterstock)

What motivates changing behaviours during COVID-19 — from toilet paper hoarding to physical distancing

During the early stages of the pandemic, people adapted to changing situations by making new and different choices. But how did they make these decisions? Motivation theory can explain the process.
La vice-première ministre et ministre des finances Chrystia Freeland lors d'une conférence de presse mardi 20 octobre à Ottawa. Le gouvernement doit investir dans ses infrastructures pour relancer l'économie. La Presse Canadienne/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa doit profiter des faibles taux d'intérêt pour relancer l'économie

L'énoncé économique du gouvernement du Canada fait craindre le pire. Est-ce que le gouvernement en fait trop? On doit plutôt se demander si le gouvernement en fait assez pour relancer l'économie.
Les troupeaux de caribous Tonquin et Brazeau, au Parc national de Jasper sont maintenant si petits qu'ils ne peuvent pas se rétablir par eux-mêmes. Parcs Canada

La reproduction en captivité des caribous n'empêchera pas leur extinction

En cette ère de changements climatiques, il est impératif d’assurer l’indépendance de Parcs Canada et de protéger cette société d’État de toute ingérence politique.
Children participate in CodeSpark Academy, Dec. 4, 2017, in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Mark Von Holden/AP Images for CodeSpark Academy)

Why a computer isn’t the first thing you need when teaching kids to code

Before leaning to code, children must learn spatial orientation, how to communicate and how to solve problems. These resources and games help teach the foundational knowledge needed for coding.
For people with disabilities, prescription drug costs are often layered on top of other health-related costs. (Shutterstock)

Without pharmacare, Canadians with disabilities rationing drugs due to high prescription costs

Any pharmacare plan that aims to remove financial barriers to treatment and eliminate inequities should prioritize those who face the highest out-of-pocket drug costs, such as people with disabilities.
Keeping busy during the pandemic by taking on a new hobby or tackling a home renovation project can help us get through challenging times. (Shutterstock)

7 ways meaningful activities can help us get through the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time. But staying busy can help by creating a diversion, helping us to build community and strengthening our sense of self.
Bill C-12 is not a plan for Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but it would set targets to help it succeed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new climate plan: Q&A about Bill C-12

If Canada began to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about four per cent per year, we could still meet our 2030 climate targets.
Isolating prisoners in cells with no contact and little activity over a sustained period of time amounts to torture. (Shutterstock)

Solitary confinement by any other name is still torture

While seemingly an alternative to solitary confinement, Structured Intervention Units have been a catastrophic failure, especially for imprisoned people with mental illness.
Many people are wondering if COVID-19 could spell the end of university admission testing. Young people at the Autonomous University of Barcelona on July 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

University admissions tests like the SAT are under scrutiny especially in the age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated a growing shift to test-optional admissions policies or scrapping entrance tests altogether.

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