People line up at a mass vaccination centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont.
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Canadian public health organizations have run into a serious communication problem about the AstraZeneca vaccine. Crisis management and communication theories explain what's gone wrong.
We’re more attracted to foods with a higher caloric density, and this is reflected in our social media activity.
The nutritional content of food posted online can predict the levels of social media engagement, and possibly affect what we eat.
The Canadian government’s employment of AI technology needs to be transparent.
A responsible approach to the use of artificial intelligence by government requires transparency. The Canadian government's use of AI in making immigration decisions warrants further investigation.
Aamjiwnaang First Nation is surrounded by ‘Chemical Valley,’ a large complex of petrochemical plants, located near Sarnia, Ont.
(Jon Lin Photography/flickr)
Addressing environmental racism in Canada is not only a matter of justice, but also of meeting Canada’s human rights obligations
A woman ties a balloon that reads ‘In Solidarity with Survivors’ after former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi arrived at court in Toronto, in May 2016. He was later found not guilty.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
The solution to a defective, sexist Criminal Code ban can be found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Soo Yong and William Boyd in a still from the film ‘The Secret of the Wastelands’ (1941).
Soo Yong’s career, particularly when contrasted with Anna May Wong's, shows how Hollywood and Chinese popular culture aimed to depict Chinese women amid shifting Chinese-American relationships.
Children play at the Children’s Centre at Capilano University in Capilano, B.C.
Canada has an opportunity to become a world leader in early childhood education. With monumental federal support, this is the time to build a sustainable and relevant early education system.
There are many complex pandemic-related risk factors for suicide, and suicide prevention is a crucial public health response to COVID-19.
Combating catastrophic demoralization and suicidal thoughts during COVID-19 means supporting people to reconnect with their values, with meaning in life and with others.
The Washington Post has been criticized for saying a reporter who was the victim of a sexual assault couldn’t objectively cover topics like the #MeToo movement.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The concept that journalists should be objective is outdated and impossible. Instead, good reporters use life experiences to ask fresh questions.
People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in New York, on March 21, 2021.
(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Fifteen Asian academics discuss the roots of anti-Asian racism and limits of multiculturalism in Canada while charting a path forward.
The World Health Organization is building a game world to allow medical practitioners to admit virtual patients for emergency treatment during a mass casualty simulation.
A game world is an immersive fantasy world that is created with the intention of promoting interaction with its environment.
A NFT is a digital file with verified identity and ownership.
It might sound ridiculous but the explosive market of crypto-collectibles and crypto-art is no joke. Here's an explainer to make sense of it all
The direct confrontational tactics adopted by environmental activists over the past decade have transformed the global climate movement.
A web of local environmental action campaigns launched against oilsands pipelines a decade ago helped bring an end to Keystone XL.
Wearable devices can help track the spread of COVID-19 in places where smartphone use isn’t possible.
The government of Ontario's announcement of funding of a wearable contact tracking device for workplaces raises concerns about privacy and surveillance.
Uber drivers of the App Drivers & Couriers Union celebrate as they listen to a British Supreme Court decision that ruled Uber drivers should be classified as workers and not self-employed contractors.
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
The British Supreme Court ruling in favour of Uber drivers offers some hope that gig workers, many of them immigrants, might finally be given basic rights. But there's still lots of work to do.
Digital health technology, such as electronic health records, is believed to enhance patient-centred care, improve integrated care and ensure financially sustainable health care.
Digital health can improve care, but in Ontario, health data are still fragmented, despite billions of dollars spent over the last two decades to enable fast and secure exchange of health information.
Guatemalans protest against the Escobal mine in Guatemala in 2012.
(James A. Rodríguez/MiMundo.org)
A growing body of research suggests that investors care about human rights and consultation with Indigenous communities, and consider them important to the value of their investments.
Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
If the new U.S. administration can show that it's taking action to address widespread grievances, it should be able to move forward from this period of sustained mass protest.
There’s strong pressure to use more technology to capture student attention, but what about inviting students to adopt a contemplative posture?
What if one of the answers to the challenges of distance learning was to go back to basics and set up less "tech" and more human contexts?
After an extensive renovation, an old house in a laneway in Toronto became a new two-bedroom home.
(LGA Architectural Partners, Ben Rahn/A Frame)
Laneway suites could increase rental stock in established neighbourhoods without affecting their character. Toronto has lagged behind other cities in Canada and North America.