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Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 44,500 students, including 2,400 master’s and PhD students, 3,200 faculty and staff, and nearly 170,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past five years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education.

The Centre for Communicating Knowledge (CCK) from the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), will play a key role in The Conversation and work with all Ryerson faculties to develop new ways to communicate research, assist in the development of multiple media platforms and create innovative outputs.

The CCK’s aim is to find new ways to explore knowledge mobilization. Engaging FCAD students, the CCK will conceptualize and develop various communication assets such as infographics, videos, and animations to enhance our faculty members’ stories.

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Last May, churches in low income communities across New York offered COVID-19 testing to residents in conjunction with Northwell Health and New York State, where COVID-19 hit residents the hardest. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Income inequality and COVID-19: We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat

How two Canadian teams of economists and epidemiologists studied COVID-19 from a social science perspective to show that higher national income inequality is associated with worse COVID outcomes.
The ongoing construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, near Kamloops, B.C., in September 2021. China’s clean energy plans could create problems for Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What China’s plans to decarbonize its economy mean for Canada’s energy exports

Canada has neglected to keep up with China’s climate politics, putting the future of the country’s fossil fuel exports at risk.
La première dose de vaccin Pfizer-BioNTech contre le Covid-19 au Canada est prête à être utilisée au Michener Institute de Toronto à la mi-décembre 2020, soit moins d'un an après que l'Organisation mondiale de la santé ait déclaré le Covid-19 pandémique. Frank Gunn/Canadian Press

L’industrie pharmaceutique peut-elle vraiment restaurer sa réputation avec la pandémie ?

S’ils veulent vraiment redorer leur image, les grands labos feraient bien de profiter de leur popularité actuelle pour privilégier les pratiques socialement responsables.
Legislation on the right to disconnect sounds promising. But does it really address why workers are putting in so many hours long after their work day should be done? (Victoria Heath/Unsplash)

The right to disconnect: Why legislation doesn’t address the real problems with work

The right to disconnect can be the catalyst an organization needs to review its workplace policies. But what’s really needed is a cultural shift that gives workers more control over how they work.
Canada’s Sarah Fillier celebrates her goal during overtime play of a women’s hockey game against the United States in a pre-Olympic Games series in October 2021. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

CBC commitment to men’s hockey: At best a missed opportunity for women’s, at worst a slap in the face

The audience for women’s professional hockey is waiting to be recognized and realized by the same energy and commitment broadcasters devote to men’s hockey.
Plants are more than background foliage in our busy lives. Our relationship with plants supports human health and well-being in many ways. (Sarah Elton)

How the relationships we have with plants contribute to human health in many ways

Plants support human health not only in terms of providing food, oxygen and shade. Our relationships with plants facilitate political decisions and actions that support health in the city.
Still from ‘I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors,’ the film version of Toronto-born Bernice Eisenstein’s memoir. (National Film Board/YouTube)

Canadian writing about the Holocaust is haunted by the grim past

The past of the Holocaust still haunts the present and calls out to Canadian writers. Their works of poetry and prose are forms of remembrance that command our attention.
An anti-vaccination protester holds an upside down Canadian flag during a demonstration outside the venue of a Liberal Party election campaign event, in Newmarket, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

The anti-vax movement is being radicalized by far-right political extremism

Vaccine hesitancy has been a subject of intense study in the field of scientific communication. Anti-vaxxers’ recent radicalization needs to be looked at.
While Canadian universities are paying more attention to anti-racism and equity, more must be done to incorporate those values into the education students receive. (Shutterstock)

In times of racial injustice, university education should not be ‘neutral’

Universities can ensure students in all disciplines are learning how to contribute to a world that they and future generations want to live in.
A woman marks the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada as she lights a joint in a Toronto park in October 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s marijuana legalization provides lessons to the world on selling cannabis

As many as 33 American states and several European countries are looking to legalize recreational cannabis. Canada’s experience has lessons for them about how best to sell cannabis.

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