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Figuring out which foods garner more social media engagement will help restaurants and food content creators determine how to better amplify the reach of their online content. (Shutterstock)

Move over unicorn lattes, there’s a new Instagram trend in town: Normal-looking food

New research using AI finds that trendy, unique-looking foods generate less social media engagement than traditional, normal-looking foods.
Family and friends follow the casket of 10-year-old Jose Flores after a funeral service in Uvalde, Texas. Flores, an honour student, was killed in the latest elementary school shooting in the United States. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas school shooting: How assault-style rifles and ammunition kill and maim

The latest mass school shooting in Texas has renewed the debate about gun control. Here’s why gun advocates generally avoid discussing the harm that assault-style rifles can cause.
Ontario restored standardized testing in 2021-22 after missing a year due to the pandemic, but it’s going to be difficult to analyze results without consistent baseline data. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

After Ontario’s COVID-19 school closures, a responsive recovery plan is critical

Ontario’s incoming government after the election will have its work cut out for it in restoring the public’s faith after extensive school closures.
A local Muslim community buries a Yemeni migrant in Bohoniki, Poland, in November 2021. He was one of several people from the Middle East and elsewhere who have died in an area of forests and bogs along the Poland-Belarus border amid a standoff involving migrants between the two countries. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Outsourcing migration control is leading to violence in eastern Europe and beyond

What’s happening in the eastern forests of the European Union is a catastrophic spectacle and the logical and expected consequence of more than three decades of irresponsible border policy.
Research shows women job-seekers are turned off by job postings that use the type of language that appeals more to men. (Piqsels)

How to avoid gender bias in job postings

The language in job postings may be hampering the efforts of organizations in male-dominated industries to create more gender-diverse workforces.
Scrutiny of the Catholic Church’s accountability for systemic harms and abuses perpetrated by and in residential schools has also turned attention on how the church has responded to wider calls to prevent and respond to sexual abuse. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness

Research on how the Catholic Church has responded to sexual abuse shows it’s not only time for the church to walk the talk, but to change the talk away from a defensive legalistic approach.
Research from Alberta points to the burden parents have faced with home learning. Here, a youth passes Bloor Collegiate Institute in Toronto, May 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

End of topsy-turvy school year: 5 education issues exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic education shock has raised five critical issues that demonstrate how student learning and achievement and social well-being are far from mutually exclusive.
Le vice-amiral Haydn Edmundson dirige le commandement du personnel militaire, qui lui donne autorité sur la carrière des militaires reconnus coupables d’inconduite sexuelle. Accusé d’avoir agressé sexuellement une subordonnée, il est en congé avec solde pour une durée indéterminée. La Presse Canadienne/Justin Tang

Inconduite sexuelle, abus de pouvoir et secret : voici ce dont j’ai été témoin dans l’armée canadienne

Il y a quelque chose qui cloche chez les militaires canadiens. Et il est nécessaire de comprendre plus profondément comment persistent dans l’armée les inégalités et les inconduites.
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson manages military personnel command, which gives him authority over career consequences for military members found to have engaged in sexual misconduct, he is on indefinite leave with pay after being accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Sexual misconduct, abuse of power, adultery and secrecy: What I witnessed in Canada’s military

Deeper levels of comprehension are needed to understand the embedded inequalities and misconducts in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Les entreprises se tournent de plus en plus vers les méthodes d’embauche virtuelles, parfois avec des entretiens sans interaction humaine. (Pixabay)

Comment embaucher – et se faire embaucher – avec le recrutement en ligne

Les entretiens vidéo asynchrones sont une tendance d’embauche virtuelle qui gagne beaucoup de terrain. Voici comment les candidats à un emploi et les organisations peuvent les utiliser au mieux.
The emoji has become a critical part of our online communications, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic when face-to-face contact is hard to come by. (Domingo Alvarez/Unsplash)

Emoji power: How a 🤯 or a 👏🏽 fuel social media engagement, especially amid COVID-19

In the absence of face-to-face interactions, people are using emojis to help express themselves. New research suggests that emoji use can drive engagement and make content more viral.
Companies are increasingly turning to virtual hiring methods, including interviews that don’t involve human interaction. (Pixabay)

How to land a job when companies have shifted to virtual hiring

Asynchronous video interviews, or AVIs, are a virtual hiring trend that are gaining a lot of traction. Here’s how job candidates and organizations can best use them.
Distinguishing a unique sense of place within a common virtual space of online learning will require significant investment. (Shutterstock)

6 ways universities are being put to the test by coronavirus

In a world where students can attend any university from their living rooms, universities need a compelling answer to the question: “Why should students come here?”
A woman places a pinwheel in front of a mural dedicated to slain RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, a victim of a shooting rampage carried out by a man with unlicensed weapons, in Cole Harbour, N.S., on April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Krochak

Nova Scotia mass shooting shows how deadly unlicensed gun owners can be

Far from just committing ‘paper crimes,’ the mass shooting in Nova Scotia shows the deadly threats posed by unlicensed gun owners.

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