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The coronavirus pandemic has increased the prominence of women’s voices in the media. Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau and Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam take part in a videoconference on July 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The coronavirus pandemic increased the visibility of women in the media, but it’s not all good news

More women are making appearances in the news media, and this is due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is not all good news: women are interviewed about the effects of the pandemic on their lives.
As statues topple, business schools must begin seriously decolonizing. (Piqsels)

A call to decolonize business schools, including our own

Contemplating the future of the business school means we must decide what kind of society we want our students to create and what reforms are needed to enable them to do so.
In this April 2013 photo, Bangladeshis gather as rescuers look for survivors and victims at the site of the Rana Plaza building that collapsed a day earlier, in Savar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad)

Corporate social responsibility commitments: All talk, no action

Until there are global standards for authentic corporate social responsibility efforts, we will continue to see local impoverishment, hazardous waste and tragic labour accidents in the Global South.
In this 2019 promotional photo from McDonald’s, then CEO Steve Easterbrook, fourth from the left, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac with family members of the McDonald’s employee who invented the popular sandwich. Easterbrook has since been dismissed from McDonald’s for inappropriate behaviour. (Peter Wynn Thompson/AP Images for McDonald's)

How good governance can stop toxic ‘bro behaviour’ at companies

Bad behaviour and toxic culture at a company can be corrected if the organization's board of directors states clearly the values they are looking for in a CEO.
Journalists must do more than cover news events. They must challenge the status quo, and dig deeper into the stories they cover. Journalists are seen in a scrum at the federal Liberal cabinet retreat in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Want to make the news better? Shatter the status quo

It's not enough anymore for journalists to be mere watchdogs. Journalism must address subconscious social biases to give readers a fuller picture of what they need to know.
In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After Trump and Brexit: The coming of the progressive wave

Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
Rather than blank boarded-up storefronts, artists in Vancouver have created murals to offer inspiration, public health messaging and beauty during the coronavirus pandemic. This one is by Will Phillips. (Eugene McCann)

COVID-19 murals express hope and help envision urban futures

During COVID-19, boarded-up storefronts host various new types of inspirational, informational and decorative murals that should be read critically as representing political agendas for the future.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland have relied heavily on the science-based advice of Chief Medical Officer Theresa Tam during the coronavirus pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Politicians and scientists need strong connections during the coronavirus crisis — and beyond

The effective integration of science into policy-making improves legislation and leads to effective solutions for society — and not only during times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump has often been documented bullshitting. In a business setting, however, bullshitters can be harder to identify. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bullshit is everywhere. Here’s how to deal with it at work

Understanding the distinction between bullshit and lying is essential. We can reveal a lie by uncovering the truth, but dealing effectively with bullshit is more complicated.
La ministre de la Santé, Patty Hajdu, en compagnie de l'administratrice en chef de l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada, Theresa Tam, et du premier ministre Justin Trudeau, lors d'une conférence de presse sur le coronavirus qui s'est tenue à Ottawa, le 11 mars. La Presse Canadienne/Adrian Wyld

De l'importance des relations entre politiciens et scientifiques

Que l’on soit ou non en situation de crise, l’intégration efficace de la science dans la prise de décisions politiques améliore les projets de loi et mène à des solutions efficaces pour la société.

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