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Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

Toronto Metropolitan 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, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 45,000 students, including 2,400 master’s and PhD students, 3,200 faculty and staff, and nearly 170,000 alumni worldwide. Research at the university 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) located within The Creative School at the university will play a key role in The Conversation and work with all Toronto Metropolitan University 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 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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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron after their talks in early February 2022 in Moscow on escalating tensions with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

Why Emmanuel Macron’s peace efforts with Vladimir Putin are probably pointless

New research on diplomacy and backroom bargaining suggests diplomatic efforts are unlikely to be successful with Vladimir Putin. That’s why Emmanuel Macron’s diplomacy attempts aren’t working.
A Haitian family poses for a photograph after after taking the oath of citizenship on Parliament Hill in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Settlement services need to improve their online offerings for tech-savvy newcomers

Newcomers need settlement services to learn about life in Canada. Settlement agencies need to use online channels and communicate existing online services to help newcomers before they arrive.
Common approaches used to encourage internationally educated health-care professionals to work in smaller communities often focus primarily on attraction, but do not address the reasons why they tend to leave. (Shutterstock)

How rural Canada can attract and retain international health-care providers: Address discrimination, provide support

Small communities struggle to retain needed internationally educated health-care professionals. Challenges will persist until the compounding effects of social and professional isolation are addressed.
An inmate can be seen inside a segregation cell at the Collins Bay Institution in Kingston, Ont., in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

How prisons are using COVID-19 containment measures as a guise for torture

Solitary confinement is still a common feature of prisons across Canada and in its most populous province, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a practice that amounts to torture.
The screen in Piccadilly Circus is lit to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee comes amid her declining health, royal backlash and a colonial reckoning

This year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will draw on traditions that have bolstered support for monarchs since the early 1800s — it could help this year’s celebrations succeed again.
A crew member throws a line ashore as the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf, docks in Victoria after arriving from Vancouver in October 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ukraine war highlights the Canadian military’s urgent need for a lifeline

Canada cannot fulfil its international defence commitments, including humanitarian and peacekeeping missions, without new equipment.
Black women have been fighting for decades for the right to wear their natural hair. Here Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the premiere of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ on Dec. 18, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP/Noah Berger)

Jada Pinkett Smith and Black women’s hair: History of disrespect leads to the CROWN Act

Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
HuffPost Canada was abruptly shut down on March 9, 2021, by Buzzfeed as part of a broad restructuring plan for the company. This closure came two weeks after two dozen workers filed for union certification. (Shutterstock)

Bottom-up, audience-driven and shut down: How HuffPost Canada left its mark on Canadian media

From prioritizing diversity to a bottom-up editorial process to using traditional marketing practices to develop journalistic stories, HuffPost Canada was a digital-first innovator.
The dance floor was a place of belonging in the face of homophobic violence, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and moralistic representations of gay life. (Philip Share/Craig Jennex)

How LGBTQ2+ 1980s dance parties sparked collective joy and power — and can again

Toronto’s Gay Community Dance Committee funded lesbian and gay liberation organizing in an unkind era that made community work not only difficult, but increasingly necessary.
La primera dosis de la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech en Canadá lista para ser utilizada en el Instituto Michener de Toronto a mediados de diciembre de 2020, menos de un año después de que la Organización Mundial de la Salud declarara la pandemia de COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

La mejora de la reputación de las grandes farmacéuticas durante la pandemia podría resultar efímera

Si las grandes farmacéuticas quieren lograr un cambio de imagen definitivo, deben aprovechar la actual predisposición del público sobre sus vacunas COVID-19 dando prioridad a las prácticas socialmente responsables.
In 1941, Robeson recorded an album of Chinese fighting and folk songs with activist Liu Liangmo with the Chinese People’s Chorus — organized among members of the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance in New York City’s Chinatown. (Gordon Parks for the U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information/Wikimedia/Keynote records)

How American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson became a hero in China

In China, Robeson continues to be remembered as a loyal friend celebrated for popularizing what became China’s national anthem and building solidarity between peoples of China and African Americans.
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.

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