The isolation of long-term care homes to protect residents from COVID-19 revealed how much care was coming from visiting family members.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Research on the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 in long-term care homes is shedding light on avenues for positive change.
A big brown bat and a little brown bat hibernating in an abandoned mine in Ontario.
White-nose syndrome has wiped out millions of bats in North America, pushing researchers to look at alternative roosts like bat boxes. But the U.S. bat box designs may not suit Canadian bats.
La vie secrète des lynx est révélée par des enregistrements audio.
L’enregistrement et l’analyse des bruits émis par le lynx ont permis de découvrir de nouvelles informations sur son comportement.
Families and youth aged 12 and older lined up for a COVID-19 vaccine at Gordon A Brown Middle School in Toronto in May.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
With youth ages 12 and over eligible for COVID-19 vaccination — and as trials for younger children move ahead — parental hesitancy is emerging as the new challenge for COVID-19 vaccine programs.
The secret lives of lynx are revealed through audio recordings.
Audio recordings of the secret lives of the Canada lynx demonstrate the value of technology in monitoring wildlife.
All 129 men who embarked on the Franklin expedition died. DNA analysis is being used to identify the remains.
129 officers and crew died during the 1845 Franklin Northwest Passage expedition. DNA analysis from their remains of members can reveal the identity of the men who perished during the journey.
A 1961 photo that shows a Styrofoam igloo in the Inuit community of Kinngait.
(Library and Archives Canada/Charles Gimpel)
Plastic versions of igloos show an early example of culturally sensitive housing, abandoned in favour of inadequate southern-style structures.
Seniors wait after receiving a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Montréal, in March 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Older adults are assets, but they shouldn’t be commodities.
Improving death-friendliness offers further opportunity to improve social inclusion. A death-friendly approach could lay the groundwork for people to stop fearing getting old or alienating those who have.
Death-friendly communities that welcome mortality might help us live better lives and provide better care for people at the end of their lives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shops at a Metro earlier this year before dropping the items in a bin destined for a food bank.
Adam Scotti/The Prime Minister's Office
The federal government’s response to the scourge of food insecurity must involve a lot more than just encouraging Canadians to donate canned goods. It must honour Canadians’ right to food.
Exploring the unique capacities of online events, instead of trying to replicate in-person conventions, will yield the best results.
Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use COVID-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design.
Algonquin wolves can be legally killed in many parts of Ontario.
(Helen E. Grose)
A recovery plan for the threatened Algonquin wolf should have been in place two years ago. Recent amendments to the Endangered Species Act mean the Algonquin wolf faces an uncertain future.
Studying the genomes of mountain goats supports conservation efforts.
As mountain goats face pressures from climate change and human disturbance, analyzing their genome provides useful information on their ecology and evolution.
We miss too much when we treat all seniors as helpless.
COVID-19 public health messages often classify ‘elderly neighbours’ as in need of aid, and overlook the substantial contributions, achievements and resources of older people.
A coal mine in the mountains in Alberta.
Environmental monitoring and public participation are necessary to maintain transparency and protect ecosystems and communities.
A passenger pigeon flock being hunted in Louisiana. From the ‘Illustrated Shooting and Dramatic News’, 1875.
For decades, the extinction of passenger pigeons has been explained by two theories of human impact. New research shows one of these theories is now more compelling than the other.
Une baleine plonge dans la baie de Disko, au large de la côte ouest du Groenland, là où le squelette hybride d’un crâne de béluga croisé avec celui d’un narval a été découvert.
Il a été prouvé qu'un crâne trouvé dans l'ouest du Groenland est la progéniture mâle de première génération d'une femelle narval et d'un mâle béluga.
A whale dives in Disko Bay, off the west coast of Greenland, where a hybrid narwhal-beluga skull was found.
A skull found in West Greenland is proven to be the first-generation male offspring of a female narwhal and male beluga whale. The creature’s unusual diet may have been a result of its strange teeth.
Street art can complement formal classroom learning. Here, ‘No more pipelines’ mural by the artist Swarm in Montréal.
(Anna Augosto Rodrigues)
Street art promotes public dialogue on social justice issues and can lead to opportunities for learning outside of formal schooling.
Canada’s First Nation women are going missing but is the government listening?
In August 2014, Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg Manitoba, stuffed in a garbage bag by her killer. Her disappearance had been reported to the police by child protection workers…