A woman who attended an Indian Day School joins her daughter as they look at the Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display outside the B.C. legislature in June 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
People must learn more about the history and legacies of residential schools and day schools and understand their relationship to Canada’s colonial project.
Photo titled ‘Burning My Ship’ by Cynthia Tellez for the photovoice project ‘Take a Walk in My Shoes’
Skilled immigrants need barriers like Canadian experience removed in order for them to successfully integrate into the Canadian economy.
Viewing immunity as a carpet that we weave together evokes labour and artistry, and suggests we have a role in crafting something rather than simply being acted upon by a virus.
The metaphor of a collective “carpet of immunity” invites us to imagine immunity as a collaborative project, spreading out to protect those for whom the end of mandates means increased vulnerability.
Trucks and supporters travel down Toronto’s Bloor Street during a demonstration in support of the “freedom convoy.”
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Does the flag unite Canadians, or confuse them as its symbolism is used to different ends and causes?
It can be difficult to distinguish between the calls of sincere scientists for more research to reach greater certainty, and the politically motivated criticisms of science skeptics.
Skeptics may make demands for absolute certainty to undermine science and delay action. Critiques may not be in the interest of advancing science and public health, but by someone with an agenda.
What it’s like to get older? A course on the psychology of aging helped students gain empathy and curiosity.
Universities can have a role forming age-conscious students: those who aren’t ageist, don’t fear aging and are attuned to the aging process.
Un groupe de jeunes élèves font la file pour recevoir leur vaccin contre la Covid-19 dans un centre de vaccination de Deux-Montagnes, au Québec, le jeudi 10 juin 2021.
LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Ryan Remiorz
Les enfants seront vaccinés dans les prochaines semaines au Québec. Le prochain défi de la campagne de vaccination sera de rassurer les parents.
At the beginning of the 12-day celebration of life ceremony, Elder Wendy Phillips performs a smudge.
Was participating in ceremony despite pandemic restrictions an act of Indigenous resistance and resurgence and did it reflect reassertion of nationhood and self-determination?
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.