Why have Uber drivers been regarded more favourably than taxi drivers?
Taxi drivers and Uber drivers perform the same work, but Uber's categorization as a tech company has contributed to the historical stigma against taxi drivers.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., after being found guilty of murder in the 2020 death of George Floyd.
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The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd reveals a broken system of policing. The guilty verdicts should be a starting point for fundamental and meaningful change.
After George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minn., protestors all over the United States, including in Los Angeles, pictured here on May 30, 2020, demonstrated against police brutality.
The continued killings of Black people at the hands of the police in the United States has contributed to an environment of continued marginalization and oppression.
While the pandemic has caused massive upheavals, it has also forced universities to use technology to bring in much-needed change and innovations.
Necessity truly can be the mother of invention. A new university president explains how the pandemic forced massive changes at his institution — and why smart use of technology was invaluable.
A child stands near a large screen showing photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping near a carpark in Kashgar in western China’s Xinjiang region.
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Rights-based pressure on China over its treatment of Uyghurs is necessary, but other nations could also present best practices for the ethical treatment of racialized minorities in their own countries.
Gathering on the land: Indigenous ways of knowing can ensure that communities reclaim and promote health and healing.
Many researchers may lack resources to guide them in conducting research that is equitable, inclusive and respectful of diverse Indigenous knowledge, ethics, practice and research sovereignty.
A man wearing a face mask wheels his wheelchair past a spray-painted wall in downtown Vancouver in March 2020.
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Cross-partisanship co-operation among political leaders doesn’t neatly translate into a similar consensus among the Canadian public, including those with disabilities or chronic health conditions.
Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We're trying to spot the patterns.
A circus of political theatre shouldn’t determine what children learn at school.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadians for the most part have been well served with dispassionate professional judgements about matters of public interest, except when it comes to what kids learn at school.
Minister of Justice David Lametti gives a thumbs up as he rises to vote in favour of a motion on Bill C-7, medical assistance in dying, in the House of Commons on Dec. 10, 2020.
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Expanding access to medical assistance in dying (MAID) to those not terminally ill puts vulnerable people at risk of feeling pressured into MAID, and doctors at risk of being forced to facilitate it.
A bronze statue in Tulsa, Okla., commemorating the abuse and terrorism suffered by Black people in the city, much of it at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK successfully overthrew a governor who tried to outlaw the organization.
Some downplay seemingly ridiculous white nationalist groups like the Boogaloo Boys at our peril. Looking back at a successful coup engineered by the Ku Klux Klan in Oklahoma shows us why.
People who already experience social barriers and poorer mental health status are especially vulnerable during a socially distant holiday season.
People in high-risk groups are already more likely to be experiencing negative mental health effects during the pandemic. Spending the holidays isolated from family and friends may make matters worse.
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.
Police speak to a group of Trump supporters who were campaigning near a polling station on Nov. 3, 2020, in Honolulu.
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Police organizations in the United States have become political players in the election. This is due to politicians' responses to the Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality movements.
Thousands of people protest to defund the police in support of Black Lives Matter and all social injustice against racism in Toronto on June 19, 2020.
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Reforming the police is possible, but it depends on applying pressure on politicians.
The Cree concept ‘wâhkôhtowin’ emphasizes more-than-human kinship relations.
Leaked curriculum drafts in Alberta show a desire to revive old colonial myths. To face today's challenges, we need stories that teach how humans are related to each other and to all life forms.
‘The Craft: Legacy,’ to be released this fall, is a remake of the 1996 teen witch film ‘The Craft’ and suggests the continued relevance of punk and goth influences for rebellious teens. Here, detail from the 2020 poster.
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Some horror films explore women’s struggles for empowerment, sexual freedom and self-fulfilment. Six movies show the ghost, bride, mother, vampiress, witch and monster as guises of vengeful women.
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a press conference in Calgary on May 29, 2020. The Alberta government is proposing legislation to accelerate approvals of private clinics in order to get more surgeries done.
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Recent Alberta legislation increasing privatization in the health sector risks undermining the public health-care system, and will likely put profits over the public interest.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in a precarious position.
Disabled Canadians and those with chronic health conditions have been left out of government COVID-19 policies and programs and are struggling financially.
Protestors demonstrated against police brutality in Montréal, on June 7, 2020.
Around the world, policing — as an institution — is being challenged. But calls to defund the police will fall short if they do not address the history of policing.