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The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and questioned the status quo. With close to 63,000 students from 160 countries and more than 5,400 faculty on two campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is a place where bold thinking develops into ideas that can change the world. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.

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The University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall in Toronto, Ont. Universities must shift towards co-operative governance which fosters collaborative approaches to teaching, research and grappling with the crises we collectively face. (Shutterstock)

Universities should respond to cuts and corporate influence with co-operative governance

Universities should shift toward co-operative governance structures that foster collaborative approaches to teaching and research, which can help tackle the crises we collectively face.
The 49th Parallel marks the border between the United States and Canada. Global endangered species efforts typically do not take into account cross-border considerations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Endangered by the 49th Parallel: How political boundaries inhibit effective conservation

Canada is wasting resources, and legitimacy, conserving species that are not endangered elsewhere. Transparent cross-border considerations should inform all new conservation laws.
People participate in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade in New York on July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Here are some dos and don’ts to help tackle ableism

People with disabilities contend with daily challenges and ableism. Here are some dos and don'ts to help you be more mindful of those living with a disability.
Impacts of excessive use of digital technologies range from physical problems to emotional concerns. (Shutterstock)

Spending too much time online? Try these helpful tips to improve your digital wellness

The growing absence of non-digital alternatives to everyday tasks, like government services and health care, is contributing to digital dependence. This, in turn, affects people’s wellbeing.
Producer-director Norman Jewison, left, demonstrates how he wants an actor to wash the feet of Jesus, portrayed by Ted Neeley, during filming of the movie version of the rock musical, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ in October 1972. (AP Photo, File)

Making emotional films: The enticing contradictions of Norman Jewison’s movies

A tension between cult, critical and popular appeal is part of Norman Jewison’s most prominent legacy.
Stuckless Pond in Gros Morne National Park, N.L. Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas can complement national and provincial parks to promote conservation while also advancing reconciliation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada’s Nature Agreement underscores the need for true reconciliation with Indigenous nations

Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas face significant hurdles but nevertheless remain a key way to advance reconciliation and environmental goals.
Sadie Sink poses at the photo call for the film ‘The Whale’ during the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, in September 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

‘The Whale’: Viewers need to examine how teens are represented in the Oscar-winning film

Adult actors in ‘The Whale’ won Oscars for best lead and supporting acting in 2023, but if you catch up with awarded movies this holiday, the film’s depiction of teens warrants scrutiny.
The Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont. A coroner’s inquest into Soleiman Faqiri’s death at the facility has seen graphic video and heard testimony about the brutal force used against him by corrections officers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Inquest into Soleiman Faqiri’s death at an Ontario ‘super jail’ reignites calls for reform

People with mental health challenges are more likely to die in custody. The coroner’s inquest into the death of Soleiman Faqiri in an Ontario jail is one such tragedy that calls out for reform.
Organizations that gather information should establish a framework for responsibly managing user data. (Shutterstock)

Want to know if your data are managed responsibly? Here are 15 questions to help you find out

Responsible data stewardship must take many factors into account including legal requirements, data governance, cybersecurity and user privacy.
Public health measures such as vaccine and mask mandates, lockdowns and school closures have been widely discussed in scientific and popular media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Public health errors: Why it’s crucial to understand what they are before assessing COVID-19 responses

As the COVID-19 pandemic fades, we may debate whether public health responses could have been better. But first we need to understand what public health errors are — and are not.
Des milliers de personnes du front commun syndical sont rassemblées pour manifester, le 23 novembre 2023, devant l'Assemblée nationale à Québec. La Presse canadienne/Jacques Boissinot

Télétravail : Québec doit négocier avec ses fonctionnaires, mais sans données ni études sur son impact

Québec doit négocier avec ses fonctionnaires la gestion du télétravail, mais il ne peut s’appuyer sur aucune donnée. La performance du télétravail est tenue pour acquise, sans preuve à l’appui.

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