An Indigenous flag flies in front of Parliament during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30, 2021. To live up to the intentions of UNDRIP, Canada must work with Indigenous communities to change harmful laws.
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To fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Canada must engage in genuine and inclusive law reform.
Around 12 million Americans take out payday loans to help them pay for monthly expenses.
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Understanding why people underpredict expenses could help them budget more accurately – and even encourage them to save more money.
Concussion doesn’t just happen in sports or only in teens and young adults; it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Canadian researchers are exploring unanswered questions about concussion: How to diagnose it accurately and quickly, how to predict outcomes and promote recovery, and how to prevent it altogether.
An endangered female orca leaps from the water in Puget Sound, west of Seattle.
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The declining salmon and whale numbers raise a critical question: Is the southern resident killer whale population solely reliant on the abundance of salmon? And, if so, since when?
Climate researchers stress that natural gas bridges can often lead to nowhere as the reliance on natural gas can lock countries into fossil fuels, crowd out low-carbon technologies and risk stranding assets.
Fossil fuel companies are winning the battle on how we talk about natural gas expansion by referring to it as a “bridge fuel” or an essential bridge to the net-zero energy system of the future.
In this 2016 photo, Syrian refugees and migrants walk along a path near the Greek border used by thousands to walk to central Europe.
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Could Europe embrace a multicultural model like Canada’s? It’s unlikely unless a new form of multi-ethnicity, in the shape of countries or empires, makes a comeback.
Recent advances in research on human development, and brain science in particular, have revealed that traumatic childhood literally changes the human body, affecting brain development.
The impact of early childhood trauma on lifelong physical and mental health makes it urgent to invest in programs to support healthy pregnancies and stable, caring very early childhoods.
Changes to search terms, through guidance from Indigenous communities and library experts, can align systems with everyday language, but can’t invalidate the terms people use to refer to themselves.
Beyond revamping misleading terminology, some library science scholars and Indigenous knowledge holders are looking at how to index library materials in ways that reflect Indigenous knowledge.
Professional writers may be threatened by artificial intelligence’s ability to generate text.
Artificial intelligence can generate text much quicker and cheaper than professional human writers. Soon, AI will have the capacity to produce text that is indistinguishable from a human writer.
Sturdy yet flexible, hygienic, disposable, readily available and cheap … the plastic straw is better than any eco-alternative for many disabled folks.
Placing plastic straws, a life sustaining accessibility tool, under the same restrictions for sale as tobacco products is overly harsh, and detrimental to the dignity and inclusion of disabled people
For a consumer, for instance, making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) is a difficult decision.
Climate change and its solutions are complex. One way to understand them — and the decisions that come with them — is through “systemic storytelling.”
In hackathons, people come together to build more extensive and cohesive datasets.
“Hackathons” can imply breaching security and privacy. To more accurately reflect their creative and constructive intent, they can be referred to instead as “datathons” or “code fests.”
People gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto for a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 in September 2020.
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International students are not only ideal candidates for settlement in Canada, they’re also vital to our prosperity. So why is it so difficult for them to come to Canada, especially those from Africa?
Communities that are underrepresented in research may also be at increased risk for dementia, or tend to experience dementia differently, often with poorer quality of care, later diagnoses and at possibly higher rates than the general population.
Much dementia research does not reflect ethnically diverse communities. Studies used to make policy, clinical and investment decisions in dementia should reflect the diverse Canadian population.
Through virtual reality, students can experience environmental processes that would otherwise be invisible to them.
The use of virtual reality and augmented reality in environmental education is controversial, but there are clear benefits.
Service provider apps are set up in ways that endanger gig workers.
Rating services on ride and task apps disadvantage gig workers, whose future work assignments are affected by their ratings. Women workers are made vulnerable, and have to contend with harassment.
Mural by Beau Dick for British Columbia’s first Culturally Supportive House.
Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness opened British Columbia’s first culturally supportive housing on Vancouver island — a model that can be replicated across Canada.
The Conversation Canada is celebrating its fifth anniversary. It’s one of dozens of digital news organizations that has found a niche in the changing media landscape in Canada.
Canada is home to a growing number of new digital-born journalism organizations, even though government policy aimed at helping the news industry has focused mostly on the decline of legacy media.
Charles Schwartzel of South Africa celebrates after winning the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational on June 11.
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For all the efforts at reimagining golf to attract consumer interest, the sportwashing discourse has brought an avalanche of negative attention to the LIV series, and rightfully so.
Online sessions with therapy dogs and their handlers provided students with stress relief and a brain break.
Therapy dogs are a proven support for students experiencing high levels of stress. During the pandemic, in-person encounters were less possible, but virtual sessions also recorded an improvement.