There is a clear need for youth-centred policy at the federal and provincial levels that specifically addresses dating violence.
One in three Canadian youth experience dating violence. Early intervention is critical to preventing the negative effects, but adolescents report significant barriers to finding support.
Sleep-deprived paramedics are less able to understand how their patients feel.
New research shows overworked, sleep-deprived health-care professionals are less empathetic to their patient’s needs compared to when they are well-rested.
Canadian David Card, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics, stands for a portrait in Berkeley, Calif. Card, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, received the award for his research on minimum wages and immigration.
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Canadian economist David Card won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating that large-scale immigration has no effect on the wages of native-born workers. In doing so, he’s challenged Economics 101.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau harvests broccoli at the Ottawa Food Bank Farm on Canada Day 2020.
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Canada’s urban/rural divide in terms of party support is increasingly pronounced. The leader who succeeds in building new support must overcome a powerful long-term trend.
Although some youth are clearly reporting a negative effect on their social, personal and educational lives during the pandemic, the majority are responding to COVID-19 in ways that are developmentally and psychologically normal.
Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
Now is the time for U.S. President Joe Biden to ask the American people to invite homeless and war-ravaged Afghan refugees into their homes and their communities. Experience has taught us that, like the Statue of Liberty, many will raise their hand in enthusiastic response.
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As the U.S. considers its own private refugee sponsorship program, it should look to Canada. History shows that large-scale adoption is possible and can bridge divides on immigration.
Michael Kovrig flashes a V for victory sign alongside his wife and sister at Pearson International Airport after his return to Canada.
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Did the U.S. cave to China’s exercise in hostage diplomacy when it signed a plea deal with a Huawei executive that resulted in freedom for the two Michaels? Or was it China that miscalculated badly?
An effective approach to allergy communications is for servers to ask customers about food allergies.
Dining out can be risky and stressful for people with allergies, in part because many restaurant employees lack the training, skills and confidence to manage food allergies safely and effectively.
‘Purposeful play’ could look like children gaining opportunities to develop fine motor skills and cognitive abilities through talking about their inquiry and pursuits.
Encouraging a child to hold their paint brush to develop a pincer grip while the child is involved in painting is one example of guided play.
In an photo from 2016, Potlotek First Nation resident Patricia Paul holds a sample of water she says came from her taps at home. In December 2019 the community got a new water treatment system.
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It seems all party leaders can agree, water advisories in First Nation communities need to end. If there is agreement, then isn’t it time to stop making it a campaign promise and make change?
A Soviet soldier on guard in Afghanistan in 1988.
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In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia looks like an increasingly desirable international partner across much of the globe.
After long periods of social isolation with family members, it may be hard for some children — and parents — to be separated.
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When you layer a pandemic on top of back-to-school, many children may struggle with separation anxiety. Here are some strategies parents can use to help reduce anxiety in their children.
Mindfulness refers to a mental state of focusing on the present moment.
A brief daily practice of mindfulness meditation not only contributes to a better mood, but it also helps protect against the negative mental health impact of news about COVID-19.
A construction site in Toronto in March 2020.
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Canada’s election season highlights the country’s disjointed approach to infrastructure, which focuses largely on fast cash infusions to stimulate an underproductive economy.
Food delivery couriers congregate in Turin, Italy.
Gig work is entering almost every industry and changing the relationship between workers, employers, service providers and customers. But gig workers face new and unique challenges.
Drones are increasingly being used in disaster management.
A new study highlights disparities and proposes research priorities for advancing the use of small aerial drones in disaster management.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in July 2021, announced on Aug. 10, 2021, that he would resign amid a sexual harassment scandal.
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Four scholars who study the role witnesses play in helping and protecting harassers say the role played by many in Cuomo’s office fit a pattern of silence, complicity and intimidation.
Not only did youth mental health difficulties increase during COVID-19, but they became more prevalent as the pandemic persisted.
New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
The social network website Goodreads provides insight into what some women are reading.
The books Goodreads users read more often than are assigned in university tend to be by women writers and to feature strong female protagonists.
Renewable mini-grids are central to reducing rural communities’ dependence on diesel fuel, but a large number of these projects are abandoned shortly after their installation.
Without community involvement and ownership, renewable energy projects are doomed to fail over the long term.