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Researchers sought to understand how thinking about COVID-19 vaccine availability along different timelines might influence a person’s vaccine decisions. (Shutterstock)

‘Never’ or just ‘not yet?’ How timing affects COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy may be a waiting game. Even those who said they would never get the COVID-19 vaccine if it were available immediately became more likely to do so when it was available in the future.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a thumbs up signal after receiving his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at a pharmacy in Ottawa on Jan. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada isn’t responding with foresight when it comes to COVID-19

Canada’s strategy must include global engagement. Without it, we will be living on borrowed time, waiting for a new variant, a new booster, a new quick fix.
The future of protein includes lab-grown meat and plant-based meat alternatives. (Shutterstock)

Lab-grown meats and cow-free dairy can meet the demand for protein and help address climate change

Technological advancements in food production have created new ways to meet the growing demand for protein. Canada’s investment in this industry may create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
Des personnes participent à un rassemblement lors de la Journée nationale de commémoration et d'action contre la violence faite aux femmes au Canada, sur la colline du Parlement. La Presse Canadienne/Sean Kilpatrick

Anniversaire du 6 décembre : les médias doivent faire partie intégrante de la lutte contre les féminicides

Dans leur couverture des féminicides, les médias jouent un rôle de premier plan, non seulement dans la sensibilisation et l’éducation en général, mais aussi pour aider les efforts de prévention.
People take part in a memorial rally during the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide

In covering femicide, media have a leading role, not only in awareness and education generally, but in actively shaping the construction of attitudes and beliefs that can help prevention efforts.
Discussing and practising all the steps of a medical procedure with children can help them overcome fear. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

If your child is afraid of — or refusing — a medical procedure, here’s how to help

Children who avoid or refuse medical procedures like COVID-19 tests or vaccinations aren’t misbehaving — they need help to manage their fears. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help your child cope.
Manifestants argentins lors d'une manifestation contre la violence faite aux femmes, en 2007. Ils portent des photos de victimes de féminicides. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

La maison est l’endroit le plus dangereux pour les femmes… mais il y a un lien avec la violence publique

La violence privée et la violence publique garantissent que les femmes et les filles « restent à leur place » – celle que les structures sociales patriarcales ont prescrite.
Canoes are stacked for the winter on the Fort Hope First Nation in Northern Ontario, located in the Ring of Fire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Will debt, liability and Indigenous action see the sun set on the Ring of Fire?

Noront Resources share prices are climbing, but so too is Indigenous opposition to its proposing mining projects in the Ring of Fire. Now the mine’s viability is being called into question.
Jesse Popp is an Indigenous scholar who is regularly inundated with requests for input and assistance. Here she shares a few things you should consider before reaching out to an Indigenous scholar. (Jesse Popp)

Want to reach out to an Indigenous scholar? Awesome! But first, here are 10 things to consider

As people recognize the value in weaving together knowledge systems and move towards reconciliation, Indigenous Peoples are being increasingly approached.
Beberapa program secara tidak langsung telah membantu mencegah emisi gas rumah kaca dan membantu masyarakat beradaptasi. Berbagai negara dunia harus mulai memperhatikan ini untuk memahami seberapa dekat kita dengan Perjanjian Paris. (Shutterstock)

COP26: Bagaimana dunia mengukur kemajuan aksi iklim Perjanjian Paris dan memastikan akuntabilitas setiap negara

Setiap lima tahun sekali, beberapa negara harus mengevaluasi kemajuan mereka menuju misi Perjanjian Paris. Tetapi pengadaannya kurang detail sehingga kemajuan dalam aksi iklim sulit diukur.
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, an Ottawa family doctor who hosted several pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics, speaks in Ottawa in August 2021 during JabaPalooza, a rally calling on Ontario to adopt a provincial COVID-19 vaccine mandate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

How regulatory agencies, not the courts, are imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates

The decisions of medical health-care professionals like doctors and nurse practitioners are more legally significant than ever before since they are determining vaccination exemptions.

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