Canadian troops arrive to a UN base in Gao, Mali, on in June 2018, amid an insurgency by jihadist and ethnic rebel groups. Canada has yet to impose sanctions on the African country because it lacks names to target for asset freezes and other measures.
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The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
In this November 2017 photo, unemployed Dave Cherkewski discusses how he was helped by Ontario’s basic income pilot project.
(AP Photo/Rob Gillies)
The cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot not only violates our ethical obligations to participants. It also means forfeiting a valuable research opportunity on income security.
There’s a hue and cry about Doug Ford’s scrapping of Ontario’s basic income project. But the project was a failing experiment with a dearth of high-quality data.
Ontario's basic income project was deeply flawed and cursed by a lack of quality data. It needs a major overhaul.
Refugee Journeys is a board game designed to help front-line workers and educators confront their bias towards refugees.
Many Canadians have volunteered to help newcomers adjust to society. This board game was developed to help these volunteers understand what it feels like to enter a new country and build a new life.
Canadian Lt. Gen. Pierre St-Amand is seen on Parliament Hill in September 2017 where he appeared as a witness at a House of Commons national defence committee. The deputy commander of NORAD said North American defence needs to evolve to meet modern threats.
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NORAD is celebrating its 60th anniversary this May. New challenges face Canada and the U.S. now and in the coming years. How will NORAD evolve?
Canola, the first ‘made-in-Canada’ crop, was a product of university research and became a huge economic boon to the country. In this 2016 photo, riders and their horses pass through a canola field near Cremona, Alta.
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Canola is an example of an innovation that sprung from university research and became a major economic boon to Canada. It should be happening more often.
Research shows that the rate of death by suicide is more than four times higher for mothers whose children were placed in care.
Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
Male Savannah Sparrow.
In our increasingly noisy world, how do you make sure that your voice is heard? If you’re a bird, that depends on the type of noise and what you’re trying to say.
Members of the police SWAT team gather outside a small apartment building in Montréal in 2009.
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The deployments of SWAT teams by public police for routine police activities have risen in major Canadian cities. This militarization will likely fall disproportionately on those from minority groups.
Parenting programs and home visiting programs can offer vital support to mothers struggling with mental illness, substance use, and other challenges. Research shows that avoiding foster care is better for the health of mother and child.
New research shows that having a child in foster care is often harmful to a mother's mental and physical health.
There is no research evidence that spanking improves child behaviour. On the contrary, spanking is associated with aggression, antisocial behaviour, mental health problems and negative relationships with parents.
The debate on spanking is over. Scientific studies consistently show that it is harmful to children, increasing the likelihood of mental health problems and antisocial behaviours.
Biomedical engineering involves the application of engineering solutions to medical problems. Employment in the field is projected to grow 23 per cent from 2014 to 2024.
One professor explains how war in Iran led her to a career in biomedical engineering - a rapidly growing field that offers students exciting opportunities to serve humanity.
Dr. Zahra Moussavi tests a device that stimulates the brain with magnetic pulses. The experimental technology can temporarily roll back effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
When Zahra Moussavi's mother developed Alzheimer's, the scientist pursued a technology that directly stimulates the brain with electromagnets to mitigate the effects of the disease. It worked.
General anesthetics affect cellular proteins to knock us out. Some do so better than others, especially the noble gas Xenon.
How do anesthetics work, and what makes for an ideal anesthetic? It's not as mysterious as once believed, and there's a gas that ticks all the boxes for a perfect anesthetic: xenon.
New research suggests that members of ethnic minorities like advertising that features ethnic minorities – but only their own.
Visible minority consumers prefer advertising that features white models to advertising that feature models from other ethnic minority groups. Why?
Tiny hairs cover the bodies of honeybees — including this one dusted in pollen — that allow them to detect molecular “fingerprints” similar to how home security sensors work.
Bees and home security cameras use the same complex techniques to monitor their environments.
The manuscript of ‘Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’ shows the words ‘does this apple fall?’ Newton’s curiosity about the falling piece of fruit helped him develop the theory of gravity.
(AP Photo/Lucy Young)
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein would have bridled under today's research funding bureaucracy. It's time to allow scientists to indulge their curiosity again.
Despite his presidential victory, Donald Trump’s business brand is suffering, as is that of his daughter, Ivanka.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Trump brand has taken a hit since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency. The mistake? Failing to separate the businesses from the personalities.
Wall Street has been difficult to tame.
Sanders and Clinton have been trading blows over who’d be best to reform Wall Street, but new research suggests they may not have the ‘authority’ to do it.
Primates - human and non-human - can be infected by Ebola.
As viruses go, Ebola is one that strikes particular fear. It’s infectious and four out of the five identified strains can cause severe hemorrhagic fever, which in later stages leads to bleeding from the…