Digitizing archives can make information more accessible, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the coronavirus pandemic, digitizing archives can help increase access. But in addition to the labour and financial costs, issues of privacy, copyright and resources need to be considered.
A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.
Fragments of Sappho? The 2014 discovery was of five stanzas of one poem and portions of a second.
('Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene,'1864, by Simeon Solomon)
In 2014, reports of a new discovery of Sappho's poems were remarkable. New research argues the papyrus had a fabricated backstory.
A worker cuts roses to be shipped to the U.S. and Europe at a flower farm in Madrid, Colombia, in August 2020.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
After a withered 2020 due to COVID-19, the flower industry is hoping to blossom. The industry, which remains far from sustainable, remains a multi-billion dollar operation.
Dominic Ongwen enters the court room of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016.
Photo by Peter Dejong/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Former fighters described Ongwen as a model fighter and an effective commander – but testimony in his trial detailed the former child soldier’s alleged personal role in the rape of underage women.
Research shows the breast milk of women who have recovered from COVID-19 offers a source of COVID-19 antibodies.
Researchers don't fully understand the composition of breast milk and its benefits. Beyond nutrition, it contains enzymes, hormones and the mother's antibodies — including antibodies for COVID-19.
Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols.
Older adults who are caregivers to someone with a health condition or disability report severe and unrelenting levels of stress and isolation during COVID-19 due to pandemic-related protocols.
Hydrogen gas was banned for use in airships based on misinformation and outright falsehoods 100 years ago.
Hydrogen-filled cargo airships could do for the Northern economy what the railways did for Western Canada 125 years ago. It's time to lift the antiquated ban on hydrogen gas for use in blimps.
Physical distancing sign on the entrance to Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on April 24, 2020.
The provision of recreational activities and access to public space have always been underpinned by moral and class values. Planning the post-pandemic reopening should address these inequities.
A recent Manitoba study documented the shocking use of restraints and seclusion of children with disabilities in schools.
The use of restraints and seclusion in schools for children with disabilities is a human rights problem that needs redress through greater accountability.
Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress.
As the world faces a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, we need new strategies to handle pandemic stress that go beyond basic self-care.
Remote learning doesn’t work for all children. Students sit behind screened-in cubicles at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., on Oct. 27, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
As provinces consider extended holidays, or school closures loom as a possibility under COVID-19, schools should commit to providing in-person schooling for students with disabilities.
President-elect Joe Biden waves as he departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In the drama of envisioning a future for the United States, Joe Biden and Donald Trump both invoked stories about snakes to suggest different views about self-interest and the common good.
Dispatch rider with pigeons leaving for firing line, His Majesty’s Pigeon Service, November 1917, location unknown.
(William Rider-Rider. Canada. Department of National Defence. Library and Archives Canada, PA-002034)
British poet Wilfred Owen told readers there is no peace for the dying soldier until we fight against the lie that it is sweet and proper to die for one's country.
Kaduna state has experienced several violent attacks and destruction of property.
Conflicting groups in Kaduna can only achieve peace if they negotiate based on the value and inherent dignity of the human person.
The fact that the colonial system was essentially a commercial expedition meant that the outcome was the creation of corporate entities rather than nation states.
A woman wades into flood waters in Calgary, Alta., on June 14, 2020, after a major hail storm damaged homes and flooded streets.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Climate change has boosted the likelihood of heavy rainfall, hailstorms, flooding and drought seen in some parts of the world. What does the future hold?
For those who teach children ages five and under, communicating while wearing a mask may have special challenges.
Children up to age five get a lot of cues from facial expressions. That makes teaching in a mask challenging, but teachers can learn from strategies developed by masked pediatric nurses.
An escalation in parental anxiety and depression during COVID-19 not only affects parents’ mental health, but may also have long-term effects on children.
Parents of young children are reporting alarming increases in anxiety and depression during COVID-19. This is not only a risk to parents' mental health, but also to children’s long-term well-being.
Instead of returning to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada should adopt a health-care system that focuses on prevention and the social determinants of health.
COVID-19 has shown the flaws of a reactive health-care system designed to care for people who are already sick. A preventive approach would be more equitable, less expensive and keep us healthier.