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.
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations that took place across Canada during the pandemic showed that individual actions can make a difference.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
We have seen our ability to act in alignment with public health measures during the pandemic. People's everyday actions could also make a difference in addressing systemic injustice.
Justin Trudeau’s government initiated the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit to help people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Why not make such a program permanent?
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The relative success of the CERB during the pandemic shows the time is finally right for a permanent basic annual income program.
Empty shelves in a grocery store in Toronto on March 22, 2020 as customers stock up on dry goods and shelf-stable foods.
Using innovative technologies like Bitcoin and automation can help protect our food supply chains from disruptions like the one caused by the current coronavirus pandemic.
Community support programs for breastfeeding have changed under COVID-19 restrictions.
There is no evidence that the coronavirus is transmitted through breast milk, and breastfeeding is encouraged during COVID-19. However, the support available to new mothers has changed dramatically.
Babies around the world love ‘baby-talk’ and it can help them learn language too.
New research shows that babies around the world love baby talk — and when adults baby talk to them it is good for their language development.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland have relied heavily on the science-based advice of Chief Medical Officer Theresa Tam during the coronavirus pandemic.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The effective integration of science into policy-making improves legislation and leads to effective solutions for society — and not only during times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.
Knowing when — and when not — to react to a child’s behaviour is a helpful strategy during the stressful time that comes with the coronavirus pandemic.
Family stress can go through the roof when managing social isolation or pandemic anxiety. A researcher of parent-child relationships offers practical tips to make time together more enjoyable.