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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus.

With more than 75,000 students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 450,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.


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At the beginning of the 12-day celebration of life ceremony, Elder Wendy Phillips performs a smudge. (Josh Lyon)

Who decides what’s essential? The importance of Indigenous ceremony during COVID-19

Was participating in ceremony despite pandemic restrictions an act of Indigenous resistance and resurgence and did it reflect reassertion of nationhood and self-determination?
Lack of resources and support for women entrepreneurs lowers their chances of success. But this problem can be partially overcome through crowdfunding initiatives by socially validating female-led ventures. (Shutterstock)

How women-led companies can raise more money through crowdfunding

Can social validation — specifically, the number of crowd-funding supporters — reduce the gender gap as companies helmed by women try to raise funds?
Jon Gruden is out as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

‘I don’t have an ounce of racism in me’: Jon Gruden and the NFL’s whiteness problem

Jon Gruden’s resignation signals a much needed shift that hopefully forces franchises to be introspective when shaping their team’s social climate.
La collection Skims de Kim Kardashian, évaluée à plus d’un milliard de dollars américains, figure désormais parmi les marques de vêtements sculptants les plus populaires et à la croissance la plus rapide. Shutterstock

Vêtements sculptants pour les femmes : les fausses promesses des Kardashian

Les éloges sur la nouvelle collection Skims de Kim Kardashian soulèvent d’importantes questions. Pourtant, on en parle très peu dans l’espace public.
One of the most popular default colour palettes, rainbow, can actually produce misleading information. (Shutterstock)

How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading

It’s important for scientists to present their data in a accessible and comprehensible manner. However, the colour palettes commonly used to communicate information can also distort and misrepresent it.
Children whose parents work irregular hours and children from families with lower incomes are over-represented in home child care. (Shutterstock)

Home child care in Canada should be affordable, high-quality — and licensed

A renewed model for oversight and support of all home child-care providers would ensure that our society’s youngest and most vulnerable people have access to safe and higher-quality home child care.
Seorang perempuan bertepuk tangan di atas spanduk bertuliskan “semuanya akan baik-baik saja,” di Roma. Frasa ini telah muncul di media sosial dan di balkon dan jendela di seluruh Italia saat negara itu menghadapi virus corona. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Apa itu solidaritas di tengah pandemi? Lebih dari ‘kita menghadapi krisis ini bersama-sama

Kata ‘solidaritas’ bergema di seluruh dunia dalam pandemi COVID-19. Tapi dari mana istilah itu berasal dan apa artinya sebenarnya?
A new Canada-wide survey shows 28 per cent of women-led households struggle with the affordability, suitability or adequacy of their housing. This is almost double the rate of households led by men. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

New data shows that homelessness is a women’s rights issue

Women, girls and gender-diverse people have unique experiences of housing and housing loss.
Activists wearing masks of IOC President Thomas Bach and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose in front of the Olympic Rings during a street protest in India against the holding of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

A broadcast boycott is the last chance to mount serious resistance against the Beijing Olympic Games

Olympic broadcasters can help Canadians support the Uyghurs, Tibetans, pro-democracy advocates and others fighting for their human rights in China by cancelling their Olympic coverage.
A woman wears a Make Canada Great Again cap during a demonstration opposing government policy on immigration near the Canada-U.S. border in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

With far right groups on the rise, we should keep an eye on populism this federal election

As Canadians head to the polls, some are seeking new direction. One they claim promises to be “for the people.” And some are part of far right groups who are calling for a populist movement.
Des gens reçoivent une dose du vaccin contre la Covid-19 dans une clinique de vaccination de masse à la Scotiabank Arena de Toronto en juin 2021. La Presse Canadienne/Cole Burston

La réticence à se faire vacciner diminue au Canada, mais il est trop tôt pour se réjouir

L’hésitation à se faire vacciner diminue au Canada mais n’a pas disparu. De nouvelles recherches montrent que bon nombre des personnes initialement hésitantes ont été convaincues depuis.
Intensive care nurse Kathryn Ivey’s Tweet illustrates the impact of the pandemic on health-care workers. Used with permission. @kathryniveyy/Twitter

High rates of COVID-19 burnout could lead to shortage of health-care workers

Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.


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