Facial recognition technology raises serious ethical and privacy questions, even as it helps investigators south of the border zero in on the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.
We have unwittingly volunteered our faces in social media posts and photos stored in the cloud. But we've yet to determine who owns the data associated with the contours of our faces.
DC National Guard stand outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, after Trump supporters stormed the building in an attempt to overturn the U.S. presidential election.
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Donald Trump's tenure as president reveals how pathologies are part of what Americans see as their "exceptionalism."
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the need for Canada to develop a global health policy.
There's no better way and better opportunity for Canada to prove it can be a world leader than now, with a comprehensive global health strategy for the post-pandemic era.
Mural attributed to Banksy that appeared by Marble Arch, in London, during the Extinction Rebellion protests in April 2019.
While climate change is certain, some uncertainty remains in its severity — and that's where the hope shines through.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola with Pope Paul III.
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For many, New Year's resolutions do not last more than a few days or weeks. A theologian writes how we can learn from the challenges and reflections of Saint Ignatius.
Jana Jandal Alirifai, a 17-year-old Syrian Canadian and coordinator for Climate Strike Canada, participated as a Syrian delegate in the MockCOP26.
Historically, Muslim scholars have coupled their study of nature to their understanding of Allah. Today, young Muslim women are leading change through an Islamic eco-consciousness with grit.
Eco-labelling during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be challenging for some businesses, particularly those in low-income countries.
Fairness issues should be a major concern for eco-labels in their efforts to remain credible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
People who already experience social barriers and poorer mental health status are especially vulnerable during a socially distant holiday season.
People in high-risk groups are already more likely to be experiencing negative mental health effects during the pandemic. Spending the holidays isolated from family and friends may make matters worse.
Defunding of universities has forced administrators to to seek and secure private donations from wealthy individuals or corporations. Pictured here, the Michael G. De Groote Faculty of Medecine, McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ont.
We should challenge government defunding of universities, and greater reliance on private donations that can affect the transparency, equity and democracy of public institutions, including hospitals.
Governments will need to determine how best to allocate COVID-19 vaccinations.
When allocating resources, we prioritize members of the social groups we belong to, rather than including others in our allocations. This will determine how the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed.
The pharmaceutical industry opposes the suspension of intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and no pharma companies have yet contributed to the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool.
We should applaud drug companies for developing COVID-19 vaccines in record time, but let’s not be under any illusion about the profits that are motivating them.
Australia is still aiming to start vaccinating high-risk groups from March. Why the delay?
The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women’s events is another setback for transgender athletes.
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If "fairness" is why trans players have been banned by World Rugby, then sport bodies need to realize many athletes have an unfair advantage because of issues like class and cultural backgrounds.
Teaching researchers and scientists communication skills — including social media proficiency — will help inform the public about new discoveries and research.
Budget cuts and outsourcing content have affected the amount and quality of science journalism. Scientists should learn to communicate their own findings directly and clearly to the public.
The Neskantaga First Nation has had a boil-water advisory in place for 26 years.
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Infrastructure for the mining industry has been prioritized over community-infrastructure for essential human needs.
Mink can be readily infected with SARS-CoV-2 and then pass the virus to humans.
In the disturbing scenario of human-to-mink-to-human COVID-19 transmission, the virus may mutate in mink prior to re-infecting people. That possibility makes vaccine design even more crucial.
A private market should have no place in the rollout of a COVID vaccine.
We will struggle to find a vaccine that works perfectly for people who need it most, despite what the headlines say is coming in 2021.
Over 90 per cent of Canadian doctors see pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Patients have a stake in the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, so the CMA's current review of its guidelines for doctor/pharma interactions is everybody’s business.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks on Nov. 10, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Can he bring compassion to foreign policy?
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It's been said that empathy is Joe Biden's superpower. A therapeutic approach to foreign policy under Biden might go a long way in easing tensions around the world exacerbated by Donald Trump.