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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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Des manifestants se heurtent à la police lors d’une manifestation contre le gouvernement à Cali, en Colombie, le mardi 20 juillet 2021, alors que le pays fête le jour de son indépendance. (AP/Andres Gonzalez)

Répressions violentes en Colombie: le Canada doit clarifier sa position

Le jour de l’indépendance en Colombie a été marqué par d’autres manifestations réprimées violemment. Le Canada doit clarifier sa position sur ses actes de violation des droits de la personne.
Calling people out for problematic acts — like sexual harassment or racist comments — can lead to them being cancelled. (Shutterstock)

Can we cancel ‘cancel culture’?

Cancel culture has exploded due to social media’s amplifying powers, society’s deep divisions and difficulties redressing longstanding inequities.
La médaillée d'argent du 800 mètres féminin Margaret Nyairera Wambui, à gauche, serre la main de la médaillée d'or Caster Semenya sur le podium des Jeux du Commonwealth 2018 en Australie. Les deux coureuses ont refusé de prendre des médicaments réducteurs d'hormones pour pouvoir participer aux Jeux olympiques de Tokyo. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Pour en finir avec les tests de féminité aux Jeux olympiques

Les tests de féminité sont reconduits à tous les Jeux olympiques. Et ce, malgré les oppositions de nombreux athlètes, féministes, généticiens, éthiciens et gouvernements nationaux.
Concerns have been raised over grief being severely, negatively impacted by the pandemic. (Zackary Drucker/The Gender Spectrum Collection)

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, grief literacy can help us support those around us

The negative impact of the pandemic on grief has raised concerns. Our study shows that 15 per cent of people dealing with grief are at risk of what’s known as complicated grief.
A man hangs a protest banner where the Egerton Ryerson statue used to sit at Ryerson University. The statue was toppled in June by those protesting the discovery of graves at Indian Residential Schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Suburban monumentalism: How do we change Indigenous-settler relations when there are no statues to destroy?

The suburban-built environment whitewashes the violence and theft on which Canada is built.
Beyond the many known benefits of outdoor education, COVID-19 has highlighted the outdoors as an environment which mitigates the risk of spreading airborne viruses. (Pexels/Charles Parker)

Why the outdoors should be an integral part of every early learning and child-care program

Planning outdoor early learning and child care has implications for training and recruiting educators as well as for planning, developing and funding physical spaces.
The Victoria’s Secret we’ve become accustomed to is no more. The brand has finally realized that diversity sells. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Victoria’s Secret joins the ‘inclusive revolution,’ finally realizing diversity sells

Victoria’s Secret learned a lesson other leading fashion brands and the industry at large are coming to realize: diversity sells. But when it comes to disability, brands aren’t quite there yet.
Women’s 800-metre silver medal winner Margaret Nyairera Wambui, left, shakes hands with gold medal winner Caster Semenya on the podium at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Both runners have refused to take hormone-reducing drugs so they could compete at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Sex testing at the Olympics should be abolished once and for all

Mandatory sex testing at the Olympics might have stopped in the 1990s, but the policing of high performance female athletes’ bodies is still ongoing.
Les efforts pour contrôler cette chenille envahissante ont coûté des milliards de dollars au Canada et aux États-Unis. (Chris MacQuarrie)

Voici pourquoi une chenille envahissante attaque des arbres dans la plus grande infestation depuis des décennies

La chenille Lymantria dispar a dévoré 17 000 kms carrés d’arbres depuis les années 1980. Cet insecte invasif a été importé dans les années 1880 pour lancer l’industrie de la soie en Amérique du Nord.
A statue in honour of U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith, left, and John Carlos is seen on the campus of San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. The pair of sprinters were expelled from the Olympics in 1968 after they raised their fists on the medals stand to protest racial inequality in the United States. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Olympics are ‘on the wrong side of history’ when it comes to free speech

The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50 still restricts the freedom of speech of athletes, despite the recently relaxed stipulations. A respected Olympian says the IOC must change its policy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the connections between science and policy need to be reconsidered. (Shutterstock)

Canadian ethicists recognize the critical importance of science and research

A new standing committee will ensure that Canadian federal policy is based on science. The committee should consider critical ethical thinking, scholarship and action, as well as legal frameworks and sociocultural values.
Workers lower a a statue of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, onto a truck as a crowd watches in Kingston, Ont., June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Commemoration controversies in classrooms: Canadian history teachers disagree about making ethical judgments

A survey of history teachers in Canada showed the prevalence of the myth of objectivity among history teachers.
Deux jeunes filles couchées dans le dortoir du pensionnat All Saints à Lac La Ronge, en Saskatchewan, en 1945. (Boorne & May. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada)

Les enfants des pensionnats pour Autochtones étaient de parfaits cobayes pour les chercheurs en nutrition

Nous devons reconnaître et comprendre les préjudices que la malnutrition et les expériences nutritionnelles ont causés aux populations autochtones et l’héritage qu’elles ont laissé.
Toronto Public Health’s tool kit for COVID-19 prevention in congregate living settings contains few references to ventilation, air filtration and other measures to prevent airborne transmission. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston 

How safe are Ontario’s shelters and other shared living settings from airborne COVID-19?

Because COVID-19 is airborne, we can’t know if the shelter system is as safe as it should be without seeing metrics related to ventilation, filtration and occupancy.

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