Using nonverbal cues like hand gestures can help make communicating over video more effective.
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Two strategies can make videoconferencing as effective as meeting face to face, or even better.
A panoramic shot of the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, which was the venue for the 2014 Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Some sports facilities are both a point of civic pride and a financial burden on taxpayers. The COVID-19 pandemic will further impact the way these facilities are constructed and managed.
Far-right and ultra-nationalist groups, including the Northern Guard, Proud Boys and individuals wearing Soldiers of Odin patches, gathered to protest the government’s lawsuit settlement with Canadian torture victim Omar Khadr in Toronto in October 2017.
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As the raid on the U.S. Capitol has shown, some kinds of rhetoric can set fire to the world — and it exists in Canada, too. Here's how to tamp it down and focus on positive forms of rhetoric.
Even though some people are being vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccines, most of us will need to deal with the stress of the pandemic for months to come.
Leading minds in behavioural and social sciences share perspectives on changes ahead and give advice how to make it through the pandemic.
Les aventures d'Harry Potter, surtout celles du tome 7 (Les reliques de la mort), prennent une nouvelle signification quand on les relit pendant la pandémie actuelle de Covid-19.
Relire Harry Potter pendant la pandémie, c’est trouver de nouvelles façons de s’identifier aux personnages, surtout dans le septième livre, alors qu’Harry se retrouve confronté à l’isolement.
Harry Potter’s adventures take on a new significance during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rereading Harry Potter during the COVID-19 pandemic means finding new ways of identifying with the characters, especially in the seventh book, where Harry finds himself struggling with isolation.
A nurse at the Royal Free Hospital in London simulates the administration of the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 4, 2020 to support staff training ahead of the rollout in the United Kingdom.
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If supplies of COVID-19 vaccine are initially limited, who should be vaccinated first? A mathematical model shows when and why it’s best to start with the young, and when older people should go first.
The Trudeau government has tabled a bill that, if passed, would legally bind Canada to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Canada is already behind on tackling climate change and catching up will be expensive, but relying on carbon capture technologies is risky and expensive.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in people cycling as an alternative to public transit.
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An increase in cyclists due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that cities need to look at what it means to develop and maintain inclusive bicycle infrastructure.
With the American flag reflected in the teleprompter, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport on Sept. 30, 2020, in Duluth, Minn.
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Because dramatic tension fuels attention, Trump's words work to generate tension, anxiety and conflict. We need to react with civility, care and calm to undo the cycle of attention and persuasion.
As the cold weather approaches and we look for indoor activities, video games are both fun and educational.
Video games can be useful in learning English, math, history, physics and yes, even physical education. While they're not a substitute for schooling, video games are a great indoor activity.
Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures.
Schools reopening during the current coronavirus pandemic need to calculate class sizes to prevent the spread of disease and minimize disruptions.
British Columbia’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic on Sept. 20.
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Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, right, on July 30, 2020, before announcing the government’s plan for reopening schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With sufficient testing and co-ordination, reopening schools and businesses in areas without active outbreaks can be as effective as a wide lockdown in minimizing COVID-19 cases, according to a new model.
A man photographs a mural of late actor Chadwick Boseman’s character T'Challa (Black Panther) from the 2018 film ‘Black Panther,’ on Sept. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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Unlike the Hollywood hero he portrayed, Boseman created space for a kaleidoscope of Black masculinities and challenged the narrative that urban Black men are in need of saving.
American history professor Jessica Krug revelation that she was white, and not Black as she had been pretending, created an immediate backlash against her.
History professor Jessica Krug had built her life as a Black woman, but she was a white Jewish woman from Kansas. Her revelation raises questions about why some white people assume Black identities.
Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist.
A protestor holds a sign at a Black Lives Matter protest in Charlotte, NC.
Politicians and law enforcement engage in uncivil behaviour that undermines democratic society. Civility is a pre-requisite for empathy, and is essential for difficult conversations.
Canada lags behind some countries with preserving public digital records.
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Policymakers should mandate Canada's national library to archive the entire Canadian web domain so future reserachers can make sense of 2020 and ongoing responses to the pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump joins Vice President Mike Pence on stage at the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore on Aug. 26, 2020.
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To fill a convention with blatant racism, as the Republicans did in 2016, is bad enough. But, after four years of racist policies, a convention filled with subtle racism is perhaps more dangerous.