We unthinkingly defend a consumerist worldview when confronted with evidence of environmental threats such as climate change.
Hearing about climate change prompts people to buy more stuff, which increases their environmental footprint. Rituals that inspire gratitude for nature can help reduce the desire to over-consume.
In this September 2019 photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.
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The new Alphabet Workers Union is making clear that changes must be put in place, both in education and on the job, to allow engineers to start taking responsibility for the social impact of their work.
Une vue de la rue Saint-Catherine presque vide pendant le couvre-feu, à Montréal, le mardi 12 janvier 2021.
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Un couvre-feu pourrait réduire les contacts sociaux et la transmission de la Covid-19. Par contre, plus de 2 mois après son adoption au Québec, il est encore difficile d’en prouver l’efficacité.
Youth with Music for the Spirit & Indigenous Visual Arts work on projects about relationships with water at Six Nations of the Grand River.
Collaborative research sought to document Six Nations youth perspectives shared through art and story to inform principles for water management in the lower Grand River.
A woman who said she’s a medical worker who works directly with COVID-19 patients is stopped by police outside of the public Rebagliati Hospital in Lima, Peru, in February 2021. She complained that some people getting vaccinated don’t work directly with COVID-19 patients.
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A vaccination queue-jumping scandal in Peru has caused a massive uproar in the South American country. It could also be a wake-up call for all nations.
Le deuil est inévitable, et ses effets sur les individus, les communautés et les populations doivent être reconnus et pris en compte.
Le gouvernement canadien doit élaborer une stratégie nationale de deuil pour répondre aux besoins de ses citoyens pendant et après la pandémie.
One-third of adults report deriorating eyesight since the pandemic began.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people of all ages to cancel or delay routine eye care, raising red flags among eye care professionals.
Nigeria must take steps to include 3D printing into science and engineering education in Nigeria.
Nigeria could close the skills gap in the manufacturing sector by including 3D printing in the curriculum of engineering programmes.
Those in remote communities struggle with connectivity issues due to having to rely on satellites to go online. Big tech companies can help them.
It's time to create a special remote status for communities that struggle with connectivity challenges and lack access to high-speed internet.
Grief is inevitable, and its effects on individuals, communities and populations need to be recognized and addressed.
The Canadian government needs to develop a national grief strategy to address the needs of its citizens during and after the pandemic.
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.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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.