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The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional schools such as Law, Business, Science, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The University has strong student-faculty engagement, exceptional award-winning teachers and researchers, and dedicated staff. With comparatively small class sizes and an array of student services, clubs and associations, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment. The University overlooks the Detroit River on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts and is minutes away from North America’s biggest international border crossing. This location speaks to UWindsor’s strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplinary institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty, and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research, and engagement.

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Canadian food prices have soared over the past year. Higher food costs can affect nutrition decisions and ultimately health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Inflation bites: How rising food costs affect nutrition and health

Rapid increases in food prices due to inflation mean many Canadians may be making different food choices. Here are the possible short- and long-term effects of that, and some ways to save money.
People wait to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zagreb, Croatia, in November 2021. Countries throughout central and eastern Europe have high COVID-19 infection and death rates, but for a surprising reason — the post-communism privatization of health care. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

After the Cold War: Why COVID-19 infection and death rates were so high in eastern Europe

COVID-19 infection and death rates in former Eastern Bloc countries suggest the fall of communism was detrimental to the health and well-being of eastern Europeans.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones in conversation at Queen’s Park, the day after Ontario’s chief medical officer of health ‘strongly recommended’ mask wearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

With COVID, flu and RSV circulating, it’s time to follow the evidence: Return to mask mandates

In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
Universities must be the space where meaningful engagement with alternative ways of knowing and generating knowledge can take place. (Shutterstock)

To solve society’s challenges, universities must engage with alternative ways of knowing

Through the Scarborough Charter, many Canadian universities committed to fostering alternative ways of knowing. But more must be done to realize that commitment.
Asian migrant massage workers and allies rally against Newmarket’s discriminatory licensing crackdown on their workplaces in front of Newmarket Municipal Offices. (Friends of Chinatown Toronto)

An Ontario crackdown on massage parlours continues Canada’s legacy of anti-Asian racism

Newmarket’s draconian use of bylaws and licensing to target and displace Asian massage workers risks taking us back to a racist past in Canadian history, where Asians were seen as moral threats.
Abortion-rights activists gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in June 2022 after the court ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The U.S. Supreme Court failed to uphold American ideals of liberty and equality in abortion ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court turned its back on America’s core constitutional ideals — liberty and equality— when it erroneously ruled women have no constitutional right to abortion.
If teachers were to only address the skills, knowledge and referral protocols that Ontario’s Human Rights Commission recommends, students wouldn’t have essential knowledge to support their reading. (Shutterstock)

Why Ontario’s ‘Right to Read Inquiry’ needs to broaden its recommendations

Direct instruction matters in learning to read, but reading can’t happen unless children are supported in making connections to what they know and their experiences.
Entrepreneurs face many obstacles that threaten their survival, including financial insecurity and market uncertainties. (Shutterstock)

5 ways entrepreneurs can become more psychologically resilient

By investing in learning, believing in your capabilities and vision, harnessing failure as fuel for growth and leaning on social support, anyone can become a psychologically resilient entrepreneur.
A photo from a demonstration calling for police accountability and an end to police brutality in Vancouver, in May 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Public police are a greedy institution

The greedy tendencies of police departments help illustrate why public police funding is a major problem today in Canada and the United States.

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