Spend money on morale, and focus on story, by far the most important element to filmmaking. Canadian comedy icon Kevin McDonald stars in Michael Stasko’s ‘Boys vs. Girls.’
Renting locations, hotel rooms, offices and cast trailers can eat the lion’s share of a budget. We rented an off-season summer camp and won best feature film at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2020.
Health-care workers need public support. Hospital workers outside Sick Kids hospital in Toronto, July 17, 2020.
Ontario health-care workers confidentially reported feeling sacrificed on the job and needing protection from COVID-19 and other risky working conditions in a recent study.
Testing and exam proctoring methods that invade privacy and erode trust undermine the very integrity that institutions demand students uphold.
Equity and privacy problems with online proctoring reflect a larger issue: Students look to universities to set an example of integrity.
Self-driving cars are programmed to identify and avoid risk, but in the case of an accident, who is legally responsible?
As self-driving cars increase in popularity, the question of legal liability remains. The driver, automobile manufacturer and software designers all have a role to play.
Ontario’s new financial literacy curriculum covers financial literacy, including budget-making, credit cards and compound interest.
Ontario's new math curriculum was written by competent mathematicians relying on the latest research, and includes both coding and social-emotional learning.
Ontario’s new order in council adopting the IHRA definition on antisemitism risks stifling criticism of Israel.
Ontario's recent order-in-council adopting the IHRA's definition of antisemitism has been lauded by some. However, critics fear that it could be used to curtail criticism of the Israeli government.
The second wave of COVID-19 requires what’s known as ‘norm entrepreneurs,’ well-known and influential people who can encourage people and businesses to adhere to coronavirus containment measures.
A chorus of prominent voices that seek to persuade Canadians that COVID-19 compliance is in everyone’s interest.
A Breast Cancer Awareness sign is seen before an NFL football game between the Washington Football Team and the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 4, 2020, in Landover, Md.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Awareness-raising alone is an ineffective solution to the breast cancer epidemic. We need more action on primary prevention to limit exposures to known and suspected breast carcinogens.
Malala Yousafzai, an honorary Canadian citizen and a UN Messenger of Peace, speaks as she sits with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office during her visit to Parliament Hill for her Honorary Canadian Citizenship ceremony in April 2017.
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Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada is pursuing its international policy on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and scoring points on the world stage by leading the global support for recovery.
The concept of Buddy Circles expands the designated driver role to include broader substance use and other risks.
Buddy circles expand on the concept of a designated driver, encompassing other substances and risks — including COVID-19 and social media — to build a harm mitigation strategy for the 21st century.
Neutrons have many applications in scientific and medical research.
Neutrons are useful in research and medicine. A proposed neutron production facility could help further Canadian research and provide a source of neutrons for medical purposes.
Puppets Woody Peg the pirate and Salty the seagull were created by puppeteer Juanita Dawn.
Amid the uncertainty and pain in the world magnified by COVID-19, puppeteers and jesters get away with telling hard truths and inciting cathartic laughter.
Some nurses who live in Windsor, Ont. work at hospitals in Detroit, just across the Ambassador Bridge.
Nurses on both sides of the border report that they aren't getting the support they need to feel safe on the job and maintain their own health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The red umbrella is a symbol used by sex worker activists to draw attention to the work conditions and human rights of people in the sexual service industry.
Work in the sexual services industry has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and workers have been left without access to government support.
A British think tank says Canada’s legalization of cannabis has largely been a success story. But we still have work to do.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
The British think tank Transform has given Canada high marks for its cannabis legalization efforts. But it also delved into areas that still need work, including social equity issues like amnesty.
An RCMP officer looks on as supporters of the Wet'suwet'en Nation block a road outside of RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., in January 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The passage of laws in Alberta and Saskatchewan granting police greater powers and weapons are seen as a direct attempt to stifle protests by Indigenous Peoples.
Demonstrators protesting against police brutality in Chicago.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
A lifeguard keeps watch over a packed beach in Huntington Beach, Calif., on June 28, when the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state have been climbing.
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
After months of isolation, beaches could see a rising number of rescues and drownings.
Women’s breast cancer can be affected by environmental factors in the workplace.
(National Cancer Institute/Unsplash)
There's growing awareness about health disparities, and environmental factors need to be considered when communicating public health messages.
A young man in Ontario (not pictured) affiliated with incel culture has been charged with terrorism, which may pose problems for how we understand national security.
The decision to charge an incel youth with terrorism reinforces worrying trends in counterterrorism.