Particularly during an economic crisis, graduating from university should not sentence students to a lifetime of debt.
Canadians' publicly funded post-secondary education system has been eroded over time, diminishing the promise it once held to protect people from poverty. We should demand change.
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.
Just because there are no physical injuries, assault victims can suffer profound emotional trauma.
Police news releases and media reporting of assault incidents sometimes mention victims suffered no physical injuries. Here's why that's so dismissive and harmful.
Un technicien de laboratoire tient un flacon d’un candidat vaccin contre la Covid-19 dans le cadre d’essais au Centre de recherche Chula sur les vaccins, administré par l’Université Chulalongkorn à Bangkok, en Thaïlande, le 25 mai 2020.
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Un vaccin contre la Covid-19 sera-t-il sûr ? Les essais sur les animaux et l’humain et la surveillance post-approbation donnent de bonnes raisons de croire qu’un vaccin approuvé sera efficace et sûr.
A lab technician holds a vial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate during testing at the Chula Vaccine Research Center, run by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand on May 25, 2020.
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Will a vaccine for COVID-19 be safe? Animal testing, human clinical trials and post-approval surveillance give us good grounds to believe that a future approved vaccine will work and be safe.
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.
Personal support workers are in high demand - as this sign from Markham, ON indicates. They are an integral part of the healthcare system, but are racialized and underpaid.
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Personal support workers are crucial but under-appreciated in the health-care system. They are often subjected to racism, and they struggle to make ends meet while caring for our most vulnerable.
Facial recognition algorithms are usually tested using white faces, which results in the technology being unable to differentiate between racialized individuals.
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.
Police involvement is missing persons cases is often necessary.
In the absence of serious efforts by mental health centres, shelters and youth group homes to prevent people from running away from their facilities in the first place, police involvement is necessary.
As human trials begin for potential COVID-19 vaccines, the ethics of human challenges studies must be considered.
Thousands of people around the world have said they are willing to be exposed to COVID-19 to test new vaccines. Since we don't fully understand the long-term effects of the disease, is this ethical?
An Egyptian Fruit Bat in flight.
Sherri and Brock Fenton
This important discovery demonstrates that cognitive maps are not the exclusive domain of humans and a few other species.
La clé de la conservation à long terme des informations est de pratiquer la récupération de ces informations.
Posez votre surligneur. Les recherches sur le cerveau et la mémoire montrent qu’il est plus efficace d’apprendre en laissant du temps entre les séances d’étude et en se testant fréquemment.
The key to long-term retention of information is to practise retrieving that information.
Put down the highlighter. Research about the brain and memory shows that leaving time between study sessions and testing yourself frequently are more efficient ways to learn.
Missing persons are sharing their stories and experiences as part of new research in Australia. The goal is to better understand what causes people to disappear.
Some sports teams in the United States and Canada have finally abandoned the use of racist team names and logos.
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Putting pressure on corporate sponsors is a tactic that has worked when it comes to changing racist team names. But it's not enough to address systemic racism.
Implicit bias training has become a lucrative business in recent years, but it doesn’t always deliver the expected results.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of businesses offering employees bias training. However, bias training is not a one-size-fits-all solution and unless tailored to specific contexts loses its value.
Colourful buildings at the harbour in Summerside, P.E.I., show how the Island preserves its rural charm for the enjoyment of tourists.
There has always been a strand running through P.E.I.'s history of some Islanders expressing ambivalence, displeasure or outright hostility towards the tourists and tourism that the island relies on.
Millennials are less likely to drive than older generations.
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Research shows that millennials don't drive as much as previous generations, largely because of their beliefs.
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.
Biology, psychology and environment can all influence a child’s sleep patterns.
One in four children will experience sleep problems before their 10th birthday. Here are the top factors, plus steps parents can take to give their kids (and themselves) a good night's sleep.