A man sips a drink while sitting in environmentally friendly physical distancing circle at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on May 28, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
As the pandemic wears on, some people struggle to keep adhering to restrictions and social distancing guidelines. There are psychological reasons for caution fatigue, and ways to overcome it.
People’s Zoom style differs according to gender.
Preliminary research shows that men and women tend to use Zoom differently because gender dynamics influence online activities.
A woman walks by graffiti reading ‘No vaccine, No tracking, No COVID’, in Montréal on Aug. 16, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
COVID-19 vaccines are at risk of being undermined by vaccine hesitancy. Pharma must take steps to ensure transparency in data monitoring committees and trial data to build public trust in vaccines.
People’s names are an integral part of their identity, so it’s important to ensure that they are handled correctly.
Mishandling someone's name can lead to social exclusion and unbalanced power dynamics. Putting in the work to get names right reflects a dedication to inclusivity and respect for other cultures.
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open on Nov. 14, 2020.
The establishment of a professional tennis players' association that advocates on behalf of professional athletes brings to the foreground the conflict between athletes' needs and corporate interests.
Women’s rights activists with posters of the Women’s Strike symbol protest in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2020 against a further tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion laws.
(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
The women’s movement in Poland faces a powerful and as yet unchallenged adversary in the Catholic Church.The protesters have correctly shone a spotlight on the church for its hold on Polish politics.
How do people really feel about working from home?
The COVID-19 crisis is transforming work and how it is done, not just in universities. If managers think that they unilaterally know how to manage remote work, disorder could become chaos.
Many of the assessments used to evaluate capacity do not account for specific types of disabilities.
Our health-care system is fraught with paternalistic attitudes toward the capabilities of people with disabilities. Capacity assessments raise important issues about consent, autonomy and agency.
The Bisha mine in Eritrea is seen in November 2017.
(Martin Schibbye/Creative Commons)
Why a mining company's quiet settlement of a slave labour case is big news.
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.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
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.
(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
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.