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York University, Canada

York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York’s fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

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A four-year-old girl plays house as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., where he spoke of his party’s policy on affordable housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal election 2021: More supply won’t solve Canada’s housing affordability crisis

The fact that Canadian house prices have risen far beyond rental rates tells us that it’s due to financial factors alone — not a lack of supply. House prices are asset prices.
The words Government Arson are painted on a shipping container on a property that was destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire in August in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Climate action is at risk because of the snap federal election call

Canadians are faced with an unwanted election that’s placed climate progress at unnecessary risk.
Substantial cultural commentary and numerous studies addressed how the ‘infamous’ novel influenced both readers and the publishing industry. (Shutterstock)

‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ 10 years later: Self-publishing wasn’t novel then, but now it’s easier to reach a niche audience

The controversial fantasy novel and its sequels enticed more authors to experiment with self-publishing, but the latter has a history that long predates the steamy bestseller.
The BlackNorth pledge seems to be more about image than action. Few Canadian corporations have Black people at the helm. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s corporations fail to meet the BlackNorth pledge, and we’re not surprised

A recent survey has found that only a few of the 205 firms who signed the BlackNorth Initiative have actually diversified. Fundamentally, their idea of reform is not about tackling systemic racism.
The isolation of long-term care homes to protect residents from COVID-19 revealed how much care was coming from visiting family members. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Long-term care after the COVID-19 disaster: 3 promising ways to move forward

Research on the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 in long-term care homes is shedding light on avenues for positive change.
A woman walks past a mural in Vancouver, B.C. The power of public art is its ability to turn artistic practice into a social action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

Bringing art into public spaces can improve the social fabric of a city

When public art pairs artistic expression with community engagement, it can honour the diverse communities that share public spaces and spur important conversations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the connections between science and policy need to be reconsidered. (Shutterstock)

Canadian ethicists recognize the critical importance of science and research

A new standing committee will ensure that Canadian federal policy is based on science. The committee should consider critical ethical thinking, scholarship and action, as well as legal frameworks and sociocultural values.
Crises disrupt our expectations for the future, thereby affecting our emotions, planning behaviours and identities. (Unsplash/Nick Fewings)

Successful health campaigns during COVID-19 need to manage our altered ideas about the future

When a crisis like COVID-19 disrupts expectations for the future, it also disrupts how health messaging works. Advertising research shows three ways that health campaigns can succeed in a crisis.

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