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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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Around the world, from Italy to Québec, authorities are using everything from mandates to incentives to try to get people vaccinated. Here’s why mandates aren’t always effective, are difficult to enforce and often lead to protests like the one seen here in Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Carrots, sermons, sticks: Vaccine mandates face opposition around the globe

Having exhausted policy tools to convince vaccination holdouts to change their minds, it seems little can be gained from additional vaccine mandates than further weakening social cohesion.
Researchers sought to understand how thinking about COVID-19 vaccine availability along different timelines might influence a person’s vaccine decisions. (Shutterstock)

‘Never’ or just ‘not yet?’ How timing affects COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy may be a waiting game. Even those who said they would never get the COVID-19 vaccine if it were available immediately became more likely to do so when it was available in the future.
A health-care worker and volunteers watch as Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits a vaccine clinic for Purolator employees and their families at the company’s plant in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Governments need more than just public health officials for COVID-19 lockdown advice

Our society has never explicitly debated whether the health-care industry is more important than other critical sectors, like education, as governments impose lockdowns.
Voters follow social distancing measures at the Halifax Convention Centre as they prepare to vote in the federal election in Halifax back in September. This year will bring about a host of significant political issues and events that will impact communities both locally and globally. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Here are some of the political events that will dominate headlines in 2022

International relations, elections, climate change policies and the continuing pandemic are some of the political events to keep an eye out for in the upcoming year.
The decreasing ice cover in northern lakes will severely impact the lake ecology as well as winter recreation activities in the northern region. (Shutterstock)

Our lakes are losing their ice cover faster than ever — here’s what that means for us

Lakes in the northern hemisphere are rapidly losing their ice cover due to rising greenhouse gas emissions. The only way to preserve lake ice is to limit GHG emissions and slow down climate change.
A young girl receives a COVID-19 vaccine during the second day of vaccination for children aged five to 11 years old in Montréal in November 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

After a year of COVID-19 vaccine mandate outrage, is there more ahead?

Conversations and debates about vaccine mandates will continue well into next year as policy-makers balance individual freedom and public well-being.
Some tools of the trade for sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ryan Conrad)

Sex, taxes & COVID-19: How sex workers navigated pandemic relief efforts

Government support programs like CERB and EI provide a safety net. During COVID-19, sex workers accessed various financial support — future policy needs to address the rights and security of sex workers.
Young children are rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated, protecting themselves against COVID-19 and helping to curb the pandemic. (Dasantila Golemi-Kotra)

Children ages 5 to 11 are getting COVID-19 vaccinations: What this might mean for the holidays and the Omicron variant

The participation of five-to-11-year-old children in vaccination programs will make 90 per cent of the population eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
There are many ongoing silences and erasures around anti-Muslim hate and violence in education systems. (Shutterstock)

Schools need to step up to address Islamophobia

Tackling Islamophobia as a form of racism even when Muslims aren’t visible is key.
John Cho plays iconic anime bounty hunter Spike Spiegel in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘Cowboy Bebop.’ ('Cowboy Bebop' 2021 Netflix trailer/'Cowboy Bebop Netflix anime trailer)

‘Cowboy Bebop’: Groundbreaking anime series earns a Netflix remake for iconic artistic fusion

‘Cowboy Bebop’ drew international viewers with its genre-bending fusion of American mafia movies, Italian westerns, Japanese cyberpunk, Hong-Kong style martial arts and its eclectic soundtrack.
Since the pandemic introduced travel restrictions and disrupted campus life, some students are searching for alternative ways to get international learning experience. (Shutterstock)

Virtual exchange: What are students signing up for?

There are both benefits and challenges of building relationships and skills online with students abroad, but students can learn how to make the most of this ‘travel without travel.’

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