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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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Eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada from the United States by walking down a train track into the town of Emerson, Man., in February 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

How the Canada Border Services Agency tolerates and even encourages refugee mistreatment

A report finds that Canada’s flawed deportation process undermines refugee protection. Here’s why it must be reformed so that it meets Canada’s human rights obligations.
Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gather on a city street in São Paulo, Brazil, after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election on Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Jair Bolsonaro lost in Brazil, but his threat to democracy remains

Despite Jair Bolsonaro’s defeat in Brazil, democracy remains under threat. The legacies of authoritarian figures like Bolsonaro and Donald Trump live on.
Millions have lost their homes in flooding caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan this year that many experts have blamed on climate change. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

The unfairness of the climate crisis — Podcast

Does the Global North have a moral responsibility to protect and compensate those in the Global South that disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change devastation?
Wet'suwet'en Chief Madeek reacts with his middle finger to protest the Royal Bank of Canada’s funding of the Coastal GasLink pipeline and other fossil fuel investments in Toronto in April 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

A Canadian senator aims to end the widespread financial backing of fossil fuels

Sen. Rosa Galvez has called for ambitious and coherent government intervention to address the risks financial institutions pose to climate. Here’s why Canadians must rally around her.
School trustees play an important role in shaping education, yet during election time voters often have little awareness of trustee candidates. (Shutterstock)

Even school boards are now experiencing severe political polarization

According to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, far-right groups have been trying to stack school boards with candidates harbouring anti-equity ideologies.
Andrea Skinner, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Hockey Canada appeared as a witness at a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on Oct. 4, 2022. Skinner resigned on Oct. 8. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Hockey Canada in overtime: The troubled organization’s next moves will determine its future

The future of Hockey Canada as an organization is uncertain as its board of directors resigns. However, any future steps must ensure the accountability of the board and the safety of all players.
A demonstrator dressed in the colours of the Brazilian flag performs in front of a street vendor’s towels for sale featuring Brazilian presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Another stress test for democracy: The imminent election crisis in Brazil

It is unclear who will win Brazil’s election in the second round, but one thing is obvious: Bolsonaro’s brand of right-wing conservatism is growing, and so is its threat to democracy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre greet each other as they gather in the House of Commons to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa on Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Not again: Why another federal election may be on the horizon in Canada

Canadians went to the polls twice in two years, in 2019 and 2021. Here’s why yet another federal election likely looms in the fall of 2023 or the spring of 2024.
An army officer speaks with a firefighter amidst destroyed homes in Channel-Port aux Basques, N.L., on Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Fiona was one of Canada’s worst natural disasters, but evacuations prevented greater losses in Atlantic Canada

Evacuations can save lives, as in the case of post-tropical cyclone Fiona. As more frequent extreme weather events are set to occur, it is important to have evacuation plans in place.
A deadly train derailment that killed three workers is shown near Field, B.C., in February 2019. Railways have their own police forces that place them in a conflict of interest when they investigate their employers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Why major Canadian railways must no longer be permitted to police themselves

The federal government must implement a railway policing law that helps restore public confidence in law enforcement and provides justice to the families of those who die on the job.

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