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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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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.
Le ministre de la Santé du Québec, Christian Dubé, brandit une copie du nouveau plan de soins de santé de la province lors d'une conférence de presse à Montréal, le 29 mars 2022. LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Paul Chiasson

Les groupes de médecine de famille (GMF) : un modèle à revoir en profondeur

Les groupes de médecine de famille (GMF) ne parviennent pas à remplir les fonctions d’une première ligne efficace.
La reine Elizabeth II et le prince Philip arrivent à la cérémonie d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques de 1976 à Montréal, le 17 juillet 1976. La Presse Canadienne/Wally Hayes)

Le Canada a beaucoup changé sous le règne d'Elizabeth II : moins anglo-saxon, plus diversifié

Les Canadiens appréciaient la reine Elizabeth en tant qu’individu, plutôt qu’en tant que chef héréditaire d’une institution royale. Mais sa mort entraînera un débat sur la pertinence de la monarchie.
With governments seemingly giving up their responsibility to keep people safe, it is time for businesses to take the lead on health and safety. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Businesses have the responsibility to invest in health and safety when governments fail to

We expect businesses to be more socially and environmentally responsible by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and eliminating harmful business practices — why don’t we do the same for COVID-19?
Drawing of St. Peter’s cathedral, Rome, with the Vatican wall in the left distance, c. 1640. (The Trustees of the British Museum)

The Vatican and Western Canadian missions: A brief history

Residential schools and the papal bulls justifying the doctrine of discovery call out for concrete acts of atonement and reparation on the part of the church.
Traffic passes by election signs on Wellington Road in London, Ont., on Oct. 22, 2018, municipal election day in Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

If we want better municipal politicians, we should pay better wages

Attracting more diverse municipal candidates who represent Canada’s population requires better pay. Right now, city council jobs favour aging white men who are retired or independently wealthy.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel (left) and Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta (right) sign a deal on April 14, 2022, that would send some asylum-seekers in the U.K. thousands of miles away to Rwanda. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)

Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

The prevailing narrative around migrant smuggling has clouded the public’s understanding of the issue by obfuscating the role smuggling plays in helping refugees gain asylum.
Companies develop AI to gain an advantage over their competition, but this results in flawed products entering the market. (Shutterstock)

Push for AI innovation can create dangerous products

Competition between corporations drives innovation and development. But when it comes to artificial intelligence systems, the prevention of harm should be more important.

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