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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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A man from Skuppah Indian Band rides off on his motorcycle after stopping to watch a wildfire burn on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., in July 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Why we must address the colonial dimension of climate migration

While climate migration may be on the rise in Canada, it has been disproportionately impacting Indigenous people and communities for years.
A new Canada-wide survey shows 28 per cent of women-led households struggle with the affordability, suitability or adequacy of their housing. This is almost double the rate of households led by men. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

New data shows that homelessness is a women’s rights issue

Women, girls and gender-diverse people have unique experiences of housing and housing loss.
Feminist queer filmmaker Lizzie Borden’s 1986 indie hit has been re-released by the Criterion Collection. Lizzie Borden/Alternate Current Productions

What the remastered queer film classic ‘Working Girls’ can teach us about sex work today

The timely re-release of ‘Working Girls’ by Lizzie Borden brings sex work into the public eye as activists in Canada prepare for another Supreme Court challenge to laws criminalizing commercial sex.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seeing nothing but blue skies ahead when it comes to his policies on climate change. But will the newly re-elected Liberal government follow through? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s federal election made big strides for climate and the environment

While the outcome of the 2021 federal election offered little in the way of change, it may have left Canada better positioned to make progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during a congressional committee hearing on the withdrawal of American troops Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Afghanistan shows the U.S. folly of trying to implant democratic institutions abroad

This summer’s disintegration of the Afghan government and continuing political turmoil in Iraq provide valuable lessons for the U.S. and its mission to impose democracy on the rest of the world.
Protesters march to Parliament Hill in Ottawa in response to the discovery of unmarked Indigenous graves at residential schools on July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

It is important for people who are part of educational institutions to honour the year-round significance of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
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.

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