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Exploring the unique capacities of online events, instead of trying to replicate in-person conventions, will yield the best results. (Shutterstock)

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use COVID-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design.
A crowd greets Sen. John F. Kennedy at Logan Airport in Boston on July 17, 1960, after he became the Democratic nominee for president. John M. Hurley/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Presidential campaigns take flight in the age of the coronavirus

Though air travel has boosted presidential campaigns for decades, the 2020 pandemic has underlined the importance of aircraft as the quickest and safest way to campaign.
A woman walks through Pearson International Airport in Toronto at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadians are less willing to fly during COVID-19 than Americans

Citizens of the United States and Canada have both had the exact same information regarding the spread of COVID-19, but their attitudes about flying are very different.
The view out the window during a flight from Vancouver to Calgary in June 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Air Canada’s cancellation of regional flights will gut remote communities

A disaster is looming for remote Canadian communities after Air Canada cancelled 30 regional routes. It threatens the rights of all Canadians to be connected to the national transportation system.
Well-meaning individuals often make poor choices when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint. (Shutterstock)

Carbon footprints are hard to understand — here’s what you need to know

Recycling and turning off the lights are good steps towards a more sustainable society, but they are not nearly as important for the climate as reducing meat consumption, air travel and driving.
A traveller walks between empty check-in kiosks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in June 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come

Will the joy and exhilaration of travel return after the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, but with a new value proposition built around safe and secure travel.
The world takes tentative steps to get back up and running amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but our post-pandemic world will look different than how we lived and worked before. (Pixabay)

Coronavirus weekly: recovery efforts happening in fits and starts

Our experts look at recovery efforts, how different the post-pandemic world will be, the hunt for a cure for COVID-19, and why we need to mind our mental health.
Bill Chen at San Francisco International Airport after arriving on a flight from Shanghai. Chen said his temperature was screened at the Shanghai airport before he departed. AP Photo/Terry Chea

Airplanes spread diseases quickly – so maybe unvaccinated people shouldn’t be allowed to fly

Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.

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