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Peer leader speaks to the sex worker community at the annual Baraza (community meeting) in Nairobi, Kenya. // Image from Julie Lajoie

The Conversation: Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

November 20, 2018 — 
Imagine if instead of targeting the virus, we could make people less susceptible to HIV

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The Conversation: In defence of Statistics Canada’s request for financial data

November 19, 2018 — 
Proposal to collect a range of detailed financial data from 500,000 Canadians has certainly touched a nerve

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Therapist counsels man. // Photo from Pixabay.

The Conversation: The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

October 19, 2018 — 
'Understanding how clients make therapy work requires a drastic overhaul of the assumption that they passively respond to the ministrations of guru-like therapists'

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A polar bear in the Arctic.

The Conversation: How we solved an Arctic mercury mystery

October 19, 2018 — 
Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the east?

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Canada's parliament building

The Conversation: Canada’s growing challenges with economic sanctions

September 17, 2018 — 
Canada is an enthusiastic supporter of economic sanctions.

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A 2011 literature review commissioned by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services found that while the number of university students living with mental illnesses continues to grow, more students are starting to come forward to seek help. // Photo from iStock

The Conversation: Foster care damages the health of mothers

November 6, 2017 — 
'We found that among mothers who had a child taken into care, the number of mothers with depression, anxiety and substance use diagnoses was much higher in the years after their children were placed'

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Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, is receiving $1,737,960 for her project on investigating the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS treatment for Alzheimer's disease

The Conversation: Experimental brain technology can rewind Alzheimer’s disease

September 21, 2017 — 
Alzheimer’s disease is considered a global challenge of the century. Alzheimer’s disease is a thief.

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The Conversation: Do minorities prefer ads with white people?

September 18, 2017 — 
'In a forthcoming paper in the International Journal of Research in Marketing, our team of marketing experts at three Canadian universities reports a backlash effect'

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The Conversation: How home security resembles dancing honeybees; No new Einsteins to emerge if science funding snubs curiosity

August 21, 2017 — 
Excerpts of research from Frank LaBella, University of Manitoba professor emeritus, department of pharmacology and therapeutics, published in The Conversation

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Fang Wan.

The Conversation: Trumps show how damaged personal brands can harm the business

July 6, 2017 — 
"Despite his political victory, Trump’s business brand, as well as Ivanka Trump’s, is suffering," says U of M Professor of Marketing Fang Wan

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