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COVID-19 event cancellations: Communication is key to retaining public trust

March 16, 2020 — 
Christine Van Winkle examines the impact COVID-19 cancellations has on the events and experiences that help build strong, resilient communities

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Children sitting in a classroom.

A largely female teaching force is standing up for public education

March 4, 2020 — 
'For public education to remain public, it must be publicly funded, equally accessible and premised on values of active citizenship'

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Woman holding cellphone. // Image from Pixabay.

How social media is changing research and reactions to coronavirus outbreak

January 30, 2020 — 
Social media platforms have allowed the rapid exchange of information — and sometimes misinformation

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

We need to modernize how we measure national wealth

January 16, 2020 — 
First, how expansive do we wish to define unpaid work?

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White House image from Pixabay.

Why the U.S. is unlikely to go to war with Iran

January 8, 2020 — 
The killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the United States — and Iran’s response — raises many important legal and strategic issues

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Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg meets with Dr. Julienne Stroeve, Senior Canada-150 Research Chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)

A year of resistance: How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

December 20, 2019 — 
Greta Thunberg made history again this month when she was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

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Top Conversation Canada stories of 2019

December 19, 2019 — 
From sex robots to anti-vaxxers, we’ve gathered the five most read UM Conversation Canada stories in 2019

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A person paddles standing up in a gondola while the sun shines through haze over Venice.

Venice floods: Historical myths may attract the aid city needs

November 20, 2019 — 
The city of Venice was recently hit by the worst flooding in more than 50 years

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An oil pumpjack is shown in a field. // Image from Pixabay

The economic illusions of the Canadian election

October 25, 2019 — 
'As an economist, I approached voting in the Canadian federal election with deep ambivalence that was shared by most everyone I know regardless of vocation or political persuasion'

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Monkey fossils found in Serbia offer clues about life in a warmer world millions of years ago

October 22, 2019 — 
Studying fossil monkeys like these can help us understand how ancient climates shaped primate evolution

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