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A Toronto actor and cabaret performer, a precarious employee, poses for a photo in April 2021 at the Elgin theatre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Let’s not forget about precarious work in this federal election — and beyond

September 2, 2021 — 
The pandemic is the backdrop to the ongoing federal election, and its attendant lockdowns have shone light on health and economic issues

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Researchers have found that those who feel more connected to nature tend to feel more connected to all of humanity. (Annie K/Unsplash)

Faculty of Arts

People who feel more connected to the natural world are more likely to support reconciliation

August 10, 2021 — 
Both traditional Indigenous knowledge keepers and social psychological researchers have made strikingly similar conclusions about the connection between how people relate to each other and how they relate to the earth and other living beings

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Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

August 9, 2021 — 
The report will provide policy-makers with the best possible information regarding the physical science of climate change, which is essential for long-term planning in many sectors, from infrastructure to energy to social welfare. Here are five things to look for in the new report.

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Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Should bilingualism change in Canada? The debate over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon

July 26, 2021 — 
'The federal government and all Canadians have an obligation to work towards reconciliation with Indigenous people, and to implement the TRC recommendations'

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Building Vaccine Confidence – Online Event July 28th

July 20, 2021 — 
The Conversation Canada and the University of Manitoba have put together a special live video panel of experts to explore and explain vaccine hesitancy and discuss what can be done to promote vaccine confidence.

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The emergence of variants of concern in late 2020 marked a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic. // Image from Shutterstock

COVID-19 Delta variant in Canada: FAQ on origins, hotspots and vaccine protection

June 18, 2021 — 
The acceleration of the Delta variant around the world is raising questions about its origin, transmissibility, hotspots and potential for vaccine resistance

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People embrace in front of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. // THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

As an Indigenous doctor, I see the legacy of residential schools and ongoing racism in today’s health care

June 7, 2021 — 
'The legacy of residential schools is not just in the intergenerational trauma and impacts on Indigenous families and communities — it is also in the health care system'

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Man sleeping

Simple, fast, wide-awake diagnosis of sleep apnea could enable better surgical care and improve sleep

June 3, 2021 — 
New technology developed at UM can tell patients if they have OSA in 30 seconds, just by analysis of their breathing sounds while they are wide awake

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A man holds a child

We must eliminate profit-making from child care and elder care

May 28, 2021 — 
The need for public child care and elder care is growing

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BIPOC or IBPOC? LGBTQ or LGBTQ2S+? Who decides which terms we should use?

May 28, 2021 — 
People are not organized into neat categories and the names of categories are never static

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