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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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a robot hand holding a human hand, surrounded by hearts

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 teeth

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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Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award

October 9, 2019 — 
In the Nobel press conference, Peebles was keen to highlight that he didn’t work alone. But to say that he has been largely responsible for shaping our understanding of the universe is a cosmic understatement.

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Surgery image from Pixabay.

Why is it so hard for your doctor to apologize?

October 3, 2019 — 
'To investigate the impacts and difficulties surrounding medical apology, we’ve conducted research on medical apologies over the last two years'

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Canada's parliament building

Manitoba’s pragmatic conservatism may contain lessons for Andrew Scheer

October 2, 2019 — 
Manitobans have often been characterized much like the bison that represents us: staid, steady, sturdy

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