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The Conversation: Redefining the kilogram means redefining how we measure wealth

July 29, 2019 — 
As we advance well into the 21st century, the lifetime of this one remaining tangible standard has just expired

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

July 10, 2019 — 
'Almost all families below the poverty line benefit from refundable credits'

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The Conversation: Charting an economic path forward for Indigenous people

July 8, 2019 — 
There is no time to lose.

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Exercising through yoga.

The Conversation: How to think yourself into a fit person

July 3, 2019 — 
One way to turn an exercise fling into a long-term commitment is to develop an exercise identity

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Surgery image from Pixabay.

Faculty of Social Work

The Conversation: Canada must end complicity in China’s brutal organ trafficking regime

June 14, 2019 — 
'The clock is ticking on Canada’s chance to enact important measures against organ trafficking,' writes Professor Maria Cheung

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'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

The Conversation: Canada’s MMIWG report spurs debate on the shifting definitions of genocide

June 7, 2019 — 
'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

The Conversation: How your phone can interrupt the good vibes of a summer music festival

June 7, 2019 — 
As many people head to their favourite festival they will do so with their mobile phone safely tucked into their pocket. But what most people don’t consider is how this will impact their experience — for better or worse.

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Arctic ice photo from iStock.

The Conversation: Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw the last lines on the map

June 5, 2019 — 
In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Arctic Ocean

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Frank Deer

The Conversation: Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada

May 31, 2019 — 
'My work in the area of Indigenous education and languages leads me to believe what is core to the concern for language support is the meanings and narratives that are reflected in language'

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Vaccination needle image from Pixabay.

The Conversation: Measles outbreak: Why are anti-vaxxers risking a public health crisis?

May 14, 2019 — 
'I am an economist and the anti-vaxx movement makes me think of how a risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents'

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