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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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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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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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Photo shows yellow taxi lights on roofs of taxis vehicles at night. // Image from Lexi Anderson/Unsplash

How Uber drivers avoided — and contributed to — the fate of taxi drivers

May 7, 2021 — 
Countries around the world are wrestling with whether to classify Uber drivers and other gig economy workers as independent contractors or employees

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Anti-poverty protesters march in downtown Winnipeg in 2018. Andrew Tod/Manitoba Federation of Labour, Author provided

Federal budget 2021: More is needed to break the poverty cycle

April 21, 2021 — 
'After birth, adverse childhood experiences — including poverty — can lead to a wide range of challenges later in life'

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A hand inserts a gluten free sign into a loaf of bread. // Image from Shutterstock

Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy

April 14, 2021 — 
People who have a gluten-related disorder such as the autoimmune condition celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy have no option but to completely exclude gluten in their diet

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