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The Conversation: New commission sheds light on how diaspora communities are impacted by foreign interference

May 15, 2024 — 
The federal government established the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions, led by Justice Marie-Josée Hogue, in September 2023.

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The Conversation: Dating apps: Lack of regulation, oversight and competition affects quality, and millions stand to lose

March 26, 2024 — 
When Aleksandr Zhadan used ChatGPT to talk to over 5,000 women on Tinder, it was a sign of things to come.


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The Conversation: Ancient scrolls are being ‘read’ by machine learning – with human knowledge to detect language and make sense of them

March 13, 2024 — 
A groundbreaking announcement for the recovery of lost ancient literature was recently made. Using a non-invasive method that harnesses machine learning, an international trio of scholars retrieved 15 columns of ancient Greek text from within a carbonized papyrus from Herculaneum, a seaside Roman town eight kilometres southeast of Naples, Italy.

The Conversation: Rethinking masculinity: Teaching men how to love and be loved

February 9, 2024 — 
How will young men learn to love when many messages seem to be either focused on what is wrong with them — or how they can dominate?


The Conversation: Black men’s mental health concerns are going unnoticed and unaddressed

February 8, 2024 — 
Protesters in Winnipeg recently took to the streets to demand accountability after police shot and killed a 19-year-old Black university student on New Year’s Eve. Afolabi Opaso was an undergraduate student from Nigeria studying economics at the University of Manitoba.


The Voice: why Australia is holding a referendum on First Nations representation to government – podcast

October 5, 2023 — 
Australia goes to the polls on October 14 in a referendum on whether to enshrine an Indigenous advisory body, known as the Voice to Parliament, into the country’s constitution.


What Wab Kinew’s win in Manitoba reveals about the province’s political history

October 4, 2023 — 
Manitoba voters have elected the NDP’s Wab Kinew as premier. His election is both a break with recent Manitoba political history and a continuation of the long history of Indigenous involvement in electoral politics in Manitoba.

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Bill C-22 will provide income security to Canadians with disabilities, but it needs to be done right

September 22, 2023 — 
Canada’s first national disability benefit, Bill C-22, received royal assent on June 22, 2023. The bill was reintroduced in 2022 after initially being tabled two years prior.


An ethicist calls the government’s decision to not support a search for murdered Indigenous women immoral. Pictured here is a protest to support the search in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A moral argument to search the landfill in Winnipeg for murdered Indigenous women

September 8, 2023 — 
In May 2022, Winnipeg resident Jeremy Skibicki was arrested and charged with the murder of 24-year-old Rebecca Contois.

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As the U.S. expands work conditions for income assistance, Canada takes a different tack

June 13, 2023 — 
Only days before a government default, United States President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an agreement to raise the country’s debt ceiling and avoid financial turmoil.


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