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A growing number of businesses across a wide range of industries are successfully selling voyeurism to their audiences. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Selling voyeurism: How companies create value from the taboo

April 29, 2022 — 
Instead of arguments exclusively about whether voyeurism is ethical or not, we should explore why we are drawn to voyeurism in the first place and where the limits should be for this taboo, yet incredibly prevalent practice.

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For people who exercise in a group, their sense of connection to the group may not translate into skills that help them exercise alone. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

For people who exercise in groups, ‘we’ has benefits — but don’t lose sight of ‘me’

April 29, 2022 — 
If you are looking to support your exercise routine and stay flexible in the face of challenges, having a sense of “we” is great, but don’t lose sight of your sense of “me.”

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Diverse group of people of color holding empty signs

Faculty of Arts

The colour of someone’s skin doesn’t equate to definitive sameness

April 13, 2022 — 
As a result of anti-Black racism, non-Black people remain ignorant about how Black people experience discrimination and how it acts as a barrier that suppresses the civic, political and economic success of Black communities in a dominant white society.

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Protagonist Mirabel is able to help heal her family because she doesn’t have to live through the trauma of displacement like her grandmother did. (YouTube/DisneyMusicVEVO)

Oscars 2022: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ shows healing from intergenerational trauma

April 5, 2022 — 
'A trauma-informed lens isn’t meant to excuse or legitimize toxicity and dysfunction, but to help us understand that people who are in pain often pass down this pain'

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‘Stories Are In Our Bones’ sees filmmaker Janine Windolph take her young sons fishing with their kokum, a residential school survivor who retains a deep knowledge and memory of the land. (Stories Are In Our Bones/National Film Board)

More than entertainment: Indigenous women are teaching through filmmaking

March 23, 2022 — 
In disrupting stereotypes, showcasing Indigenous excellence and teaching about histories and contemporary realities that matter, Indigenous filmmakers are leading the way toward a better future.

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Fifteen-year-old Russian skater Kamila Valieva reacts after her routine in the women’s free skate program during the 2022 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Would adding a minimum age limit for the Olympic Games protect youth athletes from doping?

February 18, 2022 — 
The delayed news of Kamila Valieva positive test raised many questions, including whether it is time to add minimum age limits to Olympic participation

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Many parents are struggling with burnout, loneliness and mental health problems during the pandemic. (Pexels/Alexander Dummer)

Screaming into the void? Us too. Coping tips for stressed-out families in the COVID-19 pandemic

January 28, 2022 — 
'Strategies for taking back control when you dread the challenging day ahead'

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

Top Conversation Canada stories of 2021

December 23, 2021 — 
All of these stories were first published on The Conversation Canada, and then republished on our own UM Today

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Rally participants hold up signs and wear orange shirts as they march in support of residential school survivors and the families of missing and murdered Indigenous children in Winnipeg on. July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma

Faculty of Arts

Ignore debaters and denialists, Canada’s treatment of Indigenous Peoples fits the definition of genocide

October 26, 2021 — 
A better understanding of what most genocide scholars believe can help people understand how Canada’s Indian Residential School system fits with definitions of genocide

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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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