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The Conversation: How anti-fat bias in health care endangers lives

May 10, 2019 — 
'Poor quality clinical care due to anti-fat stigma occurs when doctors or nurses assume the stereotype holds true'

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Special police marching west down Portage from Main Street during June 10, 2019 riot. // Winnipeg Tribune Photograph Collection at U of M Archives and Special Collections

The Conversation: Lessons from the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 have much to teach us about our future

April 26, 2019 — 
A century ago, the Winnipeg General Strike shut down what was then Canada’s third-largest city

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The Conversation: How an NHL street party caused a social media storm about racism

April 18, 2019 — 
'We — and our media outlets — need to think about the ways we use language and how that language may perpetuate bias'

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An aerial view of the Kapyong Barracks in an affluent area of Winnipeg, site of one of the most recent urban First Nations reserves. It will soon be transferred to seven Treaty One First Nations. // Image from Facebook

The Conversation: Urban reserves are tests of reconciliation

April 3, 2019 — 
'One approach to mitigating treaty violations is the additions-to-reserve process'

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Comic book hero Captain Marvel hits the big screen

The Conversation: Higher, further, faster: Marvel’s first female cinematic superhero

March 6, 2019 — 
The Captain Marvel movie will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: No vacation? Find serenity with these five financial wellness tips

February 27, 2019 — 
Have you been thinking about money lately? Wondering where to find more?

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Ann Petry (right) was interviewed after she won a fiction award for ‘The Street.’ All-American news 4 / All American news IV / All-American news reel no. 4/Library of Congress

The Conversation: The enduring contributions of African American women writers

February 22, 2019 — 
These women have completed the groundwork — and hard work — of envisioning a more just, inclusive society going forward.

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a robot hand holding a human hand, surrounded by hearts

The Conversation: For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

February 8, 2019 — 
'It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships'

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Pills image from iStock.

The Conversation: Tax breaks could soften the blow of a national pharmacare plan

February 6, 2019 — 
'Perhaps the fairest thing would be to grant tax breaks or exemptions for those working in affected businesses or industries (not simply the healthy and wealthy)'

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In 2017, Absolut Vodka ran their "Kiss With Pride" campaign

The Conversation: Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising

February 6, 2019 — 
Gay-vague advertisements have proven popular with the LGBTQ community members while avoiding backlash from straight consumers. However, as society has become more accepting, mainstream brands started featuring same-sex couples in their advertisements

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