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The Ebola virus

Ebola survivors can pass on the virus through sexual activity

September 30, 2019 — 
Re-emergence of Ebola disease is linked to persistent infections and sexual transmission from survivors

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

What election tax promises will mean for your wallet

September 27, 2019 — 
One of the battle lines that seems to be emerging is which party can convince Canadians they are the best stewards for prosperity, and taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians

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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

Microplastics may affect how Arctic sea ice forms and melts

September 24, 2019 — 
Plastic pollution in the oceans has become an important societal problem, as plastics are the most common and persistent pollutants in oceans and beaches worldwide

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The future of work will still include plenty of jobs

September 18, 2019 — 
There is now widespread anxiety over the future of work, often accompanied by calls for a basic income to protect those displaced by automation and other technological changes

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#Fridaysforfuture: When youth push the environmental movement towards climate justice

September 17, 2019 — 
In a time of climate catastrophe, after record-breaking temperatures scorched many parts of the world this summer and a devastating hurricane recently battered the Bahamas, school climate strikes are back

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Canada's parliament building

With a federal election looming, an appeal for politicians to stop buying us off

September 10, 2019 — 
With the federal election soon upon us, it’s time to issue a call for politicians to stop buying us off with our own money

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Research and International

The Conversation: Manitoba’s summertime election plays well for Conservatives

September 5, 2019 — 
For those of us who are interested in politics, this provincial election has been a nasty one, full of personal rhetoric from both the Tories and the NDP. But for many Manitobans, it’s a summer election

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Classroom chalkboard

Research and International

The Conversation: Trauma-informed classrooms can better support kids in care

September 3, 2019 — 
Our team of researchers from the faculties of education and social work at the University of Manitoba are learning about how educators in one school division are working to better support children in care

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: The real cost of workplace sexual harassment to businesses

September 3, 2019 — 
Sexual harassment causes tremendous damage to employees who experience it, leading to higher employee turnover, lower employee productivity, increased absenteeism and increased sick leave costs for companies

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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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