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Faculty of Social Work

The Conversation: Canada must end complicity in China’s brutal organ trafficking regime

June 14, 2019 — 
'The clock is ticking on Canada’s chance to enact important measures against organ trafficking,' writes Professor Maria Cheung

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'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

The Conversation: Canada’s MMIWG report spurs debate on the shifting definitions of genocide

June 7, 2019 — 
'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

The Conversation: How your phone can interrupt the good vibes of a summer music festival

June 7, 2019 — 
As many people head to their favourite festival they will do so with their mobile phone safely tucked into their pocket. But what most people don’t consider is how this will impact their experience — for better or worse.

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Arctic ice photo from iStock.

The Conversation: Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw the last lines on the map

June 5, 2019 — 
In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Arctic Ocean

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Frank Deer

The Conversation: Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada

May 31, 2019 — 
'My work in the area of Indigenous education and languages leads me to believe what is core to the concern for language support is the meanings and narratives that are reflected in language'

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Vaccination needle image from Pixabay.

The Conversation: Measles outbreak: Why are anti-vaxxers risking a public health crisis?

May 14, 2019 — 
'I am an economist and the anti-vaxx movement makes me think of how a risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents'

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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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