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Faculty of Arts

Growing farmland inequality in the Prairies poses problems for all Canadians

March 2, 2023 — 
Real estate is a hot topic in Canada. Most Canadians are acutely aware of how home prices and rents have skyrocketed in the last 15 years or so. In large cities, investor ownership of condos and houses has attracted the attention of policymakers and the public at large, prompting the federal government to crack down on foreign buyers.

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Faculty of Arts

NORAD’s value is on full display as flying objects shot down over North America

February 27, 2023 — 
Four (and counting) air objects have violated North American airspace in less than a week. It began with a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon flying over Alaska and northwestern Canada.

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Funding electric public transit can reduce emissions and address economic inequality

January 16, 2023 — 

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Faculty of Education

What exactly is ‘neurodiversity?’ Using accurate language about disability matters in schools

January 6, 2023 — 
The connection between language and meaning has been well established. The language we use is directly related to the way we view and treat others. Inclusive language is imperative to achieve equitable change, grounded in human rights and social justice.

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Canada’s current social assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Better income assistance programs are needed to help people with rising cost of living

October 4, 2022 — 
A more generous income assistance program should also have more frequent regular payments. Expanding the GST credit might be more helpful, but other ways to supplement or replace provincial social assistance programs, such as a guaranteed basic income for working-age Canadians, might provide better support for those in need.

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Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s. (Royal B.C. Museum, Image B-00342, British Columbia Archives)

Research and International

Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism

September 26, 2022 — 
Part of the “complex truth” behind reconciliation is understanding that public schooling has also played an important role in settler colonialism in Canada.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, German vice-chancellor Robert Habeck and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a hydrogen energy deal signing ceremony on August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Research and International

New ‘hydrogen alliance’ offers Canada an opportunity to export ammonia to Europe

August 31, 2022 — 
The Hydrogen Alliance proposes a “transatlantic Canada-Germany supply corridor” to start exporting hydrogen by 2025

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Runners should have advance knowledge of what to expect in case of race disruption or rerouting prior to setting off on the course. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Lessons from a cancelled marathon: Athletic events, heat and the effects of climate change

August 9, 2022 — 
As record high temperatures continue, investment in emergency preparedness is necessary to ensure communities can stay safe while sharing meaningful experiences together

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Uber deliberately positioned itself as a tech company to avoid the regulations of the taxi industry. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

The manipulation of Uber’s public image profoundly impacted the lives of taxi drivers

August 3, 2022 — 
Uber’s controversial behaviour during its aggressive global expansion didn’t just help the company build its global empire, it put taxi drivers’ livelihoods at risk and negatively impacted their lives.

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A woman who attended an Indian Day School joins her daughter as they look at the Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display outside the B.C. legislature in June 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Research and International

Canada’s reckoning with colonialism and education must include Indian Day Schools

July 13, 2022 — 
Many Canadians are finally coming to terms with the truth that the Canadian government, in co-operation with Christian churches, ran a genocidal school system intended to 'kill the Indian in the child' for more than a century

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