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Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress. (Pexels/Ketut Subiyanto)

The Conversation: Beyond self-care –Try these 5 therapeutic tools to manage stress better during COVID-19 restrictions

December 16, 2020 — 
Here are five key Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) strategies that validate difficult emotions invoked by the pandemic and make the case for changing automatic reactions that may be driven by strong emotions, such as self-medicating with substances, starting an argument or eating a pint of ice cream to feel better.

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Elementary school students at their desks behind barriers for COVID-19

The Conversation: Students with disabilities should have the option of in-person learning during COVID-19 school closures

November 24, 2020 — 
Schools should be making plans to continue safe in-person learning for students with disabilities for whom remote learning simply does not work.

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President-elect Joe Biden waves as he departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. // AP Photo/Alex Brandon

When ‘hope and history rhyme’: Joe Biden quotes an Irish poet to inspire healing in America

November 17, 2020 — 
'Following president-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the United States, a campaign video of him reading Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s verse adaptation of an ancient Greek play went viral'

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Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing, the final resting place for nearly 12,000 First World War servicemen.

The Conversation: First World War poet Wilfred Owen, treated for shell shock, carried readers into the horror of war

November 6, 2020 — 
This article is written by Mark Libin, Associate Professor, Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media, University of Manitoba and first appeared on The Conversation

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Heavy snow blankets the Fort Garry campus causing tree branches to bend and break.

Extreme precipitation events have always occurred, but are they changing?

September 4, 2020 — 
The evidence that human activity has warmed the global climate over the past century is incontrovertible. Individual extreme events are, however, influenced by many other factors.

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Close up of person wearing a mask in an empty classroom

Conversation: 5 tips from pediatric care for teachers wearing masks

August 24, 2020 — 
Wearing masks is now recommended in schools in Canada and the United States, for example, so it is imperative to look for solutions that mitigate the negative social, relational and physical effects on students and teachers.

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

August 17, 2020 — 
The potential long-term consequences on children from increased parental stress, anxiety and depression are only beginning to be understood.

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A drawing of planet Earth in space, with spikes emanating from the planet so that it resembles the coronavirus.

No ‘back to normal’ after COVID-19

August 12, 2020 — 
COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the inequities of Canada’s current “curative” health-care system and the problems associated with viewing health policy in isolation from social factors.

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Fresh food - fruit.

Supply chain innovation can reduce coronavirus food shortages

June 1, 2020 — 
Food security is an essential issue brought to light by COVID-19.

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Adult holds newborn baby's hand. // Image from iStock.

Breastfeeding is recommended during pandemic, but coronavirus has changed support systems

May 8, 2020 — 
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing health-care providers to change the way they support breastfeeding mothers

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