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Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel (left) and Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta (right) sign a deal on April 14, 2022, that would send some asylum-seekers in the U.K. thousands of miles away to Rwanda. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)

Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

Members of the Levica party march on a government building during a protest in Skopje, North Macedonia, on July 6, 2022. Thousands of people marched for several nights after French President Emmanuel Macron announced a proposal to enable the country’s admission into the EU that many North Macedonians find controversial. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Why North Macedonia is the European Union’s latest self-inflicted wound

Healthcare workers faced excessive burnout during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

5 ways to deal with burnout at work

Burnout is a serious problem that deserves all of our attention. An academic who studies the issue offers some practical tips to deal with the problems associated with burnout.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte argues with home plate umpire Doug Eddings during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Hotter temperatures increase violent behaviour in Major League Baseball

High temperatures make baseball players and coaches more irritable, and are associated with an increase in violence.
Two-eared listening is a critical element for Western advocates of restorative justice. (Shutterstock)

Two-eared listening is essential for understanding restorative justice in Canada

Two-eared listening is based on the idea of learning and understanding, a willingness to be suspend judgement and the desire to communicate respectfully.
Many critique Disney adults as being victims of exploitation because Disney merchandise and trips to the parks come at a steep price. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Some people treat Disney as sacred. Does that make it a religion?

People are increasingly identifying less with religious tradition and are looking for meaning and identity in the things they love most.
Health-care workers in Toronto protest the Canadian truckers convoy last February that was against vaccine mandates. (Shutterstock)

Understanding why people reject science could lead to solutions for rebuilding trust

To communicate scientific findings that are relevant to the public, science communicators need to understand how to overcome attitudes that are anti-science.
Communities that are underrepresented in research may also be at increased risk for dementia, or tend to experience dementia differently, often with poorer quality of care, later diagnoses and at possibly higher rates than the general population. (Shutterstock)

Research and patient services need to reflect that diverse Canadians are living with dementia

Much dementia research does not reflect ethnically diverse communities. Studies used to make policy, clinical and investment decisions in dementia should reflect the diverse Canadian population.
With the so-called “freedom convoy” promising to return to Ottawa over the summer, its association with neo-fascist groups brings them back into the spotlight. (Shutterstock)

The Proud Boys disbanded over a year ago, but far-right extremism still exists in Canada

It’s been over a year since the Proud Boys were labelled a terrorist entity, but that hasn’t affected extremist activities in Canada.
Jubilant sports fans flew the Canadian flag in 2019 after the NBA playoffs. Since then, the ‘freedom convoy’ has used the flag to try to represent their values. Has the symbolism of the flag changed? THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Has the meaning behind the Canadian flag changed? — Podcast

What does it mean to be a settler of colour in Canada? Has the symbolism of the Canadian flag changed since the Ottawa convoy?
A bus blocks Argyle Street South in Caledonia, Ont., as a group of labour councils and unions delivered food and support to land defenders at a land reclamation camp known as 1492 Land Back Lane in October 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio

This Canada Day, settler Canadians should think about ‘land back’

Settler Canadians have a responsibility to build respectful, reciprocal relationships with Indigenous nations on our shared geographic space. This relationship starts with land restitution.
Over two dozen states have banned transgender youth from playing sports corresponding to their identity since 2021. (Shutterstock)

U.S. anti-trans laws won’t ‘save women’s sports’

Lawmakers and governing bodies aren’t actively ensuring or promoting equitable access for women and girls. Instead, they’ve chosen to target trans women.
Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner waits to pose for a group photo with other members of the Supreme Court on the steps of the building following a welcoming ceremony for Judge Mahmud Jamal in October 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Why Canada’s Supreme Court isn’t likely to go rogue like its U.S. counterpart

Decision-making in the Canadian Supreme Court appears to be more fundamentally rooted in the law, not politics, than it is in the United States. Here’s why.

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