New research finds that many Canadian households may be struggling to pay their energy bills or limiting their energy use when they need it most.
Rising temperatures — and inflation — are increasing household energy bills. Many Canadians are struggling to meet their basic energy needs.
Canadian Howie Mandel is a veteran stand up comic.
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At its best, comedy can bridge, unite and heal, rather than divide, bully and perpetuate the very ills that it is uniquely equipped to help us solve.
The gender pay gap for faculty in Canadian universities is significant and persistent.
Over the course of a career and retirement, gender pay gaps lead to a difference of roughly half-a-million dollars for women professors relative to their male counterparts.
Troops of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade head to shore in Bernières-sur-Mer, Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.
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Remembrance for post-veteran generations involves learning about history, trying to comprehend the what, how and why and its relevance today.
A lawsuit filed on April 12 alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk illegally delayed disclosing his stake in Twitter so he could buy more shares at lower prices.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Elon Musk’s attempt to take over Twitter uses free speech as the motivation, but research shows that unregulated online spaces result in increased harassment for marginalized users.
We need a positive vision for sport in Canada — something to fight for, not just fight against.
Athletes from multiple NSO’s in Canada are rising up in hurt and anger to denounce toxic cultures and linking arms to demand a respectful, healthy and inclusive sport system for all.
Volodymyr Zelensky s'adresse à des partisans après le second tour des élections présidentielles à Kiev, en Ukraine, en avril 2019.
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Pendant les heures les plus sombres de l’Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky a montré qu’il servait son peuple – pas seulement dans la rhétorique, mais surtout dans l’action.
Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to supporters after the second round of presidential elections in Kyiv, Ukraine, in April 2019.
(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
During Ukraine’s darkest hours, Volodymyr Zelensky has shown himself to be a man for the people, of the people — not just in rhetoric, but more importantly, in action.
Pengunjuk rasa menolak kewajiban vaksin di Kosta Rika.
Upaya menangkal misinformasi di level individu dan platform perlu dibarengi dengan upaya kebijakan dan kebudayaan.
Flexible approaches to teaching and learning will likely feature significantly in our future, as we grapple with threats like climate change.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Precarious academic work, stable funding, purposeful course design and greater attention to equity are issues that students and faculty want to see addressed.
Schoolgirls in Kabul, Afghanistan.
After 20 years in Afghanistan and many promises made, the U.S. does hold responsibility for Afghans’ fate, including their human right to access education.
Researchers say conspiracy theories around COVID-19 are spreading at an alarming rate across the country — and they warn that misinformation shared online may lead to devastating consequences.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Gardening provides a helpful metaphor to help us understand how individual and platform approaches to misinformation need to be accompanied by policy and cultural reforms.
What hapens when someone outside of the university community co-ordinates a mass email campaign demanding the firing of a faculty member? University policies need to cover this.
Where policies do address online abuse and harassment, they’re largely ineffective in a world where academics engage with people in a variety of public platforms and through social media.
The arbitrary distinction between online and offline means much hate speech and abuse goes unnoticed until it’s too late.
Online abuse is often dismissed as “just online.” But the rise of QAnon and similar groups demonstrates the very real consequences of online speech.
The shifting balance between journalism and PR is fueling a lack of trust in the news. That’s bad for everyone.
Public relations and journalism have always existed in an uneasy balance. Social media and low revenues are shifting that balance in favour of PR, creating a lack of trust in the news.
One of the most common reactions during a crisis is the urge to help others. Here a health-care worker watches as the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are delivered to a long-term care facility in Montréal.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
While the world is dealing with the biggest health emergency in more than a century, the way people have reacted to the crisis is familiar and predictable.
Anxiety and other negative emotions can cause us to spread misinformation.
As fake news and propaganda increase, a worthwhile New Year’s resolution is getting out of the habit of spreading misinformation. And like any habit, becoming aware of triggers is the first step.
In lieu of in-person gatherings, holiday and end-of-year celebrations will be virtual because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The second (and third) wave of the pandemic continues as the end-of-year holiday season approaches. Here are strategies to fight Zoom fatigue while staying virtually close to your loved ones.
Young people don’t pay attention to government communication on COVID-19 because they don’t like being talked at rather than listened to.
Communicators must listen to the frustrations, fears and concerns of young people about COVID-19. Then they need to speak to them like human beings, rather than talk at them.
Acquiring digital literacy skills is taking on increasing importance.
Teaching children digital literacy skills is essential to help them learn how to navigate and respond to misinformation. It also helps them grow into adults who can participate in digital democracy.