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How LGBT refugees from Ukraine are highly vulnerable
Protection gaps in the humanitarian system "may be more harmful than openly anti-LGBT policies as they render their suffering invisible," co-writes Professor Yvonne Su about the challenges 2SLGBTQIA refugees from Ukraine face.
It's OK 'COVID etiquette' to ask guests to mask, test, be vaccinated: NewmarketToday poll
Empathy is important in the weeks ahead to handle the tension between those willing to take more COVID precautions and those less so. We have to "try and understand the perspective of others and be respectful,” says Professor Harris Ali.
Inside one Toronto hospital’s plan to help gun victims avoid the next bullet
A new YouthREX report found that BRAVE participants had been inspired to make big life changes, such as pursuing higher education. “Simply having someone...provided hope and motivation for the future,” the report led by Professor Uzo Anucha reads.
Polish generosity risks hardening anti-immigrant sentiments towards Ukrainian refugees in the long term
For the last decade, Poland has been anti-immigrant and anti-refugee, suggests Professor Yvonne Su. In her latest op-ed for The Conversation Canada, she explores how the country’s society and ruling right-wing government is going to deal with millions of foreigners displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
‘Cutting edge’ UK law set to recognise that octopuses are sentient
Do octopuses, squid and crabs have emotions? A new article co-authored by Professor Kristin Andrews suggests that there may be a point when humans can no longer assume invertebrates don't feel pain and other emotions.
The problems with a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership
What is the future of work? Workers want to be "partners in co-creation, where all members are empowered to bring their whole selves to the organization regardless of hierarchies," explains Professor David Weitzner.
Evolution of Mennonite literature focus of lecture
Mennonite literature has been characterized by an old view of the group's move from farm to city. That, says Professor Robert Zacharias, is a too limited view of Mennonite writing.
'There are not enough hands': Health worker shortage immediate concern post pandemic
The need for more health care workers in the system can’t be understated, notes Professor Pat Armstrong. “There are not enough hands. The pandemic has made it really obvious. I don’t know if we will learn those lessons, but we need more beds and higher staffing levels.”
Ukraine: The good, bad and ideal refugees
Is a refugee a refugee, no matter where they come from? As reports of discrimination at the Ukrainian border emerge, Professor Yvonne Su examines who are perceived the "ideal refugee" in modern Europe.
Has Canada reached its vaccine ceiling?
A substantial number of Canadians are still not fully vaccinated, but that doesn’t mean we should give up trying to convince them, explains emergency management Professor Eric Kennedy.