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Pandemic’s Impact on the Pride Community
School of Social Work professors Nick Mulé and Kinnon Ross MacKinnon speak with CTV News reporter Angie Seth about the lack of health care access for 2SLGBTQIA people, what has changed over the last 40 years and what still needs to happen.
Long-Term Care: “We know what needed to be done, we just haven’t done it.”
“We know what needed to be done, we just haven’t done it." COVID-19 exposed shocking conditions in Canada's long term care system but, according to Professor Pat Armstrong, these conditions predate the pandemic.
Bringing art into public spaces can improve the social fabric of a city
Public art has the power to challenge us to confront social issues and spark important conversations about the world around us. Social & Political Thought PhD candidate Rhiannon Cobb explains how art can create change.
Get ready for the pandemic tattoo boom
Why do we get tattoos? "It's a kind of living history...a literal marker, of something significant to the person getting it," explains sociologist Professor Deborah Davidson.
York University Canada Research Chairs to study Indigenous history and Black studies
Professors Christina Sharpe and Alan Corbiere have been appointed as new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at York University, while Professor Christopher Kyriakides has received a renewal of his CRC appointment.
Study on Anishinaabe ways of knowing could transform universities' knowledge creation
After winning a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Professor Carolyn Podruchny's study exploring Indigenous ways of knowing could help transform universities' knowledge creation.
After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contact
"Trust after Zoom will be tough," says Professor David Weitnzer on life after a year of virtual meetings and gatherings. "But projecting trustworthiness and friendship in places where we are used to being more transactional can help."
How two Toronto women are reshaping what it means to be South Asian and taking that message worldwide
For many South Asian women, the struggle to balance their cultural and Canadian identity can be a challenge, notes Professor Tania Das Gupta: "I think that there is a tug of war inside the young people, particularly the women."
Did the pandemic shake Chinese citizens’ trust in their government?
Has the pandemic shaken Chinese citizens' trust in their government? "Empirical research, including mine, has shown that the Chinese government’s handling of the pandemic has actually boosted its legitimacy," says Sociologist Professor Cary Wu.
'Emotional turmoil': Managing mental health amid ongoing anti-Asian hate
People in racialized communities are often always seen as foreigners, notes Sociology Professor Cary Wu: “A lot of people are still being asked, ‘Where are you from?’ ‘What kind of language do you speak?’