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Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

Tom Oliver, University of Reading Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some...

Coronavirus: ¿por qué tenemos miedo?

Enrique Lanuza, Universitat de València El miedo es parte de la respuesta defensiva de los animales ante una amenaza: maximiza la supervivencia del individuo y, por tanto, tiene una...

Are Canadians ready to ditch GDP as a key prosperity indicator?

Fernanda Tomaselli, University of British Columbia and Sandeep Pai, University of British Columbia In 1968, the late Robert F. Kennedy, then a presidential candidate in the United States, pointed...

Mathematical thinking begins in the early years with dialogue and real-world exploration

Helena Osana, Concordia University It’s natural to think that mathematics is primarily about numbers. In school, we first learn how to recite numbers and then spend considerable time writing...

Covid-19: ¿profunda recesión o motivo para la esperanza?

Francisco Jareño Cebrián, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha ¿Se acuerdan de cuando de pequeños nos decían “¡Que viene el coco!” y temblábamos sin saber qué era el coco? Lo mismo...

Reading struggles? Don’t wait to advocate for your child

Gabrielle Wilcox, University of Calgary Reading is an important predictor of future academic performance in all subjects and through all levels of school. The World Literacy Organization notes that...

Coronavirus: How behaviour can help control the spread of COVID-19

Peter Hall, University of Waterloo Amid the carnage of the First World War, a flu epidemic took hold in the front-line trenches and subsequently spread around the world, infecting...

Indigenous civil rights blockades should be met with a new diplomacy, not violence

Terry Mitchell, Wilfrid Laurier University Canada is at a critical crossroads. The Wet’suwet’en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that...

Black History Month: These trailblazing Black athletes transformed Canadian sports

John (Army) Howard was Canada’s first Black Olympian and competed at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. ...

If in doubt, let them out. Children have the right to play

Mark S. Tremblay, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa and Mariana Brussoni, University of British Columbia New research from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey reaffirmed the dramatic decline in Canadian...