Weapon of mass disruption: How disinformation is fueling political division

By Katie Compton, Policy & Politics editor Like many people, I typically scroll through my social media feeds when I’m taking a break from work or connecting with family and friends. I view these online spaces as places where my brain can go to zone out for a little while. When the Freedom Convoy participants […]

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Planting the seed for the future of vaccine development

By Amanda Scanga, guest contributor One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is the accelerated development of new vaccines. Researchers quickly created, tested, manufactured and administered new vaccines, most of them based on messenger RNA (mRNA). mRNA is a knowledge base that has been in development for decades. Many people remain hesitant to get vaccinated for […]

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge and science: a path forward

By Mary Anne Schoenhardt, Science in Society editor “A foot in both worlds” is how Ph.D. student Enooyaq Sudlovenick describes her work. An Inuk studying the health of beluga whales at the University of Manitoba, she uses a combination of the scientific method and traditional Inuit knowledge in her research. She monitors environmental contaminants and […]

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Why is your doctor still using a fax machine? Barriers to electronic health records in Canada

by Katie Compton, Policy & Politics editor In our day-to-day lives, we access digital information with such ease that we don’t really stop and think about the underlying infrastructure that makes it all possible. When we encounter the edges of this digital ease—say, when one of our trusted messaging apps goes offline unexpectedly—it can be […]

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The diabetes gap: Why are Black Canadians more likely to develop type 2 diabetes?

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Michael Ralph Limmena, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Sciences editor The year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Diabetes was once a fatal condition, but in the past few decades, we have learned to manage it through medication, frequent exercise and strict dieting. Even so, diabetes is one of Canada’s most prevalent […]

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