When will Ottawa end its willful neglect of First Nations children?

Published: 17Jul2019

“The federal government must end its discriminatory and inequitable funding of all public services on reserves, including education, health care, child welfare and basics such as water and...

Government of Canada establishes Canadian Statistics Advisory Council

Published: 10Jul2019

We live in a world that is increasingly data-driven. Now more than ever, Canadians require the high-quality, timely and relevant statistics produced by Statistics Canada to support evidence-based...

The Impact of Childcare on Poor Urban Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa

Published: 9Jul2019

Despite evidence from other regions, researchers and policy-makers remain skeptical that women’s disproportionate childcare responsibilities act as a significant barrier to women’s economic...

Cities from scratch: watch new cities rise from the desert, jungle and sea

Published: 9Jul2019

“We’re in the midst of new cities fever,” says Professor Sarah Moser (Department of Geography). The head of the new cities lab at McGill University has documented more than 100 cities that have...

The American Revolution shows us how sad and thin Trump's vision of the country is

Published: 4Jul2019

On July 4, 1970, President Nixon tried to claim America’s birthday for his “silent majority” by hosting Honor America Day in Washington, D.C. It didn’t go well. Crowds of Nixon supporters clashed...

The Founding Father you’ve never heard of

Published: 4Jul2019

In the age of “America First,” it’s easy to remember July 4 as the day we Americans resolved to go it alone. As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, the people of the 13...

Professor Graham Fraser appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Published: 2Jul2019

Professor Graham Fraser is one of 83 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada. Considered one of the country’s highest honours, it goes to those who have shaped society, innovated in interesting...

Build science in Africa

Published: 2Jul2019

Africa’s population is projected to nearly quadruple over the next century1. And that is following a staggering increase over just seven decades — from 200 million people in 1950 to 1.25 billion in...

National Geographic grant awarded to Howe Sound researcher

Published: 2Jul2019

Every summer growing up, Fiona Beaty's family would make the trip from Vancouver to Bowen Island, where she would spend her time playing in the woods and turning over rocks at the shore in her...


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