How clean is your city? Just ask the bees

How clean is your city? Just ask the bees

—  3 April

Honey can carry clues about where pollutants come from. (Shutterstock) Kate E. Smith, University of British Columbia; Diane Hanano, University of British Columbia, and Dominique Weis, University of British Columbia There’s a good chance you live in…

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Dread doing your taxes? Some tips on hiring someone to take over

—  18 March

Ah, yes. Once again, it’s tax season. If you decide to outsource filling out your returns to someone else, be sure to ask the right questions to get the best service. Shutterstock Francois Brouard, Carleton University I…

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#MeToo: Rape myths continue to prevent justice for sexual assault survivors

—  6 March

A judge’s decision to acquit a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault was protested at this rally in Halifax in March 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese Kate Puddister, University of Guelph and Danielle…

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Supporting mature female students enrolling in university STEM programs

—  4 March

Mature women students face additional barriers when enrolling in STEM programs. Shutterstock Liette Vasseur, Brock University Women face many barriers when it comes to post-secondary education, and this is especially true…

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A must-read list: The enduring contributions of African American women writers

—  25 February

Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston and Nella Larsen are on this short list of enduring must-read writers. Left to right: Nobel Prize, U.S. Library of Congress, Yale archive Nancy Kang, University of Manitoba In Mules and Men…

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NAACP’s first meeting was held in Canada but there were no Canadians there

—  21 February

The Niagara Movement meeting in Fort Erie Canada, near Niagara Falls in 1905 had no Canadians present. Library of Congress, CC BY-SA Warren Clarke, Carleton University and Nadine Powell, Carleton University The first meeting…

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Women’s heart attack symptoms are different, and clinical care must catch up

—  18 February

During a heart attack, women are more likely to present without pain, or with uncharacteristic symptoms. (Shutterstock) Glen Pyle, University of Guelph One evening, you tune in to your favourite medical drama. As the scene…

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