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How can we preserve Indigenous perspectives of history?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recent landmark report has much to say about Indigenous education. After years of hearings and testimony from thousands of residential school survivors, the commission recommended ...

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Josh Manitowabi
McMaster University
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How can footwear enhance our balance as we age?

As we age, our peripheral nervous system can become less sensitive, which means nerves in feet and hands no longer send a full range of signals. This helps explain why ...

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Liz McLeod
Wilfrid Laurier University
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How does Canada's colonized history affect us today?

Growing up in Northern Ontario as a member of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai, Sheila Cote-Meek is no stranger to the impact of Canada's colonial history. So when she set out to ...

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Sheila Cote-Meek
Laurentian University
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Can free, prior and informed consent work in Canada?

The term 'free, prior and informed consent' should be familiar to anyone who has had anything to do with resource development on Indigenous land. It is the principle that a ...

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Darren Thomas
Wilfrid Laurier University
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How are hospitals integrating smudging ceremonies into their facilities?

Amy Shawanda is sadly aware of the frustration that comes from being unable to perform a sacred ceremony in a time of need. Shawanda is an Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong Unceded ...

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Amy Shawanda
Laurentian University
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How can we protect ecosystems from invasive plants?

More than five million species of fungi are busy living a secret life in the soil beneath your feet. Just about 100,000 species are known to science, leaving a gaping hole ...

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Pedro Antunes
Algoma University
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How do soil microbes influence our global climate?

Scoop up a handful of soil just about anywhere on the planet and you will hold a bustling community of billions of microscopic creatures. Scientists such as Laurentian University's Nathan ...

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Nathan Basiliko
Laurentian University
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Which social backgrounds affect postsecondary education?

Nipissing University sociologist David Zarifa studies the educational and labour market experiences of disadvantaged youth, and he has good news and bad news. The good news: access to undergraduate education ...

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David Zarifa
Nipissing University
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How do people who are blind assess website credibility?

Roughly 40 per cent of Internet users decide whether a website is trustworthy based on its visual appeal. But if you are blind, how do you choose which websites to trust?

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Sambhavi Chandrashekar
OCAD University
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