Defunding the police requires understanding what role policing plays in our society
by Temitope Oriola, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Alberta on August 4, 2020 at 7:26 pm
Around the world, policing — as an institution — is being challenged. But calls to defund the police will fall short if they do not address the history of policing.
Second World War fight to protect Monte Cassino Abbey was a battle over Europe's history
by Kriston R. Rennie, Associate Professor in Medieval History, The University of Queensland on August 4, 2020 at 4:55 pm
In 1944, the former archbishop of Canterbury mounted a case to preserve the Italian abbey, renowned for centuries for scholarship and devotion, but Allied forces had just destroyed it.
Are we over weight yet? New guidelines aim to reduce obesity stigma in health care
by Sara FL Kirk, Professor of Health Promotion; Scientific Director of the Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University on August 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come
by John Gradek, Faculty Lecturer and Program Co-ordinator, Global Aviation Leadership Program, McGill University on August 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm
Will the joy and exhilaration of travel return after the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, but with a new value proposition built around safe and secure travel.
Twitter shaming won't change university power structures
by Charles R Menzies, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia on August 3, 2020 at 11:58 am
Bringing change to universities needs to focus on systems, not people. Although online shaming is effective at removing people from their positions, it doesn't change systems.