WE Charity demise shows why trust, transparency are so critical for NGOs
by Nelson Duenas, PhD Candidate in Accounting, Concordia University on September 27, 2020 at 11:48 am
On paper, WE Charity could have been the best partner to implement the federal government's student grant program. But the failure to be transparent eroded the public's trust and led to its demise.
Even in 2020, a double standard is still applied to women in the spotlight
by Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University Professor Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto on September 27, 2020 at 11:48 am
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Canada's 'me first' COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost of global health
by Ronald Labonte, Professor and Distinguished Research Chair, Globalization and Health Equity, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa on September 27, 2020 at 11:47 am
With $1 billion in advance purchase agreements for COVID-19 vaccines, Canada has joined the vaccine nationalists: rich countries buying up more than half the global short-term supply of vaccine.
'No physical injuries' minimizes the emotional trauma of assault survivors
by David Walton, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Western University on September 27, 2020 at 11:47 am
Police news releases and media reporting of assault incidents sometimes mention victims suffered no physical injuries. Here's why that's so dismissive and harmful.
The designated driver role gets a modern update, covering dangers from COVID-19 to social media
by Jacqueline Lewis, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Windsor on September 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Buddy circles expand on the concept of a designated driver, encompassing other substances and risks — including COVID-19 and social media — to build a harm mitigation strategy for the 21st century.