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The role of racialized diasporas in refugee sponsorship

Biftu Yousuf How do racialized former refugees conceptualize, navigate, and experience their roles as private sponsors who resettle refugees to Canada? What are the goals and motivations that drive racialized former refu

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Impact of changing hydrology on lake water quality

Kristen Coleman on research fieldwork in Northern Territory Kristen Coleman, a PhD candidate in Professor Jennifer Korosi’s lab and a Weston Family Northern Scientist, studies impacts to lake water quality as a result of

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Earth-to-Tables Legacies celebrate World Food Day 2021

Each year, we celebrate World Food Day on October 16. To celebrate this event, Earth to Tables Legacies project has decided to reflect on the relationship between food sovereignty and breastfeeding. In its photo essay Mo

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Enhancing pollinator conservation efforts in agricultural systems

by Briann Dorin, PhD Candidate Briann Dorin on fieldwork in Niagara region Pollinators provide an essential ecosystem service in the form of pollinating ~87% of global flowering plant species and further pollinating 87 o

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Election campaign featured big climate promises, but can the federal government deliver?

by Mark Winfield The outcome of the recent federal election — a Liberal minority dependent on the NDP or Bloc Québécois for support — has been widely seen as having a “Groundhog Day” aspect to it. It left the composition

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The home and adolescent girls' sexual wellbeing during COVID-19

Leah Coppella How does the home impact adolescent girls’ sexual wellbeing? What kinds of norms about sex and sexuality exist in the home? How has the quality of sexual relationships and wellbeing changed by being home mo

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Building the capacity for accountable Irish-Mi'kmaq relationships through research

Aedan Alderson What are the links between the past and present impacts of colonization in Éire and colonization in Mi’kma’ki? How might deepening our understandings of these potential links inform accountable and decolon

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Polishing the Chain: Treaty relations in Toronto

Polishing the Chain: Treaty relations in Toronto

What does it mean to be a treaty person in Toronto? Martha Stiegman Toronto is the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee Confederacies. It is also one of the most culturally diverse cities on

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Social production of space and nature in peasant communities of a Costa Rican dry forest 

Silvia Vasquez-Olguin Born in Argentina,  Silvia Cristina Vasquez-Olguin considers Costa Rica as her country of adoption after her family’s migration to the country to escape the repressive dictatorship in Argentina

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Transforming safety

Jin Haritaworn Thanks to the Movement for Black Lives and other anti-racist organizations in the city, we know that safety does not come from policing. But what really keeps us safe, from COVID and other crises? ​​And wh

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