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

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

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 more often due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders? These are the questions that CGS-M recipient, Leah Coppella, is exploring in her MA

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When HIV and COVID-19 pandemics collide in Black communities in Canada

When HIV and COVID-19 pandemics collide in Black communities in Canada

Since 2007, Maureen Owino has been an active organizer and advocate for immigrants, refugees, women, and youth with HIV/AIDS in Toronto. She has been an active volunteer in many organizations including board membership of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP), Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), HIV Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO) and a

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Examining intersections of youth, pedagogy, sexuality, and technology

Examining intersections of youth, pedagogy, sexuality, and technology

How can sex, relationships, and health education pedagogies meaningfully address the role new media plays in young people’s relational lives? How can these pedagogies also take an intersectional and holistic lens to young people’s seemingly individual experiences of sex, gender, relationality, and violence? These are the research questions that have guided Dr. Alanna Goldstein’s work

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Everyday Life in the Pandemic City

Everyday Life in the Pandemic City

How is the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the everyday lives of the urban poor along gendered and racial lines? As part of her latest research, Nasya Razavi, Post-doctoral Visitor at the City Institute at York University, is examining how women are navigating the changing dimensions of production and social reproduction in the “pandemic city.”  The Covid-19

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Subversive Performances of Quarantine: Organizing Across Differences at the Conjuncture of Protest and the Pandemic

Subversive Performances of Quarantine: Organizing Across Differences at the Conjuncture of Protest and the Pandemic

Principal Investigator: Jinthana Haritaworn Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant. Term: 2021-2026. The project examines the contributions that multiple marginalized communities are making to help their societies survive and recover from the pandemic. It proposes that those who have experienced and, often, led intersecting movements for justice are in an ideal position to innovate critiques and responses

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Transnational Perspectives on COVID-19’s Impact on Youth Sexuality, Risk and Relationships

Transnational Perspectives on COVID-19’s Impact on Youth Sexuality, Risk and Relationships

Principal Investigator: Sarah Flicker. Funding: SSHRC New Frontiers Research Fund. Term: 2021-2023. The project brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars with expertise in participatory methods, sexuality, and global health research. The project’s multi-method, multidisciplinary, and multi-site research will examine how COVID-19 is redefining risk and re-forming youth sexuality in Australia, Canada, and

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Migrant worker segregation doesn’t work: COVID-19 lessons from Southeast Asia

Migrant worker segregation doesn’t work: COVID-19 lessons from Southeast Asia

by Peter Vandergeest, Melissa Marschke, and Peter Duker Many public health researchers have looked to the Asia-Pacific region, including countries like Thailand, for lessons on successful pandemic management. These countries have demonstrated how it is possible to minimize community spread and thus also reduce the need for lockdowns. However, recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Thailand and nearby countries also offer warnings

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The Collective Cost of Anti-Black Racism: COVID-19 and the Boomerang Effect

The Collective Cost of Anti-Black Racism: COVID-19 and the Boomerang Effect

by Joseph Mensah Abstract: Blacks are the primary scapegoats for the maladies of the world. This might sound melodramatic to those who are privileged enough to steer clear of this reality. The piece does not offer a definitive answer to the tripartite riddle of why Blacks are dying more than the rest, why they are

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Mining push continues despite water crisis in Neskantaga First Nation and Ontario's Ring of Fire

Mining push continues despite water crisis in Neskantaga First Nation and Ontario's Ring of Fire

By Dayna Nadine Scott, Deborah Cowen, and David Peerla The infrastructure crises that have plagued Neskantaga First Nation for decades have reached a terrifying breaking point. On Oct. 21, the northern Anishinaabe community’s ailing water systems once again failed completely, and this time in the context of the global coronavirus pandemic. With no running water flowing

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New research on impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers in seafood supply chain

New research on impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers in seafood supply chain

Research on the impacts of COVID-19 on migrant workers in the seafood supply chain is the focus of a new article published in Maritime Studies last month. Peter Vandergeest, Philip F. Kelly, Peter Duker and Mallory MacDonnell (Geography) and their co-researchers in the University of Ottawa and the United States are members of Work at Sea, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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