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Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

Ontario must commit to affordable housing for all, not attainable housing

by Murat Ucoglu and Ute Lehrer During his provincial election victory speech on June 2, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he aimed to build more housing to make the housing market more “attainable” for everyone. Although most people probably didn’t pay close attention to the specific choice of words Ford used during his speech, it’s alarming

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All about bees: Common misconceptions, helping pollinators and how to actually ‘save the bees’

All about bees: Common misconceptions, helping pollinators and how to actually ‘save the bees’

A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators is an inspiring and practical guide that will help gardeners create habitats full of life and learn about what is needed to take action to support and protect pollinators  By Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla Native, or “wild” bees — that is, bees that occur naturally

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How COVID-19 lockdown measures — and their outcomes — varied in cities around the world

How COVID-19 lockdown measures — and their outcomes — varied in cities around the world

by Roger Keil, Philip Harrison and Xuefei Ren During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese cities have repeatedly imposed lockdowns following their central government’s stubborn pursuit of Zero-COVID. But lockdowns weren’t limited to authoritarian regimes such as China. Many democracies also imposed some form of lockdowns to curb the virus transmission. How effective were they? Was it worth

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Exploring local elephant knowledge in the Boteti River Region, Botswana

Exploring local elephant knowledge in the Boteti River Region, Botswana

Sharing local elephant knowledge to enhance human-wildlife coexistence by Stephanie Bell What local ecological knowledge (LEK) exists in relation to the African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Botswana communities? How will LEK aid in mitigating human-wildlife resource competition? The research project “Exploring Local Elephant Knowledge in the Boteti River Region, Botswana” addresses these questions. Recent

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Professor honours the citizen-taxpayer with enduring gesture

Professor honours the citizen-taxpayer with enduring gesture

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change Professor L. Anders Sandberg has taken an unusual step to install a commemorative bench on York University’s Keele Campus as a way to highlight the important role of citizen-taxpayers in society. Sandberg says he was inspired to sponsor a bench that is situated on the Harry W. Arthurs Common at the

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Exploring the experiences of racialized residents in two Toronto neighborhoods

Exploring the experiences of racialized residents in two Toronto neighborhoods

Racialized residents in Jane and Finch and St. James Town neighbourhoods identified structural and systemic barriers to accessing, using, and navigating greenspaces, the study finds. Park Perceptions and Racialized Realities is a community-based participatory research project that explores the experiences of racialized and Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in public greenspaces. The research,

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Digital charter bill will do little to protect Canadians' personal data

Digital charter bill will do little to protect Canadians' personal data

Bill C-27 is a welcome sign that the government is taking Big Data seriously, but it needs some serious finessing before it’ll do more than reinforce the status quo - Kean Birch The federal government has tabled Bill C-27, the digital charter implementation act, which covers consumer privacy, data protection tribunal processes and the regulation

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Toronto greenspaces create structural, systemic barriers for racialized residents

Toronto greenspaces create structural, systemic barriers for racialized residents

Racialized residents could face structural and systemic barriers to accessing, using and navigating Toronto’s greenspaces, say the authors of a new report led by York University. The report, “Park Perceptions and Racialized Realities: Exploring the experiences of racialized residents in two Toronto neighbourhoods,” offers several recommendations toward making the city’s public greenspaces more welcoming to

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Call for Submissions: UnderCurrents volume 22

Call for Submissions: UnderCurrents volume 22

View this Call for Submissions as a PDF From the depths of Dante’s Inferno to Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, subterranean and subaquatic environments have often been depicted as repositories of primordial forces and abiding secrets in the Western tradition. The much-repeated (if somewhat misleading; e.g. Copley, 2014) claim that humans have “explored”

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Indigenous book launch and art exhibit feature links to York University

Indigenous book launch and art exhibit feature links to York University

Key participants at a recent book launch and art exhibit at the Crawford Lake Conservation Area have strong connections to York University. The Crawford Lake Conservation Area, located north of Milton, Ontario, harbours a reconstructed ancestral Wendat/Atawandaron village with three longhouses, Three Sisters farm fields, and displays and interpretative signs, all of which are very

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