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Why Canada must prosecute returning ISIS fighters
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Why Canada must prosecute returning ISIS fighters

Written by: Kyle Matthews, Executive Director, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, listens to a question at a news conference at the National Press Club in...

Big Fail: The internet hasn't helped democracy
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Big Fail: The internet hasn’t helped democracy

Written by: Robert Diab, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University New research shows that more and more of our public conversation is unfolding within a dwindling coterie of sites that are controlled by a small few, largely unregulated...

Melania Trump's pith helmet is not just a hat
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Melania Trump’s pith helmet is not just a hat

Written by: Jacqueline L. Scott, PhD Student, University of Toronto First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, during a safari guided by Nelly Palmeris, right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Sometimes a hat...

In Jane Austen, fairy tales meet biting feminist critiques
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In Jane Austen, fairy tales meet biting feminist critiques

Written by: Robert Morrison, Professor of English Language and Literature, Queen's University, Ontario Below the rose-coloured tales of well-matched couples falling deeply in love, Austen’s novels vigorously critique the patriarchal structures of her day. ShutterstockJane Austen is not an obvious...

Confessions to sexual assault are rare: #ItWasMe
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Confessions to sexual assault are rare: #ItWasMe

Written by: Lucia Lorenzi, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University In this Oct. 27, 2017 photo, actress Rose McGowan, left, waves after being introduced by Tarana Burke, right, founder of the #MeToo movement, at the inaugural...

The social implications of teens leaving Facebook
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The social implications of teens leaving Facebook

Written by: David R Brake, Researcher and Educator, University of Alberta Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram. (Alex Iby/Unsplash)For years, Facebook grew in size and influence at a staggering rate. But...

The truth about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
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The truth about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Written by: Carly McMorris, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Calgary Approximately 11 per cent of Canadian mothers report consuming alcohol during pregnancy, which can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in their children. (Shutterstock)Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is...

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