Feb 19 2021

Speaking Out in Spoken Word

Fauzia Adetokunbo Agbonhin, an award-winning spoken word performer and poet, has experienced a lot of prejudice and hate in her life. At times, the 19-year-old Western University student even hated herself, wishing she could change her skin colour, her hair – even her name.

Animals

Feb 12 2021

Protecting Apes and Elephants

On November 17, Senator Murray Sinclair introduced a private member’s bill in the Senate. If passed, Bill S-218 will establish some of the strongest animal-protection laws in the world. This ground-breaking animal rights bill is known as the Jane Goodall Act. Senator...

Politics

Feb 05 2021

Governor General Resigns

Governor General Julie Payette resigned January 21 after a scathing report into workplace harassment at Rideau Hall. She is the first governor general to leave her post amid controversy. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Richard Wagner is standing in...

Culture

Jan 29 2021

Preserving Living Heritage

What do camel racing, couscous, and a traditional Argentinian dance called chamamé have in common? They are new additions to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The UN organization added 29 new elements of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) to...

Sports

Jan 22 2021

NHL Hockey Returns

Hockey Night in Canada is back, and it’s more Canadian than ever. The NHL has temporarily created an all-Canadian division, compressed the schedule and added a few new rules to keep the league running amidst the second wave of the pandemic.

Politics

Jan 15 2021

Mob Storms U.S. Capitol Building

On January 6, after attending an incendiary rally by Donald Trump, thousands of pro-Trump extremists marched on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to prevent Congress from confirming President Joe Biden. This unparalleled assault on democracy has shaken the country.

News

Jan 08 2021

“They Desire a Better Country”

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s most prestigious civilian honours. It recognizes people whose service shapes our society, whose innovations ignite our imaginations, and whose compassion unites our communities. The Order’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM...

Health

Dec 18 2020

“Vaccines Are Coming!”

On December 8, Health Canada approved the first vaccine for COVID-19. Canada is the third country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, after the U.K. and Bahrain. “It has been a difficult year, and we are not out of this crisis yet,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “...

Science

First cultured meat patty, produced in 2013.
Dec 11 2020

Mock Meat Makes Debut in Singapore

Lab-grown meat was approved for sale for the first time this month. Singapore gave its thumbs up to the chicken nuggets produced by Eat Just Inc. The cultured nuggets may look and taste like chicken, but this meat never had wings or feet or feathers. It doesn’t come...

History

View of Saqqara necropolis, including Djoser's step pyramid (centre), the Pyramid of Unas (left), and the Pyramid of Userkaf (right). (Photo via Wikipedia.)
Dec 04 2020

Digging Up the Past

It’s been an exciting and productive autumn for a team of Egyptian archaeologists. On November 14, Mostafa Waziri, the general director of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, unveiled 100 coffins the team found last month. The archaeologists discovered 59 more in...

Technology

This illustration made available by SpaceX depicts the company's Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket during the uncrewed In-Flight Abort Test for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Nov 27 2020

Space Taxi

NASA astronauts don’t need to hitch a ride to the International Space Station anymore. SpaceX will give them a lift. NASA discontinued its space shuttles a decade ago, and started looking for private companies to transport crews and cargo. To bridge the gap, the U.S....

Environment

Nov 20 2020

Mapping a New Coral Reef

In October 2020, a team of Australian scientists stumbled across a mountain no one had ever seen before. This mountain—a living coral reef—lay hidden under the ocean’s surface, just 100 kilometres from northern Australia.

Politics

President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are joined by family members after Mr. Biden delivered his victory address in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020.
Nov 13 2020

A New U.S. President

The United States went to the polls November 3. Four days later, the results were clear. Joe Biden will be the country’s next president. The president-elect brings plenty of experience to the job. He served as a senator for 36 years and vice president to Barack Obama...