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Indigenous representation in health care improving – but ‘enormous gaps’ remain – National

[ad_1]   Ever since she was a little girl, Kelsey Allen dreamed of being a doctor. But the 25-year-old medical student from the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation in Newfoundland knows her journey comes with barriers – including racism – as she tries to navigate a health-care system where inequities and a lack of Indigenous representation […]

Student violence on teachers is a growing concern. What can be done? – National

[ad_1] Even as Canada’s teacher shortage continues to impact schools across the country, educators and those that represent them say one of the factors causing departures from the profession is the abuse or violence some face in classrooms. The numbers vary from province to territory, as does the severity of the incidents reported. The broader […]

Ukraine’s War of Drones Runs Into an Obstacle: China

[ad_1] Surrounded by rooms filled with stacks of cluster munitions and half-made thermobaric bombs, a soldier from Ukraine’s 92nd Mechanized Brigade recently worked on the final part of a deadly supply chain that stretches from China’s factories to a basement five miles from the front lines of the war with Russia. This is where Ukrainian […]

Edmonton student wins international science contest with cancer-treatment project

[ad_1] A 17-year-old Edmonton high school student has won top honours at an international science competition for her project that examines CAR T-cell therapy, an alternative cancer treatment. Elizabeth Chen, a Grade 12 student at Old Scona Academic School, was awarded a first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Brussels […]

Will Canada follow U.S. and go after Amazon? MPs, businesses hope so – National

[ad_1] Canadian small businesses and lawmakers are hopeful the country’s competition watchdog will follow in the footsteps of U.S. regulators and go after Amazon over its business practices. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against the e-commerce giant on Tuesday, accusing it of illegally maintaining a monopoly over […]

Poisoning, concussions: Why student violence on teachers is a growing fear – National

[ad_1] It’s only one month into the new school year, and Samantha Becotte says her email inbox is already flooding with reports of student violence on teachers. Becotte, who is the president of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, says reports of student-on-teacher abuse have been “very frequent.” While the union doesn’t record exact incident numbers, a […]

Fact Checkers Take Stock of Their Efforts: ‘It’s Not Getting Better’

[ad_1] After President Biden won the election nearly three years ago, three of every 10 Americans believed the false narrative that his victory resulted from fraud, a poll found. In the years since, fact checkers have debunked the claim in lengthy articles, corrections posted on viral content, videos and chat rooms. This summer, they received […]

The Gamble: Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes End Disease?

[ad_1] On a muggy evening in July on the island of Príncipe, part of a volcanic archipelago 200 miles off the West African mainland, 11,000 mosquitoes dusted in fluorescent green powder flew together into the heavy equatorial air, tiny volunteers in the service of science. Over the next 10 nights, another group of volunteers, human […]