Critics urge effective action as Carleton University reviews sexual violence policy amid what is called an epidemic of sexual violence on campuses
After a surge of cases of sexual violence at Western University, many survivors, organizers, and activists at Carleton University decided a change was needed there too.
Crossing the digital divide: Affordability is key to connecting all Canadians to the Internet, advocates say
Drums and cheering could be heard outside Ottawa City Hall on Nov. 16 as ACORN members and other activists advocated for the recognition of internet access as a human right. As the world moves into a digital sphere, internet rights advocates say many people are being left behind in the transition. ACORN Ottawa led the rally at Marion Dewar Plaza,…
Witness to Beirut’s tragedy: A Canadian immigrant describes what it’s like to watch the horror from afar
On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the Port of Beirut in the capital city of Lebanon exploded, causing at least 218 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and US$15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. And I was here. In Ottawa.
Blockchain, NFTs and the future of the metaverse: ‘Literally no limit’ as Facebook/Meta charts new course
The new era of digitization has opened up the possibility of the metaverse, and the rising popularity of NFTs is just the beginning.
Student representatives ‘disappointed’ by committee report sparked by professor’s use of N-word
The University of Ottawa Students’ Union says a report by the university’s Committee on Academic Freedom was wrong to endorse academic freedom in an incident involving a professor’s use of the N-word during a class discussion.
Lack of race-based data hid more severe impact of COVID-19 on BIPOC communities, experts say
Race-based data concerning the pandemic was not collected in Canada — at least not initially.
Gun lobby’s election ‘truth tour’ brought anti-Trudeau campaign to Nepean
When gun control became a central topic of conversation in the dying days of the 2021 election, the Canadian Coalition of Firearm Rights (CCFR) sent its best defender — a suburban grandma wielding a wagon full of pamphlets — across the province to plead its case.
Ottawa gets a women and gender equity strategy — now what?
More than two years in the making, the City of Ottawa’s women and gender equity strategy has passed. Now many are wondering what’s next?