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Climate Change

COVID-19 consequences: Reduced air pollution, less waste, fresh insights

More than 20 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally to date. There is no overstating of the scope of the pandemic tragedy for humanity. However, it is also important to recognize that it has resulted in some unexpected environmental benefits — especially when it comes to air pollution and waste management.  The World Health Organization estimates that there…


I downloaded the ‘COVID Alert’ app: Here’s how it went on the first day

Tracking whether you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 in Canada became a lot easier on Friday. Well, only if you’re in Ontario. On Friday, the federal and Ontario governments launched COVID Alert, the app which notifies users if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days. “Together, let’s limit the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future…


‘I’m not embarrassed or ashamed’: Talking about mental health in the world of sports is a winning strategy

For far too long there has been a stigma around the discussion of mental health in sports. Some people still feel that opening up about their struggles equates to weakness. Others who hear about those struggles too often reinforce judgmental attitudes and outdated stereotypes. After all, in the world of professional sports, the most important thing to a lot of…