My family’s experience with life-saving heroism shows it’s time for Ontario to embrace opt-out organ donations
Capital Current’s Abigael Lynch’s experience watching her aunt survive liver cancer because of an organ transplant has convinced her that Ontario’s current system of organ donation needs to change.
Pet power: My pandemic puppy kept me afloat during a time of loss
I grieved the support network COVID-19 had ripped apart, the company of those I loved most, and the comfort of familiar faces and routines. My pandemic puppy became my lifebuoy.
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.
Shining a light: Trans youth group opens a door to discussion of inclusive sex education
Local transgender youth group SAEFTY recently hosted an online workshop to teach the basics of sex education for trans folks.
Lessons from the slippery slope of excessive sweat
Capital Current reporter Jillian Piper shares lessons learned from living with hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive perspiration.
Scientific team behind Ottawa-made COVID-19 vaccine aims to support long-term global response to pandemic
A new COVID-19 vaccine is being developed at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where researchers hope to aid in the global response to vaccinate other countries.
Embracing human resilience: COVID-19 taught me about depression — and how to find my flow
Two years of pandemic loneliness has helped Capital Current’s Brynn Brieda handle her pre-COVID mental health issues.
Switching an inhaler can help fight global warming
Some inhalers prescribed for those with asthma or COPD actually have a great impact on climate change than Carbon Dioxide. Some doctors now are using greener alternatives.
Listening to feedback critical for new Student Mental Health Framework 3.0, Carleton students say
Carleton University’s new mental health framework makes many promises, but are they enough? Carleton students weigh in on what needs to be improved.
COVID consequences: Persons with disabilities face new risks and even some rewards sparked by the pandemic
COVID-19 has impacted people’s lives in many ways, especially those who already suffer from inconvenience on daily basis.
Breast cancer awareness efforts shouldn’t be limited to one month, say advocates
Breast cancer awareness month takes place every October with the goal of raising awareness and funds for a disease that affects one in eight Canadian women.
Health Canada’s proposed ban on flavoured vapes has opponents decrying impact on former smokers
The smell of cotton candy and blue raspberry wafted outside the Château Laurier in late November as Canada’s 44th parliament opened its first session nearby — and no, there wasn’t a fair in town to celebrate. Instead, dozens of vapers — enough to displace sidewalk traffic in front of the grand hotel, directly across from the temporary Senate chambers at…