The dark side of Instagram: Fake accounts and hacking in the pandemic era
Experts are warning social media users to be hyper-vigilant as hackers continue to disrupt the space.
Critics frustrated with OPS reluctance to back non-police handling of mental health crises
Advocates say that the city’s street-involved youth, homeless people and others who may become distressed and in need of help should often be attended to by mental health professionals rather than police. [Photo © Reanna Julien.]
Public washroom shortage leaving many vulnerable populations in the dark and out in the cold, advocates say
The lack of available washrooms in Ottawa’s downtown core and beyond is creating barriers for already vulnerable populations.
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.
Graduating as an international student in Canada: struggle and heartbreak amid unfair obstacles
International students in Canada are struggling to find jobs and pursue their dreams in Canada and immigration policies don’t help.
On a roll: Cycle Salvation aims to bring refurbished bikes to those in addiction recovery, newcomers to Canada
Community members will receive refurbished bicycles this spring, thanks to a new initiative launched by not-for-profit Cycle Salvation.
New scholarship aims to support uOttawa’s Black and Indigenous student athletes
A fund created by two former uOttawa Gee-Gees aims to help Black and Indigenous student athletes who are juggling school, work and sport.
UOttawa Black students’ advocacy group gives back to Boys and Girls Club with holiday fundraiser
The Black Student-Athlete Advocacy Council formed at the University of Ottawa in 2020 celebrated Christmas at St. Louis Bar and Grill and collected donations for the Boys and Girls of Ottawa.
Students and teachers hope Carleton’s signature on the Scarborough Charter will improve inclusion on campus
Carleton and Nipissing have joined 40 other colleges and universities across Canada in signing the Scarborough Charter, a document that vows to end rhetoric about combatting racism and promoting action.
The COVID-19 puzzle: Job seekers flock to some positions while others remain unfilled
While a local retail store booms with employee applications, other sectors are experiencing a candidate shortage.
Retying an old string: Immigration challenges, looking to the future and reconnecting with the past
Every immigrant knows what it’s like to be caught between two worlds. But sometimes, the costs can be heavy.
Ontario nursing shortage could worsen as many young nurses now say they want out: survey
A survey shows that many young nurses in Ontario are fed up with their profession and intend to leave, something that would dramatically impact an existing shortage of qualified care-givers.