Last year, as a Muslim Canadian family took their evening stroll during lockdown in London, Ont., a white man rammed his pickup truck into them. Four of the five family members were killed.

The incident sparked horror and outrage. But the truth is anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise in the 20 years since 9/11. Violent hate crimes continue unabated. Devastated communities have called on lawmakers to better protect them.

In today’s episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, legal scholar, Natasha Bakht from the University of Ottawa, says Canadian lawmakers have not only failed to deter anti-Muslim hate, they are making it worse — in essence, legalizing Islamophobia.

Bakht is a professor of law at the University of Ottawa and author of In Your Face: Law, Justice and Niqab wearing women in Canada. She spent the past five years researching the rise in anti-Muslim attitudes in North America.

In her book, Bakht explores the stories of niqab wearing women who have faced discriminatory laws. Join us to listen to this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient; please also explore the additional reading list in our show notes.

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Vinita Srivastava

Host + Producer, Don't Call Me Resilient | Senior Editor, Culture + Society

Supporters gather to demand action against anti-Muslim hate after a white man attacked two Muslim women wearing hijabs in June 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Niqab bans boost hate crimes against Muslims and legalize Islamophobia — Podcast

Vinita Srivastava, The Conversation; Vaishnavi Dandekar, The Conversation

In today’s episode, we take a look at some ways lawmakers have legalized Islamophobia through niqab bans and other restrictive policies.

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Why a 110-million-year-old raptor skeleton should never have been sold at auction for over US$12M

Jessica M. Theodor, University of Calgary; Margaret E. Lewis, Stockton University

The sale of fossils at auction houses reflects a problematic trend of privileging profit over knowledge and education.

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Punishment vs. deportation: What we can learn from the case of the truck driver in the Humbolt Broncos bus crash

Jessica Templem, York University, Canada

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Canada needs to be as welcoming to Afghan refugees as it is to Ukrainians

Anthony Fong, University of Toronto; Zamir Saar, University of Toronto

The disparate treatment of Ukrainians compared with other refugees to Canada suggests to some an unfairness in our immigration process at best — and systemic racism at worst.

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Avian influenza: How bird flu affects domestic and wild flocks, and why a One Health approach matters

Shayan Sharif, University of Guelph; Jeffrey J. Wichtel, University of Guelph

Avian influenza virus — or bird flu — can infect domestic poultry such as chickens and turkeys, as well as wild birds. The H5N1 strain has been identified in Canada.

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5 ways entrepreneurs can become more psychologically resilient

Kyle Brykman, University of Windsor; Alex Newman, Deakin University; Julia Backmann, University College Dublin; Robert J. Pidduck, Old Dominion University; Silja Hartmann, Freie Universität Berlin

By investing in learning, believing in your capabilities and vision, harnessing failure as fuel for growth and leaning on social support, anyone can become a psychologically resilient entrepreneur.

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Isabelle Carignan, Université TÉLUQ ; Annie Roy-Charland, Université de Moncton; France Beauregard, Université de Sherbrooke ; Joanie Viau, Université TÉLUQ ; Marie-Christine Beaudry, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Lire avec fiston est un projet de littératie familiale simple et efficace qui pourrait être reproduit dans différents pays et différentes langues pour développer l’envie de lire chez les garçons.

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