It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day, and today in The Conversation Canada, we have a story on how first-generation immigrants to Canada are more supportive of Indigenous Peoples than non-immigrants, according to data from a survey conducted by the Environics Institute.

Andrew Parkin of the University of Toronto, along with Anna Triandafyllidou and Seyda Ece Aytac of Toronto Metropolitan University, explain that immigrants “might be more supportive of Indigenous Peoples because they could be more aware of the legacies of colonialism worldwide, more open to learn about their new country or more conscious of their responsibility as newcomers to learn Canadian history.”

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People stand on Parliament Hill in July 2021 alongside a makeshift memorial for children who died at Indian Residential Schools during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Immigrants to Canada are supportive of Indigenous Peoples and reconciliation

Andrew Parkin, University of Toronto; Anna Triandafyllidou, Toronto Metropolitan University; Seyda Ece Aytac, Toronto Metropolitan University

Newcomers to Canada tend to be more supportive of Indigenous Peoples and reconciliation than other Canadians.

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Why critical race theory should inform schools

Carl E. James, York University, Canada; Vidya Shah, York University, Canada

Recently, specious claims against critical race theory have been showing up in Canada. School boards are being questioned about their anti-racism policies and the teaching of CRT to students.

Produce vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store in Aylmer, Que. in May 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

How the slow-burning housing crisis is driving hunger in Canada

Charlotte Spring, Wilfrid Laurier University; Audrey Tung, University of Victoria

While decent housing and food are fundamental human rights, they are often treated separately, and primarily as commodities. How can we tackle housing and food insecurity together, and better?

Ontario’s child care policy now creates a universal, flat-fee child care for medium and high-income families but doesn’t guarantee subsidies to low-income families. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ontario’s child-care agreement is poised to fail low-income children and families

Petr Varmuza, University of Toronto; Linda A. White, University of Toronto; Michal Perlman, University of Toronto

Ontario’s flat fee for child care should be replaced by an income-tested fee reflecting family incomes.

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Africa’s smaller cities are usually overlooked: They shouldn’t be

Astrid R.N. Haas, University of Toronto

Intermediary cities have a vital role to play in the economies of African countries.

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Online sessions with therapy dogs can help students feel less stressed

John-Tyler Binfet, University of British Columbia

Therapy dogs are a proven support for students experiencing high levels of stress. During the pandemic, in-person encounters were less possible, but virtual sessions also recorded an improvement.

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Peer review: Can this critical step in the publication of science research be kinder?

Catherine Clase, McMaster University; Josee Bouchard, Université de Montréal; Manish M Sood, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa; Rachel Holden, Queen's University, Ontario; Sunny Hartwig, University of Prince Edward Island

Peer review of research sounds like it should be a conversation between equals. Instead, it can be patronizing, demanding and simply unkind. A group of journal editors thinks this should change.

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Champions sportifs : anticiper pour mieux performer

Mildred Loiseau Taupin, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

L’anticipation est un facteur à prendre en compte dans la réalisation des performances sportives en vue des prochaines grandes compétitions.

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Quand les ministres perdent l’arbitrage électoral

Julien Robin, Université de Montréal

Sous la Vᵉ République, détenir un mandat n’est pas une condition nécessaire pour devenir ministre, pourtant nombreux sont celles et ceux qui s’y risquent parfois à leurs dépens.

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