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Summer Can Be The Coldest Season For Lonely Canadians

Robert Whitley | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

The transition to summer can be difficult for people prone to social isolation. [They] may experience summer social festivities as spectators rather than participants and receive few invites for BBQs, picnics or patio drinks; meaning their sense of isolation may be amplified (rather than diminished) during the warmer months.

Andrew Potter's Resignation A Sad Day For Free Speech In Canada

Suzanne Wexler | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Suzanne Wexler

A few days ago, the (usually) brilliant writer Andrew Potter resigned as the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada amid scrutiny over an ill-received March 20 article in Maclean's. As such, many in the journalistic community are left horrified about the state of free speech in Canada - as they ought to be.

Barbados - Land Of Sun, Sand, Surf And A Canadian Super Gun

Robert Waite | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Robert Waite

Designed and built in the 1960s by a Canadian ballistics engineering genius named Gerald Bull, the massive artillery piece today sits rusting amid encroaching foliage, on the island's southeast corner, just down a hill from the end of an airport runway.

Tackling Eating Disorders To Improve Women's Lives

Robert Whitley | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

March 8 is International Women's Day. This is an opportunity to focus attention on the health and well-being of women. One mental illness that occurs predominantly amongst women is eating disorders.

Dear Canada, Put Leonard Cohen On A Stamp

Robert Waite | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Music
Robert Waite

But putting personal sentiment aside, I do firmly believe Leonard Cohen deserves to be on a stamp. I wish it had happened before his death -- as I have written previously, placing living Canadians on stamps, beginning 11 years ago, was the right thing to do, honouring groups like Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip and individuals like Stompin' Tom Connors, Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray.

Is The Media Getting Better At Portraying Mental Illness?

Robert Whitley | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

Will Baker (formerly Vincent Li) received an absolute discharge last week, after eight years in a mental hospital. To recap, Baker was found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder for beheading a man on a greyhound bus in Manitoba. The action was attributed to paranoid delusions stemming from undiagnosed schizophrenia.

Is Society Biased Against Single People?

Robert Whitley | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

Many people may experience an oft-ignored phenomenon well-known to existing singletons - that single people can be marginalized in 21st-century Canada. Like all forms of social marginalization, it can result from the attitudes of individual people, as well as from government and institutional policies.

What Is The Link Between Tinder And Mental Health?

Robert Whitley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

Tinder exposes users to considerable rejection. As a consequence, some users may begin to question their physical appearance, their online conversational skills, and the general integrity of the opposite sex. Some may doubt themselves and their value to others, leading to undue self-monitoring for perceived flaws and defects.

Immigrant Mental Health: Strengths And Resiliency

Robert Whitley | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada
Robert Whitley

The mental health of immigrants has been an abiding concern for policy-makers, health practitioners, as well as a small community of psychiatric resea...

These Canadian Universities Will Make You The Most Employable

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business

Six Canadian schools are in the top 100 worldwide.

American Interest In Canadian Universities Spikes After Election

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Business

"It was pretty striking."

Ignoring The Male Side Of The Gender Gap Is Not An Option

Robert Whitley | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

There is a belief, especially prevalent among academics, that certain groups of men are running society for their own benefit. However the statistics may tell a different tale. The government, as well as society, has a duty to take action to help disenfranchised men.

False Self Syndrome: The Dangers Of Living A Lie To Fit In

Robert Whitley | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Robert Whitley

There is a common factor underlying some problematic choices: the natural human desire to be approved, validated and popular. This can sometimes be taken to extremes, whereby young people make choices based on external approval and social expectations, rather than internal desire and individual preferences.

Why Canadian Universities Struggle To Compete On The Global Stage

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Success in higher education depends on attracting highly qualified professionals -- graduate students, researchers, and professors -- to universities. In a world dominated by brands, Canadian universities lag far behind their American and European counterparts to attract global talent to Canada.

Here's Why Social Media Harms Your Teen's Mental Health

Robert Whitley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Robert Whitley

What is the impact of social media usage on the mental health of young people? This is a pressing question for psychiatric researchers, who have conducted rigorous studies on the topic. These studies produce consistent findings: heavy utilization of social media is associated with poorer mental health.

McGill Must Change The Way It Handles Sexual Assault

Paniz Khosroshahy | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living
Paniz Khosroshahy

I'm going to provide some gruesome details of rape to get the attention of the people who need to listen. I have tried more "respectable" ways of demanding accountability from McGill, ways that honour my own dignity, and they failed. At this point, I know nobody will listen unless I put my body on the line and make a scene.

'Zombie Star' Researcher Makes Canadian Science History

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living

She's also tied with the youngest person to win the award.

The 5 Best Canadian Universities For International Students | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Living

With a quality education system and reputation as a safe and multi-cultural country, Canada is rated at the top of the list of places for international students to study. Canada is indeed a very open and welcoming community for international students of all nationalities; however, some cities offer a more seamless transition than others.

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Dining And Nightlife | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Living

Restaurants and nightlife are a quintessential part of any university experience. Whether your scene is eating homestyle stew or sharing a local microbrew with pals, there's nothing like a night on the town to take your mind off school. We compiled a list of the top 10 schools and featured a hot spot from each one.

10 Best Canadian Universities For Extracurriculars | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Living

There's much more to university life than living at the library. Extracurricular activities can complement your studies, amp up your social life and truly round out your university experience. UniversityHub asked over 1,000 students to rate their schools across several criteria, one of which was extracurriculars.

10 Canadian Universities With the Best Food | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Living

In a world where fast, fresh food is the new norm, universities across the country have stepped up their game to feed large minds and appetites. These universities have proven that restaurant-quality plates are here to stay.

Why I Will Hand Back My Degree to McGill University

Karel Mayrand | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Karel Mayrand

The time has come for McGill University to do the right thing. Indifference is no longer an option on climate change. As one of Canada's greatest scientific and educational institutions, McGill University has the opportunity to show leadership, integrity and vision.

The 10 Best Universities for 'Hippies' and 'Hipsters' | Posted 10.02.2016 | Canada Living

Do you rock skinny jeans and dark-rimmed glasses on a near-daily basis? Or are you someone who's passionate about the environment and sustainability? If so, you're probably interested in what Canadian universities are doing to foster and support these sub-cultures.

10 of Canada's Best University Residences | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living

University residence (a.k.a. "res") is an important topic -- it can make a real impact on your first-year experience. UniversityHub has surveyed over 1,000 Canadian university students to see how their residences stacked up. Let's see if yours made the top 10.

McGill's Med School Put On Probation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada

Numerous standards were lacking that seriously compromised the quality of the medical education program, according to the accrediting association.