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The Consequences of Mental Illness That Nobody Talks About

Susan Inman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Inman

Psychotic disorders are frequently accompanied by significant and disabling cognitive losses. Why don't people learn about these cognitive losses? This lack of information has enormous negative consequences. For instance, families who have not been told about these cognitive losses, may have very different interpretations of a family member's difficulties in keeping a room clean or in not relaying phone messages. Parents will respond differently to these kinds of situations if they learn that this behaviour isn't willful, but is symptomatic of an ongoing brain disorder.

Canadian Hospitals Are Kind Of Gross

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living

A new report looking at the cleanliness of Canadian hospitals found almost half of infection control practitioners thought their places of work were't...

One Man's Poo Is Another Man's Prescription

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFecal therapy is here to stay. With the number of options to treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders shrinking, a means to not only treat but also cure cannot be disregarded. People may never get used to the smell of fecal microbiota therapy, but I know they'll definitely get used to the benefits. Let's rePOOPulate.

Should Canadians Go to U.S. Universities?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

It is once again university acceptance season. And for a growing number of Canadian grade 12 students, the letters and e-mails include offers of admission from U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the usual array of Canadian schools. But does it actually make any sense for a Canadian to go to a U.S. university?

Is Tom Flanagan Just Another Victim of Social Media's Dark Side?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

There is no doubt that social media is contributing to great positive changes in our world. But we must not forget or ignore its dark side. Today, we have masses of information that are sent via instant messaging, tweeting, tumblr, YouTube. Speed is a priority, brevity is important. There are social implications that come with this technology. Among other things, we are losing accuracy and time for critical thinking. Tom Flanagan is a recent recipient of information fallout. Look how quickly he was judged and "dropped" by friends and peers. Is this our future: Fear of attacks on social media stifling different voices and difficult but necessary problem-solving?

How a Black Man Saved Queen's University

Anthony Morgan | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

2013-02-01-FERGIEJENKINSBANNER.jpg This story is written in honour and recognition of a Canadian hero: Canada's first black university graduate and our country's first black lawyer, Robert Sutherland (1830-1878). Today, Mr. Robert Sutherland's legacy lives on through a memorial room at Queen's University and scholarships established in his name.

How Robots And Video Games Are Teaching Canada's Newest Doctors

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - During a medical emergency, every second counts.What a doctor decides to do or not do, and how quickly, could mean the difference between wh...

The Former Bay Street Lawyer Devoted to Change

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

Bruce Alexander is helping create a movement of new Canadians to have a huge impact in the Canada of tomorrow. For the last several decades, the 74-year-old former Bay street lawyer has mentored a slew of new Canadian women change their lives and the lives of their communities through the power of an education.

Budget Swallows Famed Research Facility

CBC | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Politics

A famous research facility in Ontario that pioneered investigations into acid rain is the latest victim of federal budget cuts. ...

Tower Of Bird Poo May Be A Scientific Goldmine

CBC | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada

A two-metre tower of bird excrement at an Ontario university has become an unlikely archive that may reveal the reasons for the declining...

Sexism Skating on Thin Ice

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Jarrah Hodge

The World Championships of figure skating start on Wednesday, but figure skating's gender roles are running far behind the times. Women skaters were forced to wear skirts in competition until recently, and the women's long program is thirty seconds shorter than the men's, which has real implications in terms of the scoring.

Child Poverty, Over-Population, Greed: Dickens Called It 200 Years Ago

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

KINGSTON, Ont. - For a 200-year-old literary figure, Charles Dickens has much to say about the issues of today.So believes Queen's University English ...

Power Goes To Your Head -- Then Into Your Hands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Business

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Queen's Drama Troupe Video Talks Up School

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada

If you went to Queen's University (or you're lucky enough to be attending right now) you'll probably love this video (warning, some of the language is...

Rachel Mendleson

Canada Better Off Focusing On Economic Migrants, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada Business

As Citizenship and Immigration Canada conducts ongoing public consultations on the mix and number of immigrants the country should take in, a pioneeri...