Cindy Kwong

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Study finds 'entrenched' racial bias in Canadian TV ads

“There were some groups that were dramatically underrepresented relative to their presence in the Canadian population,” said Shyon Baumann, a sociology professor and co-author of the study. “South Asians, for example, are a huge community here, and they’re all but invisible.”<p>Black and Latino people …

Seeds of genocide were planted in Rwanda's schools

When violence ends, getting children back into schools is often a priority. Besides education being an essential human right and crucial to sustainable development, there is an overwhelmingly common belief that education leads to peace. The last panel on display at Rwanda's main genocide memorial …

A Prayer When Facing Uncertain Outcomes

<i>Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are</i> …

TED conference: The instants that sparked the ideas

James Duncan Davidson<p>Elizabeth Gilbert<p>Elizabeth Gilbert produced a massive bestseller with <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, but that came with its share of terror. How to follow up such a huge success? She felt certain that fans of her memoir would be disappointed with whatever she wrote next. She considered giving …

Taiwan students occupy legislature over China trade deal

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters in Taiwan opposed to a trade pact with China which they fear gives the mainland too much economic influence and access to opportunities have occupied Taiwan’s legislature.<p>Students and other protesters hold banners inside Taiwan's legislature in Taipei, …

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Downtown Eastside redevelopment debate is the same old game

It has kind of become the way we do things in Vancouver: present an initial idea, spend a couple of years getting city staff to put flesh on the bones, try to get the affected communities and stakeholders involved, hold some workshops, some community meetings that rely heavily on Expo markers, …

Should prostitution be made fully legal in Canada?

Globe and Mail columnist Elizabeth Renzetti joins Affan Chowdrhy to discuss various legal models adopted for prostitution around the world, such as the Nordic Model and the New Zealand Model, and which direction Canada is heading.

Canada promised almost a year ago to take in 1,300 Syrian refugees, but so far only 10 have arrived, CBC News has learned. As fingers are being pointed, the UN is asking Canada to take in even more because of the growing humanitarian crisis. Read more: http://cbc.sh/EgBTuHe

Breaking down the silos of mental health care

The traditional approach to treating a person with schizophrenia who is admitted to hospital would be to focus on the patient's intrusive thoughts and paranoid delusions, and usually administer an antipsychotic drug. But scientists, clinicians and researchers working at the University of British …

Toronto to debut ‘sophisticated’ way to gauge neighbourhoods’ funding needs

A new way to measure which Toronto neighbourhoods are most in need is being welcomed as a "more sophisticated model," for directing attention and funding.<p>The new measures, to be made public this week in a report to the city's community development and recreation committee, are expected to change …

The science taboo: There may be genetic realities to race, but not along the lines we expect

Xiaoqing Gao needs Caucasians.<p>He studies visual memory, how growing up among different races affects how people recognize faces.<p>At the University of …

Chinese president warns of terrorists’ ‘rampant momentum’ following deadly railway attack

Chinese president Xi Jinping warned that his country faces "rampant momentum" from terrorists after knife-wielding attackers killed 29 and injured more than 140 at a railway station deep in the country's southwest.<p>The violence brought into sharp relief the seething discontent that underlies China's …

Romanian orphans – a human tragedy, a scientific opportunity – Virginia Hughes

We drove to the orphanage on a pleasant December morning, under a sky that seemed too blue. It was a short ride through a residential neighbourhood …

What It’s Like to Meet a Brother You Haven’t Seen in Six Decades

At 73, Kwon Dong-yul is tall and upright, a dapper figure in a cap, scarf and wool coat. Last Friday, he took me to a coffee shop in northwest Seoul, …

At Toronto Community Housing, a history of violence

It took all of 15 minutes for Tanasha Smith to get from Brampton to Rexdale, but it felt like the longest drive of her life.<p>It was Family Day, a year ago this weekend, and she was racing to the public-housing project on Jamestown Crescent where she grew up. When she got there, she found her mother …

Ottawa’s new citizenship rules are perverse | The Star

Even as we look forward to many more occasions for the Canadian anthem to sound out in Sochi, parliamentarians are debating the Strengthening …

Capitalism is the problem, economic democracy the solution

A speech given at the One World Week Forum at the University of Warwick In England on January 30, 2014 on the topic of Capitalism and Sustainability: …

A Prayer for Resting in Jesus' Love for the Suffering

<i>Many followed him [Jesus], and he healed them all and ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:</i> …

Canada closing door on North Korean refugees | The Star

A recent decision by the refugee appeal tribunal to side with Ottawa and overturn a North Korean woman’s refugee status has sent shockwaves among …

A Prayer for Believing and Savoring God's Favor

<i>Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth</i> …

A Prayer for Owning and Releasing Our Fears

<i>And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the</i> …

A Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent

<i>You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”</i> …

A Prayer of Heart Renewing Hope

<i>Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary</i> …