Reckoning with the truths of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, education systems must take action

Lisa Korteweg, Lakehead University; Pauline Tennent, University of Manitoba, and Tesa Fiddler The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation. “It’s clear that there will be more unmarked graves found at residential schools, but what are we (educators) supposed to do? How are we supposed to fix this?” These were questions posed by non-Indigenous teachers during a … Continue reading Reckoning with the truths of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, education systems must take action

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2021 was a bad year for glaciers in western North America — and it’s about to get much worse

Brian Menounos, University of Northern British Columbia https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/2021-was-a-bad-year-for-glaciers-in-western-north-america-%E2%80%94-and-it-s-about-to-get-much-worse The year 2021 will likely be one of the worst for glaciers in southern British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Montana. It started out OK. A weak La Niña arrived in the fall of 2020 and continued through the winter. La Niñas tend to favour cool conditions and ample snowfall, so the winter of 2020-21 wasn’t bad for … Continue reading 2021 was a bad year for glaciers in western North America — and it’s about to get much worse

Milk jugs, cartons or plastic bags — which one is best for the environment?

Mary Anne White, Dalhousie University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/milk-jugs–cartons-or-plastic-bags-%E2%80%94-which-one-is-best-for-the-environment If you are a typical Canadian milk consumer, you probably drink more than 60 litres of milk a year. It adds up to about two billion milk containers purchased in Canada annually. How that milk is packaged depends on where you are, and new research shows that one type of milk container is best for the environment. Milk comes … Continue reading Milk jugs, cartons or plastic bags — which one is best for the environment?