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The economic case for the mining industry to support carbon taxation

Sally Innis, University of British Columbia; Benjamin Cox, University of British Columbia; John Steen, University of British Columbia, and Nadja Kunz, University of British Columbia As governments try to navigate a path to a safe climate in the 21st century, the public debate has focused on net zero, carbon taxes, electrification and renewable energy. Mining is rarely an anchor point of the discussion, even though … Continue reading The economic case for the mining industry to support carbon taxation

The cultural sector needs support in order to benefit from a digital remake

Ricard Gil, Queen’s University, Ontario The COVID-19 crisis has dealt a massive blow to the cultural and creative sectors in Canada and around the world. The impact was broad and deep. In 2020, museums were closed for an average of more than 155 days, and in 2021, many of them had to shut their doors again, resulting in a 70 per cent drop in attendance. … Continue reading The cultural sector needs support in order to benefit from a digital remake

Sustainable fashion expert: why I’m cutting my wardrobe down to ten items this month

Amber Martin-Woodhead, Coventry University The rise of fast fashion has led to huge increases in the amount of clothes made, bought and thrown away. Between 80 and 100 billion items of clothing are made globally each year. Greenhouse gas emissions from textile production are greater than those from international flights and the shipping industry combined, making the fashion industry a significant contributor to climate change. … Continue reading Sustainable fashion expert: why I’m cutting my wardrobe down to ten items this month

More than entertainment: Indigenous women are teaching through filmmaking

Jocelyn Thorpe, University of Manitoba and Kaila Johnston, University of Manitoba Boys fish with their mother and grandmother. A young woman trains as a mixed martial artist. Relay riders race horses around a track, leaping from horse to horse. A twelve-year-old navigates the Oka Crisis. A mother joins an underground freedom movement in order to get her daughter back. A young girl learns she can … Continue reading More than entertainment: Indigenous women are teaching through filmmaking

The importance of Indigenous storytelling in tales of post-apocalyptic survival

Krista Collier-Jarvis, Dalhousie University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/the-importance-of-indigenous-storytelling-in-tales-of-post-apocalyptic-survival With many provinces across Canada lifting vaccine and mask mandates, anxieties are high. If COVID-19 is becoming endemic, we must search for what philosopher Jonathan Lear calls “radical hope.” However, alongside trauma and particularly in times of pandemics throughout history, hope can take the form of stories about resilience. And for Indigenous people in particular, who have disproportionately experienced the … Continue reading The importance of Indigenous storytelling in tales of post-apocalyptic survival