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  • Early detection of Alzheimer's diseaseScott Stockdale
    February 17, 2013

    Dr. Melanie Campbell, a professor in the University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and a team of researchers, are developing a tool that will allow for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

  • A holly mission: a just peace for the people of Palestine/IsraelScott Stockdale
    March 10, 2013

    A year after the United Church launched a national network of concern for Palestine/Israel, called "The United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel" (UNJPPI), they're continuing to recruit new members, as numerous people across Canada would like to see a just peace for the people of Palestine/Israel: something they've been denied for three generations.

  • Calling on Office of Religious Freedom to investigate Israeli violationsScott Stockdale
    April 12, 2013

    In accordance with the mandate of the Canadian government's Office of Religious Freedom to promote Canadian values of religious freedom, human rights and the rule of law worldwide, the Canadian Friends of Sabeel (CFOS) is calling on the Canadian government to investigate the restrictions and denial of access for thousands of Palestinian Christians to their mother city of Jerusalem for worship during the Easter week.

  • Canada's Alberta oil sandsScott Stockdale
    April 28, 2013

    As the debate about where and how to send the bitumen from Canada's Alberta oil sands continues, environmental damage - while important - are but one aspect of the deleterious affects the oil sands are having on Canadian society, according to Thomas Homer-Dixon, a professor in the Centre for Environment and Business in the faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, and author of The Ingenuity Gap and the Upside of Down

  • Buddhist Myanmar committing Genocide against MuslimsScott Stockdale
    May 7, 2013

    While western democracies - including Canada - clamour to do business with the quasi civilian government that took power in Myanmar in March 2011, the slaughter and ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the country continues unabated.

  • Sex in the Arab WorldScott Stockdale
    May 21, 2013

    In her book Sex in the Citadel: Intimate Life in the Changing Arab World, Canadian author and academic Shereen El-Feki argues that, "We need to think about what's happening in intimate life, because our sexual lives in the Arab world are a reflection of what has gone wrong, over decades, over centuries; and if we don't fix those, it's going to be very hard to achieve the reforms millions of us are hoping to see in economic political and social life and cultural life ."

  • Stand against Harperization of the CBCScott Stockdale
    May 21, 2013

    The Harper government is quietly seizing greater control of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, while a public advocacy group accuses the Tories of stacking the CBC's board with political allies.

  • Half of all Egyptians see Morsi's election as a setback Scott Stockdale
    July 1, 2013

    Last month, after polling 5,029 Egyptians nationwide the Washington-based Zogby Research Services has determined that more than half of all Egyptians see president Morsi's election as a setback for Egypt.

  • Toronto cuts programs for students living in poverty Scott Stockdale
    July 2, 2013

    Since 1998, the Ontario government has provided funding so school boards across Ontario can offer programs and support for students from low-income families - the Learning Opportunities Grant (LOG). But Boards of Education re-direct much of this funding to other underfunded priorities, according to Lesley Johnston, Policy and Research Analyst at Social Planning Toronto.

  • Ralph Nader's "Told You So"Scott Stockdale
    August 25, 2013

    In his recent book "Told You So", consumer advocate and former US presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the last ten years of intensely corporatist, militaristic and excessive commercialism is not - as right-wing commentators like to drone on about - making America a stronger power in the world.

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