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University Of Ottawa Yoga Class Controversy: Romeo Ahimakin Said To ‘Open Door’ To ‘Reprise’ Of Jennifer Scharf Class

Jennifer Scharf, a yoga instructor in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada, had taught a yoga class for seven years until it was abruptly put on hold in September 2015 after she was told that the university had received a complaint with regard to yoga and “cultural appropriation,” according to the Ottawa Citizen. Show More Summary

Smarter, Creative Philanthropy for a Complex World

Credit: 2010 Because I am a Girl Canada By Sonal Shah, Professor of Practice and founding Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. Originally appeared on Philanthropreneurship in November 2015. Show More Summary

Is this a Tipping Point for Liberal Outrage?

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Up in Canada, Jennifer Scharf has had the yoga class she's been teaching for the last 8 years -- designed to include disabled students -- cancelled by the University of Ottawa. Was it due to the low enrollment? No (the...

Yoga class canceled at Canada university over ‘culture'

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The University of Ottawa has put the kibosh on a beginners yoga class — because of a 150-year-old quarrel over colonialism.

This is not just some oddity from Ottawa: Yoga really is a cultural appropriation problem.

Here's a story from Canada. At the University of Ottawa, the Centre for Students with Disabilities has decided to end its program of free yoga classes, because "there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice.""Yoga...Show More Summary

Universal Savings Accounts (USAs) Introduced

I have proposed that America adopt a Canadian-British innovation to encourage greater household savings. Canada’s Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) and Britain’s Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are revolutionizing savings for moderate-...Show More Summary

Saturday Updates (Canadian Points University, Awarding Canada)

Gotta love the weekend. Here are this week’s Saturday updates! Canadian Points University in now here! In case you haven’t heard, Canadian Points University is coming to Vancouver, BC! This is the first year points university is happening...Show More Summary

Black Women in Canada Have Substantially Higher Risk of Preterm Birth Than White Women

Black women in Canada have substantially higher rates of premature births than white women, mirroring relative disparities in the United States, according to a study led by researchers at McGill University. The findings are based on new cohort data from the Canadian Live Birth, Infant Death and Stillbirth Database linked to the Canadian census data.

Combination therapy reduces occurrence, number of migraines following cardiac procedure

Josep Rodes-Cabau, M.D., of Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, and colleagues randomly assigned 171 patients with an indication for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure and no history of migraine to receive dual antiplatelet therapy...Show More Summary

Science by the Chemical Industry, for the Chemical Industry Must Stop

In the 1980s, Dr. Ranjit Chandra at Memorial University in St. John's, Canada was already well-known for his research in the fields of pediatrics and immunology. As a leader in medical research, he was elected as an officer of the Order of Canada, and served as president of the Nutritional Immunology & Allergy Center in India. Show More Summary

Small-Town Couple Photos Just More Proof That Women Should Never Settle

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Nicole Larson is a college student at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and on Monday, she announced to her Facebook friends that she is now in a committed relationship. Her partner is warm, always excited to see her, and easy to talk to, because her partner is a Pizza... More »

Jack Mintz to Ottawa: Give infrastructure cash directly to cities

Economist led University of Calgary research papers on Canada's infrastructure deficit The post Jack Mintz to Ottawa: Give infrastructure cash directly to cities appeared first on

Large igneous provinces linked to extinction events

Boulder, CO, USA - Mass extinction events are sometimes portrayed in illustrations of volcanic eruptions causing widespread destruction. According to Dr. Richard E. Ernst of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, expert on Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs), this interpretation may have some truth behind it, but not in the instantaneous way we might think. Show More Summary

Robin Bone is Canada’s Sexy Pole Vaulter You’ll Want To Get To Know (Video + Pics)

Looks like Leryn Franco has a challenger to her title as “World’s Sexiest Pole Vaulter.”  It comes from Canada’s Robin Bone. (Insert cheesy name joke here.) Bone is a student at The University of Western Ontario, where she also competes on the track & field team. And in 2013, she represented Canada at the 2013 Summer […]

Keep An Eye On Talent And Tech In Canada

Thanks to a culture of inventiveness (you think just anyone could survive these winters?), thriving universities, innovative new talent development programs and robust government support, we’re in the midst of a golden time for Canadian entrepreneurs. Venture capital investments in Canada totaled around $2 billion in 2014. Read More

Late-breaking study finds aerobic exercise significantly improved asthma control

MONTRÉAL (October 19, 2015)-- Researchers from Hospital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal, the Montreal Chest Institute, and Concordia University in Montréal, Canada, conducted a 12-week supervised aerobic exercise program for patients with asthma and found that exercise yielded significant improvements in asthma control. Show More Summary

Immune Boost Bunk

We’re pleased to publish another guest post by Timothy Caulfield, who is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, a Trudeau Fellow and the author of “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness” (Beacon Press, 2015). Show More Summary

This flu season, let’s immunize ourselves from the annual infection of exaggerating relative risk reductions  

The following post is by Alan Cassels, a regular contributor to the blog who is also a drug policy researcher at the University of Victoria, Canada. “Normally, the flu vaccine is between 50 to 60 percent effective” — Dr. Tom Frieden,...Show More Summary

This Viral Photo Shows Humankind At Our Best

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The most powerful gestures can also be the simplest.  Godfrey Coutto, a 21-year-old student at McMaster University, was on a bus in the city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada, when a man named Robert who has cerebral palsy and is deaf, asked to shake his hand. Show More Summary

Help Wanted for Eater's International Expansion

Once again, the Eater universe is expanding. While we have the dynamic food landscape of the United States (and Montreal, Canada) pretty well documented across 24 local city sites and the main site, much of the world still lacks the intense on the ground restaurant world coverage Eater is known for. Show More Summary

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