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As a global public health nutrition professional, an important day on my agenda is World Food Day, as it provides me an opportunity to rally my friends, colleagues and nutrition advocates to reflect on what a world free from hunger and malnutrition would look like.
While it's always good practice to stop and celebrate our achievements and accomplishments, we still have a long way to go to truly empower girls. The non-profit organization, Girls' Inc. coined the term "supergirl dilemma" in a 2006 report to describe the pressure on girls to be everything to everyone, all the time.
From a very early age, I've been a fan of the Canadian trio Rush. I recently had a chance to sit down with Neil Peart, the band's longtime drummer an...
In their TV news reporting, BBC World often says "Indian-occupied Kashmir." And yet, the term "Chinese-occupied Hong Kong" is never heard. Why? "Occ...
There is a saying of the Prophet, "There will come a time when holding firmly onto religion will be like holding onto hot coals (Al-Tirmidhi)." Facing pressures both internal and external to Islam, it feels that time has come.
The appeal of the Caliph's simple end times narrative forms the foundation of an Islamist movement which is driving men to commit unthinkable acts of murder, genocide and suicide attacks against strangers with different religious beliefs.
Diplomatically, we are losing much of the "bench strength" we once possessed, as senior and able diplomats transition out of public service due to the lack of government engagement in the more vital files. The Canadian government denies all this repeatedly, as governments are prone to do, but those many areas where this country once was a steady player are increasingly being recognizing for our absence.
My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...
There's the reality that not everyone has a network of friends and family they can call on who are able, capable or willing to handle sometimes complex care needs -- in many cases, for care needs required over long periods of time. In 2012, nearly 461,000 Canadians 15 years of age and older suffering from a chronic condition needed homecare but had none -- formal or informal.
In the wake of a shocking investigation into a fox and mink fur factory farm last August by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks, the fur industry's PR machine has subjected the public to a slew of spin, hoping to obfuscate and isolate the troubling findings.
You've finally decided to hire a production company, or to film your own video blogs to market your business. The idea of putting yourself "out there" might be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. Working with the right crew or doing some trial runs on your own can make all the difference. Here are four tips to ensure you look your best when in the spotlight.
This is a great place to start when looking at your overall video strategy and deciding what content to include and what stories to tell. Come up with three key messages for potential customers to absorb, and then work on simplifying them. Get someone to view your businesses from an outsider's perspective, which can add additional insight.
When considering civil society organizations, there are few things to which government officials are more sensitive than political activities. It is doubtful that the activities considered unacceptably political by the Communist Party of China are any more overtly political than the impugned activities of charities in Canada.
Based on studies dating back almost 40 years pathogens can become airborne in almost every environment. Once there, they can spread to unsuspecting victims leaving them vulnerable to illness.
It's taken two decades, but the time has finally arrived: Canadian advertisers now spend more on digital than they do on print, radio and television advertising, according to a recent report from IAB Canada.