Trans rights are women’s rights

Transgender women face high rates of physical, sexual and fatal violence. To combat that, human rights must be at the heart of contemporary Canadian feminism

Trans rights are women’s rightsBy Kimberley Ens Manning Concordia University and Julie Temple Newhook Memorial University Earlier this month, Sophie Labelle, a Montreal-based, internationally-renowned transgender author and activist, was subject to a violent cyber attack, including death threats and hate speech. The attackers not only temporarily destroyed her popular website, they also published personal details – including her home address. Labelle is now…

Move health research out of the academy and into the community

Health changes require greater input by people trained to create a difference – and that’s not happening in Canada

Move health research out of the academy and into the communityBy Stephen Bornstein Memorial University with Adalsteinn Brown University of Toronto Canada has a mismatch between the world-class health research we produce and how that research is implemented into our health-care system. Our doctoral graduates are among the most productive and respected researchers in health services, health policy and health economics – and Canadian universities are…