World Health Summit: Conflict and Health

Fiona Downey The World Health Summit has been held annually in Berlin since 2009. The summit hosts dignitaries and experts from politics, academia, and the private sector to discuss the current state of global health. The central topics of the 2016 summit included migration and refugee health, infectious diseases, health development goals, and technological innovation. […]

Banning Muslims? Explaining Xenophobia in the US and Europe

Nalisha Asgarali The fear of Islam and its followers is rising globally. With the United States presidential election looming ever closer, the steady “War on Terrorism,” a raging geopolitical war in Syria, a refugee crisis rampant across Europe, and the global security threat posed by ISIS, the world has been increasingly divided over one key demographic: Muslims. […]

Building Impact – Decent Work for the Nonprofit Workforce

Taylor Davis Nearly 1 million Ontarians are employed in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. The roughly 55,000 organizations that employ these people contribute more to the province’s economy than heavy-hitter industries such as accommodation and food services, automotive manufacturing, and agriculture. However, the NFP sector stands apart as being primarily purpose-driven rather than profit-driven. These purposeful […]

Mycelium: Mapping the Mind with Mushrooms

Taylor Crane Rodrigues On September 24th, the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy hosted Mycelium: Mapping the Mind with Mushrooms, a psychedelics conference focusing on psilocybin mushrooms, in Toronto. The event was held as part of the 9/20 Day of Action which tries “to bring the discussion of psychedelic compounds into public discourse.” Psilocybin mushrooms, […]

SPPG Welcomes Peter Loewen as New Director

                                Photo: Milan Ilnyckyj, Alexa Greig On May 20, following a year-long international search, faculty, staff, alumni, and students welcomed the news of the appointment of a new Director at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of […]