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On Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

How is Canada doing when it comes to meeting global standards set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Peer-reviewed research:  Dr Tracy Smith-Carrier and Jacqueline On In 2021, Canada launched its Canadian Indicator Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals. In this article, the author’s show how Canada has committed to no more than ‘business as …

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Sport and wellbeing: young people from refugee backgrounds

Community sport and leisure programs for young people from refugee backgrounds, London, UK Peer-reviewed research article: Robyn Smith, Dr Louise Mansfield, and Dr Emma Wainwright While being forced to flee your home country at the hands of conflict, climate emergency or persecution brings unique trauma, resettlement brings new and complex challenges. In this article, the author’s …

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COVID-19 and sustainable fashion?

Will COVID-19 support the transition to a more sustainable fashion industry? Peer-reviewed research article: Dr Taylor Brydges, Dr Monique Retamal & Dr Mary Hanlon COVID-19 has had a massive impact on global supply chains, and the fashion industry is no exception. In this article, the author’s unpack key tensions to consider whether COVID-19 has worked …

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COVID-19 and children’s rights in Scotland

COVID-19 saw widescale disruptions to the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of everyday life for countless individuals the world over. New research from MacLachlan, McMellon and Inchley (2022) draw attention to the toll the pandemic has played on children’s rights, in the context of mental health. There is a need to shift away from …

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Power at play: Making clothes in Bangladesh, after Rana Plaza

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, it’s particularly timely to revisit the impacts of some of the programs and policies that were implemented in the wake of the disaster. In their article, Ashwin et al. (2020) show how stakeholder perspectives vary across systems of global production and invite readers to …

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High costs of the gluten-free diet

There are physical, emotional, and financial implications to going gluten-free. While a diagnosis of Celiac disease, followed by strict adherence to the gluten-free diet, aims to improve physical health, gluten-free living comes with some hidden (and some not-so-hidden) costs. There is a significant financial cost to managing and maintaining a strict gluten-free diet; the gluten-free …

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