Academics need to make sure their evidence matters

Academics need to make sure their evidence matters

An average paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal is read by no more than 10 people, according to Singapore-based academic, Asit Biswas, and Oxford-researcher, Julian Kirchherr, in their controversial commentary, “Prof, no one is reading you,” which went viral last year.

Canadians care about healthcare — so why don’t we see more health policy coverage in the news?

Canadians care about healthcare — so why don’t we see more health policy coverage in the news?

For the last thirty years or so, Canadians have repeatedly flagged healthcare as the most important national concern and the issue they want their political leaders to prioritize. Surveys and studies and polls and panels — there have been plenty — all come up with the same finding: Canadians care about healthcare.

How to fight ‘Fearbola’ in Canada

How to fight ‘Fearbola’ in Canada

‘Fearbola’ is the recent term being used to describe widespread public fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States. ‘Fearbola’ is said to spread easily through conversation or even from simply seeing images and videos about Ebola. While we in Canada might feel immune to ‘Fearbola’, sadly, we are not.