In the Twittersphere, information is shared and commented on. An ideal platform for journalists? Yes, if you’re OK with being up to your neck in mean-spirited comments. We spoke to Elizabeth Dubois about this present-day reality. She’s the University Research Chair in Politics, Communication and Technology, a faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and a professor in the Department of Communication of the Faculty of Arts.
Research shows Canadian athletes feel (un)safe in sports
Sport organizations frequently face allegations of a culture — the values, beliefs and assumptions that define behaviour among individuals in a shared setting — that is toxic. Over time, certain behaviours and practices become accepted and reinforced, despite questionable outcomes. Eric MacIntosh, a professor of sport management at the School of Human Kinetics, is working on a research project seeking to promote a safer high performance sport culture.
Taking care of ourselves and our community is more important than ever. The past few years of the pandemic have really reminded us of this. From January 16 to 20, Wellness Week, with its Back to Basics theme, is a chance to start off the year on the right foot and make the most of resources to improve your wellness and foster that of others.
The past year has brought us some very inspiring news. Here are some of the initiatives, investments, launches and other events that reflect the aspirations that define our community and redefine a diverse, inclusive and forward-looking campus.
University governance is everyone’s business: A profile of two Board of Governors members
Different groups handle leadership and good governance at the University of Ottawa, including the Board of Governors. In 2022, Kafia Barkat and Marianne Saikaley were elected to the board to fill the two vacant support staff positions. They discuss what motivated them to run and what they intend to contribute to the board.
Violence towards women: where we currently stand and what to do about it
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25 and runs until December 10. This year’s theme is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.”