• The History of Infant and Maternal Public Health Care in the British Caribbean

    The History of Infant and Maternal Public Health Care in the British Caribbean

    Juanita De Barros

    Following the end of slavery in 1834, colonial governments in the British Caribbean unfolded a set of public health policies focused on women and children that were designed to “uplift the race,” including midwife training and baby-saving leagues.

  • Gender, Race and chances of Promotion

    Gender, Race and chances of Promotion

    Rochelle Wijesingha

    Achieving tenure and promotion are significant milestones in the career of a university faculty member. However, research often indicates that racialized and female faculty do not receive tenure and promotion at the same rate as their non-racialized...

  • The impact of neighborhood composition on work-family conflict and distress

    The impact of neighborhood composition on work-family conflict and distress

    Marisa Young

    Work-family conflict is a modern mental health risk resulting from the inability to balance paid work and familial obligations. Similarities between neighbours, like family type, age, income, and ethnicity, reduce the consequences of work-family...

  • Why Has the Gender Wage Gap Narrowed?

    Why Has the Gender Wage Gap Narrowed?

    Shintaro Yamaguchi

    The decreased use of motor skills and the increased use of cognitive skills in the workplace help explain the narrowing wage gap between men and women from 1979-1996.

  • What makes Canada's anti-polygamy laws constitutional?

    What makes Canada's anti-polygamy laws constitutional?

    Melanie Heath

    In 2011, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that polygamy (the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time) is harmful to women, children, and society and for this reason should be unlawful. However, the way the...

  • White weddings for straight and same-sex couples

    White weddings for straight and same-sex couples

    Tina Fetner

    Traditional weddings reinforce heterosexuality as the norm and act as a reference point when both straight and same-sex couples plan their marriage. Straight couples are more likely than same-sex couples to embrace a traditional wedding