2021 - 2022

COVID-19: Where we’ve been, where we’re going

Stephanie DeWitte-Orr & Alan Whiteside This paper offers a brief history of viral pandemics and the science of the COVID-19 virus. After reviewing COVID-19’s economic, social, psychological and political impacts, we touch on the implications for health care. Finally, we look at the need for a global, integrated approach that requires new multi-disciplinary thinking, and what this means for policy makers.

The status of the climate after COVID-19: using ethics to overcome scientific uncertainty

Hind A. Al-Abadleh and Stephen F. Haller As pandemic restrictions ease, will we try to maintain our current lifestyles and familiar economic policies? Or, will we rise to the challenge of our time and meet the responsibility of doing things differently, to address socio-economic inequities and environmental calamities?

State-Sponsored Boycotts of Sport Mega Events: Considerations for Sport Governors and State Policymakers

Tim Elcombe
Success in high profile international sporting competitions often generates unmatched sources of collective pride and national spirit that can unify a nation. With increased pride and national spirit, however, can also come controversy and division.
Polar Bear dipping a paw in the water

An Arctic Focus for Canada’s Post-COVID Multilateralist Posture

Ariela St-Pierre-Collins, Carly MacArthur and Khurram Shamim
A renewed commitment to the Arctic Council should serve as a defining feature of Canada’s multilateral positioning moving forward.
a health care worker

Migrant Care Labour and the COVID-19 Long-term Care Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

Lena Gahwi and
Margaret Walton-Roberts

A historic lack of investment in care, especially in areas of elder care, has resulted in long-term care (LTC) facilities being the epicentre of the pandemic in various nations.
four people wearing masks

COVID-19, Age and Mortality: Implications for Public Policy

Alan Whiteside and Felicia Clement
The COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed the global community, but its impacts around the world have not been homogeneous.
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