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Mainstreaming of mean: Our age of nastiness, deceit and malice

November 15th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Patrice Oppliger, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Patrice Oppliger, College of Communication

Two nurses are fighting on my TV…

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“I feel like it used to be if one of our friends fell down, we’d wait to see if they were OK before we laughed. I feel like we just laugh now.”

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Pakistan: Incoming PM Nawaz Sharif faces challenges in a rough neighbourhood

May 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Pakistan’s election winner Nawaz Sharif fought his campaign under the symbol of the tiger…

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“Already ethnic pressures are building up. There are terrorist groups. Will Sunni extremists stop attacking Shia because of a new government? Will militant groups stop thinking about ‘liberating’ Kashmir? Will Pakistan prosecute the Mumbai (2008 terrorist attack) suspects? Will there be genuine accountability about why Osama bin Laden was living in Pakistan? The internal dynamic has changed but I don’t think the regional landscape will.”

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Syria: The death of historic Aleppo

August 4th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Danti, Newsmakers, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Michael Danti, College of Arts & Sciences

If stones could weep, the ancient foundations of Aleppo would be wet for centuries…

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Town of Georgina passes bylaw to force smokers to butt out on beaches, parks and trails

April 17th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Sun-seekers won’t be able to puff away along a Lake Simcoe beach anymore after the Town of Georgina passed a bylaw Monday night forcing smokers to butt out on beaches, parks and trails…

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Georgina ponders a smoking ban at all beaches and parks

March 7th, 2012 in 2012, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

In a move sure to rankle smokers of the nature-loving type, the Lake Simcoe community of Georgina is a breath away from enacting one of the toughest outdoor antismoking bylaws in the province…

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PFC exposure: Office air exposes workers to potentially toxic chemicals: Boston University study

February 14th, 2012 in 2012, Michael McClean, Newsmakers, School of Public Health, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Michael McClean, School of Public Health

The more time you spend at the office, the more you might be exposing yourself to potentially toxic chemicals, a Boston University study concludes…

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Yoga saved me from depression and my bully boss

January 31st, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Yoga helped save my life…

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Dry-cleaning chemical can increase risk of bipolar disorder: study

January 19th, 2012 in 2012, Ann Aschengrau, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Ann Aschengrau, School of Public Health

A new study has found early exposure to a chemical commonly used in dry-cleaning can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome…

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