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Coping with loss: We need a national strategy to address grief beyond the coronavirus pandemic

February 16, 2021
Susan Cadell, University of Waterloo (Renison University College)

The Canadian government needs to develop a national grief strategy to address the needs of its citizens during and after the pandemic.

Zoom work relationships are a lot harder to build – unless you can pick up on colleagues’ nonverbal cues

January 19, 2021
Nancy R. Buchan, University of South Carolina; Wendi L. Adair, University of Waterloo, and Xiao-Ping Chen, University of Washington

Two strategies can make videoconferencing as effective as meeting face to face, or even better.

The U.S. Capitol violence could happen in Canada — here are 3 ways to prevent it

January 11, 2021
Robert Danisch, University of Waterloo and William Keith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

As the raid on the U.S. Capitol has shown, some kinds of rhetoric can set fire to the world — and it exists in Canada, too. Here's how to tamp it down and focus on positive forms of rhetoric.

Words of Wisdom: 4 tips from experts on how to endure until the COVID-19 pandemic is over

January 7, 2021
Igor Grossmann, University of Waterloo

Despite the promising development of several COVID-19 vaccines, the pandemic will not be over soon. How then should we deal with  pandemic endurance that will likely last for many more months?