News archive - May 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

In the Media: Is the home you’re buying at risk of flooding? It can be hard to find out

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Flooding has overtaken fire as the No. 1 cause of home insurance payouts, with claims for flooded basements averaging $43,000 in major cities. And yet, there isn’t much in Canada that would help homebuyers assess that risk, says Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In the Media: Ontario NDP proposal is like putting Humpty Dumpty back together again

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Andrea Horwath’s surging support in the latest polls is bringing scrutiny to her New Democrats’ election promises, including a pledge to re-nationalize Hydro One, the province’s giant utility partially privatized by the governing Liberals to raise money for infrastructure projects.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In the Media: A new generation lives a different American dream—and they’re happy

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Millennials, sometimes referred to as “generation rent,” are having to get creative and find alternative housing options.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In the Media: Indigenous communities moving away from government utilities

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Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure.

The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social development as well as capacity-building for self-governance, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Canadian polar bear tourism reinforces gender stereotypes

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A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reveals that Canadian polar bear tourism imposes hegemonic gender roles onto polar bear bodies and reinforces heterosexual gender stereotypes and the patriarchy.

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