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Feb. 5, 2016 Panel: child abuse costs countries up to $150 billion per year

Beyond physical and emotional damage, child abuse has a steep economic price tag that costs economies billions of dollars each year, an international panel of experts will tell the 2016 General Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday, February 12.

In high-income countries, the median child abuse costs are equivalent to a loss of 1.2 per cent of per capita income, translating to $150 billion each year in the United States of America. The estimated loss is $50 billion in China, a middle income country.

Feb. 5, 2016 Panel discusses role of automotive sector in Ontario

The future of the automotive sector and the impact for Ontario will be the focus of a panel discussion at the University of Waterloo next week.

The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) is hosting the discussion. UWAFT is one of the two teams that will represent Canada in the North American EcoCAR 3 competition.

Feb. 4, 2016 Athlete passion linked to acceptance of performance enhancing drugs

The more of a certain kind of passion varsity athletes have for their sport, the more favourable their attitudes towards the use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, according to a recent study.

Published in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, the paper is the first to show that passion levels can help predict a collegiate athlete’s attitude towards performance enhancing drugs.

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