Author: Andrew Munroe

  • Meet our new supply chain reporting fellow

    We spoke with Emma Barnes-Lewis, the GRC’s Supply Chain Reporting Fellow, about what compelled her to research modern slavery and exploitation.

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  • People wrapping a child in a reflective gold blanket

    On the border between Poland and Ukraine

    Conflict / Photo Essay On the border between Poland and Ukraine Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered what the UN has described as the “fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.” Ali Arkady gives us a glimpse into the lives of people displaced by the conflict, and the volunteers who’ve gathered at…

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  • Stuck. | گیر | Sıkışmış

    “Stuck” follows the journeys of migrants throughout Turkey’s two-tiered immigration process, and shows the labyrinthine system than non-Syrians face as they try to start new lives in Europe. This project is available in English, Farsi, and Turkish.

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  • A person chained to a tree

    Out of the shadows

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  • PROTECTING HUMANKIND’S COMMON CULTURAL HERITAGE: THE PROBLEM OF CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

    Dr. Cécile Fabre is a political philosopher whose research interests include theories of distributive and reparative justice, the philosophy of democracy, and the moral and political philosophy of cultural heritage. Her works have been published in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, International Affairs, and the Journal of Political Philosophy.

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  • THE DEFENSE OF CULTURAL SPACE

    As head of PEN Canada for over a decade, Mr. Brendan de Caires defends freedom of expression, and helps exiled writers to establish in Canada. In this capacity Mr. de Caires has edited and co-authored country studies of Mexico, Honduras, India and Guatemala. He is the author of The Winter of a Hundred Books (2010),…

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  • HOW UBC ENABLED THE COVID-19 MRNA VACCINES

    Dr. Pieter Cullis is globally known for his contributions to the field of lipid nanoparticles. His research has contributed to the development of nanomedicines employing lipid nanoparticle delivery technology leading to five clinically approved drugs for cancer therapies, gene therapies, and vaccines, including BNT162b2, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine marketed by Pfizer/BioNTech.

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  • HOW WILL CANADA PROSPER IN THE NEXT AGE OF UNCERTAINTY?

    Dr. Stephen Poloz is a distinguished economist with four decades of experience in financial markets, forecasting, and economic policy. He is the author of The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future (2022). Dr. Poloz was the ninth Governor of the Bank of Canada until June 2020. Prior to…

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  • THE CRITICAL UNIVERSITY: PLACE AS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

    Dr. Clare Haru Crowston’s research interests lie in the early modern history of women and gender, and of working people in early modern France. She has authored the books Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (2013) and Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 (2001); the latter was awarded…

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  • WHO OWNS OUTER SPACE? SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON THE FINAL FRONTIER

    Dr. Michael Byers’s work focuses on Outer Space, Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, the laws of war, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. Dr. Aaron Boley seeks to put the solar system in context with the many other planetary systems we know exist. His research seeks to answer the question of…

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