Robotpets – The Future is Now

09/11/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor Are today’s new robo-pets keeping seniors alive longer? Cuteness is healing. Even if it’s a furry robot toy in the form of a beloved family pet giving you the love and affection you need as an isolated senior citizen. Robotic pets might […] See more

Food Security an Issue in Québec Schools

09/04/2023 Colin McGregor 0

A study by the Institute for Socioeconomic Research and Information (IRIS) confirms that only 12% of primary school children in the country benefit from a school feeding program, compared to 61% in the average for high-income countries. Meanwhile, more than one in five children in […] See more

Living With Going Blind

08/04/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Célie Dugand Living an ordinary life, Martine Bédard suddenly lost her sight in 2018 at the age of 51 after a bout with pneumonia and the breakdown of her immunity system. For his part, the artist Bruno Robitaille is afflicted with eight eye ailments […] See more

Doctors Within our Borders

05/26/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor   The lack of doctors in Quebec is daily fodder for the media. Fully 1.2 million Quebecers don’t have a family physician at present. Yet there are hundreds, if not thousands, of fully qualified medical degree holders from abroad who can’t practice medicine […] See more

The Invisible Sick Among Us

05/19/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Célie Dugand Out in the real world, it’s awful. Nothing’s written on my face saying I have to sit down.” Mélanie Parent has suffered from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), usually called chronic fatigue syndrome, ever since she was 18. Like 80% of those who are […] See more

Seducing 100 Nurses to Live in Abitibi-Ouest

05/05/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor In the 2003 Quebec humorous film La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis), all the inhabitants of Sainte-Marie-la-Mauderne, a small village located in Quebec’s Lower North Shore region, accessible only by air and sea, try to convince Dr. Christopher Lewis of Montreal to […] See more

How Inequalities Perpetuate AIDS and COVID

04/21/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor At the 24th International AIDS Conference held in Montreal last summer, a lot of thought went into describing how inequality perpetuates AIDS. But the coronavirus and monkeypox were also on the agenda as scientists, activists and UN agency workers alike struggle to fight […] See more