Tiolúwani Aderibigbe recently finished an undergraduate degree in global development at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. While the 22-year-old previously had summer placements the last two years, this year there are no jobs open in her field that she can find, even with a degree. It’s likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she says. Aderibigbe
For the first time in Princeton University’s 274-year history, the school has named a Black valedictorian. Montreal native Nicholas Johnson will hold this honour on behalf of the outgoing class of 2020, the ivy league institution announced in a recent press release. Johnson, who majors in operations research and financial engineering says he feels empowered.
As provinces begin the slow process of reopening their economies and people start returning to the workplace, questions abound about the rights of employees and responsibilities of employers in the aftermath of COVID-19. The Canadian Press asked two employment lawyers, Adam Savaglio, a partner at Scarfone Hawkins LLP, and Lior Samfiru of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP
With schools closed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, children across Canada have been at home for weeks — and they’ve had more time than usual to spend online. As a result, Cybertip.ca, an online sexual exploitation of children tipline, says it saw a 66 per cent spike in reports in April compared
Salons and barbershops have been shut down in Canada for weeks now due to the coronavirus pandemic, and for those of you who rely on routine colouring at the salon, your hair may have taken on its own life by now. Dyeing hair at home may be intimidating to some, but beauty expert Janine Holmes
By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2020 6:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two additional cruise lines said Wednesday they are cancelling sailings to Alaska this summer, citing travel and other restrictions linked to coronavirus concerns. Princess Cruises and Holland America Line had
For many gyms across Canada, the weight is beginning to be too much to bear.Whyte Fitness in Markham, Ont., was known as an ‘iconic’ place and a staple in the community before it was forced to shutter during the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s tough,” said Matt DiPasquale, who had been going to the popular gym for a
A TikTok challenge that encourages young people to mimic having a seizure on camera has caught the attention of the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) who have denounced the videos as “offensive”. Labelled the “seizure challenge,” the trend encourages TikTok users to feign having what the CEA describes as a tonic-clonic seizure to the song “Lucid
Urmila Persaud spent months picturing herself walking across a stage to collect her high-school diploma in front of friends and family. But the COVID-19 pandemic has replaced that vision with a big question mark as schools and boards across Canada grapple with how to handle graduation ceremonies because of COVID-19 restrictions. For soon-to-be graduates like
Rachel holds multiple jobs as a social services front-line worker in the Greater Toronto Area. Recently after a long shift, she left work, went to the grocery store and returned home to her children. Global News has agreed to use a pseudonym for Rachel, as she fears reprisal from her employer. That night she got
Parts of Meghan Markle‘s claim against a U.K. tabloid were struck out on Friday during the first court fight of the lawsuit. News of the lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company Associated Newspapers was revealed at the tail end of Prince Harry and Markle’s royal tour to Africa in October 2019.
How do you know if chicken is fully cooked? According to a new study published Wednesday, most people use their knowledge from previous experiences cooking chicken to decide when they think a piece is fully cooked, and the method is not very safe. Other popular methods included looking at the surface of the meat, testing the
Since the novel coronavirus pandemic closed all non-essential businesses — like salons — in early March, regular patrons across the country have been forced to take matters into their own hands. If you’re one of the brave souls who have decided to try an at-home manicure or pedicure, there are some things you should know
Health care for those with female reproductive organs often involves in-person visits as doctors screen for cervical cancer, test for sexually transmitted infections and monitor pregnancies. As the spread of the coronavirus has pushed health-care providers to quickly adapt to telemedicine options, like online chat and video conferencing, some procedures or checkups, like Pap smears,
It was almost three years since Sarah Elder-Chamanara had talked to her former best friend. Moving across provinces and life changes put a strain on their relationship, and Elder-Chamanara, founder of Calgary-based political clothing line Madame Premier, told her friend she needed space. “I know that I actually hurt her quite a bit,” she said.
It was supposed to be a big year for Jessica Drake. The popular porn performer, director and sex educator had several studio scenes, dancing gigs, workshops and speaking engagements lined up for the year. Then the coronavirus hit North America and turned her life, the porn industry and the entire world upside down. “It’s all
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Aaron Atin had already spent a year planning a proposal for his girlfriend Sandrine Emmanuel. Wanting to create an experience she’d never forget, the 36-year-old had thought of popping the question at a Toronto venue, surrounded by their friends and family. “I was planning to write a song and to
A preliminary hearing opened Friday at Britain’s High Court in the Duchess of Sussex’s legal action against a British newspaper that published what she describes as a”private and confidential” letter she wrote to her father. Meghan is suing the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, for publishing parts of an August 2018
In an adorable reprieve from coronavirus news, Prince William and Kate Middleton shared new birthday portraits of their youngest child, Prince Louis — and one features an uncharacteristically tender moment with Prince Charles. The young prince turned two on April 23. To celebrate, as with most royal birthdays, Kensington Palace released candid photos of Louis
Jenna Illies lives in the Annex, a Toronto neighbourhood dotted with parkettes and flanked by large parks where residents flock in warmer months. But since the new coronavirus forced Canadians indoors, going for walks has somewhat lost its charm. That’s why Illies turned to gardening. “There are way too many people around [during walks],” Illies
The Canadian Diabetes Association is asking people to hold onto their clothing donations for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic. The association normally delivers donations to its retail partner, but due to the closure of stores throughout the country, Diabetes Canada has had to suspend operations immediately. READ MORE: Coronavirus — Regina distillery
If someone in your household is diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, do you know how to care for them while still protecting yourself? In mild cases, it’s possible that your family member may have few or no symptoms — but that doesn’t mean they’re not contagious. That’s why, according to infectious disease expert Dr. Isaac
Last month, Lindsay Brochu was ready to finally receive new lungs. The 31-year-old woman from Almonte, Ont., was put on a waitlist for a Toronto transplant program on March 17. She signed a form consenting that she’d be ready for a double-lung transplant as soon as one was available. “Emotionally and mentally, I was preparing
We are lovers in a dangerous time. Thanks to the novel coronavirus, millions of people are now navigating the dating world in a society defined by social distancing, working from home and virtual hangouts. We are forced to be apart, so new relationships must actually go through an extended “courting” phase of phone calls, video
As the new coronavirus pandemic keeps millions confined to their homes, people are searching for new ways to pass the time — and for a portion of Canadians, this means drinking more alcohol. A recent Nanos poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction found 25 per cent of Canadians between the
As the coronavirus outbreak has forced people to stay indoors and shut down some businesses, pet owners may start wondering what to do about grooming. In a recent segment of Global News’ The Morning Show, veterinarian Cliff Redford shared tips on how to groom your dog at home. While professional groomers may have a long
Canada’s two main railways face a bleak year ahead as a looming recession weighs on freight volumes. Carloads fell more than 17 per cent year over year last week, part of a growing decline in shipments since the start of the year and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Fear is what has kept Canadian Nigyar Mamedovar anchored inside her New York City apartment rather than taking a short flight home to Toronto. As the coronavirus pandemic has consumed the region just a 10-hour drive from the border, Mamedovar says the process of emerging from her neighbourhood to board a plane or rent a
By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 13, 2020 4:02 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada is suspending most international flights until June, while Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines Ltd. are cancelling all trips until May 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision
Sheri St. Denis’ grandmother, Lilian Burden — whom she calls ‘bubby’ — lives in a nursing home in Toronto. In early March, staff announced three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the same home. All residents were immediately isolated to their rooms and guests were forbidden from visiting in an attempt to control the