Category Archives: Society

What’s in a name? Study criticizes planning of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by examining place names

By Marina Wang A new study uses critical toponymy, or the historical and political implications of place-naming, as a lens to critique Vancouver Downtown Eastside’s Local Area Planning Process (LAPP). The study examined how various naming conventions around the neighborhood

Canadians’ perceptions of sexual harassment not aligned with reality

Canadians appear unaware of how often women face sexual harassment, with a new Abacus Data poll showing a significant gap between perception and reality. The poll also shows a disparity between the opinions of men and women as well as between