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Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Academic Studies

1. The coronavirus reveals the necessity of Canada’s migrant workers May 12, 2020 Bethany Hastie. Assistant Professor, Law, University of British Columbia

2. Data linking race and health predicts new COVID-19 hotspots May 20, 2020 Kate Choi Associate Professor, Sociology, Western University, Anna Zajacova Associate Professor, Sociology, Western University, Michael Haan Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations, Western University, Patrick Denice, Assistant professor of Sociology, Western University

3. Coronavirus is not the great equalizer — race matters April 6, 2020 Roberta K. Timothy Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Social and Behavioural Health Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, UofT.

4. We are all niqabis now: Coronavirus masks reveal hypocrisy of face covering bans April 27, 2020 Katherine Bullock Lecturer in Islamic Politics, UofT.

Day for cultural diversity

Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, issued the following statement on World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development:

“Today, our government reaffirms our commitment to supporting a diverse and multicultural Alberta."

“We know that living in a diverse community makes us more engaged, innovative and connected to the world around us. The wealth of perspectives and experiences of the people we live and work with helps us grow and adapt to the changing world."

“Our government is proud to have a caucus that reflects the diversity of our province. Between us, we speak more than 13 different languages. Our range of cultural backgrounds helps us work together to serve and communicate with the people of Alberta."