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Transit problems. Traffic congestion. Lack of affordable housing. They are three of the leading issues on the minds of Torontonians as they get ready to cast their votes in Monday's municipal election.
U of T expert on cannabis pardons – and how racialized Canadians are disproportionately affected by drug laws
On Wednesday, the day that cannabis became legal in Canada, the federal government announced that it will bring in legislation to allow Canadians with criminal convictions for small amounts of marijuana apply for pardons.
It's an issue that Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, has been at the centre of as the director of research for the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty, a non-profit advocacy organization.
In an era where artificial intelligence and automation are becoming commonplace, “how can we educate our students to be ready for the disruptive changes brought by the fourth industrial revolution,” asks University of Toronto President Meric Gertler in an interview with the Korea Herald.