By Alanna Klapp Diversity may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the National Park Service, but there is a long history of few minorities visiting national parks or working in the conservation and environmental fields. The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and its... Read more
Recruitment and retention strategies must consistently be developed and improved upon for an employer to remain competitive in Manitoba’s labour market. Adding to the challenge of recruitment and retention is that of ensuring that the workforce is as inclusive and diverse as possible. To that end, the Manitoba government... Read more
Yesterday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to close their doors to gays and lesbians out of religious conviction. But the fight to pass such laws, packaged as reinforcing religious freedom, is still on in quite a few other states. Similar legislation is... Read more
At a press conference held Thursday to introduce Ontario’s new legislation on immigration, Canadian mobile agency Plastic Mobile was recognized by Minister Michael Coteau as a leading employer for cultural diversity. The proposed Ontario Immigration Act would, if passed, assist the province in building its knowledge economy by working with the federal... Read more

Studies show that low-income Americans, ethnic minorities, and other underserved populations often have higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options, and less access to care.

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By Debra Marcelle-Coney, PhD, and Myrna Molinari, MSW, LCSW, CAP, Department of Veteran Affairs The thought of a learning disability never crosses the minds of most people. Some may dismiss the idea and assume it is a few tendencies or possible characteristics of something else. As a result, the... Read more
By Noelle Bernard THE MEDAL OF HONOR EXEMPLIFIES A SOLDIER’S COURAGE, INTEGRITY, VALOR, AND ABOVE ALL, SACRIFICE. This year is the 150th anniversary of the highest military honor bestowed to a servicemember for risking life in combat beyond the call of duty. “For 150 years America has reserved its... Read more
By Grace Austin THIS DECEMBER, PRINCE HARRY WILL ACCOMPANY A GROUP OF EXTRAORDINARY DISABLED SOLDIERS TO THE SOUTH POLE. DUBBED THE SOUTH POLE ALLIED CHALLENGE, HE WILL SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL EXPEDITION PATRON. The mission will be a culmination of their yearlong journey with Soldiers to Summits, a nonprofit... Read more
By Noelle Bernard FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERANS, THE COST OF WAR HAS LEFT LIFE-ALTERING INJURIES THAT MAKE RETURNING TO CIVILIAN LIFE DIFFICULT. The long-term effects of these conflicts have put strains on veterans’ hospitals struggling to properly meet needs as the country’s 12.5 million non-elderly veterans grows... Read more
By Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell, Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and author of Stereotypes in Black and White: How everyday Leaders Can Build Healthier Opportunities for African American Boys and Men Of the many injustices inherent in our system, one of the most frustrating is... Read more
2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM Winners Announced View Press Release