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By Shannon Rupp, 22 Jul 2016

‘Social Media for Academics’: An Actually Useful Guide

Finally, a manual that’s devoid of the usual dubious digital-guru speak. And it’s not just for profs.


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Who Knew the Nordics Were Individualist Romantics?

Anu Partanen’s new book challenges ‘socialist nanny state’ stereotypes of her native Finland, and its neighbours.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Jul 2016


Premier Christy Clark and Petronas CEO in Malaysia

It’s Official: Clark’s LNG ‘Plan’ Was a Fantasy

Latest developments in Hawaii should put end to faith in job, prosperity promises.

By Dermod Travis, 22 Jul 2016



Public Accounts Notebook: Donations, Real Estate, Clark’s Flights and More

Or, waiting by the phone for a finance minister’s call that never comes.

By Bob Mackin, 22 Jul 2016

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Rehearsals for Retirement: Young Workers and the CPP

The Tyee looks at post-work plans and worries of an employee, contractor and entrepreneur.

By Linda Givetash, 21 Jul 2016


CBC journalist Duncan McCue

That First Goose: Excerpt from a Trapline Memoir

In ‘The Shoe Boy,’ Duncan McCue recalls a formative trip spent hunting in northern Quebec’s wilds.

By Duncan McCue, 21 Jul 2016


Liberal Minister Patty Hajdu

Canada’s Plan to Stop Violence Against Women ‘Has to Come Right about Now’: Minister

Patty Hajdu will spend her summer collecting stories across the country.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Jul 2016


NDP leader Thomas Mulcair

Nuclear Safety Warnings Demand Independent Review: Mulcair

Anonymous letter listing concerns about Canadian nuclear generating stations can’t be ignored, says NDP leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Jul 2016



What to Do When Anonymous Trolls Throw You Hate? Heed Leslie Jones

Like the Ghostbusters star, I too received sexist, racist screeds as a female newspaper manager.

By Jody Paterson, 20 Jul 2016


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The Tyee Is Hiring Two New Business Team Members

We’re looking for a new office administrator and sales and partnerships co-ordinator. Apply by Aug. 15!

By Tyee Staff, 20 Jul 2016


Syrian refugees

Canada Must Act Faster to Save Refugee Lives, Says MP

Jenny Kwan says trusting UN agencies to vet refugees would help get threatened people to safety.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Jul 2016



A Chance to Name Vancouver’s Parks for the 99 Per Cent

Historically, naming practices favoured political elites. This time, the public gets a say. Maybe.

By Daniel Wood, 20 Jul 2016


Alexandra Morton

Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms

Biologist Alexandra Morton welcomes conservation society’s support; fish farmers ‘alarmed.’

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jul 2016


Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Brings New ‘Augmented Reality’ Legal Issues to Light

Not to mention the whole issue of trespassing. Play safe, kids.

By Michael Geist, 19 Jul 2016


Vigil in Nice, France

With So Many Tragedies, Is It ‘End of Days?’

The world seems to darken with every live-streamed horror. But consider this small empirical comfort.

By Bill Tieleman, 19 Jul 2016



Not So Clear Sailing for Rio Games, Says Author

Pollution, politics and fingerpointing mark Olympics once again, argues Jules Boykoff.

By Bob Mackin, 18 Jul 2016



After Turkey’s Coup: Dictatorship and Decline Loom

Why Erdogan’s defeat of plotters will only deepen schisms in his nation.

By André Gerolymatos, 18 Jul 2016



Oh Well, Lady ‘Ghostbusters.’ You Tried

Not too offensive, not too feminist, it’s not too much of anything. Still, there are spectres of a decent flick.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Jul 2016



Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spills

Corexit’s critics say it’s ineffective and might increase damage to marine ecosystems.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 18 Jul 2016



BC’s Delay in Formally Signing CPP Deal ‘Worrisome,’ Says NDP Critic

Deadline to ratify enhancements was July 15, but province starts consultations instead.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 15 Jul 2016



Assembly of First Nations Seeks Investigation of Furlong Abuse Allegations

Delegates to annual meeting say original claims have never been properly addressed.

By Bob Mackin, 15 Jul 2016


960px version of Hugh Stimson and his daughter

Why You Should Care About Pokémon Go

The game and its successors will change our relationships with our neighbourhoods. It’s a good time to ask: who decides how?

By Hugh Stimson, 15 Jul 2016


SFU recycled soap bars

In Vancouver, Three New Treatments for Neighbourhood Waste

How SFU students and alumni are transforming discarded items into everything from meals to furniture.

By Tyee Staff, 15 Jul 2016



As Europe Roils, New Glimpses of Fighting Fascists 80 Years Ago

‘Live Souls’ links BC to Spanish Civil War with rare photos, vibrant memoir.

By Jon Beasley-Murray, 15 Jul 2016


Justin Trudeau before being prime minister

Sunny Ways or Gloomy Days? Checking in on Liberal Promises

Gov’t coming up short on key vows to vets, TFWs, charities, say critics.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Jul 2016


Canada Post boxes

Canada Post Gets the Message: Things Have Changed

Public supports pensions, pay equity and fair bargaining as Crown corporation cancels lockout plans.

By Erika Shaker, 14 Jul 2016


Trump cartoon

Please Advise: What Should I Expect From Next Week’s GOP Convention?

For the first time, maybe ever, spin-doctor Steve has no idea.

By Steve Burgess, 14 Jul 2016



Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jul 2016



Liberal Aide Expected to Plead Guilty in Triple Delete Scandal

Chief of staff to Transport Minister Todd Stone charged with lying to cover up email deletions.

By Bob Mackin, 13 Jul 2016



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Our article page redesign will improve your reading experience on phones, tablets and desktop. We hope you approve.

By Robyn Smith, 13 Jul 2016

The Tyee Is Hiring Two New Business Team Members

We’re looking for a new office administrator and sales and partnerships co-ordinator. Apply by Aug. 15!

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