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Thailand: A case study on eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission

December 7, 2017

This case study looks at Thailand’s extraordinary experience of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the important lessons about how to reach the hard to reach. Read the report

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Jordan: A case study on UNHCR’s cash assistance program for Syrian refugees

December 7, 2017

This case study looks at how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s biometric cash assistance program for Syrian refugees in Jordan has been tremendously successful in reaching the most marginalized and meeting their basic needs. Read the report

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Global Education for Canadians: Equipping young Canadians to succeed at home and abroad

November 8, 2017

Canadians pride themselves on their open, diverse and innovative society. But is Canada really prepared for the challenges that lie ahead? Young Canadians need knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in a more complex and competitive world. Technological innovation is...

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Combating Corruption in Global Health

August 15, 2017

BY TIM K. MACKEY, JILLIAN KOHLER, MAUREEN LEWIS AND TARYN VIAN Corruption is a critical challenge to global health efforts, and combating it requires international action, advocacy, and research. An article by Tim K. Mackey, Jillian Kohler, Maureen Lewis and Taryn...

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Reckless IV: Lawyers for Murdered Mexican Women’s Families Targeted with NSO Spyware

August 3, 2017

This Citizen Lab research note reveals newly-discovered infection attempts using NSO Group’s government-exclusive Pegasus spyware. The targets were Karla Micheel Salas and David Peña, Mexican lawyers and human rights defenders representing the families of Nadia Vera, Yesenia Quiroz Alfaro, and Mile...

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Reckless Exploit: Mexican Journalists, Lawyers, and a Child Targeted with NSO Spyware

June 19, 2017

This report shows how 10 Mexican journalists and human rights defenders, one minor child, and one United States citizen, were targeted with NSO Group’s Exploit Framework.

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Expanding the freedom to operate: Developing a Canadian intellectual property strategy

June 8, 2017

To be competitive in the innovation economy, countries must develop strategies to invest in and protect their intellectual property (IP). So far no such approach has been adopted in Canada, and as a result, Canadian firms have faced challenges in...

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Brain Circulation: Canada & Israel

June 8, 2017

High-skilled Prime working age (PWA) people are fundamental in securing economic growth. Therefore, a country’s ability to attract PWA immigrants and encourage its domestic PWA population to remain put, is crucial to sustaining economic competitiveness. Looking at Canada and Israel,...

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Innovation Policy for People with Disabilities

June 8, 2017

This policy brief, written by Nicole Gladstone (MGA ’17), Tessa MacNeil (MGA ’17), and Dr. Amos Zehavi (Tel Aviv University) investigates government innovation policy that supports a steadily growing and often marginalized group in society: people with disabilities (PWD). This...

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Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus

May 25, 2017

This Citizen Lab report describes an extensive Russia-linked phishing and disinformation campaign. It provides evidence of how documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of Russia was tampered with and then “leaked” to achieve specific propaganda aims. Citizen Lab researchers...

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