Author: Tristan Stewart-Robertson

As Olympics begin, little progress on athlete funding or indigenous sport

Canadian athlete funding has been cut in real terms for 12 years and the government is still considering indigenous sport calls to action, a year on.

Revolutionary ideas: From Che Guevara to Bernie

Is Bernie Sanders as revolutionary as Che Guevara? Or as Margaret Thatcher? Or Homer Simpson? Or Pikachu? According to the use of Che’s image, perhaps.

The trouble with non-prescription medicines

One in five patients misuse non-prescription medicines and almost 40 per cent don’t always read instructions, finds a study from the University of Aberdeen.

‘Little girls playing’: Music industry’s gender bias

Interviews with women in music industry management described being assessed by gender, not competence and having to adjust their behaviour to fit in with men.

Syrian refugees: Inside the arrivals gate

Why was the arrival of Syrian refugees in Canada public but private in Scotland? Are we paying attention to hidden parts of immigration and refugee systems?

Are superbugs stalking refugees in Europe?

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe could be immune to antibiotics deployed to help them recover from war trauma and journeys across continents, medics fear.

Schools should teach ‘sacrifice’, says educator

‘Sacrifice’ and the concept of ‘enough’ should be used to teach sustainability in schools and combat rampant consumerism, claims a university educator.

Better sales pitch needed for mediation, says analyst

Neighbours looking to resolve disputes are being put off within seconds of first phone calls to mediation services because mediators can’t explain what they do, hears Mediate 2015.

Are you willing to see journalism wed mediation?

Journalism has to change. Are you willing to consider how reporters could solve problems in communities, such as through mediation? Are you willing to view journalism in new ways?

Business ethics: ‘Mediocre’ is ‘good enough’

The “mediocre” should be encouraged in business ethics as more consumers look for “just” businesses, hears “The Only Way Is Ethics” festival in Glasgow.