NEWS & COMMENTARY BY KIM SAMUEL
Social Inclusion and Environmental Sustainability: We Stand or Sink Together (2/1/2018) - In her latest article, Kim Samuel highlights environmental challenges facing cities today, the impact on vulnerable populations, and the importance of data in driving solutions. She also promotes the new Urban and Environmental Social Inclusion Index, developed by Dr. Angel Hsu and Data-Driven Yale.

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LATEST BLOG POSTS
The UK’s Food Waste and Food Insecurity Paradox (2/21/2018) - By Eloïse O 'Carroll, Social Connectedness Fellow

There is a growing concern in the UK around food security and with the country throwing away £13 billion of food each year, learn more about initiatives such as community fridges and pay-what-you-feel cafés that are tackling both issues simultaneously.

Connecting Canadian Transgender Youth to Much Needed Care (2/15/2018) - By Emma Harries, Social Connectedness Fellow

Canadian transgender youth are not getting the overall care they need. Learn more about the barriers and challenges they face and how social inclusion is impacting their access to much needed care.

People With Disabilities To Get Vote in France (2/12/2018) - We are pleased to share this important update from Human Rights Watch on the French Government’s intention to grant the right to vote to all persons with disabilities in France, a crucial step forward for social connectedness that other countries can follow.
Women’s Science Day: Leveling the STEM playing field (2/11/2018) - By Ana Sofia Hibon, Social Connectedness Fellow

Today is the third celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Find out why it is crucial for societies to further promote the involvement of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the furtherance of development.

The Road to Reciprocity with Indigenous Communities (2/9/2018) - By Celine Thomas, Research Analyst, SCSC

Celine reflects on her time in Mistissini, speaking to the respect, recognition and reciprocity needed to build stronger and more sustainable bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada.

Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered (2/6/2018) - By Madeleine Andrew-Gee, Social Connectedness Fellow

According to Maria Szalavitz and Bruce D. Perry (MD, PhD), empathy is key to the proper functioning of societies. Learn more about why empathy is endangered in modern times and how both individual & community actions are needed to foster connectedness.



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Ongoing Dialogue

Through ongoing effort, events and dialogue, this network continues its commitment to further ‎understanding of social isolation, to gain insight, and to confirm actions required to support and achieve social connectedness as a key to individual and community well-being.