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10 interesting facts about the Guidelines for Inclusive Writing

Posted on November 14, 2023

Have you heard of the Guidelines for Inclusive Writing? Read Ève Lyne Marchand’s post for a brief overview!

The evolution of gender in the English language

Posted on October 30, 2023

In English, adjectives don’t agree in gender with the nouns they refer to. But did you know that wasn’t always the case? To learn more, read Sophie Martin’s post on the history of gender in the English language!

What do puffins, parrots and clowns have in common?

Posted on October 3, 2023

Many animal names are based on amusing images and metaphors. In this blog post, Josée Marie-Lise Robillard explains the origins of a few bird names she learned on a cruise in Minganie, Quebec.

Gender-inclusive writing: A unifying force

Posted on September 18, 2023

You’ve likely heard a lot about gender and gender inclusivity in the news these days. Read on to learn more about what the Government of Canada is doing to support inclusive writing, and the challenges faced along the way.

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