Nicola Luksic

Radio documentary producer

Nicola Luksic is a radio documentary producer with CBC's Ideas. She's also the mother of twins in senior kindergarten.

Latest from Nicola Luksic

Homework: 'A sin against childhood' or a useful way to learn?

With the beginning of the school year comes the beginning of the evening homework routine. Most parents and students grit their teeth and bear it, but some are taking a firm stand against homework, arguing that it amounts to mindless busywork that intrudes on precious family time.

5 top researchers win 'Canada's Nobel' Killam awards

Five top-of-their-game researchers receive $100,000 each in Canada Council Killam Prizes for work that pushes boundaries, challenges assumptions and inspires new ways of thinking about the world.

Constitutional challenge looks to revive aboriginal languages

The same section of the Constitution that enshrines First Nations treaties should, according to a growing number of legal experts and academics, also grant aboriginal people in Canada the right to schooling and public services in their ancestral languages.

19th-century literature constrains our concepts of love, scholars say

Nineteenth-century narratives that reduce complex, inspiring heroines to two-dimensional caricatures have a ripple effect in the 21st century, scholars say. "We continue to feed the fantasy of love as way of escaping self," says Lisa Rodensky, editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel.

Why lying is a sign of healthy behaviour for children

If your child fibs from time to time, fear not: Ongoing research from the University of Toronto suggests a link between kids who are savvy liars and their future social success.

Haiti shows how wealthy countries 'continue to cause disaster'

Three years ago, amid fanfare and celebrities, Hillary Clinton oversaw the official opening of a new industrial park in Haiti. But the rosy promises of 'jobs and opportunities' have largely fallen flat, a Canadian researcher found.

BDSM in Canada is 50 shades of legal grey

With the help of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, bondage, domination and sado-masochism have hit the mainstream, yet the practice of BDSM is largely misunderstood and falls into a legal grey area.

Mata Hari and Edith Cavell: Women, intrigue and WWI propaganda

Scholars commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War are turning their attention to female icons of the era - two of whom were used in propaganda campaigns after their deaths to bolster the war effort, albeit in very different ways.
In Depth

Rwanda genocide: Why Jean Paul Samputu forgives his family's murderer

Jean Paul Samputu realizes that it is hard for most people to understand how he can forgive his childhood friend for killing his family, but he says it's a necessary step to heal his spirit and that of the Rwandan nation.