Cathy Gulli

Cathy Gulli is a writer at Maclean's, where she often covers national, health, science and society issues. She joined the magazine in 2005, after reporting on business and news at the National Post.
Facebook Instant Articles

Assisted death is the new pro-choice

When does life—and a doctor’s duty—begin and end? Assisted dying is dredging up the big questions of the abortion debate, for better or worse.

Facebook Instant Articles

Your brain is flawed, irrational and paranoid. That’s why it works.

The peculiarities that appear to make the human brain idiotic, says neuroscientist Dean Burnett, are part of what makes us function

Facebook Instant Articles

Q&A: What you need to know about the science of forest fires

How do fires jump over bodies of water? Is there any ecological upside to the devastation? Fire behaviour expert Tim Lynham answers all questions

Facebook Instant Articles

Grieving Canadian moms to UN: ‘Tough love’ doesn’t work for drugs

An underrepresented voice in drug policy go to the UN: mothers with an all-too-personal understanding of the cost of drug abuse

Facebook Instant Articles

Chief Isadore Day: ‘These children didn’t have to die’

A refugee in this country has more access to services than First Nations, says Day


Does your child have a cold? Be careful of what drugs you provide.

Over-the-counter cough and cold medication warns that it shouldn’t be used on anyone under age six. So why do so many parents give it to children?


How schools are working with their communities to change behaviours

Programs with a systematic approach serve the community


The secret to happiness? Stop trying to be happy.

We’re safer, richer, healthier—and more miserable—than ever before. What new research reveals about happiness. And how to find it.


Even 30 years of deep freeze can’t stop the water bear

A tardigrade, also known as a water bear, and tardigrade egg were revived after three decades of being frozen—and picked up right where they’d left off


How universities are helping students with ‘invisible’ disabilities

Schools are racing to figure out how to use accommodations to handle the wave of students who are grappling with invisible disabilities


Why it’s time to end solitary confinement

Child advocate Irwin Elman on the impact of ‘child protection’ on Indigenous youth, and why it’s time to end solitary confinement


An alcoholic therapist’s search for an evidence-based treatment

Alcoholism nearly killed therapist Michael Pond. Now, he’s looking for answers on why substance-abuse treatment can be so hard to find.