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Meal-kit company Fresh Prep faces hefty competition as it gears up for expansion

Lesson Plans   |   December 13, 2018

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This article examines the food industry by analyzing and comparing food companies that prepare meal kits for consumers.... read more

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With startup in her viewfinder, Nicole Smith didn’t give up

Lesson Plans   |   December 10, 2018

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This is a case study showing how innovation can be brought to a long-established profession.... read more

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Beware these management myths

Lesson Plans   |   December 6, 2018

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This article explores the myths and shortcomings of some generally accepted ideas about goals and incentives.... read more

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2018

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This article reports on an urgent United Nations call to address climate change and explores some recent political actions that give the issue its immediacy.... read more

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Get that kid a credit card – you can’t reach financial adulthood without one

Lesson Plans   |   November 22, 2018

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A propos of financial literacy month in Canada, Rob Carrick examines changes in attitudes among young Canadians regarding credit cards. Noting that using credit is necessary to establish a credit rating, Mr. Carrick also reports... read more

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After the U.S. midterms, key questions for 2020

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2018

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Adam Radwanski summarizes the outcomes and potential ramifications of the recent US midterm elections in terms of winners and losers, suggesting that, although the Democrats regained the House of Representatives, it was not the decisive... read more

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University of Waterloo in battle with on-campus startup over clean energy invention

Lesson Plans   |   November 14, 2018

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This article explores ownership rights, conditions for successful startups and the role post-secondary institutions play in community development.... read more

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Toronto startup Second Closet aims to ‘Uber-ize’ self-storage

Lesson Plans   |   November 9, 2018

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This is a case study demonstrating how innovation can be applied across sectors and how an established industry can be transformed by technology.... read more

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Ottawa appoints former judge to oversee consultations with First Nations over Trans Mountain expansion

Lesson Plans   |   November 6, 2018

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This article outlines the federal government’s plan to address the concerns which led to the quashing of environmental permits for the project by the Federal Appeal Court.... read more

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How to boost your failure quotient

Lesson Plans   |   November 2, 2018

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This article examines the concept of a failure quotient and goes on to offer advice on the type of mentors that a person needs and questions that should be asked in an interview.... read more

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Cannabis legalization: What is your province or territory doing? A guide

Lesson Plans   |   October 22, 2018

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Mayaz Alam reports on the differences and similarities by province and territory in the coming laws controlling the sale and use of cannabis following legalization on October 17, 2018.... read more

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Saudi Arabia warns against sanctions as pressure mounts over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Lesson Plans   |   October 18, 2018

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Saudi Arabia has vowed to respond to any punitive steps as pressure mounts on the kingdom over the disappearance and alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Khashoggi, who was sharply critical of Saudi Arabia’s... read more

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Ten rules to break when job-hunting

Lesson Plans   |   October 15, 2018

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This article outlines 10 rules that can be broken when applying for a job and goes on to offer advice on behaviours to avoid and good habits and traits to identify.... read more

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At Ottawa’s 100 Murray St., the push for a “zero carbon” building

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2018

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This article identifies efforts that Sun Life Financial Inc. is making to create a building which has a carbon footprint as close as possible to zero.... read more

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Lane change: Uber boosts Toronto R&D to speed up strategic shift

Lesson Plans   |   October 9, 2018

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This article examines the thinking behind Uber’s agenda to push the technology behind the business.... read more

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