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UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback

Lesson Plans   |   November 20, 2017

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Simona Chiose outlines the controversy over UBC’s recent freedom-of-expression statement, relating it to the polarizing politics of recent years.... read more

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Mueller's Russia investigation extends beyond collusion

Lesson Plans   |   November 16, 2017

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Joanna Slater summarizes developments in the US Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 American election.... read more

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We absolutely have a problem: Canada’s tech sector gender gap

Lesson Plans   |   November 13, 2017

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The article outlines the gender and diversity gap within the tech sector in Canada. It includes data that demonstrate the gap as well as data that show the contributions gender and diversity make.... read more

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Why family businesses outperform their publicly traded rivals

Lesson Plans   |   November 9, 2017

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The article examines the contributions family-owned businesses make to the community.... read more

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Google's Sidewalk Labs signs deal for 'smart city' makeover of Toronto's waterfront

Lesson Plans   |   November 7, 2017

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This article examines some of the new and imaginative ideas that Sidewalk Labs is proposing for its development of a 12-acre district on Toronto’s waterfront.... read more

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A “ridiculously simple” three-part formula for managing people

Lesson Plans   |   November 3, 2017

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This article explores ways in which companies can assess and manage people to maximize the likelihood of the greatest success. It identifies questions to ask in assessing staff and presents a Star Chart to help... read more

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Canadians see wage gains even as job growth slows

Lesson Plans   |   November 1, 2017

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In May, the Ontario government rolled out a wide-ranging labour plan which will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2019, as well as provide extra vacation time and equal pay for workers.... read more

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1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

Lesson Plans   |   October 30, 2017

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A recent report claims that Ontario’s rental vacancy rates will decline unless the government enacts policies that will encourage developers to build an average of at least 6,250 additional new apartment units annually. This lesson... read more

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A reality check for millennial couple’s ambitious retirement goals

Lesson Plans   |   October 27, 2017

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Andy (who is 35 years old) and his wife, Angela (32 years old) are recent immigrants to Canada. They earn a combined income of $163,000 annually, and save more than 15% of their income each... read more

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How to get ahead when your income is hardly growing

Lesson Plans   |   October 25, 2017

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According to Rob Carrick, there are three strategies to get ahead financially: career growth, wealth management and prudent spending. This lesson plan examines each strategy in depth.... read more

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With first exhibition game in China, NHL takes major step in selling country on hockey

Lesson Plans   |   October 20, 2017

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This article explores how a new market can be established.... read more

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Toys ‘R’ Us versus Amazon: No contest

Lesson Plans   |   October 18, 2017

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This article sounds the alarm for retailers about the rapidly changing buying patterns of consumers.... read more

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Google, Facebook to unveil campaigns against ‘fake news’

Lesson Plans   |   October 16, 2017

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Daniel Leblanc describes measures to be taken by Google to educate young Canadians on the importance of news and trustworthy sources of information.  In another article entitled, “Teens are avid consumers of news online, research... read more

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry to ask for more time

Lesson Plans   |   October 12, 2017

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Renata D’Aliesio summarizes the ups and downs of the MMIWG (missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls) inquiry, including their most recent request for an extension to their mandate to deliver their report.... read more

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New co-op programs blur the lines between academics and industry

Lesson Plans   |   October 10, 2017

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This article examines programs at the university level which are expanding the scope and nature of co-op experiences and experiential learning for students.... read more

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