Learning styles myth needs to be rejected once and for all

Learning styles myth needs to be rejected once and for allThe learning styles myth perpetuates a falsehood about how students learn Are you a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a tactile-kinaesthetic learner? If you think this is a valid question, then you, like many others, have fallen for one of the most pervasive education myths out there. It’s not hard to test this claim…

How digital transformation can help your organization

How digital transformation can help your organizationDigital transformation initiatives can decrease the pressure from demanding customers  and more capable competitors Digital transformation invites organizations to go beyond routine use of the web, email, smartphone apps and the in-place portfolio of IT systems. Currently, even while actively using these information technologies, many organizations still: Rely heavily on various paper-based, manual processes. Function…

Pierre Trudeau’s last rollercoaster ride

Trudeau’s fourth and final term was to be his most controversial of all

Pierre Trudeau’s last rollercoaster rideTrudeau’s fourth and final term was to be his most controversial of all There was a whiff of unreality in the air as Canada’s 32nd parliament met for its inaugural session in the spring of 1980. Mere months earlier, Pierre Trudeau had been consigned to the political scrapheap and Joe Clark’s newly-minted Tory government was…

Savana Walkingbear one of Canada’s rising young Indigenous leaders

Savana Walkingbear one of Canada’s rising young Indigenous leadersWorking to advance First Nations’ ownership of resource projects Savana Walkingbear has overcome adversity to become one of Canada’s top young Indigenous leaders. A citizen of Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan, he was one of the youngest elected Indigenous band councillors in Canada and is now a director of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition…

How to resolve the health-care deadlock in Canada

How to resolve the health-care deadlock in CanadaThe Canada Health Act must permit more room for experimentation and innovation at a provincial level The provinces say they need more federal money for health. The federal government says it wants to be assured of improved outcomes first. In my view, adding money, even with various provinces and metrics, will not be sufficient. We…

Medicine shouldn’t just be cheap; it should be accessible

Medicine shouldn’t just be cheap; it should be accessibleNew drug price guidelines will hinder Canadians access to new and innovative treatments Cheaper prescription drugs are a bit like apple pie: sure to please just about everyone. But if lower prices come at the expense of access to potentially life-saving new medicine, that’s not quite so appetizing. Unfortunately, it seems that bureaucrats in Ottawa…

Brian Mulroney’s enduring battle against antisemitism

Brian Mulroney’s enduring battle against antisemitismHis opposition to antisemitism, support of Israel and enduring relationship with Canadian Jews has never wavered I’ve been fortunate enough to know two Canadian Prime Ministers, Brian Mulroney and Stephen Harper. While they’re both ensconced on the right of the political spectrum, they obviously have certain ideological differences. But two notable and exemplary traits they…

Research explores how fungi become drug-resistant

Research explores how fungi become drug-resistantAs resistance to antimicrobial drugs rises, understanding the mechanisms at play could help doctors treat patients Researchers are investigating how disease-causing fungi become resistant to antifungal drugs to help prevent potentially devastating consequences of the growing resistance harmful microbes are developing to drugs. “Antimicrobial drugs are fundamental for us to live healthy lives,” says Daniel…

Good advice can transform your job search

Good advice can transform your job searchAsking for feedback is pointless. Instead, ask the interviewer for advice If a candidate I did not hire wants to make me uncomfortable, they only need to ask for feedback. (I will revisit this.) Self-proclaiming job search experts and career coaches commonly advise asking for feedback when you do not get the job you have…
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