U.S. college basketball title game an example of sport at its best

True competition means the pursuit of excellence in partnership with your opponent

U.S. college basketball title game an example of sport at its bestAs a member of a sports reform organization, I usually write about problems and issues in sports, and how to address them. But today I’m celebrating the beauty of sport at its best. Monday’s men’s U.S. college basketball championship game was a terrific example of passion, hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork, resilience, family and true competition.…

Colleges and polytechnics key to business innovation

Let’s unlock their full potential with greater and more consistent government funding

Colleges and polytechnics key to business innovationBy Sarah Watts-Rynard and Denise Amyot Canada is at an innovation crossroads. Productivity measures have long lagged our international counterparts and our small businesses often lack the internal resources to fulfil their potential. Developing new prototypes, adopting new technologies and designing new processes takes time, money and human resources. As Canada’s economic engines, small and mid-sized…

Alberta College of Art + Design becoming a university

Will officially become the Alberta University of the Arts on Feb. 1.

Alberta College of Art + Design becoming a universityThe Alberta College of Art + Design will officially become the Alberta University of the Arts on Feb. 1. It will be the province’s first university dedicated to fine arts and design. And the change comes at an opportune time in Calgary’s history as the city looks at different ways of diversifying its economy following…

A growing taste for Alberta’s craft beers

Bill Robinson of Alberta Beer Festivals talks about how quality has driven the industry’s growth and how to entice new imbibers

A growing taste for Alberta’s craft beersBill Robinson is president of Alberta Beer Festivals. Why has the craft beer business in Alberta exploded in the past few years? Robinson: There are a few reasons we have seen such an explosion in the craft beer industry here in Alberta over the past few years. When you think about the fact that we…

Lawsuit could end sham known as U.S. college sports amateurism

The organization that oversees college athletics broke the $1-billion mark in annual revenue for 2017. And it's considered a non-profit

Lawsuit could end sham known as U.S. college sports amateurismThe College Football Playoff (CFP) championship game recently generated millions of dollars for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States, the universities involved and their media partners. The players who put on a great show of athleticism? Well, they probably got a nice steak dinner. Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Notre Dame made…

Swob turns the student job hunting dynamic on its head

Co-founder Stephanie Florio talks about plans to expand the concept, which runs through an app

Swob turns the student job hunting dynamic on its headStephanie Florio is co-founder of Swob. It operates in the Toronto area but has plans to expand the concept to other areas. What is Swob and how did it come about? Florio: Swob is designed to make job searching for students easy and recruitment even easier. Using their smartphone, students looking for a job can…

Bow Valley College helping students plan for a very different future

David Allwright of the Chiu School of Business talks about how students’ needs and goals have changed

Bow Valley College helping students plan for a very different futureDavid Allwright is dean of the Chiu School of Business at Bow Valley College. Tell me about the Chiu School of Business at Bow Valley College. What does it specialize in and what are its most popular programs? Allwright: With approximately 3,000 students, the Chiu School of Business (CSB) is the largest college-level business school…

Awareness fatigue weighing us all down, particularly millennials

They are the gatekeepers of so much change necessary to forge new norms of behaviour and social standards

Awareness fatigue weighing us all down, particularly millennialsI had a discussion with a bright young millennial in my family network last week and predictably learned something new. “I think I have awareness fatigue,” he said. “What?” I inquired. “Awareness fatigue, Mike. Too much knowledge of too much stuff that collectively is emotionally hard to carry.” Arguably, the syndrome currently includes: the whole…

The sad, slow descent into CTE hell

The terrible degenerative disease is claiming more and more victims who played football at all levels

The sad, slow descent into CTE hellAs a sports policy analyst, I’ve learned a lot more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes than I ever expected to. Actually, at this point, I’ve learned more than I really want to know. CTE is a terrible degenerative disease, and it takes an immense toll on those who are stricken, as well as…

Bow Valley College’s Craig Elias wins international award

The entrepreneur-in-residence was honoured for demonstrating excellence in integrating community entrepreneurship into academic curriculum

Bow Valley College’s Craig Elias wins international awardBow Valley College and Craig Elias, entrepreneur-in-residence, won gold recently at the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence in the entrepreneurship category. The award was announced during the WFCPs annual World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Bow Valley said the awards seek to distinguish WFCP member institutions, whose exceptional initiatives are strengthening…