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Show entries from: February 2012 returned 132 result(s).

As company struggles, Waterloo is RIM’s city of angst

Published: 2/14/2012 2:28:00 PM - Author: none
'...It's hard to find anyone in Waterloo who hasn't been touched in some way by RIM, Mr. Balsillie or Mike Lazaridis, the firm's other former co-CEO – Mr. Lazaridis and Mr. Balsillie stepped down in a management shakeup Jan. 22. They dominate the city in a way probably unmatched by any business people anywhere in Canada.

RIM is the city's largest private sector employer with about 8,000 people, the largest office owner, the largest benefactors, the largest sponsor of just about everything in town and the very reason Waterloo has gained international fame as a high-tech hub...'

BML Multi Trades president Jim DiNovo takes helm of Hamilton-Halton Construction Association

Published: 2/14/2012 2:24:00 PM - Author: none
'Incoming Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) president Jim DiNovo, president of Brantford’s BML Multi Trades Group Ltd., has put a commerce degree to good use in a career that has spanned several industries...'

ASHRAE, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials plan to cooperate on codes, standards

Published: 2/14/2012 2:22:00 PM - Author: none
'ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) specifically detailing ways in which the two organizations can work together to advance and promote mutual interests in built environment codes and standards...'

What's the Best Degree for Entrepreneurs?

Published: 2/14/2012 2:19:00 PM - Author: none
'Individuals with advanced engineering degrees may be more successful entrepreneurs than MBA graduates, according to a new online survey. The business blog Identified combed its Facebook Rolodex and found that...'

QuickList: Unemployment rates in selected Canadian cities in January

Published: 2/14/2012 2:17:00 PM - Author: none
'The national unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent in January. Statistics Canada also released...'

Hire an Apprentice... It makes good business sense!

Published: 2/10/2012 8:01:00 PM - Author: none
'Small business employers reveal how apprentices have made a positive, profitable, productive impact on their companies. With tax credits, bonuses and a profitable return on investment; help and assistance in finding the right candidate and the ease of registering and reporting... the choice is clear.
Hire an Apprentice... It makes good business sense! '

The 200 Best Special Education Apps

Published: 2/10/2012 7:52:00 PM - Author: none
'If you’re a special education teacher or are simply looking for an innovative way to reach a student… this is for you. Many apps out there are useful in the classroom but they’re not always easy to find in the clogged-up app store...'

Canada eyes China to bolster a key export: education

Published: 2/10/2012 6:40:00 PM - Author: none
'As the Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in China today, recruiting foreign students to come study in Canada is a top priority. Why? Billions of dollars are at stake making education one of Canada’s most valuable exports.

China already sends the largest pool of international students to Canada and the potential to grow is tremendous...'

Canadian unemployment is rising, but so is a worker shortage. How both can be true

Published: 2/10/2012 6:37:00 PM - Author: none
'Recent grads can’t get jobs. People can’t afford to retire. Unemployment is up (again) and the latest jobless figures are bleak.

But companies are starving for highly skilled workers.

And the discrepancy has been getting worse...'

Is Specialized Education Fair?

Published: 2/10/2012 6:33:00 PM - Author: none
'There is a storm brewing on the education front. Two different GTA school boards are taking very different approaches to education. The TDSB is opening up many new and unique programs to appeal to many different types of students and parents, while York region is contemplating cancelling their niche programs because some feel they are elitist. What's better for Ontario students?'
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