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Show entries from: March 2012 returned 234 result(s).

How changes to Ontario Architects Act helps companies expand

Published: 3/24/2012 11:38:00 AM - Author: none
'Recent changes in ownership restrictions on Ontario architecture firms are making it easier for companies to form partnerships and grow their businesses, according to speakers at a recent education event.

Before the provincial Architects Act was amended, at least 51 per cent of shares of architectural firms were required to be held by architects or professional engineers,...'

Work begins on London, Ontario Carpenters’ union training centre

Published: 3/24/2012 11:36:00 AM - Author: none
'Work is underway on a new 25,000-square-foot training centre for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1946 in London, Ontario...It will have dedicated areas for all three union-incorporated trades, carpentry, drywall and flooring as well as workshop areas...'

Drummond Report spotlight on underground economy spotlight ‘on point:’ Ontario Construction Finishing Industries Alliance exec

Published: 3/24/2012 11:31:00 AM - Author: none
'Recommendations on ways to combat the underground economy in the recent report by the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services are on point, says an industry compliance officer and expert.

Jeff Koller, Ontario Construction Finishing Industries Alliance industry compliance officer, pegs Ontario’s underground economy to be over $700 million...'

Autism's Genetic Biomarkers Found?

Published: 3/24/2012 11:29:00 AM - Author: none
'In recent research, scientists found that the brains of autistic people grew faster than normal while still in the womb. The research, performed at the University of California, San Diego, found that children with autism had 67 percent more neurons in their prefrontal cortex than typical children. That irregularity may be caused by a genetic deficiency...'

Great Ideas from Canadian Leaders - The Learning Partnership

Published: 3/24/2012 11:24:00 AM - Author: none
'...In our first installment, business and educational leaders discussed how our public school system needs to produce students who can be innovative, productive, and competitive so Canada can prosper in the global economy. The second installment focuses on that global economy and features renowned economists Warren Jestin, chief economist for the Bank of Nova Scotia and Kevin Lynch, vice-chair of BMO Financial Group. They discuss how the world is changing and why it’s time to reinvent our educational system to meet future market demands...'

ECO Canada

Published: 3/24/2012 11:18:00 AM - Author: none
Job & Industry News-March 2012

Industry News: Top 5 Environmental Companies to Work For
Featured Events: Alberta Student Energy Conference & more
Educator Resources: Interest Matching Tool & The Inside Scoop on Accreditation
Research: Hottest Green Jobs of the Future
Job Postings: Current Postings on the ECO Job Board

Though need is urgent, reforming native education won’t happen overnight

Published: 3/24/2012 11:13:00 AM - Author: none
'When Scott Haldane presented his panel’s report on reforming first nations education to Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan and his officials last January, “they gulped,” Mr. Haldane remembers.

“They liked the ideas in it, but they thought the timeline was ambitious,” said Mr. Haldane, who is president of the Canadian YMCA. Not only did the report call for a new First Nations Education Act that would lead to the creation of a proper native education system, but it wanted the government to move this year, with the necessary funding incorporated in the 2012 budget...'

Budget will boost funding for First Nations education, include accountability measures

Published: 3/24/2012 11:06:00 AM - Author: none
'The federal budget will contain new funding for First Nations schooling, but likely not as much as native education advocates had hoped.

After months of fact-finding and discussion with First Nations and experts, the Canadian Press has learned, the federal government is ready to allocate funding that can be put to use relatively quickly. That’s despite earlier rumblings the government would start small, with a pilot project or two while trying to eliminate the federal deficit...'

Ontario to increase teacher training to two years

Published: 3/24/2012 11:03:00 AM - Author: none
'Teacher training in Ontario will be bumped up to two years starting in 2014, says the provincial government.

The Liberals, who promised the move during the 2011 election campaign, began consultations with education groups on Wednesday about the change.

Three to four additional sessions are planned for April and May...'

How to Use Graphic Design for Social Change

Published: 3/19/2012 12:23:00 PM - Author: none
'A new book outlines the steps you can take to make your design project socially relevant, presuming you want to use your abilities to change the world for the better. In Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design, author Andrew Shea tells designers to 'confront controversy' because big ideas that make a stand also generate discussion. One tip is to tap into larger messages that people already relate to. An Ohio-based project, for example, visually equated environmentally conscious business with patriotism...'
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