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

Jobless grads are suing U.S. law schools

Published: 3/19/2012 11:17:00 AM - Author: none
'Greedy U.S. law schools may have taught their jobless graduates a little too well. Some disgruntled lawyers are suing their alma maters for exaggerating employment prospects. That seems fitting for a litigious lot with buyers’ remorse over a $120,000 (U.S.) education. The lousy job market isn’t the schools’ fault, but training these cheeky legal eagles to spread their wings may be...'

Statscan reports to measure economic headwinds

Published: 3/19/2012 11:15:00 AM - Author: none
'Two reports from Statistics Canada this week will give the latest sense of how rising gasoline costs could affect consumer spending in the months ahead.

Canada is not seeing the increases that the United States is experiencing, where a 17 per cent gain in pump prices this year is nipping at consumer confidence and squeezing household budgets just as Americans are starting to spend more again...'

Manufacturing hit hard, but nowhere near dead

Published: 3/19/2012 11:12:00 AM - Author: none
'A casual media consumer might get the impression manufacturing is all but dead in Canada.

We’re repeatedly told that Canada’s petro-infused loonie has made our factories so hopelessly uncompetitive the country can’t make things any more.

We mine for ore, dig for bitumen and flip burgers. Resource extraction and services, but virtually no manufacturing...'

New Windows 8 marks impending death of the desktop as we know it

Published: 3/19/2012 11:09:00 AM - Author: none
'...But even for hardened veterans of this phenomenon, the looming release of Windows 8 is going to be particularly cruel. Regardless of whether the newest version of the world’s most ubiquitous operating system is any good, it’s still going to mark a watershed moment – the death of the desktop...'

Attracting and Engaging a New Worforce

Published: 3/16/2012 7:48:00 PM - Author: none
Canadian Grocery HR Council

Olive: Skills shortage highlights faulty thinking on immigration

Published: 3/16/2012 7:46:00 PM - Author: none
'One of the reasons I don’t have an iPod is that I like to hear ambient sounds, especially the voices around me. I try to guess Chinese dialects, and from which part of Texas that woman hails from. That man with the turban and the laptop chatting with the woman next to him on the subway, is he a scientist or an entrepreneur?

In most parts of the world, the voices sound alike. And that’s not ideal. Canada’s traditional open-door immigration policy is arguably the greatest factor in Canada’s consistently high ranking among the U.N.’s best places to live...'

Why products are more expensive in Canada

Published: 3/16/2012 7:40:00 PM - Author: none
'The Canadian dollar has been hovering near par with the American dollar for two years, yet consumers are still waiting for the gap to narrow between Canadian and American retail prices. In some cases, Canadians pay between 30 and 40 per cent more for the same products.

The relationship between a stronger dollar and consumer prices is complex. Here are some of the factors that retailers claim influence the price difference between Canadian and American products...'

How to fix education: Reward great teachers, fire bad ones

Published: 3/16/2012 7:37:00 PM - Author: none
'Zap - you’re frozen.

Freeze teachers pay and freeze every teacher’s position on the pay grid. That’s the Liberal quick fix for all that is broken in Ontario’s classrooms.

The Liberals would have us believe that freezing teacher pay for two years will pay for all of the expensive, union-friendly programs they have initiated over the last decade.

Fixed caps on class sizes, extra preparation time for elementary school teachers and the ultra-extravagant full-day kindergarten program (FDK) will all be untouched by a government determined to keep peace with the teacher unions at any cost...'

Khan Academy: The future of education?

Published: 3/16/2012 7:34:00 PM - Author: none
A 60-Minutes segment:

'With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports...'

“TED” Launches Channel For Education Today

Published: 3/16/2012 7:30:00 PM - Author: none
'TED, the organization known for its short, thought-provoking videos, began a new channel dedication to education today. It’s called TED-ED. Here’s how it describes the initiative:
It offers up original video content that marries the talent of great teachers with top animators to bring concepts like neuroscience to life in in short videos, typically 5 minutes long….Through its open submission process, animators and educators from around the globe can contribute lesson plans and video reels on any topic…Select lesson submissions will be matched with chosen visualizers to create video lessons worth learning, watching, and sharing...'
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