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

Exploring different types of intelligence

Published: 3/24/2012 2:26:00 PM - Author: none
How are you smart? is explored in this CBC program, Canada's Smartest Person

Career Mash: Girls Learning Code March Break Camp makes tech skills fun for girls

Published: 3/24/2012 2:16:00 PM - Author: none
'March Break was a blast for 35 Toronto-area girls aged 10 to 14 who spent the week learning how to create websites and games at the Girls Learning Code March Break Camp. Many had little computer experience but that didn’t stop them diving right in to conquer tech skills like coding to transform their ideas into fun websites, games or cartoons...'

Ontario economic growth to benefit from stronger U.S. Demand: RBC Economics

Published: 3/24/2012 2:13:00 PM - Author: none
'A report issued today forecasts an upturn in the United States will contribute to a modest rebound in economic growth in Ontario this year.

The report from RBC Economics cites stronger U.S. demand for Ontario's exports and renewed strength in capital spending at the municipal and regional level as contributing factors...'

Canada's economy poised for another year of solid growth in 2012: RBC Economics

Published: 3/24/2012 2:10:00 PM - Author: none
'Canada's economy grew at a moderate pace in the final quarter of 2011 and is expected to pick up steam in the year ahead, according to the latest economic forecast from the Royal Bank.

The RBC Economic Outlook issued early today predicts Canada's real gross domestic product to increase by 2.6 per cent in both 2012 and 2013...'

Improving Mental Health Services For Children And Youth

Published: 3/24/2012 2:08:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Transferring Mental Health Services To Community-Based Agencies In The GTA
Ontario is beginning the process of closing the Thistletown Regional Centre in Etobicoke and transferring the children's mental health services offered there to local mental health agencies in the community...'

Miracle Wonder Jobs of the Future (or Not)

Published: 3/24/2012 2:06:00 PM - Author: none
'Throughout an economic crisis, the kind we have been under for years now, it is healthy to wonder what sorts of jobs will be necessary in tomorrow's economy, allowing structural changes in employment to occur gradually. But some futurists' predictions border on absurdity, says English professor Mark Jacobs. A Microsoft researchers said recently,...'

Is the Internet the End of the University?

Published: 3/24/2012 2:03:00 PM - Author: none
'Open Educational Resources, or OER, are becoming increasingly popular as some of the nation's most prestigious universities have moved to make their courses available online and for free. A global group of universities called the Open Course Ware Consortium is devoted to expanding the amount of "free, openly licensed educational material on the Internet." Currently, there are over 21,000 college courses available online, nearly half of them in a language other than English...'

Ontario College of Trades allows industry to be in charge of own destiny: Guthrie

Published: 3/24/2012 1:59:00 PM - Author: none
'The Ontario College of Trades is a “great opportunity” for the trades in the province to be in charge of their own destiny, says a College top official...'

CCA asked to join coalition pursuing funding for labour market information: Schubert

Published: 3/24/2012 1:56:00 PM - Author: none
'The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has been asked to join others to create a coalition to pursue future federal labour market information funding, reports the association’s new chair.

“There is an expectation that groups will come forward to put in a proposal with the federal government as to how they will provide the LMI (labour market information),” said John Schubert, CCA’s newly minted chair, at the association’s recent annual conference...'

CCA Conference Blog: Do it Right - Succession Planning

Published: 3/24/2012 1:53:00 PM - Author: none
'Succession planning can be a difficult process, especially with the demographic shift looming over the construction industry. A panel of succession planning and construction experts tackled the topic at the "Do it Right – Succession Planning" panel held on March 15 at the Canadian Construction Association conference in Savannah, Georgia.

The panel consisted of Tom Deans, author of “Every Family’s Business”, William B. Flaig, the president and CEO of Graham Group Ltd., and Paul Charette, the Chair of the Board of Bird Construction and past CCA chair of the board (2008.)...'
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