Simple rules to get your busy boss to listen

To get your boss' attention, you need to know your stuff. Be firm and communicating in a way that your boss can understand

Simple rules to get your busy boss to listenIt can be hard to get your boss' attention, even when you need it the most. Listen to this story from ... let's call her Rhonda. Rhonda, a VP of communications, went into the CFO's office for a signoff on the annual report. She made a point of explaining carefully that the report was going…

We need to broaden our focus as we push for innovation

An inclusive talent strategy for innovation must include polytechnics and colleges – to produce skilled workers who can carry out, and scale up, concepts

We need to broaden our focus as we push for innovationNations need to have well-articulated strategies addressing science, innovation, competitiveness and productivity. Confusing or conflating these distinct but complementary goals is a recipe for underperformance. And, sadly, Canada underperforms where innovation is concerned. We need to take a closer look at how we develop and fund innovation talent in Canada to change this dubious record. While…

We can’t be afraid to look into the dark corners of history

We need to learn from the lessons of history when considering assisted dying for those with disabilities – no matter how unsettling that history may be

We can’t be afraid to look into the dark corners of historyHistory has a role in the national conversation about medically-assisted death, despite protests to the contrary. A respected physician and scholar recently stepped down as chair of the expert working group appointed to study the issue of advanced directives for medically-assisted death. Named to this position only two weeks earlier by the Council of Canadian…

Building a clean, green and smart Canada

Canada’s polytechnic institutions are developing the talent to drive the nation's dramatic next-generation infrastructure expansion program

Building a clean, green and smart CanadaBy Nobina Robinson CEO Polytechnics Canada and Glenn Feltham President and CEO NAIT We are on the verge of another pivotal moment in Canada’s infrastructure history – one that will reshape our economy. But we need next-generation talent to build that infrastructure. Canada’s economy is inextricably linked to our infrastructure and it’s always been so. Our…

Game maker IO Interactive dumped by Square Enix

Future of hugely successful game series Hitman is in doubt

Game maker IO Interactive dumped by Square EnixThe Hitman games series from IO Interactive has been hugely successful since its first installment arrived at turn of the millennium, even developing a cult following over the years. Thus there have been more than nine games across various platforms along with two films, Hitman (2007) and Hitman: Agent 47 (2015). The most recent episodic…

Don’t be seduced by high starting salary

Newly minted college grads make the mistake of jumping at any company dangling a high salary and attractive benefits package

Don’t be seduced by high starting salaryEDMONTON, Alta. Mar. 27, 2017/ Troy Media/ - Don't be seduced by a high-paying job offer. Newly minted college grads make the mistake of jumping at any company dangling a high salary and attractive benefits package. Compared with a decade ago, colleges are more diligent about preparing grads for the real world, but they still…

The case for HPV vaccinations for all Canadian children

The disparity in HPV cancer prevention and care is unacceptable. A huge gap in vaccinations exists in Canada's North

The case for HPV vaccinations for all Canadian childrenBy Gilla Shapiro, Juliet Guichon and Zeev Rosberger The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be available to all Canadian children. However, the children of the North still don’t have universal access to this life-saving vaccine. Now that Newfoundland and Labrador has announced funding for the HPV vaccine for boys, all children in Canada’s 10 provinces have access…

Canada’s refugee health-care program still falls short

Clinics, pharmacies and specialists continue to deny services to refugees and refugee claimants, based on the assumption they’re not covered by IFHP

Canada’s refugee health-care program still falls shortBy Y.Y. Brandon Chen and Vanessa Gruben University of Ottawa OTTAWA, Ont., May 14, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Despite changes to Canada’s refugee health-care program in April 2016, many people still don’t have adequate access to care, according to a series of interviews we conducted recently with refugee service providers in Ottawa. Health care for refugees in Canada is the responsibility…

5 German cities you must visit on your next Euro trip

Germany’s collection of regional identities gives travellers a peerless wealth of diverse cultural, historic and culinary options to explore

5 German cities you must visit on your next Euro tripWhile Germany is not the first location that comes to most people’s minds when they are planning a Euro trip, for travellers who have already been there before it is usually an absolute must to come back. Germany has been at the heart of Europe for centuries and features some of the richest history and…