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Pan-Canadian Health Human Resource Strategy’s Key Initiatives

Published October 9th

The Government of Canada has demonstrated their commitment to improving public access to appropriate, timely, and effective health care with the dynamic Health Human Resource Strategy (HHRS). Built upon the vital work of Commissioner Roy Romanow and the Senate Committee led by Michael Kirby, the HHRS has reviewed and made improvement plans for the current health care system in Canada. The Strategy is pursuing the following four key initiatives in order to achieve its objective of attracting and retaining high-quality, skilled health care providers for the Canadian population. 1. Increasing the Supply of Quality Medical Providers With the ever-evolving health […]

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What Do We Need To Do To Protect Our Children From Dogs?

Published October 8th

In almost every place in the world, humans and animals coexist. From the very beginning, humans have counted on animals to survive. For thousands of years, animals have been domesticated to help humans in every aspect of life from transportation, work, and protection to companionship. Where then do we draw the line with regards to safety. Earlier this year, a Cochrane boy was attached by a pit bull. According to a story in the Calgary Sun Newspaper, the boy was sitting on the floor playing some games and the dog, out of nowhere, lunged at the boy and ripped off […]

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3 Lesser Known Legal Jobs That Can Pay Well

Published October 7th

If Suits is your favorite show on television you may well already be fairly well-versed in the various spectrum of legal careers. For the casual viewer, those intelligent, well-groomed, bold and cagey lawyers may be just how the world views the legal profession. That is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to the entire legal industry as a whole. Lawyers are an important part, but they cannot litigate their cases or defend their clients without the help of a litany of other workers whose positions aren’t generally as glorified as the Johnny Cochrans of the world. Not everyone […]

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5 Potential Career Paths For Animal Lovers

Published September 23rd

Many people have a deep love of animals and a desire to help them, but they are unsure of exactly what careers are available to work with them full-time. Fortunately, there are multiple professions where individuals gain the chance to combine their interest in animals with a stable income. If you are an animal lover too, read on to learn more about five potential career paths where you can put your passion into practice with some furry friends. 1. Veterinarian Becoming a veterinarian is undoubtedly the most obvious occupation for animal lovers. Veterinarians are responsible for diagnosing and treating medical […]

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Canada’s Top Law Schools: Leading The Way In Legal Education

Published September 14th

Canada has many law schools that turn out great lawyers. While there is certainly no shortage of candidates or successful prospects, the job market may actually look quite different. Canada is facing some of the same problems in their legal field that the United States is; tons of graduates, fewer and fewer jobs, downward pressure on pricing by demanding clients, and less job security overall. Even with this going on in the market place, many young, smart, enthusiastic and energized future-lawyers are ready to tackle the debt, work load with endless hours of study, and risk to make their dreams come true. If you […]

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Raising Little Lawyers: Teach Your Kids Logic

Published September 12th

Every parent wants what’s best for their child. They want them to grow up to be doctors or lawyers. Being a lawyer, ironically enough, is an American pastime. While one could argue that our current litigation happy society actually hurts a lot more than it helps, the point remains the same: people want to be lawyers. It’s a high impact, intellectually stimulating and challenging career that utilizes the mother of all disciplines to make its case in front of a jury of its peers: logic. Millions of parents every year to dream that one day their child grow up to […]

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Getting Involved: How Families Can Improve Their Children’s Academic Success

Published August 27th

Everyone knows that a good education is one of the most important factors in a child’s future success. Families all want their children to do well in school, but too few family members actually get involved in the educational process. Common barriers include too little time, insufficient understanding of what children should be learning at different stages, little to no relationship with teachers and other school faculty, or the simple belief that education is the responsibility of schools. Fortunately, there are simple yet meaningful actions that parents can take to help their children succeed. The Role of Television in Education […]

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Adopt A Grandparent Program Helps Seniors & Teaches Kids The Value Of Volunteering

Published August 27th

A major problem experienced by the seniors living in the Grant Park neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, when Linda Langstraat moved there 30 years ago, was crime, which many seniors experience in many other locations even today. One of the easiest ways to prevent future crime is to involve children in the lives of the elderly today. One way to do this is for Adopt-a-Grandparent programs to be implemented. Children and the elderly are paired together, and both benefit from their interactions. Children learn about things that no longer exist, and grandparents feel accomplished in being able to pass something down […]

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Researchers Look to Hope In Order to Boost Student Success

Published August 23rd

Is hope the new path to academic achievement? Several recent studies suggest that the answer is yes. These studies, including one of more than 100 students at two British universities, show that students who can set clear goals, recognize the steps necessary to achieve them and motivate themselves to follow those steps are more likely to do well than those who can’t. This is more than just the power of positive thinking. People who believe that good things are on the horizon aren’t necessarily taking action to make those good things happen. Hopeful students are those who not only see […]

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Why Do So Many MOOC Students Drop Out?

Published August 15th

Since the advent of the Internet, a whole new opportunity in the area of education has opened up. Massive open online courses, better known MOOC, have made study fields as varied as veterinary studies to biomedical engineering available in the comfort of home. While more students are beginning to enroll in online courses, statistics show that the vast majority of students are failing to finish these free courses. How High Are Dropout Rates? Dropout rates for MOOC are astronomical. One widely reported figure estimates that a whopping 90 percent of students do not graduate. When compared to traditional college environments, […]

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