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Bilingualism In Canada Hurt By Budget Cuts, Still Worth it?

Published November 5th

According to an article by the Huffington Post, Canadian bilingualism is being hurt by budget cuts. Bilingualism is often times seen as a luxury instead of a necessity here in the western hemisphere which makes it a prime target to whack when extra funds are needed to allocate to more important things like scientific studies on whether or not a parrot could survive for 3 or 4 seconds on the planet Mars. Regardless of your politics, parents of would-be bilingual children all over Canada are wondering whether or not it’s worth it to try to raise a bilingual child when […]

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Colombian-Canadian Ties Strengthen, Culture Shines Through

Published November 5th

April 22, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages signed an agreement to increase culture cooperation between Colombia and Canada. These two C’s may seem like an odd pair, however surprisingly there is a lot of ties between Canada and Colombia. As the article states: Colombia has a dynamic economy and strong growth potential. These cultural exchanges will help strengthen our ties, while providing mutually beneficial exchanges. The onslaught of South America and it’s robust economies is forcing the world to take a closer look. From Brazil to Colombia, South America is coming alive and will be a […]

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How to Become a Physical Therapist for a Top Sports Team

Published November 3rd

For those who have a love for both sports and medicine, a great career path to follow is that of a professional sports physical therapist. In this line of work, a person will create treatment plans to help athletes recover from sports injuries. In addition, he or she will work with athletes to help prevent injuries from taking place. Because of the training that is involved in becoming a sports physical therapist, this occupation is not one that can be entered into quickly. Step 1. Volunteer A great way to begin one’s career path to becoming a sports physical therapist […]

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Wise Words of Wisdom From Albert Einstein

Published October 24th

Wise words of wisdom from one of the greatest intellects of our time: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein   “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein   “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein   “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and […]

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CGE Says Canadian Kids Need More Geography In School

Published October 23rd

According to Canadian Geographic  Education, children in Canadian public schools today are lacking in what they call geographical literacy. Established in 1993, the CGE’s main aim is to: …strengthen geographic education in the classroom. Geography, once a staple subject learned in school, has waned recently with the introduction of more advanced methods of exploring our earth; namnely the internet and other digital products that make finding this information much easier than busting out the old map or atlas. Additionally, CGE goes on to say: In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, Canadian Geographic Education endeavours […]

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Are Legal Associations A Waste Of Money?

Published October 21st

With the legal field growing by leaps and bounds, any new and aspiring legal professionals are looking to get together and bounce ideas off of each other, network, and build relationships with businesses and professionals in their industry. Associations are generally a great way to do this, however some are better than others. From paralegals to criminal justice professionals, there is a wide variety of legal-based associations in Canada to choose from. Canadian Criminal Justice Association The Canadian Criminal Justice Association(CCJA) is: … an independent national voluntary organization working for an improved criminal justice system in Canada. The Association was founded […]

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Calculating ROI For Higher Education: Is It Worth It?

Published October 16th

When looking at higher education, return on investment (ROI) should be of great concern. ROI is different from starting salary, job placement %’s, or any other stats facilities of higher education like to tout these days. The difference is that ROI is the actual return. It works like this: Starting Salary / Cost Of Education = ROI That is a very simple way to looka t ROI. The truth is, however, that it is essentially incorrect. You are going to make money some how. Heck, anyone can walk into McDonalds and get hired. Therefore, you really need to only count […]

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Is The Lack Of Legal Jobs Epidemic Spreading To Canada?

Published October 15th

Let’s pretend you’re a young child who has always wanted to be a lawyer. You grew up reading legal research, conducting mock trials in your basement convicting your family pets of wrongdoing. You took debate all through middle and high school and now, as high school comes to an end, you are about to take off to university with high hopes of achieving your lifelong dream; you will major in pre-law. Your highly calibrated brain is still misfiring… it cannot help but think of one interesting fact: 12% of graduates with law degrees cannot find an articling assignment and have tens […]

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Teaching Kids To Code At An Early Age

Published October 10th

Whether or not your child is destined become the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, teaching your children to code provides them with practical and useful skills for their future. Computer programming teaches children essential communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Since young children often absorb information very easily and are inquisitive about technology naturally, there is no better time than the present to engage his or her curiosity of computers. Get started teaching your kids how to code with the following fun games and apps. 1. Magic Pen For younger kids that are just starting to learn, it […]

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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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