Bill Gates

Shaming Criminals Could Reduce Crime

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Whatever happened to shame? It got put out away in a basket, somewhere in a very deep drawer, covered with other obsolete items, like religion. Do you think that other gang members would want to end up in the pillories, too? Would they want to emulate someone who has been shamed in public, ridiculed, too?

Sam Roberts Blasts Income Inequality, Praises Fela Kuti

HuffPost Canada Music | Karen Bliss | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Music

Sam Roberts knows life is good. His band recently released their new album, "Lo-Fantasy," a dance-inducing, synth-injected rock 'n' roll trip -- an...

Foreskin Advocates To Protest Gates' TED Talk

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A group of foreskin advocates are planning to protest outside Bill and Melinda Gates' TED Vancouver talk on Tuesday evening. The Canadian Foreskin ...

Watch Vancouver TED Talks For Free

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Even if you could afford the $7,500 US tickets, the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver is already sold out. But you're in luck: the highly influential t...

Stepping Down As Chairman

CP | Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - As longtime Microsoft insider Satya Nadella takes the company's helm, he is declaring a new focus on a "mobile-first, cloud-firs...

TED Vancouver Speakers Revealed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, musician Sting and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be among the speakers when the influenti...

The Big History Project

Bill Haines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

Can we encourage students to be more enthusiastic about learning history? I think so, and so does Bill Gates of Microsoft fame. Gates has sponsored The Big History Project. -A free on line course for high school students, where Mr. Gates appears in the opening syllabus video, endorsing the course's unique way of blending science and history to give students the big picture.

Want Your Kids to Get Great Jobs? Point Them Towards This

Paul Barter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Paul Barter

Ten years ago did you think a car could park itself, or a dentist could 3-D print a ceramic crown while you're in the chair, or that you could see and talk to the person on the other end of the call? We also didn't think that the hottest jobs advertised today would include big data analyst, online community manager and SEO specialist.

There's No Age Limit on Bullying

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Diane Weber Bederman

There is no age limit on bullying. Winston Churchill wrote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something in your life." Bullies don't stand up for anything. They tear down. They covet. They do that to fill their empty spaces while those who are bullied are seeking something and often that something is different from the every day.

Bill Gates Wants To Build A More Fun Condom

CBC | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Business

After championing affordable laptops for children in the developing world, designing more efficient toilet systems and fighting malaria with mosquito ...

Calling All High-Profile Doomsters. Please Report to Davos

Diane Francis | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This is the magic of Davos. Participants find themselves seated beside a tycoon at breakfast, a Nobel Prize winner at lunch and a President, potentate or a future crook at dinner.

Bill Gates Now A Major Owner Of This Canadian Company

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER -- Bill Gates has increased his overall stake in Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR) to 12 per cent. Cascade Investment LLC, a compa...

Home Schooling Isn't for Losers Anymore

Paul Barter | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada
Paul Barter

Online education is making the same transformation that online dating made over the past few years: It's no longer relegated to the sideline, seen as a niche area for the desperate. Instead it's being recognized as an easier way to solve a big problem: finding the right skills.

Bill Gates Pushes Financial Sector to Pay its Fair Share

Andrew Cooper | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Amid the attention given to the entertainment celebrities operating as outsiders, there is a need also to see how a different type of celebrity from the world of business -- Bill Gates -- is acting as an insider in the campaign of change with respect to financial institutions at the hub of global governance.

Bill Gates: Foreign Aid 2.0

Patricia Adams | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada
Patricia Adams

Microsoft Co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates has a revolutionary new model for foreign aid that, by his own admission, will be an "incredibly effective way to combat hunger and extreme poverty."