Canada Technology

Social Media Is Proving To Be A Detriment To Our Mental Health

Frederick Ghahramani | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living
Frederick Ghahramani

Over 1.6 billion people have created profiles, collectively posting hundreds of millions of photos every day, and tweeting six thousand times every second. But if we're all having such a great time socializing, then why does study after study indicate the country is suffering from rising levels of anxiety, stress, depression and even suicide?

Millennial Foodies Hunger For A Non-Traditional Grocery Experience

Nick Cowling | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

This generation is paving the way for both small and large grocery chains and independent stores to diversify what's in-store and the overall experience grocery stores provide. Remember, this is a generation that puts great emphasis on experiences, especially ones that truly resonate with them.

5 Startup Lessons From HBO's Silicon Valley

Marco Pasqua | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Not only is the show well-written, co-created by comedy genre genius Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head) but there's also a lot of research that has gone into the making of the show to ensure its validity. Here are five startup tips that could make or break your next big idea.

It's Not All Doom And Gloom In Canada's Job Market

Tom Turpin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

Randstad compiled and crunched data on nine of the hottest job sectors in Canada, surveying employers, candidates, and industry experts from coast-to-coast, and collecting feedback on what's driving job growth and talent across the country.

Inspiration + Curriculum = Canada's Answer To Innovation

Sam Sebastian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Sam Sebastian

As Canada strives to build an economy defined by innovation, our greatest resource to meet this challenge is walking through the classroom doors of our nation every morning wearing oversized Pokémon and Hello Kitty backpacks. It's never been more critical that we give our children the tools they need to become Canada's innovators of tomorrow.

Why Women Should Consider A Career In Tech

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

The technology industry is a diverse field that offers those working within it opportunities to be creative, to be innovative and to do some truly unique work. But there's one well-documented issue -- technology remains a male-dominated field. This isn't just an issue south of the border.

Nothing Can Replace Being In Nature (But VR Comes Close)

David Suzuki | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

I have no doubt virtual reality is going to have a huge impact. We're just beginning to recognize its potential. But as with all new technology, there will be unintended repercussions, the greatest of which will be further estrangement from nature. Studies show that because people evolved out of nature, we need that connection with the natural world for mental and physical well-being.

The Future Of Home Security Tech Is Now

Melanie Nathan | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Melanie Nathan

We rely on security systems to keep us out of harm's way. As technology continues to grow, both home and commercial security systems are strengthening, and the market for advanced security systems is expanding rapidly, giving you the consumer a plethora of options to choose from.

Why "The Donald's" Tuesday Night Speech Should Change Your Life

Mary Donohue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

Whether you love him or hate him, Trump wins because he is a great communicator. And you can learn from that and apply it to your own life.

Businesses Need To Focus On People, Not Culture

Ryan Spong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

Like society, a company's success depends on a culture that is created and cared for by its people. We know this and yet sometimes this fact gets lost. At the companies I'm involved in, we feed people, but we're actually about building culture. There is no better way to bring people together than breaking bread. Culture is not a something, or a someplace, it's not even a someone -- it's the shared space between.

I Didn't Know How Addicted I Was To My Phone Until It Broke

Gillian Farber | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Whether it's pleasure, convenience, acceptance or all three, consumers have been made to feel like they constantly need a distraction in their lives. I know I'm dependent on my phone but I didn't know how much it truly impacted my life and my ability to be present in the moment.

Tech Companies Are Well Positioned To Advance Gender Equality

Andrea Stairs | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

Clearly, a STEM education is not the only way to work in or lead a technology company. So while we work to get more women enrolled in STEM programs, we can also work to increasing gender diversity in the tech sector by attracting women with a variety of backgrounds at all levels. It all comes down to a change in culture.

The Sharing Economy Is Transforming How We Learn

Martha Turner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Martha Turner

As young people enter an increasingly over-credentialed job market, new forms of qualifications and ways of acquiring them are beginning to gain traction in an increasingly competitive environment. This not only helps candidates better market themselves, but also helps meet the emerging skills required in a vastly changing career landscape.

What This Year's Met Gala Could Mean For Wearable Tech

Amy-Rose Lane | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Style
Amy-Rose Lane

Here's a question: What happened with the Apple Watch? Yes, it's profitable -- but it's not ubiquitous. Some have touted the relative failure of the Apple Watch as the first dent in a corporation without their resident creative genius helming the ship. The wearable market is stirring, but is nowhere near the omnipresent force of cell phones. Maybe that's due to change soon.

Meet A Grad That Brings Digital Movie Magic To Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

In technology, we often do work that supports everyone in the company, and all of the artists. It's incredibly satisfying to see this work on screen that we've helped facilitate, like Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

How To Go From Online Relationships To Real-Life Ones

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Online communication is all about flashy surfaces and instant gratification. Everything you want is beautiful and glamorous and available at the touch of a finger. Real-life interactions are different.

Disadvantaged Millennials Can Still Take Control Of Their Finances

Thomas Beattie | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business
Thomas Beattie

Although many young people are great savers -- they aggressively pay off their debts and try hard to contribute to their savings -- they are underinvesting, which if not resolved will leave many unprepared for eventual retirement.

Our Social Media Addiction Makes Dating Even Harder

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Even if you've been chatting on various dating apps such as Tinder or Zoosk, meeting an actual human being in the flesh is completely different than online banter. The skills that make us good at online communication don't translate into the real world, and "relationships" online can have very little to do with real-life connections.

Will Augmented Reality Change Life For The Better?

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Nikolas Badminton

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are hot buzzwords these days. Execs can now add the Oculus to their treasure trove of executive toys, right next to their now discarded Google Glass headset. Really luck people can get ahold of the Hololens and Meta headsets to get into those early stages of AR. But, what gives? What's the future really going to hold? Why does any of it matter?

How Apple's Research Kit Is Changing The Health Care Industry

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Impact
Zeeshan Hayat

The latest convergence of healthcare and smartphone technology is, an open source framework that allows developers to create apps specifically designed for medical research studies. The open source element makes these studies accessible to everyone, exploiting the power of the collective to continuously refine and build on existing technologies.

Building A Strong Fintech Ecosystem In Canada

Brenda Lien | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business
Brenda Lien

Small and medium-sized businesses employment has increased over the years largely due to the rise of the fintech space creating more room to grow in the market. A fresh wave of technological innovation is changing the game, creating new competitors and partnerships that are providing consumers with more opportunities to fund their businesses.

U Of T Startup Helps Newcomers Navigate Canadian Health Care

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

After living amid the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey for a year after graduating from the University of Toronto, Nouhaila Chelkhaoui knew she wanted to help make a positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Her return to Toronto gave her the opportunity to do just that, as she joined U of T startup iamsick's newest initiative, which helps refugees navigate Canada's complex healthcare system.

People Love Viral Giving Campaigns (But They Don't Donate)

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Not-for-profit organizations throughout North America that were awed by the viral success of the ALS Society's ice bucket fundraising challenge should think twice before using social media as a significant fundraising tool, says the University of Toronto's Nicola Lacetera.

Canadian Actor Amanda Crew Talks Season 3 Of 'Silicon Valley'

Chris Taylor | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada TV
Chris Taylor

"I've had people come up to me and say 'I work in Silicon Valley, I do what Monica does, and you nailed it.' They say it's actually uncomfortable to watch because it's so realistic."

5 Reasons It's Okay To Always Be On Your Phone

Jamie Logie | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

As much as people say our human interaction has become limited due to our use of phones the truth is when you're in an environment you can embrace, the human connection will take over. Our phones have helped bridge the gap in getting us where we want to be with the people we want to be with, whether it's concerts, restaurants, movies or sporting events. The human connection and experience is still the goal, it's just that phones help us accomplish this a little faster.