Canada Technology

Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada will release the delayed National Household Survey data, which highlights income and housing issues across our diverse nation. The one question on everyone's mind will be "where have all the good jobs gone?"

Innovation and the Future of Retail

Billie Kell | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada
Billie Kell

The Company of Young Professionals (CYP) is a leadership development program of The Vancouver Board of Trade, which connects emerging young profession...

SavvyMom Roundup: Wimpy Men, 1986 and Internet Addiction

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Wimpy men, 1986, Oreo cookies and internet addiction centres all caught my attention this week now that the kids are back at school.

Can We Digitize School Handouts, Please?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Are we not living in a digital age? For some strange reason, educational facilities, specifically elementary schools, seem to be stubbornly entrenched in a previous era. What is behind this desire to hold on to a communications method that is clearly flawed, to say the least?

Trolling - I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Seb FoxAllen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Living
Seb FoxAllen

You may have noticed variations of the term "online trolling" creeping their way into the style guides of your favourite news outlets over the past year. What the Internet need not attempt is to expunge trolls. Instead, the digital class must work towards a renegotiation of its idioms. A key part of this process will be coaxing more nuance from terms like trolls and trolling, insisting on new ways of delineating the undesirable from the criminal: the process from the by-product. Resist the rush to concede the perch of the troll; it's all many of us have left.

Not Every Customer Is Created Equal

Paul Barter | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It used to be that if you wanted to make something for everyone, you had to assume everyone was more or less the same. Not anymore. Today it's about producing personalized products for each one of us. Mass personalization is just beginning to come online and enter the collective consciousness.

Should We Get Our Heads Out of the Cloud?

Elaine Mah | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Cloud computing is the popular buzz-phrase to describe all kinds of online access to information that has been embraced by both individuals and businesses of all sizes because of its ability to improve mobility and offer new services. But is that convenience coming at a price?

Technology Should Revolutionize Education

Jason Clemens | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Clemens

Yet there is one significant aspect of society where very little has changed over the last century: education. It is the one area where a worker, in this case a teacher, from 1913 could be transported to 2013 and adapt quite easily to the modern world.

"Elysium" Got the Future of Humanity All Wrong

Steve Lafleur | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

If you are reading this article, you are surely one of the One Percentâ„¢. After all, technology only accrues to the world's wealthiest, right? If the message of Elysium were true, then yes. But it's not. As anyone who has given this more than a moment's thought realizes, technology isn't something simply the wealthy enjoy.

How to Use Words to Get Ahead in Life

Diane Francis | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

In school, students are taught how to "write" by memorizing or borrowing material then regurgitating it in order to impress a teacher. That's not what this is about. This is about words, in the professional sense, that must be used sparingly and for an economic purpose, whether it's to communicate with colleagues, customers, partners, investors, society, voters or organizations.

Return to The "Summer of Love" World Domination Summit Style

Beverley Golden | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's taken me a few weeks to digest a question I've been living with: "What just happened?" It was a two-and-a-half day whirlwind of positive energy a...

Canada Needs A Silicon Valley -- And Fast

Diane Francis | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Canada has been America's farm team for centuries, providing brawn, brainpower and talent to feed its mighty industries. So it was with pride and admiration that I heard about a unique initiative instituted by Canada's immigration minister, Jason Kenney, in Silicon Valley recently. He's trying to reverse the brain drain.

SavvyMom Roundup: Toddlers, Kids at Camp, and Family GPS

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The July long weekend is always busy at my house because it's when we get the kids ready for camp. This year they'll be away for six weeks without any parents, homework, city pollution, cell phones, TVs or computers. They are off the grid at camp. I love knowing this.

My Girlfriends Are Making A World of Difference

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png My girlfriends are engineers -- compassionate, beautiful, well-educated and yes...smart women who are out there making a difference. My friends are designing implants to deliver pain medicine for those with chronic pain. But what if my girlfriends never received an education?

Canadian Innovation: We Can't Play it Safe Any Longer

Saeed Selvam | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

In Canada, we like to play it safe and for the most part, it's paid off. Tight regulations and the centralization of banking powers helped us weather the economic storm of 2008. But we're a different Canada now. Canada's potential is remarkable, we need to believe in that potential and invest in its development before looking elsewhere for inspiration. It's all right here.

Technology's Missing Growth Driver: Women

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png With the dramatic growth of mobile phones and the Internet, opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs in the computing field have outpaced most other sectors. Yet, around the world, women remain a small minority.

How Soon Before We're Dependent on Google Glass?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Business
Samuel Mosonyi

For those consumers already feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the constant notifications which come with a smartphone, Google Glass is probably not the best choice. We have arguably developed a dependence towards smartphones. Before consumers become dependent on Glass, they should seriously consider the implications before making their decision. In a society where relying on the mind for information and computation becomes less important due to the proliferation of mobile computers that can do the work for us, Glass may further exacerbate the dependence on technology to access information.

Technology is a Tiger: Powerful, but Dangerous

Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui

I think it's time to tame the tiger. Not the tawny, majestic creature that stalks the Indian jungle. The tech tiger, the wizard, the miracle, conceived in-vitro by geeky young scientists and bred in captivity by dotcom wunderkinds. I like technology. But in our headlong rush to seize its potential, we've grown heedless of its dangers.

How Technology Can Reduce Unemployment Rates

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Being a typical product of the public education system provided in Saudi, I've always dreamt of finding a job in the public sector after graduation. It wasn't until I participated in The U.S.-Saudi Women forum on Social Entrepreneurship, that I realized the importance of entrepreneurship.

The World's Highest Potential Resource is Not What You Think

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When we talk about natural resources that can drive economic benefit the conversation usually turns to gas and minerals, or sun and wind. What if I were to tell you that the world's most underutilized and highest potential resource is all around us? She may be standing next to you, she may be in a village far away, she may even be you.

SavvyMom Roundup: Tech Timeout, Social Media Narcissism and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

A tech family challenge, First World problems are not so bad, social media and narcissism, Father's Day and finding happiness -- that's what caught my attention this week.

Bumpin' Bodies or Beautiful Minds? Science's Problem with Intelligent Women

Charlene Sayo | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

Despite breakthroughs in Franken-foods and robotic technology, science hierarchies employ the same age-old formula against women where a bumpin' body takes centre-stage over a beautiful mind. Have Einstein's IQ? Cool. But don't you dare look like him; and if you're heading down the family way, smack on the cocoa butter, prance like a photo shopped yummy mummy --two days after birth, because that is the rule -- and whip up that killer tuna casserole. Pronto.

Don't Let Rob Ford Define Our Digital Media

Seb FoxAllen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Seb FoxAllen

A yet-unpublished video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly making inappropriate statements while ingesting crack-cocaine has (somewhat predictably) g...

Facebook Bigotry Reveals our Lack of Compassion for the Elderly

Arlene Adamson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Arlene Adamson

"Anyone over age 69 should face a firing squad." This was just one of the many Facebook comments ridiculing the elderly cited in a recent Yale University study that reveals extensive bigotry and discrimination leveled at older adults on the popular social networking site.

The Next Big Thing in Funding Innovation

Steven Uster | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Business
Steven Uster

While it took a few years after the financial crisis for financial services start-ups to get their business models refined to the point where they can come to market they are here now, and these alternative financial services technology companies are becoming viable and increasingly common sources of financing for entrepreneurs and small businesses.