Canada Technology

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.

WATCH: Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO: Technology Driving Change In Retail Sector

Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Business

Mountain Equipment Co-op CEO David Labistour says the fast pace of technological change across society has also changed the retail sector in profound ...

Why Vancouver's Digital Strategy Falls Short

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Nikolas Badminton

The City of Vancouver has ignored how quickly digital moves in terms of technology, trends, opportunities for citizen empowerment and needs for infrastructure. For the digitally advanced, Vancouver will continue to be behind the times. For the average citizen, very little change will be seen or felt.

SavvyMom Roundup: Manteresting, No-Break iPhone and Why Paper Is Not Dead

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I have a few interesting things to report after a nice long break and a short week. The new site manteresting.com, family narratives, more on apple innovation, an old-school video and a new face cream all caught my attention.

Who Are We to Judge Moms Who Need a Break?

Lori Gard | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

There is a picture of a mama and her kids at the park. The kids are happily playing on the playground equipment while the mom checks a message on her phone. What could she be doing? Could a very important phone call just have come in? And who are we to judge?

Canadian Retailers Must Get Online or Perish

Elaine Mah | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

One would think that, as the global economy struggles to recover, businesses would be looking at all opportunities to expand, be more competitive, bring in more customers and reduce costs. Online retailing seems to make sense in this climate. Heck, I won't even go to a restaurant without first checking out menus and reviews online.

The Technology Bringing Global Humanitarian Relief

World Vision | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Impact
World Vision

Three months after Typhoon Bopha battered the Philippines, people in the hardest-hit areas are still struggling to rebuild. Field workers with humanitarian relief and development agency World Vision have found an unexpected ally in the form of a cutting-edge technology.

The Bloody, International Conflict That Starts in Your Pocket

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

It is the deadliest conflict since World War II, the epicentre has been called the "rape capital of the world," and it has produced a long list of accused before the International Criminal Court charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is a far away conflict in a far away land. But unbeknownst to many readers, it's also in your pocket. Congolese mineral deposits are invaluable to the production of basic electronics, like the cell phone in your pocket and laptop in front of you. The link between the joy our toys bring to us and the suffering they bring to others is irrefutable. Such a reality should be unacceptable.