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What We Can Learn From Ebola in America

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The need for a harmonized communication system is paramount or infection will spread. A lack of smooth channels between departments within the hospital led to a combination of confusion and misguidance. Thanks to the whistleblowers, other secondary factors such as lack of proper equipment and disposal of medical waste appeared to be mishandled. Then there was the overall morale of those working inside, which seemed to be poor at best. While this could be expected, there was little questioning of the hospital when it apologized for its handling of the situation.

This Man Has the Coolest Job in Canada

Lisa Jackson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

For some people, it would be a dream job to travel across Canada and eat in some of the country's finest restaurants. For Canadian writer and international food and wine journalist, Andrew Braithwaite, it's just another day at the office.

Proud to Live in the 5th Best City in the World

Cody Battershill | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

Just over a month ago now the Economist Magazines Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its annua Livability Survey Report, which found Calgary to be tied with Adelaide, Australia as the fifth most livable city in the world!

Why Canada Needs More Food Lawyers

Glenford Jameson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Business
Glenford Jameson

The development of food law in Canada is having an impact beyond the legal community and is an exciting development for anyone who engages with the food system, whether they be food entrepreneurs, scientists, regulators, or the everyday consumer.

4 Reasons This ER Physician Is Dead Scared of Our Ebola Response

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

Statistically, when it comes to more Ebola cases arriving in North America, the question is not if, but when. While I still believe there is no cause for a general panic over Ebola, I feel that the approach being taken at present by our public health authorities is overconfident, dogmatic, and inflexible, with an unwillingness to consider that current containment measures may not be adequate. As a front line health care worker, I feel that my own safety is already at risk.

We Should Welcome Robots to the Workplace

Leah Eichler | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

In this continuing dialogue about whether the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will help or hurt the work force, I've always been of the opinion that technical advancement is good, and creates new opportunities, even if it kills off existing ones. This robotic work force strikes fear in many. But what if these advances in technology serve to improve human leadership rather than replace it? It's already happening.

Let's Remember #BringBackOurGirls on International Day of the Girl Child

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

October 11th marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to promote the rights of girls and address the unique challenges they face. It will also mark the 179th day since more than 270 Nigerian girls were awakened by gunfire and kidnapped from their Chibok boarding school by Boko Haram.

It's Time We Ended the Gender Gap in Digital

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

When we hold executive meetings here at our offices, the room is split 50/50 between women and men around the table. It's not an image that's often seen in our digital technology field and one that needs to become more norm and less exception.

Canada Should Follow Sweden's Lead on the Syrian Refugee Issue

Dana Wagner | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

Outside the neighbourhood, there is one country leading the response. It is not Canada, despite statements from our ministers that the Canadian refugee response constitutes "more than any of our allies have done." This is deliberately misleading and a slight to what our allies are actually doing. Greater leadership can be found in a country with a quarter of Canada's population.

Canadian Girls Are Suffering From "Supergirl Dilemma"

Saman Ahsan | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Living
Saman Ahsan

While it's always good practice to stop and celebrate our achievements and accomplishments, we still have a long way to go to truly empower girls. The non-profit organization, Girls' Inc. coined the term "supergirl dilemma" in a 2006 report to describe the pressure on girls to be everything to everyone, all the time.

If We Call it "Occupied Kashmir," Why Not Call it "Occupied Hong Kong"?

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

In their TV news reporting, BBC World often says "Indian-occupied Kashmir." And yet, the term "Chinese-occupied Hong Kong" is never heard. Why? "Occ...

Canada's Pulling Back From a Global Commitment Is Ruining Its Reputation

Glen Pearson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada
Glen Pearson

Diplomatically, we are losing much of the "bench strength" we once possessed, as senior and able diplomats transition out of public service due to the lack of government engagement in the more vital files. The Canadian government denies all this repeatedly, as governments are prone to do, but those many areas where this country once was a steady player are increasingly being recognizing for our absence.

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...

Why Canada Shouldn't Rely on Unpaid Caregivers

Nicole F. Bernier | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada
Nicole F. Bernier

There's the reality that not everyone has a network of friends and family they can call on who are able, capable or willing to handle sometimes complex care needs -- in many cases, for care needs required over long periods of time. In 2012, nearly 461,000 Canadians 15 years of age and older suffering from a chronic condition needed homecare but had none -- formal or informal.

The Fur Industry Has a Very Dark Side

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

In the wake of a shocking investigation into a fox and mink fur factory farm last August by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks, the fur industry's PR machine has subjected the public to a slew of spin, hoping to obfuscate and isolate the troubling findings.

Ask Yourself These Three Questions Before You Dive Into Online Video

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada
Lisa Ostrikoff

This is a great place to start when looking at your overall video strategy and deciding what content to include and what stories to tell. Come up with three key messages for potential customers to absorb, and then work on simplifying them. Get someone to view your businesses from an outsider's perspective, which can add additional insight.

Four Ways to Look (and Sound) Good on Camera

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

You've finally decided to hire a production company, or to film your own video blogs to market your business. The idea of putting yourself "out there" might be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. Working with the right crew or doing some trial runs on your own can make all the difference. Here are four tips to ensure you look your best when in the spotlight.

The Addictive Nature of Instagram

Gillian Farber | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Instagram has changed the way people have viewed the world and each other. While some post shameless selfies, others use it for good or to allow people to open their minds to what else is out there.

How Oxygen Can Be Used to Clear the Air

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Based on studies dating back almost 40 years pathogens can become airborne in almost every environment. Once there, they can spread to unsuspecting victims leaving them vulnerable to illness.

It's Official: Canadian Businesses Choose Digital Over All Other Ads

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

It's taken two decades, but the time has finally arrived: Canadian advertisers now spend more on digital than they do on print, radio and television advertising, according to a recent report from IAB Canada.

7 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Moving to the UK

Diana Petrucci | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

For North Americans, particularly Canadians planning to live or stay a substantial amount of time in Britain, there are a few things you'll need to accept as part of daily life. Aside from the obvious ones like driving on the opposite side of the road and always carrying an umbrella, I have compiled what I believe to be a helpful list of some simpler things that may aid you in your new life abroad.

If Everyone Lived Like Canadians, We'd Need 3.7 Planets

David R. Miller | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

As Canadians, we are incredibly lucky to live in a country with so much natural wealth, but we're taking that for granted. We're placing huge demands on the planets' resources, ranked 11th per capita in the world. If everybody in the world lived like Canadians, we would require 3.7 planets to meet our needs -- clearly, this is not sustainable.

Canada Shouldn't Feel Superior to China's Charity Regulation

Blake Bromley | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

When considering civil society organizations, there are few things to which government officials are more sensitive than political activities. It is doubtful that the activities considered unacceptably political by the Communist Party of China are any more overtly political than the impugned activities of charities in Canada.

Canada's Agricultural Watchdog Isn't Interested In Your Health

Yan Roberts | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Yan Roberts

The majority of humans I have met are vastly humane. Comparatively, the majority of Government decisions are seen as exasperatingly profane. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been slowly going the way of the other federal departments in our post-democratic Canada; they have gone from having the occasional nosebleed of odd policy, to having chronic influenza of misguided rulings, to now having a dead soul.

Ottawa Says Rushed Refugee Health Care Rehaul Would Create Chaos

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The health care system serving thousands of refugee claimants will be thrown into chaos next month if there's a rush to create a new program,...