A Letter to My Son at the End of the School Year

Lori Gard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Blink my eyes, and you are five years old. Blink again and now you're a fine young man waiting to start the final chapter of your last three years at home. Do you know how proud we are of who you are? Proud of who you have been and proud of who you are becoming?

Three Things Every Grad Should Bring to the Office

Brynn Harrington | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business
Brynn Harrington

For the millions of students who have walked across a stage during the last month, the transition into "real world" is afoot, complete with the inevitable first day jitters that come with starting a brand new job.

5 Steps to Keeping Your High School Graduate Safe

Alyson Jones | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

June can be the month when students are immersed in the world of carefree parties, peers and possibilities. The festivities surrounding grade 12 graduation events tend to be an exercise in pushing boundaries, creating memories and grasping the moment. This is all very exciting for the youth involved, and somewhat terrifying for the parents of these youth.

15 Graduation Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up The Road So Far

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living

It's graduation season, and whether you're transitioning from high school to college or from university to the working world, it's time to end one cha...

5 Books to Help Your Graduate Transition Into Adulthood

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be as scary as hell. It's the official transition into adulthood, a transition into the real world, where people go to work and pay the bills. That can be a lot of pressure. Give the grad in your life one of these books to take the edge off and leave them feeling inspired about what's next.

How to Deal With Underage Drinking At Prom

Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Schafer

It's a simple truth that some teenagers will likely drink alcohol on prom night. This isn't a wise decision, and one I hope your teenager will never make. That's why I've created an entire video series to help parents navigate the challenges of preventing underage drinking

Attention Millennials: Your Dream Job Could Be a Tweet, Post or Pin Away

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool that today is available to everyone. And like any tool, there is a right and wrong way of using it. While recruiters are not necessarily interested in millennials' selfies or meals, hiring managers are certainly looking to their profiles, timelines and boards to vet candidates and learn more about them.

The One Thing You Should Know at Graduation

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada
Sarah Vermunt

You're supposed to know how to make your parents proud and make a whack of cash, kicking ass and taking numbers along the way. Right? The truth is, you're not supposed to know what the future looks like. Nobody does. Why didn't anybody tell you this? Because it's scary as hell, that's why.

Law School Grad? You're Going to Need These Job Interview Tips

Faisal Kutty | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Business
Faisal Kutty

As a former managing partner of a small law firm, some of my students ask me for advice about job interviews. This is the first part of an article offering such tips. There is no particular order to the tips. These tips, though catered to law school graduates, may be helpful to all job seekers.

10 Great Grad Trips That'll Teach You More Than School Ever Could

The Huffington Post Canada | Nikki GIll | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Travel

You did it! You've graduated from school and you’ve got a pretty little piece of paper to show for your years of all-nighters, 4 a.m. coffee runs an...

Words Of Wisdom For An Inspirational Graduation

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living

With spring comes an end to high school, and the beginning of a long journey through adulthood. Grads will encounter many challenges along the way....

5 Ways To Ensure Our Kids Graduate

Lucy Miller | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Alberta
Lucy Miller

Last week, the Alberta government announced school completion rates are on the rise province-wide. It's great news - and now we have an opportunity to build on this success.

How to Conquer Millennial Career Paralysis

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Twenty-somethings often find themselves paralyzed with indecision as they anxiously deliberate the creation of career, family, and future when on the doorstep of graduation. So what's a twenty-something entering the workforce to do? Consider these three steps.

BLOG: 10 Reasons Why Calgarians Love Nenshi

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

I've heard it said that a person's true personality comes out in a crisis. If that's true, then thousands of people may well have fallen (further) in love with Calgary's own Mayor Nenshi these past few days. When Nenshi ran for mayor three years ago, he wasn't a serious contender according to the pollsters. Still, my husband and I put a sign on our lawn, believing that this Harvard-educated, articulate, and worldly young Calgarian was the future we wanted for our city.

Happy Graduation, You're $30,000 in Debt!

Doug O. Jones | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Business
Doug O. Jones

Those graduating from post-secondary programs this spring faced the harsh reality that student loan debt in the country has exceeded $15 billion. When our financial leaders speak of Canada's current personal debt, they speak about monetary considerations like tightening mortgage rules and anticipated interest rate increases. But we don't hear many comments about current debt loads that go beyond the economics of the issue. What about the social changes that may be required to dealt with, or simply result from, all this debt?

What Advice Would You Give to New Graduates?

Anne Day | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada
Anne Day

If you had to give some advice to young graduates, what would it be? I threw out this question on LinkedIn as I had been asked to be a commencement speaker at the Sheridan College convocation. The responses were fascinating, varied, and often said much about the person offering the advice. So now I pass on some of this collected wisdom to you.

What You Need to Know Before Graduating | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living

It's graduation season. As someone who's less a recent graduate and living more in "dude, why are you still attending events for recent graduates?" territory, I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring and address some of the concerns you probably didn't know you had.

Valedictorian Address: "The Courage to Use Our Own Understanding"

Adam Moscoe | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

Delivered in a bilingual version on June 8, 2013 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Today we are one. A class for 2013 -- and don't we l...

Staring Fear in the Face at Your Child's Graduation

Andrea Paine | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada
Andrea Paine

Looking back at this old life of mine, I realize how many of these fears, both big and small, were unfounded. But life as it is now, is seen through a cancer survivor's lens. Although I will be first to admit that there is the odd time when I have to stare fear in the eye, and fight to back it down, I fear much less today. Cancer has taught me a few things, and I don't scare easy.

The Business of Happiness: A Convocation Address

Lisa Kramer | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Business
Lisa Kramer

Last week I was convocation speaker at the University of Toronto graduation ceremony where business students from the Mississauga campus received their BBA and BComm degrees. These are the remarks I made to the Class of 2012, on the topics of happiness, generosity and the value of kindness.

What They Should Tell You At Graduation -- But Don't

Wall Street Journal | CHARLES WHEELAN | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Living

Class of 2012, I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. ...