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LOOK: Robots Can Now Assemble Themselves From Sheets Of Paper

CP | Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little m...

Canada's Foreign Worker Program Has a Trust Problem

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Employers are not "hooked" on temporary foreign workers because they provide critical skills on an emergency basis (as the program was intended) but because they work hard (and presumably for cheap). So who's to blame? It's time for management to look in the mirror. For the last 50 years organizations have invested in just about anything except their employees, who are increasingly treated as replaceable widgets. The federal government is also complicit. Why should employers bother to train, motivate and engage their workers when they can simply replace them with foreign "temporary" workers?

Don't Attribute Posts That 'Go Viral' To Neuroscience

Neil Seeman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Business leaders so desperately want to understand how the brain works in order to improve their bottom line such that they will invest oodles of cash in the offerings of digital companies that claim to have neuroscientific validity. And an article about "going viral" in Harvard Business Review by a best-selling author and esteemed academic from Harvard will, by definition, go viral.

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

The Fraser Institute on Health Care: Around the World in 180 Days

Andrew Boozary | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Andrew Boozary

Presented with the opportunity to pick from any of the health systems the world has to offer, who in the right mind would choose Canada's single-payer model after reading their post? Turns out a country did have the opportunity the choose. That country was Taiwan.

Should Canadians Go to U.S. Universities?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

It is once again university acceptance season. And for a growing number of Canadian grade 12 students, the letters and e-mails include offers of admission from U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the usual array of Canadian schools. But does it actually make any sense for a Canadian to go to a U.S. university?

Clay Christensen Explains the Capitalist's Dilemma

Diane Francis | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

Last week in Davos, author and Harvard professor Clay Christensen expanded his theory of the "innovator's dilemma" to include macro-economics and markets. He calls it the "capitalist's dilemma" and said that the relatively jobless economic recovery in the U.S. and elsewhere is the new normal.

My Girlfriend Studies Vampires. At Harvard.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Vampire science is already poaching some of the best. The woman who teaches vampires at Harvard is a serious scholar of Romantic English literature. Now, Lord Byron did in fact invoke the undead in "The Giaour." But don't kid yourself: it's still a huge and weird notional leap to go from Byron Studies to Vampire Studies.

Is College Now the Ultimate Crapshoot?

David Frum | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada
David Frum

If and when a Canadian decides to go to university, they just... go. For student and parent alike, the process is straightforward, inexpensive and seemingly non-traumatic. Or maybe that's just the grass-is-greener perspective of a parent in the throes of the American college-application maelstrom.

U.S. Scientists Oppose Keystone Pipeline

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Business

Scientists from some of the most prominent institutions in the U.S. have written a letter to president Barack Obama urging him not to approve a pipeli...