Month: September 2010

Podcast from Podomatic – Part 11


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Podcast from Podomatic Part 10


Podcast from Podomatic Part 9


Podcast from Podomatic Part 8


Podcast from Podomatic Part 7


Podcast from Podomatic Part 6


Podcast on Podomatic Part 5


Podcast from Podomatic – Part 4


Podcast from Podomatic – Part 3


Podcast from Podomatic – Part 2


Podcast from Podomatic – Part 1


vRetta Shifts Paradigm from E-Learning to Cloud Learning


TORONTO – August 18, 2010 – vRetta, an education company that uses cutting-edge immersive technologies to create business simulations, e-learning courses, and online learning platforms, announced today the industry’s need for a paradigm shift from standard e-learning to Cloud Learning. “Standard e-learning is in…

WEEK 2 – SPACE PLANNING: DEFINING KEY PIECES (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Pretend you are visiting your office for the first time. Take a look around with fresh eyes. What do you see? Does every piece of furniture serve the purpose it was intended for? Are there pieces simply attracting piles of paper?…

Week 2 – Space Planning: Effective Storage (Originally Published in GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar After defining the key furniture pieces you need to support your work, the next step is determining appropriate storage systems. Storage is all about locating the necessary tools and information easily and retrieving them with the appropriate expenditure of energy. Rather…

CRTC Changes to Community Television


CRTC changes community television policy to enhance local participation OTTAWA-GATINEAU, August 26, 2010 — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today issued a new policy that will give Canadians more opportunities to participate in their community television channels. The CRTC’s policy will also…

Innoversity Roadmap 2030


Innoversity – September 15, 2010 Hello, I’m writing to let you know about an upcoming event on engaging visible minority, Aboriginal and disabled communities in public policy development and implementation. It is called Roadmap: 2030, which would be of great interest to your staff…

Week 1 – 10 WEEKS OF ORGANIZING KNOW HOW TO GET YOU READY FOR ORGANIZE YOUR DESK DAY (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Every year, the third Thursday in Small Business Week is “Organize Your Desk Day”. Why a day to focus on something that sounds as simple as an organized desk? For many of us, an organized desk is an elusive reality keeping…

Go Global Expo


By Zinzi de Silva Go Global Expo (http://www.letsgoglobal.ca) The Go Global Expo is a FREE Expo that features international opportunities for those who are considering an exchange, a degree or semester abroad, international work or internships, traveling, volunteering and international development work abroad. Zinzi…

Week 1 – Organizing Your Workspace: Three Steps to Getting Started (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)


By Clare Kumar Simply tailoring your workspace to suit you and how you like to work will boost your productivity. People are different sizes and shapes and have different learning styles and responses to their environments. Some things in your office may be working…

2010 Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show


2010 Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Sunday Sept. 19, 2010 11AM – 8PM Brought to you by Toronto Naturals, Naturally Me! & Celebrity Unisex Salon $15 – General Admission $10 – Students (Valid ID) & Seniors Free – Children…

WETV Documentary: Teacher’s Guide


I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts. – Orson Welles, New York Herald Tribune, Oct. 12, 1956 On the whole, people on the Montreal streets seem to agree with Orson Welles. Many felt that TV…

Swaying While Walking: Promotion and Public Affairs in CBC’s “Undercurrents”


There is no doubt that media and technology are changing the lives of most people. Of course, there are those who still travel miles to deliver a message rather than use a telephone, because the cannot afford one, there is no infrastructure for one,…

Quebec: a case of cultural and linguistic imperialism?


Gaetan Tremblay’s essay poses the question – “is Quebec culture doomed to become American?” He answers that there is a real threat of cultural invasion. But, the situation is not that bad, he writes, at least in the early 1990s when the article came…

Documentary Screening on September 12th


Caroline Kunzle – September 8, 2010

Distinctions: Space and Power


This essay will explore how four authors have made distinctions of social space and of power in the social world. For instance, Pierre Bourdieu’s “Social space and symbolic power” from his, In Other Words, theorizes on how social space is created and how groups…

60th birthday and 25th anniversary of our company‏


By Dennis DesRosiers This Sunday, September 12’th I turn the big 60 and this November the 28’th the company completes its 25’th year in business. I guess 25 years is proof that there is a need for the kinds of things that we do…

Communication as Perfomative: Sticks and Stones


“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” The popular chant “sticks and stones” used mostly by children negates the power of communication as performative. This statement places more importance on physical rather than verbal action. The four essays…

Stories By Email.com


Ask Aunt Cynthia a serial by Cynthia McCaffrey This is the modern version of the old Dear Abby and Ask Ann Landers columns that appeared in newspapers around the USA in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ask Grandma becomes Ask, Aunt Cynthia – Hello to…

Landlord-Tenant Act – Know Your Rights


With many young people moving into new homes, plus international and out-of-province students renting places in Toronto – know your rights. For more information, check out the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/reho/yogureho/fash/fash_009.cfm.

York University’s Date Safe


“Can I Kiss You?” event kicks off school year at York U Orientation includes learning the secrets to dating TORONTO, September 3, 2010 — Dating and relationship educator Mike Domitrz will teach York University students how to ask the really tough questions during his…

Toronto Natural Hair and Beauty Show


Donna Kakonge will be doing a workshop on The Politics of Black Hair. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “We Have Good Hair” Toronto, ON, August 3, 2010 – The Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show, Toronto’s only hair show dedicated to black women and men who…

July 2010 Car Sales


Dennis DesRosiers – September 3, 2010 Dennis DesRosiers – September 3, 2010 – 1 By Dennis DesRosiers I was away on vacation last week ( yes I do take time off once in a while) when the July sales numbers were released so didn’t…

Beautiful Hair, Beautiful Child


I found this image under Dreamstime.com and it was titled “crazy hair.” What is up with that? It is amazing how often natural black hair is seen is crazy hair if it is not tamed and combed. This kind of judgment is absolutely absurd….

The Politics of Black Hair Online Course


It is now week four of The Politics of Black Hair Online Course and I am loving it. It is working out so well. I have had some people need to cancel the class. There is one person who is based in Uganda who…

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