Tag: Seneca College

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)

Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)

It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

Beyond Hair = Food

I went through a year of my life as a vegetarian. I ate an Indian dish called saag paneer just about every single day at least twice a day. The best thing about the meal did not only do it taste good, it has…

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)

Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

How to Start Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is an excellent experience – if you get the opportunity it is worth it in so many ways. Here are some tips on how you can start to plan for studying abroad.

No country for shoe schools

By Rachel Muenz There are no shoe design schools in Canada and you can blame that on our climate. Because of our ever-changing weather, Canadians tend to put function over fashion, according to Sarah Beam-Borg, the assistant curator at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum. “North…

The Somnambulist 3 – The Mine

Kirk Verner writes about Working in a Mine – Photo Courtesy of Kirk Verner Kirk Verner (a.k.a The Somnambulist) goes places so you do not have to. In this podcast, he goes deep inside a dangerous mine.  Listen to his amazing journey:

Seneca’s announcing class do blogs

My class at Seneca are doing blogs today.

10 Most Popular Media & Recording Arts Programs

There are so many terrific media and recording arts programs in Canada and the United States that are popular – it is hard to know where to start. There is a list below though.

Project to prevent and reduce violence in post secondary communities receives federal funding

Seneca College and Yellow Brick House partner to identify and address issues Toronto, November 14, 2012 – “Engaging Young People to Prevent Violence Against Women on Post Secondary campuses,” a joint project between Seneca College and Yellow Brick House, will receive a $200,000 grant…

Lessons in Public Relations Issues Published

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Linking With Former Students

I just heard some terrific news last night. One of my former students from Seneca College will be doing his Ph.D. in political science at Carleton University. He is also receiving full funding to do this degree over four years. This is some of…

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)

It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

My Experience at Donna Magazine

By Chris Temelkos When I was first offered an internship with Donna Magazine, I couldn’t contain my excitement, as I was always interested in the world of print and I was finally getting a chance to experience it first hand. As I began contributing…

Blackberry to Apple

By Chris Temelkos Bad news for RIM, British bank Standard Chartered will be saying adios to the Blackberry and be welcoming the ever so popular iPhone, allowing users the option to switch, which could cause thousands of other bankers to jump on the bandwagon….

Gaming Galore

By Chris Temelkos It looks as though the gaming industry has managed to fare well in these tough economic times, thanks to online and social networking sites like Facebook and free game trials and downloads. Newzoo, a video game tracking firm found that one-third…

A Rogers Affair

By Chris Temelkos Just when you thought you heard it all, a woman is saying her marriage fell apart because her Rogers cellphone bill exposed her extramarital affair and guess what, she’s suing Rogers, Canada’s largest cellphone provider, because of it. Rogers is saying…

A Touch of Risk

By Chris Temelkos The next time you decide to walk into a casino or invest in the stock market, tell the women surrounding you, to keep their hands to themselves. A new study conducted by the University of Alberta found an association between touch…

Toronto’s Buzzing

By Chris Temelkos Do you love the sweet taste of fresh honey? Well, you don’t have to go far to find it. Urban beekeeping is rapidly gaining popularity around the world, especially in Toronto and bee enthusiasts are rejoicing in it. The Canadian Opera…

Well Done

By Chris Temelkos Did you know that the barbecued meat you just ate could give you cancer? When meat is cooked at high temperatures (above 400F) it produces harmful carcinogens. This major change in molecules creates large quantities of creatine that combine with amino…

Hug a Tree

By Chris Temelkos Trees have been around for millions of years, some of our oldest trees are 3,000 years old and still kicking. However, you may not be aware of all the benefits trees provide. In a year, a single tree can offset the…

Deli Meat Dilemma

By Chris Temelkos Next time your thinking of piling on the deli meat, think twice and reach for some slow cooked roast beef. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that red meat may not be that bad for us,…

What’s With Munsch?

By Chris Temelkos Popular children’s author, Robert Munsch may seem like a kid at heart but even he has some skeletons in his closet. With 30 million copies of his books sold worldwide, you would think Munsch is living the high life, but looks…

Cell Phone Hazard

By Chris Temelkos If your a frequent cell phone user, you might want to put your phone down, it could be hazardous to your health. A study, called Interphone studied cell phone use among 5,100 people diagnosed with brain cancer in 13 countries and…

Grieving at the OSPCA

By Chris Temelkos Over 100 protesters, several dressed in black, were in tears, as a mock funeral was held for the 99 animals euthanized after a ringworm outbreak at the Newmarket shelter. Sadness was not the only emotion present, enraged protesters demanded the board…

Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett: Book Review

By Chris Temelkos If you are looking to delve into the world of professional blogging, Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett is your first step to becoming a successful blogger. This easy to read the book will show you all the ins and…

Overworked

By Chris Temelkos If you’re putting extra hours in at work to impress your boss, you may want to think twice. A study published in the European Heart Journal found that employees who regularly put in 11-12 hour days increase their risk of a…

Facebook Fad

By Chris Temelkos If you’re having second thoughts about using Facebook, you may be one of the many users leaving the popular social networking site for good. Facebook has faced a number of security issues, including a recent hole in chat functionality that allowed…

Stop The Pain

By Chris Temelkos Do you suffer from moderate to severe pain? If so, you’ll be interested to hear that a pain awareness group is calling for a national strategy to address the problem, due to the crippling health and economic costs of pain. The…

Hamilton Croc

By Chris Temelkos The last place you’d expect to find a crocodile was in Hamilton, Ontario, but expect the unexpected. On his usual nature outing to a local Hamilton Pond, Tom Badeau was startled when what he thought was a branch dipped into the…

Cougars at Risk

By Chris Temelkos Attention Cougars, a younger man may be bad for your longevity. A new study conducted by Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research surveyed close to two million Danish couples and found that a woman’s life expectancy decreases the more years…

Biodiversity at Risk

By Chris Temelkos It looks like the world is not doing enough to save our biodiversity. 8 years ago, world leaders came together and pledged to reverse a large decline in biodiversity by 2010. However, a new report by the United Nations shows that…

Teeth Grinding Nightmare

By Chris Temelkos Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw? Perhaps, you are unconsciously grinding your teeth in your sleep. Bruxism, a movement characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth, which usually happens while asleep, affects 20% of Canadians and can…

Workplace Bullying

By Chris Temelkos You may think you’re days of being bullied are behind you. Think again, bullying continues to plague us in the workplace and women are the biggest culprits. A 2003 study, done by the Workplace Bullying & Trauma Institute indicates that 58%…

CanWest Sold

By Chris Temelkos There may be drastic changes coming to CanWest papers. The Canadian company has accepted an offer from its creditors for $1.1 billion. President Paul Godfrey will remain head of the struggling company. CanWest is currently operating in bankruptcy protection and is…

Dangerous Devices

By Chris Temelkos If you still have your cell phone in one hand and your steering wheel in the other, you will want to cut that old habit out, cold turkey. The handheld electronic device ban, which came into full force on February 1,…

Furry Fate

By Chris Temelkos A contagious ringworm outbreak in the OSPCA’s Newmarket shelter has forced two OSPCA veterinarians to sentence approximately 350 dogs, cats, rats and other small animals to death, over the next few weeks. The horrible news comes only days after a failed…

To Sin for a Job

By Chris Temelkos With the growing population of unemployed teachers, desperate times call for desperate measures even if it means committing a sin, such as lying to a priest to get a job with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. According to the Ontario…

A Bad Rap

By Chris Temelkos The Pitbull ban has been in place across Ontario for five years, but New Democrat Cheri DiNovo says she will be submitting a private member’s bill to banish the breed ban. The controversial ban has raised even more speculation after Brittany…

The Walrus: Magazine Review

By Chris Temelkos The Walrus is a unique Canadian magazine that delivers readers with an eclectic mix of well-written pieces. The vast Canadian content suits the Canadian reader’s curiosity regarding issues and interest pieces pertaining to Canada and the Canadian perspective. The May 2010…

Tea for the Soul

By Chris Temelkos Good news for all you tea drinkers out there. A recent study conducted by scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts recruited 65 men and women with moderately high blood pressure, not on medication. Some were selected to drink hibiscus tea three…

Foxy Mischief

By Chris Temelkos Foxes have taken up residence in a Bloor West Village neighborhood and residents want them out. The foxes have been causing mischief in the community, chasing cats, trotting up and down the street, basking in the backyards of residents and skinning…

Behind The Gumball 3000

By Chris Temelkos The 12th annual Gumball 3000 kicked off on Thursday, May 7, 2010, in Yorkville. For those of you that don’t know, the international rally sees the very wealthy travel from city to city, showcasing their luxury rides and partying hard. This…

Friend or Foe

By Chris Temelkos Friendships have taken a hit in a modern day, the good old days of a loyal friendship is long gone and been replaced with friendships of convenience. Not to sound cynical but, friends no longer have your back, no longer stick…

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