Perception is Reality
How your brain hallucinates your conscious reality
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
Entrepreneurs to pitch their startup ideas at Velocity Fund Finals
The University of Waterloo hosts the Velocity Fund Finals this week, where 20 teams of Waterloo students and recent alumni will pitch their innovative startups for the chance to win a share of $125,000 in seed money and space at the Velocity Garage.
The Working Centre and KW Eco Courier Partner to Deliver Locally Grown Produce to Your Door
Waterloo Region - The Kitchener-Waterloo community can now access locally grown vegetables while minimizing their carbon footprint with The Working Centre’s new partnership with KW Eco Courier and their 100% emissions-free delivery service.
Medical schools failing to help students develop their careers
Admission into medical school is not a ticket to a successful career. Physicians actually have a higher rate of unemployment than the national average - By Derrick Rancourt Professor Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Exposure to career planning will ensure medical students make the most of their training. While many blame government cutbacks of medical residency positions for the tragic suicide of Ontario medical student Robert Chu, I believe part of the fault rests with medical programs that don't expose students to career exploration and planning. Based on a 2013 report by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, physicians have a higher rate of unemployment (16.1 per cent) than the national average (7.1 per cent).
Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Show to Provide Glimpse into Global Design and Fashion Trends for 2018 and Beyond
Keynote and fashion trend forecaster Emily Miller Palmquist to reveal why casual, comfortable clothing that transcends seasons is on the rise
Toronto If you want to know what’s on deck in the fashion world, you can take a clue from Mother Nature. The more erratic our weather patterns, the more we’re seeing clothing that transcends seasons, says fashion trend forecaster Emily Miller Palmquist, keynote speaker at the upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show, to be held August 21-23, 2017, at the Toronto International Centre.
Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great Lakes
“What is often not appreciated is that different wetlands serve different purposes.”
Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found. In a recent study, engineering researchers at Waterloo found that small wetlands have a more significant role to play than larger ones in preventing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizer from reaching waterbodies such as the Great Lakes.
Happiness in the Workplace
Creatives Are A Happy Bunch
Workers and Managers Have Positive Sentiments About Work
When it comes to career happiness, creative professionals are coming out ahead, recent research shows. According to a study of more than 12,000 Canadian and U.S. workers, those in the creative and marketing occupations reported the highest levels of on-the-job satisfaction and interest in their work, compared to employees in the accounting and finance, administrative, legal, and technology fields.
Early menopause is independently linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with late onset menopause, concludes new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).
What did you discover? Community BioBlitz contributes to Canada’s nature selfie for our 150th
The rare Charitable Research Reserve invited the community to discover species on more than 900 acres of property
Last Sunday, the rare Charitable Research Reserve wrapped its 3rd annual BioBlitz, which also included a family friendly nature festival complete with live animal shows, environmental workshops, live entertainment and a community barbeque. It was one of a series of events nation-wide under BioBlitz Canada 150, a Canada 150 Signature Project, coordinated by the Canadian Wildlife Federation with partners such as rare, to capture Canada’s ‘nature selfie’ for the 150th.
Canada lagging in risk management approach when compared to global counterparts
According to a recent report issued by PwC Canada, Canadian businesses are lagging in their risk management approach and are more vulnerable to disruption when compared to their global counterparts. According to the report, 66% of Canadian respondents (vs 75% globally) had mandatory ethics and compliance training for all employees. When new risks emerge, less than 33% of Canadian businesses (vs 50% globally) reported periodic staff education about new or existing potential risks.
The human insights missing from big data
Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on "thick data" -- precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people -- to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown.
Technology positively impacting the majority of Alberta business owners
Edmonton - As the world continues to move at a faster pace, the majority of Alberta business owners believe technology is benefiting their operations and intend to stay on top of it. Increased productivity (29 per cent) and increased ease of work (21 per cent) were the top reasons that saw an increase since 2013. Respondents also agreed that new technology is changing how business is done in their industry (82 per cent) and felt they were getting the most out of the technology they're using (84 per cent).
Seven Workplace Moments That Really, REALLY Suck (and How to Make Them Suck Less)
Firings, probation periods, and rejections all suck, and they all come with the territory of office life. Unless you're very lucky, you'll likely face an uncomfortable job moment or two at some point in your career. But fear not; survival is guaranteed. Author describes hair-raising work scenarios nobody ever wants to experienceand offers insights to make them less awful.
In a perfect world, work would be, well, perfect. We'd spend our days immersed in stimulating projects with coworkers we like and respect, our skills would be a perfect fit for the tasks at hand, and we'd be well compensated for our labors. But in the "real world," work is anything but that.