Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
GUELPH - Companies considered leaders in sustainability have well-developed understandings of their sustainability risks, opportunities and stakeholder concerns, and are using their influence to advance sustainability progress in society, according to a study released today. Commissioned by The Co-operators and written by Strandberg Consulting, the paper examines the evolving sustainability practices of 13 leading insurers and 4 non-insurance companies.
Common practices among the 17 companies, considered to be among the most progressive
MONTREAL - The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union officially opened collective bargaining negotiations with CN Rail this morning. The union represents 4,300 members at CN Rail across Canada, including shopcraft workers (CAW Local 100) as well as clerical and intermodal workers (CAW National Council 4000).
OTTAWA A new innovative Canadian research initiative was announced yesterday between the School of Human Kinetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, and Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in 21 countries around the world.
Kitchener Skills Canada - Ontario is pleased to announce that at the head office in Kitchener, Anita Tomins has joined the organization as the new Communications Officer; Emily Waldron is now in charge of Cardboard Boat Races; and long-time registrar Maresa MacAskill has been promoted to the position of Competition Coordinator.
TORONTO - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released August preliminary housing starts data for the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area(1) (CMA) today. Construction began on 190 homes, down from the 236 units started in the same month last year.
TORONTO - Ontario preliminary Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of home starts across urban(i) centres moved higher in August. An estimated 59,400 residential housing units broke ground, up from a revised 51,400 units in July.