Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo
||TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.
Volunteering in Canada, 2010
Statscan - In 2010, more than 13.3 million peopleaccounting for 47% of Canadians aged 15 and overdid volunteer work. Overall, volunteers devoted almost 2.1 billion hours to their volunteer activities: a volume of work that is equivalent to just under 1.1 million full-time jobs.
Mosaic Counselling and Family Services Announces Upcoming Conference on Managing Violence As It Enter the Workplace
Kitchener - Recent studies tell us that 24% of employees have experienced domestic violence and 70% of those are victimized at work. “Since the 2010 introduction of Bill 168, most organizations have taken steps to respond to more rigorous Health and Safety requirements on workplace violence,” says Kathie Must, Mosaic’s Director of Workplace Programs.
Self-employment among immigrants and their children, 1981 to 2006
Statscan - In 2006, Canadian-born sons of immigrants aged 25 to 44 had lower self-employment rates than immigrant fathers had at the same age 25 years earlier.
Guelph Hydro Announces Drop in Electricity Distribution Rates for Residential and Small Commercial Customers
GUELPH Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. announced that thanks to prudent financial and efficient operational management, residential and small commercial customers will see a drop in their electricity distribution rates, effective April 1, 2012.
The Co-operators donated $1.9 million to charity and non-profit sector
GUELPH - To mark the beginning of National Volunteer Week The Co-operators expresses its gratitude to the thousands of Canadians whose contributions to voluntary and non-profit organizations help build stronger, more inclusive communities across the country.
12 ways to spot a liar
By Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Your boss tells you that “this change is for the best,” but as she speaks, you notice her stiff body posture and forced smile. Is she being honest with you?
US Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research
WASHINGTON On Friday, three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of the USA's abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.
Canada's manufacturing sector isn't competitive
Blame slower productivity growth, stronger loonie, wages, and a lack of investment by Canadian firms
By Jock Finlayson Vice President, Business Council of British Columbia
The state of manufacturing on both sides of the border has been attracting a great deal of interest over the past few months.
Laurier Board of Governors approves sustainability action plan
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University has approved a new Sustainability Action Plan, which sets a 15 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over a five-year period.
BANFF, AB Canada’s longest-running student-organized business conference, the Rocky Mountain Business Seminar (RMBS), got a boost from Home Hardware Stores Limited recently. The Seminar series has a 46-year history of connecting speakers and business representatives from across North America with students pursuing a future in commerce.
Guelph - Canada’s co-operative associations have learned that the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI), a program that has provided financial support for new and emerging co-operatives since 2003, will not be continued and that the Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat, the government office that administers programs related to co-operatives, will be significantly reduced in size.