• Seven Strategies for Overcoming a Tough Job Market

    High youth unemployment means career seekers need to know what employers value most With college and university students worried about their post-graduation job outlook in an intensely competitive market, it’s never been more critical that they know how to separate … More…

  • Will Robots Rob our Kids of Jobs?

    The exponential growth of computing power combined with digitalization* has enabled the creation of technology that is turning science fiction into today’s reality.    This new reality is embodied not only in our devices but also in robots and other types … More…

  • Big Data is Reshaping Marketing

    In 2030, the use of predictive analytics (the art of using information to predict future actions) in marketing will be vastly more sophisticated.  We “consume” (eat, drink or use) many products and services every day.  As the average person goes … More…

  • Can Technology Help Us Learn?

    When it comes to answering the question “Can Technology Help Us Learn?”, identify how technology can work against learning is a good place to start because understanding what doesn’t work can help us discover what does. Students are expected to … More…

  • Are Paperless Textbooks the Future?

    Textbooks tend to be expensive, mostly because their content is very specialized and the number of potential buyers (students) is much smaller than the average mass-market bestseller. When faced with the prospect of shelling out big bucks for textbooks, having … More…

  • The Future of Energy Resources and Technologies

    Mining—and in association, oil sands—makes up 3–4% of our economy, employing 350,000 people in direct jobs. From that perspective, it’s a big sector for the Canadian economy. The industry will continue to grow, and is expected to grow. In addition … More…

  • Q&A: The Future of Aerospace Engineering

    What appealed to you about physics, and motivated you to explore aerospace engineering? I was attracted to physics because it was about discovering the underlying causes of how things work. Physics is about trying to find the kernel of a … More…

  • Q&A: The Future of Urban Farming

    What is urban farming? People have grown food where they live since the beginning of agricultural practices 10,000 years ago. In many places around the world, cultivating crops and animals in a town or city still contributes a large amount … More…

  • Technology in Sports: Shaping the Game and Jobs of the Future

    On the surface, soccer may not seem like a very high-tech sport. After all, all you need is a ball, a pair of cleats and shin guards.  It seems like it should be pretty simple. But if you dig a … More…

  • With the Right Balance, Sports and Studies can be a Winning Combination

    I was just 4 years old when my mother helped me put on my first pair of cleats and I followed her onto the field.  Soccer had long been a passion in our family so starting early seemed the natural … More…

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