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For Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, machines are closer to humans than we think

Articles of Interest   |   June 13, 2024

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As researchers at the world’s most advanced AI companies prepared to sign a public letter last week warning of frightening new developments in artificial intelligence, Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, e-mailed to ask if... read more

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This is the personal finance test high schoolers should have to pass before graduating

Articles of Interest   |   June 4, 2024

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Ontario earns an A for its decision to require high school students to score 70 per cent or better on a financial literacy test in order to graduate. Financial literacy is old-school labelling that should be purged... read more

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Ontario to require high-school students to pass financial literacy test

Articles of Interest   |   May 31, 2024

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Ontario’s high-school students will be required to pass a financial literacy test to earn a diploma, starting in the 2025-26 school year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Thursday that plans are under way to develop... read more

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Boats of confidence

Articles of Interest   |   May 16, 2024

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The Canadian Canoe Museum’s newly opened location is a worthy, welcoming place to paddle through history. The newly built Canadian Canoe Museum looks as if it is in motion: The building pushes southward toward a... read more

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An immigrant’s take on banking and home buying in Canada

Articles of Interest   |   May 1, 2024

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Almost 30 years ago, Maya Corbic and her family moved to Canada from war-torn Bosnia. Today, Ms. Corbic is a certified public accountant and author of a book called Piggy Banks to Stocks: The Ultimate Guide... read more

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Canada’s bird watchers have a front row seat to climate change

Articles of Interest   |   April 15, 2024

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The Canada jay, also known by the Cree name wîskicahk and previously called the gray jay, earned its place as the country’s unofficial national bird through both its ubiquity and its pluck. In addition to a range that... read more

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There’s one key topic missing from your child’s financial literacy education

Articles of Interest   |   April 3, 2024

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If your child goes to school in Canada, they’ve likely learned some money basics. That’s because school boards across the country have recognized the importance of teaching kids financial literacy and made it part of... read more

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The story of José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, the charity at the centre of the Israeli air strike in Gaza

Articles of Interest   |   April 3, 2024

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Celebrity chef José Andrés has always viewed his non-profit World Central Kitchen as filling a niche during times of crisis. “We have a comprehensive approach,” Mr. Andres told The Globe and Mail during a visit to... read more

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Young, skilled and ready to innovate, Black farmers are taking on Canada’s agricultural challenges

Articles of Interest   |   March 18, 2024

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With Canada facing a looming disaster of having too few farmers as existing operators retire, some see young, racialized farmers as key to feeding Canadians into the future. Cheyenne Sundance is part of a growing... read more

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Canada is no longer one of the richest nations on Earth. Country after country is passing us by

Articles of Interest   |   March 11, 2024

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The growth crisis deepens. The latest figures from Statistics Canada confirm that Canada suffered yet another decline in per capita GDP in the fourth quarter of 2023: the fifth decline in the past six quarters, the worst... read more

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Here's what you should do with $1,000, $10,000 or a million dollars

Articles of Interest   |   February 28, 2024

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How would landing an unexpected bit of cash change your life? It’s not a bad idea to plan for a windfall We’ve all thought about it: How would landing a bit of unexpected cash change... read more

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Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton wanted to move to Canada and become Canadian

Articles of Interest   |   February 16, 2024

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The renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was planning to move to Canada and become a Canadian, and even bought land here, it emerged Thursday as a plaque in his honour was unveiled in Westminster... read more

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Educators across Canada shifting their thinking around exams and assessments

Articles of Interest   |   January 31, 2024

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At the end of every high-school semester, it’s not unusual to find teens weighed down by those stress-inducing final exams. But one Ontario school board has taken a different approach. Instead of dedicated exam days... read more

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Canadians want their governments to tackle poverty, but nobody can agree on what to do

Articles of Interest   |   January 11, 2024

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In Canada, poverty is a half-full, hall-empty glass kind of situation. On the positive side, the poverty rate has declined to 7.4 per cent in 2021 from 14 per cent in 2015, according to the... read more

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As winter solstice brings the shortest day of the year, scientists debate evidence of even briefer days

Articles of Interest   |   December 22, 2023

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For people living in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year – that is, the 24-hour period with the least amount of daylight. But while the timing of sunrise... read more

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