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How to find creative solutions for complex problems

Lesson Plans   |   December 10, 2019

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This article illustrates how entrepreneurs need creativity in solving complex problems.... read more

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How to save life on Earth

Lesson Plans   |   December 6, 2019

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This article explores the context, nature and requirements for a “Green New Deal” for Canada. (Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the... read more

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Why you don’t have to be nasty to be a good boss

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2019

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This article stresses likeability as a key characteristic of any good manager and offsets the idea that it has to come at the cost of effectiveness.... read more

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How genuine (and justified) is Western Canadian alienation?

Lesson Plans   |   November 25, 2019

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Columnist Gary Mason summarizes the ostensible reasons for western feelings of alienation from the rest of Canada, while suggesting that remedies demanded by Alberta and Saskatchewan (changing equalization formulae and building more energy production) won’t... read more

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How to interpret events in Hong Kong

Lesson Plans   |   November 21, 2019

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Nathan Vanderklippe reports on the issue of individual freedom that underlies differences between mainland China and Hong Kong, in the context of the current ongoing protests in that city. In an associated article on October... read more

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How can an industry that is losing customers be sustained?

Lesson Plans   |   November 18, 2019

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This article discusses the drawbacks and benefits of a multinational merger and examines the changing market for cars.... read more

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How can a business adapt to a rapidly-changing world?

Lesson Plans   |   November 13, 2019

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This article looks at a large conglomerate that is undergoing major change.... read more

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Understanding the impact artificial intelligence will have on your future career

Lesson Plans   |   November 8, 2019

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This article examines the impact that automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are having on the number and nature of jobs at Canada’s banks.... read more

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Days before election, Greta Thunberg tells Albertans climate change cannot be “partisan, political question”

Lesson Plans   |   November 4, 2019

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This article relates the events surrounding Greta Thunberg’s visit to Alberta and what various people had to say about it.... read more

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After Trump calls on China to investigate Bidens, released text messages show attempted negotiations with Ukraine

Lesson Plans   |   October 22, 2019

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Adrian Morrow reports on the U.S. House of Representatives launching an impeachment inquiry focused on President Trump’s apparent abuses of power, citing as evidence his request of Ukraine and his public invitation to China to... read more

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Flurry of attacks but no knockouts in chaotic federal leaders’ debate

Lesson Plans   |   October 17, 2019

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Three reporters describe the October 7th federal leaders’ debate, featuring a few memorable quips, ad-hominem attacks and plenty of talking over one another, but with no clear runaway winner.... read more

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Bianca Andreescu, Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, a “hot commodity” in global sponsorship

Lesson Plans   |   October 15, 2019

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This article explores sponsorship and marketing opportunities for celebrity athletes.... read more

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McDonalds taps Ontario as test market to launch Beyond Meat Burger

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2019

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This article discusses the values of a test market.... read more

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Be like Bianca: Deal with your unforced errors

Lesson Plans   |   October 8, 2019

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This article identifies what it classifies as unforced errors – “self-generated performance gaps created by one or more subtle, counterproductive behaviours” – and challenges us to identify these tendencies and to examine ways to address... read more

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Federal election 2019: Where the four main parties stand on climate policy

Lesson Plans   |   October 3, 2019

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This article gives some scientific findings, outlines a political context and explains the stance of each of the four major parties on climate change.... read more

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