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Get to know Russia and its history

Lesson Plans   |   February 24, 2021

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Mark MacKinnon reports on the jailing of Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny, who was arrested for his public criticism of the Russian president. Thousands of people have protested throughout Russia; they were met with a... read more

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Trump’s impeachment: the issues behind the headlines

Lesson Plans   |   February 22, 2021

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Adrian Morrow reports on the conclusion of Donald Trump’s most recent impeachment, noting the highlights of the trial, the arguments for and against conviction, and the reasons why the outcome was never really in doubt.... read more

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Learn the value of diversity in our lives

Lesson Plans   |   February 18, 2021

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This article discusses the composition of boards of directors for public and registered corporations in Canada.... read more

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Imagine the careers of the future

Lesson Plans   |   February 16, 2021

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This article is about possibilities and is an excellent example of how technology will change the way we live.... read more

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Dirty vs. clean energy; the arguments

Lesson Plans   |   February 5, 2021

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This article points out that, unlike in other areas of the economy, lost energy jobs are not likely to return as the result of “a structural change in global energy”. It goes on to explain... read more

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Are you an early bird or a latecomer?

Lesson Plans   |   February 1, 2021

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This article identifies the characteristics of both timebenders and timekeepers and offers some strategies to get timebenders more in line with expectations.... read more

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What can we learn from the pandemic?

Lesson Plans   |   January 22, 2021

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Globe and Mail health columnist Andre Picard projects a scenario about how the COVID-19 pandemic will end, listing some challenges health professionals must overcome to vaccinate the population, and detailing continuing issues among the most... read more

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Trump’s failed coup: what it means

Lesson Plans   |   January 19, 2021

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Adrian Morrow reviews the events of January 6th, when an armed mob of President Trump’s supporters broke into the US Capitol in Washington, DC, with the goal of seizing the seat of power to overturn... read more

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How to spot opportunity in a crisis

Lesson Plans   |   January 15, 2021

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This article recounts the growth of Cargojet and how its founder was able to navigate the opportunities brought about by the pandemic.... read more

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How entrepreneurs can adapt to survive

Lesson Plans   |   January 12, 2021

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This article consists of a group of five case studies demonstrating how entrepreneurs have pivoted to adapt and thrive through the pandemic.... read more

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Climate commitments: will these steps work?

Lesson Plans   |   January 8, 2021

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This article examines the government’s recent proposals to address the challenge of meeting its Paris Agreement commitments.... read more

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How to preserve a fragile thing - trust

Lesson Plans   |   January 4, 2021

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This article identifies three essentials in developing trust – communicating consistently, transparently and authentically – and suggests that uncertainty has some positive aspects.... read more

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Vaccines: the remarkable success story

Lesson Plans   |   December 18, 2020

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[NOTE: This article pre-dates recent announcements of vaccine approvals]  Robyn Urback reports on the challenges in convincing people to take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. She notes that only around 50 per cent... read more

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How Joe Biden became the man he is

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2020

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Adrian Morrow presents a biographical overview of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, highlighting his preference for the middle ground, neither far right nor far left on the political spectrum. The article describes Mr. Biden’s character in... read more

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What drives people to be entrepreneurs?

Lesson Plans   |   December 11, 2020

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This article describes seven different mindsets that motivate individuals to become entrepreneurs.... read more

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