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Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Government must protect Canadians’ data sent abroad: think tank

Urgent action is needed to safeguard Canadians’ most sensitive information which is stored by social media platforms, says a think tank at Ryerson University. The Ryerson Leadership Lab warns that people’s social media data can be transferred outside Canada, to »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Toronto: The fastest growing city (and region) in N. America

The area that stretches around the western end of Lake Ontario has long been known as “the golden horsehoe”, an industrial and economic powerhouse of Canada, with Toronto at the centre and with rich agricultural lands around it, especially in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Free trade: Canada, Mexico and the U.S agree on a new revised deal. What now?

It’s known officially as CUSMA- the Canada, US, Mexico Agreement, although it’s still often referred to as NAFTA, or NAFTA 2.0 (North American Free Trade Agreement) It’s been a long time in negotiation, almost there with agreements and signing, then »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Constant exposure to ambient noise and your health

It’s known that extremely loud noises can damage your hearing, but we’re becoming aware that constant levels of noise below damaging levels can have other health effects. Tor Oiamo (PhD) is an assistant professor, Ryerson University in the Department of »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Toronto: fastest growing city in North America

There are much bigger cities in the U.S. than Canada’s biggest city, Toronto.  But that hasn’t stopped Toronto being the fastest growing city on the continent, and by a wide margin. It’s also the second fastest growing urban region in »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Jobs threatened, jobs created, the future of employment in 2030

Many reports suggest that technology and AI will threaten vast numbers of typical job categories we know today. A new report notes that other factors will also come into play in both eliminating and in creating jobs by 2030 including »

Economy, Politics, Society

Employer/employee contracts, when guarantees for workers are not guaranteed after all.

Giant retailer Sears Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection. In its efforts to restructure,  the firm will close dozens of its stores, and cut its staff by almost 3,000 people. Sears Canada had employed about 17.000 people, some 10, 500 of »

Society

Study suggests people chewing gum shop longer

There are many unusual studies conducted at Canadian universities and a recent one suggests that people who chew gum tend shop longer and browse more items. Researchers at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management were looking at the differing »

Politics, Society

Surveillance chill on writers and journalists in Canada

A new survey of some 129 writers and journalists in Canada showed many were concerned about government, police, and corporate surveillance of their work and habits. Many said that changed what they wrote and how they did research, in other »

Politics, Society

One-third of big city trips could be bicycled: study

Fourteen million trips are made every day in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton agglomeration and one-third of those could be made by bicycle, suggests a new report. It found one of the keys to boosting cycling potential would be to »