Microsoft needs you

An interview with Marc Seaman, VP, Education Segment, Microsoft Canada Since Marc Seaman started as the lead of the Microsoft education team 8 years ago, a lot has changed, particularly in the past year in response to the demands of the pandemic. But even before that, he wanted to shift the focus away from things—devices,Continue reading “Microsoft needs you”

Everything starts with a breath

Sonya Scodellaro, marketing manager with Geox Canada, admits that it’s been an interesting year, particularly around order fulfillment and the growth in online sales. “We’ve really seen the demographic come down in age,” she says. “We’re seeing those young moms and dads—from that 25 to 34 age-range—as the largest share of our audience online, andContinue reading “Everything starts with a breath”

A place for children

“What I love most about the space,” says Valerie Turner, “is that I can open my window and I hear the children playing.” Turner is principal of the Junior School at Toronto’s York School and her office is a crisp, welcoming environment in keeping with the overall aesthetic of the school. The windows in herContinue reading “A place for children”

The value of camp

Character education is learning to live through a set of core values, including good citizenship and responsibility for ourselves and others. Which is exactly what camp was created to do. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, spent eight weeks at camp each summer from 1937 to 1951,Continue reading “The value of camp”

Fighting back

by Glen Herbert  “This is a long haul,” Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of SVG, said recently. “Covid is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, maybe for the rest of our lives, and therefore we have to get into the habit of taking the vaccine and then taking boosters for us to getContinue reading “Fighting back”

Life is a song. Really.

A guest post for Chandler Coaches. For a number of years, I taught group guitar lessons at a seniors’ centre in Burlington, where I live. Each session—they typically ran 10 weeks—there would be between 20 and 30 people around the circle. If you asked why they signed up, they’d say “I’ve always wanted to playContinue reading “Life is a song. Really.”

Better Together at Banff Ave Brewing Co.

Each year since it opened, Banff Ave Brewing Co. has given back. Including this very unique year.   “It’s Reading Week,” says Meesh Souliere. “So we’ve had a pretty awesome week.” As with everything this year, that ‘awesome’ comes with a few qualifications. She admits that “this time last year, I remember running around the restaurant. It was just packed all the time. And now, youContinue reading “Better Together at Banff Ave Brewing Co.”

Going offline

All camps have a device policy, and some are stricter than others. At Nominingue it’s as strict as they come: no devices. Director Grant McKenna feels it wouldn’t be camp any other way. “I leave it at home,” says David Laeer. “I don’t really miss it. I guess that’s one of the things that NominingueContinue reading “Going offline”

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