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COTA October 25th, 2019 and February 21st, 2020 Professional Development Conferences

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
COTA October 25th, 2019 and February 21st, 2020 Professional Development Conferences

I thought you might be interested to know what we have ahead for next year's conferences. Our October Conference is one that you don't want to miss. Candy Palmater is one of Canada's best comedians. Her humour will bring you to tears of laughter while at the same time promoting a message of inclusion, equity, and hope. She is an advocate for education and her message will have us all reflecting on…

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The Conversation

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison

What happens when you hang out with 10,000 academics I spent this week on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia attending the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, an annual conference that attracted more than 10,000 academics. The Conversation Canada attends Congress for a variety of reasons: to promote our unique brand of journalism, to recruit new authors…

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John Spencer - Reflecting

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
John Spencer - Reflecting

It was twelve years ago when I sat down with a journal and began debriefing my first full year of going project-based. I had a list of what went well, what went poorly, and what things I wanted to try out the next year. As I jotted down my reflections, I mentioned two projects that I wanted to do the next year: a documentary project and a service learning project. A few weeks later, I attended a conference…

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The Conversation: The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in an Age of Annihation

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
The Conversation: The Urgent Need for Media Literacy in an Age of Annihation

Jennifer Ellen Good Associate Professor Communication, Popular Culture and Film, Brock University   From fictitious organizations posting polarizing messages on Facebook to robustly researched news stories being labelled “fake,” the pervasive power and importance of the media are clear. And yet what is most concerning is not that fictitious stories are being shared as “real” and well-researched…

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Innovation Equation (Physics Drives Innovation)

Jun 11, 2019 jjamison
Innovation Equation (Physics Drives Innovation)

Innovation Equation (Physics Drives Innovation) by Darrell O'Donnell | Mar 31, 2019 | General Thoughts and Rambles, Innovation | 0 Comments I was just listening to an a16z podcast about innovation and realized that I had just read an article in HBR by the author, Safi Bahcall. Safi’s concept is that there are 4 main control points that can be used to drive innovation in an organization. His thinking…

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