Climate change, pollution, and over-populated cities have become major issues all across the globe. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the cars we drive, and the buildings we live in—sustainability is the new watch word.
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This is an excellent time to start a career as a network technician or administrator. Computer networking professionals are in demand all across Quebec, and throughout Canada.
What's the difference between modern and contemporary interior design? How does industrial differ from Scandinavian—and where does "transitional" fit in?
If you're thinking about a career in interior design, you're probably already familiar with some of these styles, even if you don't know their official names or defining characteristics.
But if you're serious about studying design, you'll want to get a handle on these terms before you walk into your first day of class. Yes, you'll be covering these concepts at school—but knowing the basic differences between today's most popular styles will give you a stronger start.
International commerce is the business of importing and exporting goods. It's a massive industry worldwide, and a key part of Canada's economy.
Canada does billions of dollars worth of trade each year. In 2017, Quebec alone exported and imported over $80 billion in goods.
Exploring your options for a career in business? Why not consider the growing field of international trade?
If you've ever spent time with toddlers, you know how high-energy these tiny humans can be! And how quickly smiles can turn to tears when nap time is delayed, a favourite toy goes astray, or the little one starts missing mum.
To say babies and small children are unpredictable would be a major understatement. But if working as an early childhood educator (ECE) is your true calling, you're up for the challenge.
You don't need an university degree to successfully manage a team, or start your own business.
The world is full of incredibly successful CEOs and entrepreneurs who never attended or finished university, but still managed to build incredible empires.
Apple mastermind, Steve Jobs; legendary Vogue editor, Anna Wintour; culinary superstar, Rachel Ray (she didn't even have formal cooking training).
And let's not forget billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson...these are just a few examples of brilliant business leaders who never earned business degrees.
Is it possible to care for your kids too much? At what point does "helping" and "supporting" turn into "overbearing" and "smothering"?
This is a question you'll find yourself pondering quite often as an early childhood educator (ECE). Or, maybe you're a parent, and have already wondered how much is too much, when it comes to helping your own kids learn and grow.
We're talking about the phenomenon called "helicopter" parenting. In a nutshell, helicopter parents are overly focussed on their children. They "hover" over their every move, and take too much responsibility for their child's failures and successes.
Updated November, 2020
Walk into any store (online or in-person), and chances are, you'll find products from all over the world.
Whether you're looking at food, clothing, car parts, or electronics, many of the things we buy here in Canada were brought in from foreign markets, by import/export specialists.
Globalization and international transportation networks have made it easier than ever to move products across borders and overseas.
Sustainable architecture is all about finding better ways to construct buildings so their environmental impact is as small as possible. It's about innovation, creativity, technology, and a total commitment to sustainability.
But there are others good reasons to go green. Buildings that happily co-exist with nature are often cheaper to run—a major bonus for clients who want to save costs over the long-term, while staying true to their eco values.
Why is the first year of life so important for childhood learning and development? What's going in a baby's brain and body, during those pivotal 12 months?
If you're planning to work in early childhood education, know that you'll be caring for humans at a key stage in their physical, emotional, and intellectual development.
You'll have a front-row seat to the incredible changes that take place as newborns become toddlers. And you'll see how much your teaching impacts their development, as they tackle the challenges of growing up.