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    The Emergencies Act: Updates, November 10, 2022

    The Emergencies Act: Updates, November 10, 2022

    Guest host Arlene Bynon discusses the Emergencies Act and new information regarding the trucker convoy with Michael Kempa, Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.

    • 9 min
    "History Revealed" A Limited Time Exhibit Covering Wartime Stories

    "History Revealed" A Limited Time Exhibit Covering Wartime Stories

    HISTORY REVEALED, 1153 QUEEN WEST (NOV. 4-11): This limited-time immersive art exhibition was created to help reinforce the notion that people’s own wartime stories are waiting to be uncovered and worth being told before they fade away. During the Remembrance period, as the relevance of historic wars fade from public consciousness, it is an important time to pause and reflect. We hope you can encourage your audience to explore History Revealed for themselves during its opening hours throughout the Remembrance period. Rubina speaks with Crista Cowan, Ancestry Genealogist about this new exhibit.

    • 10 min
    Indie Game ROW Brings Awareness To Climate Change

    Indie Game ROW Brings Awareness To Climate Change

    Toronto game studio "beagle studios" won this years game jam for Indiecade (independent game developers conference) with their submission ROW. A game focused on how Mio (a young rower) faces the challenge of a climate cause major weather event and how you sometimes have to work with the enemy to tackle big challenges like climate change. Rubina talks with Benn McGregor developer at Beagle Studios about how we can use video games to tell the personal stories of the individuals that climate change impacts. You can find more at beaglestudios.net

    • 12 min
    Why Financial Literacy Important To Every Canadian

    Why Financial Literacy Important To Every Canadian

    It's financial literacy month and Rubina talks with Robin Taub financial writer, speaker, consultant and best-selling author about what we can learn about financial literacy this month.

    • 10 min
    Over 50% Of People With Down Syndrome Struggle To Find Payed Work

    Over 50% Of People With Down Syndrome Struggle To Find Payed Work

    There are nearly 1 million open jobs in Canada (and over 10 million in the US). With millions of jobs vacant, employers are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill these roles. A solution that has been long overlooked is the Down syndrome community. Over 50% of people with Down syndrome struggle to find paid work, as they’ve been wrongfully perceived as less capable and less valuable within the workforce. An additional barrier to employment is connection: If employers do have interest in hiring someone with Down syndrome, there’s currently nowhere to connect with them. Until now. Rubina talks with Laura LaChance, Chair at the Canadian Down Syndrome Society about "Inployable", a recruitment community on LinkedIn to make discovering and hiring people with Down syndrome easier. 

    • 9 min
    Why Is The University of Waterloo Bringing Back Masks?

    Why Is The University of Waterloo Bringing Back Masks?

    Rubina speaks with Craig James, Professor in the school of public health sciences at University of Waterloo. We find out the rational behind bringing this policy back and how the University might get some push back from students.

    • 11 min

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