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The Rise of Gen Z Angel Investors

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Photo caption: From left to right, Shamier Anderson, Sheldon James, and Stephan James. Photo courtesy of Sheldon James. The transition of a bootstrapping entrepreneur in

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Photo courtesy of Monique Simair Dr. Monique Simair, a leader who is keenly interested in technology, is fascinated by the intersection between science and business.

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Isiah Thomas isn’t merely a basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer, most famous for his 13-year tenure with the Detroit Pistons (1981-82 through 1993-94),

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Doing Business with Blockchains

  Tech company IBM and Danish shipping giant Maersk are joining forces to create a new shipping and supply chain company that aims to commercialize

Mental Health in the Workplace

If you wake up dreading your workday, you’re not alone. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 70% of Canadians are concerned about the

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Altered Humanity: How Technology is Changing Us

  Popular sci-fi TV shows like HBO’s Westworld and Netflix’s Altered Carbon explore ideas of what it means to be human in a world of technology that lets a person transfer their consciousness into a cloned or artificial body. It’s natural for viewers to wonder how plausible such advances are. While we may not yet have the ability to upload

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Maryam Monsef: Afghan Refugee Turned National Leader for Women

When Maryam Monsef first stepped onto Canadian soil at 11 years old, her command of English included one sentence: “Hi, my name is Maryam.” A lot has changed since she and her family left their life behind in Afghanistan. Monsef has led an ambitious life with a career rooted in Canadian politics and charitable work, but her success didn’t happen

Zaha Hadid

Unique Female Global Influencers Series: Zaha Hadid

  You may not have heard of her, but it is impossible that you’ve missed any one of the marvelous 21st century architectural goliath, she helped design and build. Be it the National Museum of Arts of the 21st Century (MAXXI) in Italy, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabhi or the Guangzhou Opera House in China, Zaha Hadid has transformed the way we view modern architecture. A

The Streaming Revolution

  Back in the early 1980s, Time magazine ran an article about how (then) newly-launched MTV was changing the entertainment landscape. The article began with a discussion overheard between two kids on a New York City subway, one kid asked the other “Have you seen the new Michael Jackson song?” It spoke to a paradigm shift that was, at the

Jane Goodall: Conservation Pioneer

  Jane Goodall’s name will forever be synonymous with the incredible work she’s done for chimpanzees and the environment. It wasn’t quick and easy activism, however, as she’s had to work years in dangerous surroundings, both because of a region’s political climate as well the unpredictable nature of an animal habitat. She founded the Roots & Shoots program to help

Diana Livshits: A Canadian Entrepreneur’s Story

Within days of installing see-through Solartech blinds in her home, former Nortel employee Diana Livshits realized the genius of the product, bought the Canadian rights to the 30-year-old technology, and started producing her own version under the name Krumpers Solar Blinds. Livshits went on to win the 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award for her work with Krumpers in Canada,

Streaming War: How Disney Plans to Climb to the Top

The Disney and Netflix partnership was destined to revolutionize the entertainment landscape. Both had much to gain. Disney exposes a large audience to their most popular franchises while Netflix attracts growing number of subscribers. But if there’s one thing about Disney that people should know by now, it’s that they are not a company willing to play second fiddle in

Jessica Chastain: Leading the Charge for Equality in Hollywood

  Born and raised in California and trained at New York’s prestigious Julliard School, Jessica Chastain uses her fame to try to make a difference for women. While many movie stars are content to attend glitzy galas and make token charitable donations, Chastain has gone to great lengths to speak out against sexual harassment and abuse and actively fights to

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