The YouTube Generation: Smarter than Ever

Abiola Sulaiman Online video has become the clear successor to traditional cable. Residents of the United States between 18 and 50 years old already spend more time watching videos on the Internet than they do on their televisions. In Canada, approximately 28 million adults have access to the Internet, and approximately the same proportion of […]

Innovation and Waste: Environmental Policy in the ‘K-Cup’ Era

Alyssa Wali Last week, Keurig “K-Cup” creator John Sylvan admitted to regretting his invention: plastic pods containing concentrated coffee mix, which are inserted into Keurig coffee machines to produce an individualized cup of joe. Because coffee is a staple for many, the widespread use of the machine and its K-Cups have contributed considerably towards the amount of waste […]

Global Student Mobility: The Stimulant for Economic Growth in Nigeria

Abiola Sulaiman Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation with approximately 180 million people and an annual population growth rate of 3.5 per cent, finds itself in a pivotal position with an upcoming national election (recently postponed to March). The Nigerian electorate is standing in the eyes of the world, symbolized by the United […]

STEM-ing the Achievement Gap: Looking Beyond the Classroom

Abiola Sulaiman Discussions on improving student grades, raising high school graduation rates, and increasing post-secondary enrolment often point to student-teacher ratios as a major success factor. The impact of class size on education achievement has been evidenced over time in numerous studies. Of those, Tennessee’s 1985-1989 Student Teacher Achievement Ratio (STAR) study is one of the most well […]

Equity Crowdfunding Could Boost Canadian Startups

Wesley Anam Imagine you’ve just come up with a great idea for a new product and you can’t wait to start designing, building, and selling it on the market. There’s only one problem: you need money to start your project. You’re still paying off student loans, your parents are saving up for their retirement, and […]

An Untapped Source of Innovation: Our Immigrants

Dipal Damani Please note that the views expressed are those of the author. Canada is missing out on a large untapped source of innovation – approximately 250,000 immigrants that come to this country every year. They bring with them new ways of thinking, doing business, and competing. Unfortunately, these talents go unnoticed. It is well known that […]