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People Are the Most Important Part of Any System

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Sep 2014

People Are the Most Important Part of Any System

Just like many places in the world, in Ontario we are figuring out how to level the playing field at work and play. We all want to have equal opportunity for an education and to enjoy life. We want to use our talents and knowledge to the fullest to earn...

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Paint By Numbers

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Sep 2014

Paint By Numbers

Picking paint colours is difficult.  Very difficult.  You have to think about what it will look like with your furniture, with the amount of light in the room, and at different times of the day.  A wrong selection is an expensive and time-consuming error. Whoever thought of the system to...

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I Was Going to Be a Teacher

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Sep 2014

I Was Going to Be a Teacher

Emily-Ana Filardo I often wonder how people get to where they are in life. I wonder, was my dentist like Hermey the elf from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”? Did she always know that she wanted to be a dentist? Did Hermey inspire her? On the other hand, maybe she and...

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PTSD: Increasing Awareness While Shedding the Stigma

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Sep 2014

PTSD: Increasing Awareness While Shedding the Stigma

In August, I had the privilege of meeting with Steve Hartwig and Jason McKenzie as they traveled through Guelph on a trek across Canada. They served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and have battled PTSD since then. Starting from Victoria in June, they have...

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Harmonious Teamwork

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Sep 2014

Harmonious Teamwork

Musicians are a happy bunch and they work effectively together as a team.  When my daughter went to military boot camp as a reservist, her whole course was composed of musicians.  Their ultimate job was to perform in the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill. But, as in every military trade,...

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