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A worker takes the temperature of a visitor to Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., April 10, 2020. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

Coronavirus: When teaching during a disaster, students need to be partners

One of the first tasks of disaster management is to listen to those affected. When the pandemic forced courses online, I turned to my students to adapt the program in a way that would work for them.
A photo of the last truck to be assembled on the General Motors production line, shown at a sports bar where GM workers congregated after their work work at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., on its final day of vehicle production, on Dec. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Canada can better prepare to retrain workers displaced by disruptive technologies

The federal government must take a stronger leadership role to ensure the many bodies that co-ordinate employment training programs are sharing information to develop best practices.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with construction workers who stopped to listen to his speech in Essex, Ont., Sept. 20, 2019. Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Employment disruption ahead: Three ways federal policy can help workers

Three federal public policy changes impacting employed and contingent workers could significantly buffer anticipated impacts of automation, Artificial Intelligence and a changing economy.
Distance learning is one way for Ghanaian entrepreneurs like Sena Ahadji to earn degrees without giving up their work. Francis Kokoroko/Reuters

How Ghana’s universities are trying to open the doors of learning

Ghana's universities are working hard to bring in more students – including those who can't afford to study full time and want good quality distance learning options.

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