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Why do we give without expecting anything in return? Research into a Silicon Valley business accelerator program shows bonding rituals play a big role. (Shutterstock)

A study of entrepreneurs explains why we sometimes give without receiving

New research on giving in a business setting could offer insights into human interactions and critical lessons for organizations looking to build a more collaborative culture.
Listening is often referred to as a muscle — it has to be developed. Building good listening skills can be a boon to any workplace. (Alexander Suhorucov/Pexels)

How ‘deliberate listening’ builds bonds between managers and workers

With the rise of remote and hybrid work, employees are more isolated than ever. Here’s how ‘deliberate listening’ can help create a foundation for collaboration in this changing world of work.
Supporters take part in a rally as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Peterborough, Ont., on the weekend before the Sept. 20 election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal election 2021: A campaign marked by failure and frustration

None of the three major political parties ran good campaigns this election. But the Liberals are on track to win again due to COVID-19, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the PPC’s improving fortunes.
Arriving travellers from an international flight follow signs toward COVID-19 testing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto in February. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

​​COVID-19 and border restrictions: Here’s what the parties’ election platforms say about controlling the fourth wave

The federal election is taking place during a fourth wave of COVID-19, and border management remains crucial to controlling the pandemic. Here’s how each major party would manage travel restrictions.
Play will be essential to give children space to work out anxieties, and will also provide many other social and cognitive benefits. (Shutterstock)

This back-to-school during COVID-19, bolster children’s mental and emotional well-being through play

Communicating clearly with children and providing space for them to play will be vital during back-to-school and beyond as children manage stressors associated with COVID-19.
Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau enlève son masque alors qu'il se prépare à prendre la parole lors d'une conférence de presse à Ottawa où il annonçait que les Canadiens se rendront aux urnes le 20 septembre. La Presse Canadienne/Justin Tang

Élections fédérales 2021 : les électeurs iront aux urnes sur fond de pandémie et de changement climatique

Depuis les «voies ensoleillées», beaucoup de choses ont changé depuis 2015. Justin Trudeau doit convaincre qu’il est le meilleur choix pour lutter à la fois contre la Covid et le changement climatique.
Pre-pandemic research about courses offered online and in-person found students took online courses selectively and strategically. (Shutterstock)

Do university students want more online learning, post-pandemic? Here’s what some chose before COVID-19

Some promoters of educational technology see COVID-19 as a ‘tech reckoning’ for professors who refused to accept progress. But before the pandemic, many students also preferred in-person classes.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau removes his mask as he prepares to speak at a news conference in Ottawa where he announced Canadians will go to the polls on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadian election 2021: Voters head to the polls with the pandemic, climate change top of mind

From sunny ways to heat domes, much has changed since 2015. Justin Trudeau must convince voters he’s their best bet for pandemic and economic security, and to deal with climate change.

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