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Autonomy. Mastery. Purpose

Autonomy. Mastery. Purpose. “Autonomy: The urge to direct our own lives. Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. … If you want engagement, self-direction is best. ” This TED talk by Dan Pink is […]

Cabinet Shuffle and Eco Fees

Yesterday Dalton McGuinty shuffled cabinet in a hope to improve operations of Ontario Governments. Although, that’s also what he said in January when he had again shuffled cabinet. Instead of efficient, reliable government Ontarian’s were sidled with an eco–fee debacle, a raid on ministries and a strengthened sense that our government is no longer serving […]

A Green Education

It’s not just about the engineering, life sciences, arts, law, medicine, etc. programs anymore, today more post-secondary schools are offering ‘green’ education programs. From the technical college programs, to the theoretical undergraduate courses to the more advanced graduate programs more schools are capturing the growing ‘green’ economy. But of course, you have to offer the […]

GO Transit and Metrolinx to Merge

On March 30th the provincial government announced that GO Transit would merge with Metrolinx in an attempt to better manage the transit in the Toronto-Hamilton corridor. According to Metronauts the proposed bill was read in the House of Commons on Monday morning and passed it’s first reading. By Merging GO Transit and Metrolinx Ontario should […]

The End of the Suburban Development?

Peter Schiff, an economic commentator that is said to have predicted the ‘bust’ we are currently in. Last night he was hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos on the Hour. Schiff stated that the down turn in the economy has happened before and will happen again. He said that every 40 years we experience a contraction. Why? […]

The Budget Misses Key Environmental Components

I’ve had more of a chance to go through the budget details now and I stand by my comment that the 2009 budget does not do enough for the environment. And I’m not alone. I started some new classes this term. One of my professors has a breadth of knowledge (including both an engineering and […]

The Walmart Debate Continues

Quick. Convenient. Cheap. Yup, that’s Walmart. It usually has everything you need for your life and home, from cleaning supplies, to furniture (including electronics), clothes, and in some cases it has a food aisle, although I haven’t seen one with any fresh produce yet. Last night the debate about Walmart came up around my dinner […]