Women to Watch

Four Machine Learning Techniques in Simple Terms

Often when you hear experts talk about machine learning and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to feel alienated. A common sentiment we hear from entrepreneurs is that it can be hard to get beyond the buzzwords and grasp the specifics of what ML and AI can actually accomplish. At Georgian, we’r ...

Blake Hutcheson is Now OMERS' New CEO

OMERS today made it official, announcing Blake Hutcheson the new CEO to continue global expansion:OMERS is pleased to announce the official appointment of Blake Hutcheson as President and CEO, effective today. Mr. Hutcheson, currently OMERS President, succeeds Michael Latimer as CEO. His appointme ...

CDPQ's 2019 Annual Report

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) just released its 2019 Annual Report:Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) today released its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2019, a little later than usual due to the exceptional situation related to COVID‑19. In addition ...

Policy Options for Defunding the Police & Creating Alternative Services of Safety and Support

Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis by kneeling on his neck until he couldn’t breathe—while knowingly being filmed. Regis Korchinski-Paquet died after police arrived to her Toronto home, responding to a call to support a mental health crisis. Brampton’s D’Andre Campbell was ...

The Errant Hydroflask In ‘Little Women’

This is what happens when we’re all watching movies all of the time: A fan spots something off, makes a TikTok, and then the NYT reports on it. What the heck, we need humor, and this is faintly amusing – apparently Timothée Chalamet’s water bottles make an appearance in the Laurence househo ...

This is no virus for old men

Statistics Canada has just released a dataset with detailed anonymized information on all confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada, available for download here. Unlike many of the available trackers, the Statistics Canada data reports cases by date of onset, defined as "earliest date available from the f ...

COVID-19: caution and concern not panic

There’s a lot of information being pumped out about COVID-19 and not all of it is as helpful as it might be. In fact, the sheer volume can seem overwhelming despite one’s best efforts to be calm. Here are a few things I’ve used to help relieve some fo the pressure as numbers in Canada keep ri ...

Some amusements in the time of COVID-19

Gold stars for everyone who recognized the loose paraphrasing of the title, Love in the Time of Cholera, for Gabrial Garcia Marquez’s 1985 novel. I wrote my headline and first paragraph yesterday and found this in my email box this morning, from a March 25, 2020 University of British Columbia new ...

The Japanese Calligrapher Keeping A Forgotten Women’s Script Alive

Kana shodo, which is more than a millennium old and in which the first known novel was written, has fallen out of use for Japanese women today – but artist and master calligrapher Kaoru Akagawa is making art with it. – CNN ...

What Happens To ‘The Merchant Of Venice’ When Shylock Is A Woman?

Carey Perloff, who directed Seana McKenna in the role last year in Calgary: “I am not always convinced that cross-gender casting helps illuminate Shakespeare; many of the plays focus so specifically on gender that swapping out men for women can sometimes muddy the actual narrative or intent of t ...