Textbook Wikis: The Best Thing for Right Winged and other Radical Profs?

Cynthia Cheng This New York Times article says Macmillan is introducing a new program called DynamicPress, a system which allows instructors (or anyone who can log in, anyway) to alter textbooks without the need to get permission from publishers and authors.  Tiis means that professors can not only insert their own material, but also CHANGE […]

Statscan Definition of 'Mother Tongue' Used to Inflate Numbers?

Cynthia Cheng Statistic Canada (Statscan) defines “mother tongue” as “first language learned at home.”  But is it accurate? Or, are they trying to inflate the number of Canadians who speak a non-official (English or French) language?  Why am I asking this?  Because plenty of people who learned an ancestral language prior to starting school grow up not […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on All Day Kindergarten

The Ontario government has recently announced that kindergarten, both junior (4-year-olds) and senior (5-year-olds) will be full day as of September 2010.  The program will combine “regular kindergarten” with daycare.  In addition, there’ll be more affordable after school, March Break and summer programs for older kids, making elementary schools “all year hubs.”  Many parents are […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on Going to High School Alum Events

This week, I had the wonderful chance of going back to my high school to attend a dinner honouring an alumna, or Old Girls as we call ourselves.  It’s amazing how popular these events are.  Sure, the woman honoured this year is well-known, but it seems that at this school, at least, these functions tend […]

Cynthia’s Thoughts: Paying for Internships?

Many students take unpaid internships in the summer months, either as a requirement for their coursework or because they want the experience.  Generally, students look for the internship themselves or they’re matched through the school.  However, I recently heard on the radio that people were actually bidding for internship positions at auction, with proceeds going […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: The Canadian National Exhibition

Going to the Ex was definitely part of my childhood. It was usually the last “fun” thing I did before school started – my family usually made the visit over Labour Day weekend.  I really loved going to see all the exhibits and to go on the rides at the midway. Unlike rides at theme […]

1M iPhones Sold Over the Weekend? INTERESTING!

After all, most of you said that you’d rather wait to get your iPhones! I guess the general public didn’t want to wait, unlike Prospere Magazine readers! According to last week’s poll, which asked: Will you be getting an iPhone when it launches on Friday? 16.7 of you said: Nope. No unlimited plan? No iPhone!

An MBA is a Great Idea: Survey Results for May 13 to May 19

Question: Would you consider going back to school for an MBA? 41.7% said: Yes, definitely! I think it’s going to help me further my career.

Business Education: Intelligently investing in your career and future

Charlene Callaghan At 5:30 a.m., Monday to Friday, Thanoosha Sivakumaran wakes up to the buzz of her alarm clock. She boards the GO train in Mississauga at 6:45 a.m. and arrives at her job at 7:20 a.m. After an exhausting day as a business analyst, Sivakumaran turns on her computer and begins her homework for the […]