“I take out CEOs once a month and they all tell me the same thing,” said Alan Middleton, marketing professor and executive director of Schulich’s Executive Education Centre, in The Globe and Mail. ” ‘Whatever happened to the ability of someone, in less than two minutes, to state what they want me to do, state the rationale and how to do it?’ “
According to York University Professor Robert MacDermid, when campaigns go “negative,” they’re hoping that some truth in their attack will resonate with the public more than the blowback for going negative, reported Metro.
Celebrities showing “everyday human characteristics,” the slower month of August and the humorous, self-deprecating nature of the Ice Bucket Challenge all contributed to its success, said York University marketing Professor Alan Middleton in the Financial Post.
York University Professor Margaret Beare worries that the militarization of police forces that’s been happening in the U.S. over the past couple of decades is bound to creep into Canada, reported CBC News.
“In my opinion, while Scottish nationalism now embraces the wider world, Quebec nationalism has turned inward centring ever more on ethnicity, something that would likely cause Parti Quebecois founder Rene Levesque to turn over in his grave,” wrote York University political science Professor James Laxer in the Toronto Star.
York President Mamdouh Shoukri said the sweeping set of agreements the Ontario government has signed with universities and colleges are a “welcome step” that will make the process for approving program expansions more efficient by sorting out ahead of time which universities will focus on which areas, reported The Globe and Mail Aug. 9.
“Older people are not as likely to work as those in [their] 30s and 40s, but far more likely to work than older people a decade or two ago,” said York University Professor Thomas Klassen in The Globe and Mail.
“Normally there’s a veneer of professionalism that’s always maintained,” said York University political science Professor Dennis Pilon in the Toronto Star. “It is just sort of beyond the pale of the regular kind of politics we’re accustomed to.”
“There are mistakes that were made, but to call mistakes a failure with an organization like this is a huge misappraisal of their innate ability to adapt, recognize issues and solve problems,” said Robert Kozinets, director of MBA specialization in global retail management at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in Canadian Business.
“Payment systems, for example, that either already exist or may be developed in the future could provide alternatives for consumers to the banks [if trust were to be compromised],” said Gordon Roberts, professor of finance at York University’s Schulich School of Business, in Investment Executive.