Does Canada have a labour shortage or a skills shortage?

“A recent report highlighted evidence of a growing mismatch in the Canadian job market,” wrote York University social justice Professor Andrew Jackson in The Globe and Mail Dec. 5.  “It is enormously important that we obtain timely and accurate information on the extent of labour and skills shortages. Skills shortages, which reduce our economic growth potential, can be addressed and resolved through appropriate training and labour market policies,” he continued. Read full story.

Clinicians urged to dive deeper into analytics
Analytics is a staple of most Canadian industries. But it has yet to make a serious dent in one sector that is overflowing with data: medicine. That could be about to change, reported IT World Canada Dec. 5. “A lot of good work is going on,” said Schulich School of Business Professor Richard Irving at a data analytics and health care conference on Tuesday. “There’s reason for hope.” Read full story.

EcoSource recognizes ‘Green Change Champions’
Mississauga-based environmental organization EcoSource determined who was the greenest of them all on Tuesday night at its inaugural Green Change Champion awards at Clarke Hall in Port Credit, reported the Mississauga News Dec. 5….”Over the last 10 years, we’ve gone from focusing on waste reduction to engaging in youth leadership with the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance, working on agriculture and community gardens projects, as well as a teacher education project in partnership with York University,” said EcoSource Executive Director Lea Ann Mallett before the awards were presented. Read full story.