Schulich grad finds her calling in customer business development at P&G

As a second-year marketing and strategy student at York University’s Schulich School of Business, Ashni Raythatha was facing endless possibilities for her career….That’s when she spotted Procter & Gamble’s (P&G’s) Sales/Customer Business Development Summer Internship listing, which described a different kind of role than the sales job stereotype Ashni had come to expect – one that allowed students to become important members of the team, work directly with P&G’s customers and contribute to the growth of the company’s well-known brands, reported TalentEgg Jan. 8. Read full story.

Library campout aims to raise $20K for education in developing countries
Live-in for Literacy is a student fundraising initiative that promotes the importance of literacy and raises money to build educational facilities in developing countries. This year, Laurentian, Ottawa University, Queen’s University and York University students hope collectively to raise $20,000 to build two libraries in India and to support education programs for women in developing countries, reported Northern Life Jan. 23. Read full story.

Toyota latest winner from Canada’s corporate socialism: Walkom
In one way or another, the practice of publicly subsidizing profitable private corporations has been going on for more than 100 years, reported the Toronto Star Jan. 23. So in that sense, Wednesday’s announcement that the Ontario and federal governments are giving Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. up to $34 million to build a hybrid car in Cambridge is par for the course….Writing in the online publication, The Bullet, York University’s Distinguished Research Professor Leo Panitch and Packer Chair in Social Justice Sam Gindin pointed out that subsidy schemes like Ottawa’s put the lie to claims that the right is somehow opposed to government involvement in the economy. Read full story.

National women’s team camp: Coach won’t favour veterans
Even after this week’s winter camp for the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship, coach Dan Church, who also coaches at York University, will still evaluate players based on their play in college or the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). But since this is the last time he’ll see them together before the worlds, it will be difficult not to give this week a lot of weight. When it comes to the final selections, he cautions, veterans don’t necessarily have the edge, reported the Ottawa Citizen Jan. 23. Read full story.