Filipinos find a home in Winnipeg as family ties drive immigration in Manitoba

The Filipino community makes up a larger percentage of the population of Winnipeg – 8 per cent – than any other visible minority. This concentration has led to the Filipino population becoming a significant part of city life in a way that hasn’t occurred in larger centres, said Philip Kelly, director of the Centre for Asian Research at York University. Kelly is currently conducting research on Filipino youth in Canada, comparing Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. “When I was [in Winnipeg] doing my research, the Blue Bombers were playing the Argonauts and it was Filipino night at the stadium. You’d never find a Filipino night at the Argonauts,” said Kelly in the National Post June 9. Read full story.

Novel ‘King of Rags’ finds the rhythm of Scott Joplin
A novel detailing Scott Joplin’s life needs to deliver a syncopated experience. That’s how York University humanities Professor Eric Bronson, author of King of Rags, thinks his new book reads. “As much as possible, I wanted the words to sing,” said Bronson in the Kansas City Star May 31. “Ragtime music is bouncy, jarring, joyful – much like the cities and the musicians who produced it.” Read full story.

Specialized MBAs
University of Texas Mccombs School of Business, Stern School of Business, New York, and York University’s Schulich School of Business, Canada, cater to this specific need of business through their master’s programs in business analytics, reported the New Indian Express June 10. These programs are targeted at tech-savvy professionals who want to make a career in business analytics and big data. Companies in e-commerce, health care, cloud computing and retail sectors are actively hiring managers with such expertise. Read full story.

Ivey students take on Harvard Business Review
Rob Hines, a 25-year business veteran, has been appointed executive director of the Career Development Centre at York University’s Schulich School of Business, reported The Globe and Mail June 8. A former managing partner of the executive search firm CTPartners, Hines is also a member of Schulich’s International Advisory Council. Read full story.

Botched case highlights need for JPs to have legal training
Citing problems with the search warrant, including the hasty signing off by the issuing justice of the peace (JP) who was missing a “significant piece of information”, Superior Court Justice Cory Gilmore said she had no choice but to exclude the evidence: 40 kilograms of methamphetamine seized from two homes in York Region.…York University Professor Ian Greene, an expert in Charter rights and judicial administration, expressed his concern about the “antiquated JP system in provinces such as Ontario.” Greene was quoted saying, “I was delighted when Alberta, in 1998, became the first province to require JPs hearing cases to have a legal education,” reported the Toronto Star June 10. Read full story.

Best summer safety advice
The best way to keep the fun happening all summer long is by putting safety first. From bike safety rules to bullying, here’s what you need to know to keep yourself and those around you safe and happy….Be alert to the potential for bullying. Bullying is more likely to occur when children encounter new situations and groups of peers. “The first few days of summer camp might be a vulnerable time,” says Debra Pepler, a psychology professor at York University and co-founder of, in Canadian Living’s July 2013 issue. Read full story.

Kefalogianni boosts Greek tourism in Canada
Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni conducted important meetings in Toronto on June 8 with the leadership of Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat and Canadian Tourism Commission, in her effort to promote Greece’s tourism product in the Canadian market.…During the event, Stelios Vasilakis, responsible for the Strategy and Foundation Youth Programs “Stavros Niarchos” announced that the institution will offer one million U.S. dollars to the York University in Toronto, reported Greek Reporter June 9. Read full story.