Paying it forward as easy as opening a door

Scouts Canada’s annual Good Turn Week happens this year from April 26 to May 4, reported Ottawa South News April 23. The nine-day event, which spans the country, is a call to action, challenging Canadians to do one good turn for others and ask the recipients to pay it forward. . . . A recent York University study showed that the positive feeling that comes receiving a random act of kindness can stay with a person for six months. Read full story.

End does not justify means
When it comes to corporate governance, does the end ever justify the means? Matt Galloway spoke about this with Schulich School of Business Professor Alan Middleton on CBC’s “Metro Morning” April 23. Listen to full interview.

Native daughter returns home and she’s bringing 90 musical friends
York University music Professor Stephanie Martin was nurtured in the belly of chorale music as the daughter of Abner Martin, founder of both the Menno Singers and the Mennonite Mass Choir in Waterloo Region. . . . This will be the first time in a decade she will be in Waterloo Region, conducting the 90-member choir she has led for the past 17 of its 27-year history, reported the Waterloo Region Record April 23. Read full story.

Young people deserve university close to home
The towns of Newmarket and Aurora have joined forces in an impressive and exciting bid to bring a York University campus to the area, reported the Newmarket Era April 23. This visionary strategy has merit and is long overdue. Read full story.

York University will eliminate three bids for new campus Friday
York Region municipalities will learn if they’ve passed the initial test for a York University satellite campus Friday, reported the Newmarket Era April 23. Read full story.

Brock’s banter: Magic bullet?
A university campus has been a long-stated objective for Aurora and there has been no shortage of suggestions for when, and if, the opportunity arose, how it could be brought to fruition. Some people with grand visions of what it could bring to the community stated publically their ideal and logical location would be land near State Farm’s headquarters at Highway 404. . . . If Aurora makes the shortlist this week, negotiations are likely to continue while York University and the Province of Ontario continue to weigh their top two contenders, reported the Auroran April 23. Read full story.