Where the hot jobs are for graduates

“Big Data is sexy,” said Rob Hines, executive director of Schulich’s Career Development Centre, in The Globe and Mail. “It is so in demand that this year’s graduates [from Schulich’s master of science in business analytics] were placed before they finished first year [of the two-year program].”

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Why are Canadians not being told the truth about disease?

“It is now widely known that the primary factors that shape health are not the so-called ‘lifestyle’ factors of diet, physical activity and tobacco use, but rather the living conditions individuals experience throughout their life course,” wrote York University Professor Dennis Raphael in the Hamilton Spectator.

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It's the alcohol talking

Researchers at York University and the University of Warwick have built a functioning molecular-communications system using a battery-powered liquid sprayer, a desktop fan, breathalyzer sensors, cheap electronics and rubbing alcohol, reported The Economist.

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Ottawa considers softening marijuana laws

“The police turn a blind eye to marijuana quite often because they really don’t believe it’s a serious crime,” said Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Alan Young in The Globe and Mail. “However, if it’s simply a ticket, there’s a greater incentive . . . you’re just going to find police forces end up ticketing more than they charge [now].”

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Rob Ford: Is the US laughing with us or at us?

Schulich School of Business Professor Alan Middleton scoffed at the suggestion that Ford was in L.A. to “promote Toronto”. “The fact that he can’t justify it internally as a business expense . . . is kind of a giveaway that it really is personal,” he said in the Toronto Star.

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Canada failing homeless youth, report charges

Many youth find themselves “languishing in a shelter for four or five years when they should be in school learning to be an adult with the supports they need . . . instead of rushing them to be adults, living in poverty and becoming chronically homeless adults,” said report author Stephen Gaetz, a professor in York University’s Faculty of Education and director of the Homeless Hub, in the Toronto Star March 3.

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