Arts and Culture of the North: Heritage Preservation and Employment Opportunities

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By Hilary Thomson Canada’s North: a land of ice and snow that is fertile with culture, art and opportunity. The northern territories represent a huge portion of the country’s landmass, yet are home to very little of its population. Even so, the art and culture of the North has come to represent Canada in many [...]

DEFINING THE NORTHERN ADVENTURER

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By Maria Church So what does it take to brave the North? Is it a certain personality type? Maybe a particular astrological sign? One thing is certain: not everyone is up for the challenge of transporting their lives to another city, never mind one located in Canada’s northern territories. So who is the right candidate [...]

MYTHS AND REALITIES OF LIVING IN NORTHERN CANADA

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By Maria Church The true North strong and free”: it’s an evocative line in our national anthem, one that calls to mind images of glaciers, tundra and polar bears. But the reality of life in Yellowknife and Whitehorse, the two most populated cities in the territories, is a mystery to most Canadians. There is a [...]

DISCOVER A CAREER IN CAPITAL MARKETS: A CHALLENGING AND REWARDING CAREER FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

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By Deborah Grosdanis A career in finance means working at a traditional retail bank, right? Well, yes, it could. But it could also mean so much more than that! There are countless exciting, challenging and rewarding careers in the financial world, including the capital markets, with opportunities for both men and women. The capital markets [...]

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Summer Jobs and Co-op Placements in Northern Canada

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By Erin Jackson When Kevin Robbie signed up for a three-month summer co-op placement in Yellowknife, he was expecting chilly weather and a city not so different from his hometown of Georgetown, Ontario. Instead, he found himself swimming in the freezing cold Great Slave Lake, walking home at 11 p.m. with the sun still shining, [...]

Are You the Leader Your Employees Need?

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By Mariane Jobin Are you familiar with the concept of leadership? Though it has become a popular word in the world of work, a little caution is in order: the term is not only widely used, but frequently overused or even misused. Do you know what leadership really is? What does it take to be [...]

The Benefits of Working Abroad

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By Kathleen Clark The world, they say, is at your fingertips. You can armchair travel in 140 characters or less for hours, Skype with people across a dozen time zones and barely notice a lag, or virtually order shawarma and have it at your door in 30 minutes or it’s free. But the global village [...]

Healthcare and Tech: How Telemedicine and Technology are Improving Living Conditions in Northern Canada

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By Kathryn Young It helps save lives, enables timely diagnoses and treatment, and allows patients and health-care providers in remote areas to feel less isolated. Telemedicine—the use of advanced telecommunications and technology to deliver health care at a distance—has made Canada a global leader. It allows children in the Northwest Territories to receive regular speech [...]

YOU’RE GOING WHERE?

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By Erin Jackson If you had told me at the beginning of my university career I’d be going on a student exchange to the Netherlands, I simply would not have believed you. Born in Yellowknife and raised in Ireland, I decided to move back to Canada to study journalism at Carleton University. Hopping on a [...]

A Northern hold on our imagination

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Canada’s North. It fascinates us. It defines us. Peter Gzowski, famed national radio personality, once described the North as the soul of Canada. The notion of North permeates Canadian culture. In our national anthem, we describe our country as the “true North, strong and free,” and the federal government is spending time and treasure to [...]