Archive for July, 2010

Imagineaction to be launched in September

On July 15, 2010, The Canadian Teacher’s Federation (CTF) announced the September 2010 launch of Imagineaction, the successor program to the Foundation’s Green Street initiative. About this new educational program, CTF President Mary-Lou Donnelly says:

“It is our hope that Imagineaction will serve as a catalyst to inspire teachers and their students to think critically about the world around them and to act to make their community a better place.”

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Innovate or Perish: Redrawing the Business and Social Landscape

From Stephen Huddart’s latest OSBR column:

We’re at a moment when the boundaries of capitalism are being reshaped.”
Michael Porter, June 28, 2010

Economist and business guru Michael Porter was in Montreal last week as the guest of Sustainable Prosperity, to speak about the “Porter Hypothesis” he developed 20 years ago. The hypothesis posits that, contrary to the naysayers who hold that economics and environment are mutually exclusive domains, strict environmental regulation of the economy generates an innovation effect that triggers the development of new technologies and improvements that confer competitive advantage on companies and countries. (more…)

JUMP Math founder appointed to the Order of Canada

On June 30, 2010, it was announced that John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math, was one of the 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada. John Mighton has been given this honour for his contributions as an award-winning playwright and as founder of the JUMP Math program. The ceremony date is currently not set.

JUMP Math, a McConnell grantee, was recently featured in The Globe and Mail.