The National Women-focused co-working spaces increase in Canada

The spike coincides with the rise of the #MeToo movement, as more women look for an alternative to the male-dominated workplace. But are these women-only workplaces discriminatory?
  • 2018
  • 00:04:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

Venture Work/Life Balance

This feature comprises five stories examining the crisis of Canadian workers as they try to balance home life with work demands. First is a segment about current research that bears out the evidence: people are stressed out and it’s costing business a fortune. Three parts of this anthology detail the life of one workaholic who changed her life with the ...
  • 2002
  • 00:23:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Workplace Stress: The Balancing Act

This program examines how difficult it is to balance work and life in today's workplace. Most people feel their lives are out of control and absenteeism, employee turnover and rising drug plan costs that are substantially on the rise would bear this out. For 20 years corporations have tried to deal with stress in the workplace through fitness programs and ...
  • 2002
  • 00:10:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2000 World Trade: The Subsidy War

Globalization is a political and economic concept that has been much extolled in the last decade. It is also a trading phenomenon that has had very real effects on the way Canadians live. This News in Review story, which revisits the troubled – some would say disastrous – Seattle World Trade talks, explores the advantages, disadvantages, and above all the conflicts created ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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Venture Wormboy

Attending Princeton is a dream for many aspiring business people, but not Wormboy. Tom Szaky is a 22-year old who gave up an Ivy League education to start his own company, Terracycle. The young entrepreneur turns garbage into gold, with a little help from California red worms. Millions of wiggling worms are fed a mixture of manure, coffee grounds and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:18:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Exchange Young Canadians: Funding the Future

Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, is a UBC professor and leading thinker on generational inequality in Canada. He talks with CBC's Peter Armstrong about how Canada Pension Plan reforms will affect young people and their future plans for retirement.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

News in Review - April 2016 ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

In March 2016 Canada’s federal government met with provincial premiers to put together a national climate plan, one that will address carbon emissions. Canada is far behind other industrial nations in outlining measures to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Many experts argue that taxing the population may not be the best solution to a cleaner planet. So how do ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - November 2015 ​Norway's Oil: Investing in a Nation's Future

The worldwide drop in oil prices has left Alberta facing a billion-dollar deficit and its economy balancing on the edge of recession, possibly dragging the rest of Canada with it. What happened with the surplus the province made over the years of high oil prices? There may be a lesson to learn from across the Atlantic in Norway. What did ...
  • 2015
  • 00:12:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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News in Review - March 2016 ​The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

When the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global economic forecast in January 2016, it predicted Canada's economy would only grow 1.7 percent for the year. Canadian banks aren't as optimistic, settling for a mere 1.3 per cent. It’s not good news for a country that is admittedly feeling the pinch of a downturn. What's to blame? China? Slower than expected ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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