News in Review - April 2017 Degrees of Disappointment: Is Higher Education Failing?

Young Canadians are feeling betrayed. They were told that if they went to university and got a good education they would get a secure job and a stable future. But that promise isn’t always coming true these days. Many graduates are ending up in precarious jobs with no future. Nick Purdon looks at the promise of higher education and asks ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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The National Downside of Downsizing

Downsizing was the corporate buzzword of an era challenged by increased competition, higher costs and recession. Its promise was a leaner and meaner corporate structure. A decade into this phenomenon, Hana Gartner studies its often debilitating social and economic effect. Victims and survivors of the downsizing axe describe its effects on the individual and on office morale. Consultant Ron Kapelle ...
  • 1995
  • 00:25:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1993 Employment Equity: Who Makes the Grade?

With reference to the controversy surrounding the Metropolitan Toronto Fire Department's hiring practices, we examine the whole issue of employment equity and the growing pressure from women and visible minorities.
  • 1993
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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Canadian Museum of Nature Erika Anderson on women geologists and the minerals named after them

Erika Anderson, Curator of Mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature, recognizes notable women in science who have been honoured by having unique minerals named after them.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

About Here Explore the rise and fall of the traditional workplace

The pandemic has many of us asking, “is the office obsolete?” Well, it turns out it’s not the first time we’ve thought about it. In this video, CBC columnist Uytae Lee explores the history of remote work and how offices have stayed relevant throughout the years.
  • 2020
  • 00:09:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/14/2021

Studio K Gary Wants to be a Meteorologist

When Gary the Unicorn grows up he wants to be a meteorologist, so who better than CBC Vancouver's Johanna Wagstaffe to share what the job is all about!
  • 2018
  • 00:01:52
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/08/2018

Doc Zone Generation Jobless Classroom Favourites

There was a time when a university degree assured you of a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of university and college grads who are underemployed – ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2014

It's a Living Helpers

In this episode: Rev. Lehotsky reclaims an abandoned neighbourhood through corporate donations and resident motivation; actor/entertainer Tom Jackson works to feed the needy; a Victoria store-owner trains and employs street kids; bike cops are seen on patrol and responding to calls; a courier company managed by and employs people with mental illnesses; a new day and a new life at ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National How Apollo 11 inspires these PhD students to chase careers in aerospace

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing has inspired a new generation of Canadians to study space exploration and a possible return to the moon. Nick Purdon visits with female PhD students at the University of Western Ontario, where they are simulating a rover landing on the moon.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

Venture How Bad Is Your Boss?

“Demanding,” “insensitive,” “relentless” and “out of touch.” If these words are synonymous with “boss” for you, this program may open your eyes to the various skills of management. A quick quiz provides insight into leadership styles to help determine if a boss is doing their job or if they are truly lacking good managerial skills. The lively, fast-paced video uses ...
  • 2006
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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