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The Book Burns, and Takes the House Down With It

I have always felt a deep connection to books as objects.  I love the weight of them, the feel of the pages, the smell, and the endless potential for creation that they seem to represent.  My affection for the printed word is a fundamental component of how I see myself, and it has swayed the […]

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Why knowing the Rules is not enough

By Jarrod Ladouceur I, like many bright eyed MBA candidates at Ryerson, was not sure where an MBA would take me but shortly after starting classes I was confident the unique program that Ryerson offered would certainly take me where I wanted to go. The combination of pure academics tempered by real world interaction created […]

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When Research Can Lead to a New Career (from Finance to Corporate Social Responsibility)

By Colin Kee The Schulich International Case Competition which focusses on mining-related topics, happens each November. This was the competition that would change the course of my career; I was part of the TRSM team that made the finals last year. In preparation for the case competition, we were coached by Professor Kernaghan Webb and […]

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Creating Positive Change – Are Nonprofits Rising to the Challenge?

By Neva Lazarova When I think of the concept of ‘school’, I often remember Pink Floyd’s song “Another Brick in the Wall”; the lyrics “We don’t need no education” and “We don’t need no thought control” stand out in my mind.  I have always been concerned that education could, to a large extent, destroy individuality and […]

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My Summer as a Fake Consultant

Here’s a riddle for you: how do you turn an engineer into a management consultant? Sadly, there’s no witty one-liner here, but I’ll try to keep my year and a half journey entertaining. I was a gear-head through and through: a farm-boy turned mechanical engineer who built robots for a living and was addicted to […]

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