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Emerge Conference

Monday April 21st, 2014 8:13:31 | Posted by: Stephen Cawthorne

The  Emerge Conference is taking place at the University of Guelph-Humber on April 22, 2014. With graduation approaching for many students, youth unemployment and the competitive job market have been hot topics.   It is a multi-platform, multi-disciplinary conference planned and executed by students, for students.

The conference features key note speakers and industry professionals allowing students to gain insight as to what they can expect when entering the media working world.

 Some of the speakers that are involved for this year’s conference include founder of Bitstrips, Jesse Brown, news anchor and iconic journalist, Christine Bentley, Media Relations Director at eOne Music Canada, Eric Alper, restaurateur and food truck pioneer, Zane Caplansky, and many more.

Ticket prices are 15 dollars, for further details please visit   www.emergeconference.ca.

Radio Humbers Band of the Month: The Turks

Thursday April 03rd, 2014 15:54:43 | Posted by: Dean Sinclair

The Turks are a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2008. The group's lineup consists of Julian Muia (rhythm guitar, vocals), Daniel Konikoff (lead guitar, vocals), Ryan Levine (bass guitar, vocals) and Vincent Lecce (drums).

NHL on TSN Star James Duthie speaks with Radio Broadcasting Students

Thursday April 03rd, 2014 11:53:17 | Posted by: Keith Bauer

For the RBD Speaker Series, TSN's own James Duthie spoke to students about his career as a reporter, anchor and host in sports and news. James began his career in Ottawa as a news reporter, something that he said proved invaluable to him over the course of his career.  James has also spent time doing work for TSN with the CFL and NBA, as well as hosting Sportscentre.

Among the highlights of his career -  a brief encounter with Tiger Woods at a urinal while covering the Masters at Augusta in 2005. He also mentioned NHL Executive Brian Burke and that while his stern personality shows up with the media, he is much different when off the camera. He spoke about the "different cat" that NHL analyst Pierre McGuire is, and also told students about some of his favourite moments including the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

His passion and commitment for TSN and Bell Media were obvious as he talked about the steps that led to Rogers Sportsnet's new deal with the NHL. His emotion was evident as he told students when he and his co-workers made the decision to stay with TSN, and how Gary Bettman essentially nixed a deal that would have given the NHL to Bell. And while this was a disappointment for James, he now sees it as an opportunity for TSN to spend more time on other sports across the country, and across the world.

Students had several questions for James as he has become one of the faces of TSN. He followed up the talk by posing for pictures with students, and taking an "Ellen at the Oscars" selfie with all of them.

His lasting advice for students was this, "A confident man chooses the middle urinal".

Bike Share Toronto

Thursday April 03rd, 2014 10:09:15 | Posted by: Jessica Bellamy

CHANGE IS COMING ON TWO WHEELS!

SAY GOODBYE TO "BIXI" AND HELLO TO "BIKE SHARE TORONTO"

"BIXI" HAD SOME FINANCIAL TROUBLES LAST YEAR IN THE TUNE OF 3-POINT-9-MILLION-DOLLARS ON A LOAN GUARANTEED BY THE CITY.

THEY NEEDED SOMEONE TO INTERVENE AND RE-TOOL THEIR PROGRAM SO THAT THE ONE THOUSAND BIKE FLEET REMAIN OPERATIONAL.

SCOOT HANCOCK, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF BIKE SHARE TORONTO, SAYS THAT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH ALTA BICYCLE SHARE WILL HELP KEEP THIS PROGRAM ROLLING.


ALTA BICYCLE SHARE IS BUSY COLLECTING DATA FROM THEIR ONGOING RESEARCH TO FIND OUT WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR TORONTO USERS.

"ALTA BICYCLE SHARE" IS BASED IN OREGON AND HAS HELPED MANY NORTH AMERICAN CITIES PLAN THEIR PROGRAMS.

BECAUSE NO CITY IS ALIKE, THEY USE ALOGORITHMS TO MATHMATICALLY DISCOVER THE BEST ROUTES FOR MAPPING AND BIKE AVAILABILITY AND DOCKING STATIONS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR MEMBERSHIP FEES AND STATION MAPS, PLEASE VISIT BIKE-SHARE-TORONTO DOT COM.

Canada Job Grant

Thursday March 06th, 2014 14:41:58 | Posted by: Jessica Bellamy

 TORONTO - Canada's most populous province has signed a framework agreement with the federal government over the Canada Job Grant.
    Ontario Training Minister Brad Duguid says he'll now work with Ottawa to iron out details about how the job training program will work.
    He says it will allow the province to provide the best possible programs it can for out-of-work Ontarians.
    Duguid says there have been good discussions with Ottawa about two other labour agreements for older workers and those with disabilities.
    The provinces and territories had initially refused to sign on to the original jobs training proposal, but dropped their opposition after Ottawa agreed to numerous changes.
    Duguid said he expects the other provinces and territories will soon sign on to the framework agreement.
    (The Canadian Press)