Alternative Holiday Activities!

December 7, 2015 | Emoke

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December is the month of holidays. Christmas songs and decorations most obviously bombard us and take over. But what if you don't enjoy the holidays, or do not observe any of them? If this is the time of year for you where you need a good distraction more than anything,...

Computing Mutations

December 1, 2015 | Jane

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The Human Genome Project finished mapping the three billion-or-so chemical base pairs that make the how-to-build-a-human instructions code in 2003. It was a monumental step. But of course each human’s code is unique, and the difficulty of “reading” the genomic map means that in some sense this was just the...

Citizenship/Settlement Programs at North York Central Library!

October 26, 2015 | Emoke

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The Toronto Public Library offers a vast variety of New to Canada and Citizenship Test Preparation classes and programs on an ongoing basis. The library website under New To Canada is a good place to look for information on: Learning English for all levels and ages, Citizenship Test, Settling in...

Health Force Ontario – A Type of Matchmaking

September 8, 2015 | Jane

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Canada is a country that thrives on immigration. So there are systems in place to help immigrants move into their new lives in Canada as easily as possible. In fact, new changes in immigration processes (some of them controversial) allow skilled and highly educated immigrants to be “fast-tracked” into Canada...

Volunteering Benefits

August 17, 2015 | Emoke

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Have you ever wanted to volunteer for a cause you believe in, but your other time commitments, such as school, work, family, etc. got in the way? I'm sure we have all felt this way in our busy adult lives. I started my volunteer work after finishing my studies. With...

Healthy Cognitive Aging

June 8, 2015 | Jane

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As baby boomers approach old age, and as we’re living longer, topics like brain health and prevention of age-related cognitive decline are making headlines, but also a matter we come across in our personal lives. The brain is at the centre of everything we do, who we are, what we...

Homelessness In Canada

March 16, 2015 | Emoke

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Recently, I attended a training session on homelessness which opened my eyes to the topic and the actions that we must take as a society to put an end to this unfortunate and inhumane social issue. The speaker was Stephen Gaetz, a Professor at the Faculty of Education at York...

Digital Innovation Hub Librarian Internship Experience!

February 2, 2015 | Emoke

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Photo of me at the Toronto Reference Library Hub Recently I finished a librarian internship at the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library. I had the honour of spending about five months there, getting to know what goes on in the hub and learning how to do my...

Empower Your Presence: 5 Tips to Tailor Your Workplace Image

October 1, 2014 | Charlene

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Possessing an empowered presence can increase your success and true wealth, whether going for an interview, starting out in your career, or vying for a promotion. Dressing intentionally plays a huge a role in impression management. Come hear Catherine Bell, President of Prime Impressions Image Consulting give five tips on...

Ode to the Illustrious Typewriter

June 23, 2014 | Ann

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June 23rd is National Typewriter Day. Those who worked in office settings or used them at home prior to the 1990s will remember these machines well. Whether they are manual, electric, or electronic, typewriters played a major role in processing information.