Canada’s shadow

Chris Corrigan

An incident in Red Deer this week has made visible some of the deep seated xenophobia that exists just under the surface in Canada. ” is totally confounding in a country as big and diverse as Canada. Canada is not a “nation-state.”

Stoking Canada’s racism

Chris Corrigan

” Nenshi shares his thoughts and stories on citizenship and on how that is changing in Canada. As a white skinned man, I grew up hearing racist chatter, even from my dark skinned grandfather. “Privilege” in Canada – being an “ Old Stock Canadian ” to use Stephen Harper’s egregious phrase, accords you a special window on people’s real views about things.

Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement - Community Development Across Canada


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Holidays in Canada

Joitske Hulsebosch

Canadian taking our picture I just returned from a vacation in West Canada. I did not really know Canada except maybe the remote farm of Riks from Farmers wants a wife. With my friend Kidist It was also a reunion with three Ethiopian friends (two living in Canada and one in the USA).

First Net-Map Certification Training in Canada (March 31st – April 1st)

Net-Map Toolbox

Disentangling complex influence networks, improving stakeholder engagement, developing personal networking strategies, fostering positive team dynamics or understanding why your technically sound plan failed dramatically: these are just a few things Net-Mappers do with pen, paper and toys.

What Canada Could Be

How to Save the World

BLOG What Canada Could Be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth, and Canada.") Most of Canada's large private employers are foreign-owned, which means that a large proportion of us work for foreigners, selling our labour, our resources and our intellectual capital, and getting very little in return. I t's not easy being Canadian.

Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

events facilitation Liberating Structures BCCampus CanadaSource: » Liberating Structures 2017 Image by Tracy Kelly As I noted in yesterday’s post, I’m heading up to Vancouver to co-host a couple of workshops.

This ain’t Canada right now

Chris Corrigan

This ain’t Canada right now. Or so says the police officer about 3:50 minutes into this video. Wow. If that is true, then York Regional Police officer 815 was acting out of his jurisdiction and was therefore simply a bully. With a sidearm. Think about that.

On the road in Atlantic Canada

Chris Corrigan

We are now firmly ensconced in Rob Paterson’s barn , lolling around and enjoying a late morning, before we head into town to catch the Canada Day festivities. …and searching for summer. After ALIA ended the family and I went down to The Shire , near Yarmouth for three days of hanging out with good friends from the Art of Hosting community, the Berkana Institute and the Split Rock Learning Centre. Our program consisted entirely to mastering the idea of pacing.

The varieties of winter on the west coast of Canada

Chris Corrigan

Perhaps we need words for the seasons here on Bowen Island. ”Winter” isn’t exactly accurate. Since December 21 when Winter was supposed to have begun we have had the following kinds of days, among others: Cold and clear days with no wind. Snow that falls in some places but rains in others. Southeasterly winds with rain. Calm and cold everywhere except in the Queen Charlotte Channel where a Squamish wind one mile storm force wind is blowing with freezing spray.

Australia vs. Canada: The Best and the Worst

How to Save the World

BLOG Australia vs. Canada: The Best and the Worst. In the process, I've come up with some interesting lists of the best and worst of (Westcoast) Canada and (Southcoast) Australia. Best Things About (Westcoast) Canada: Forests. BC rainforest -- photo by Henry Georgi.

Principles for living reconciliation meaningfully

Chris Corrigan

Wednesday is National Aboriginal Day and ten days later, Canada commemerates its 150th birthday. The promise of Canada has never been delivered to indigenous communities.

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Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

Networking Action

NOTE: The day has been changed to Thursday, and times are different for US/Canada because of daylight savings irregularities: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET (1 hour). Thursday, March 27: Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion.

Making invisible water governance networks visisble – the case of the Okanagan valley (by Nelson Jatel)

Net-Map Toolbox

This is the abstract: “This is a study of water governance in the semi-arid Okanagan valley, British Columbia, Canada. My thesis question for this study is: how does the relationship among actors influence water governance in the Okanagan basin, British Columbia Canada?

The Maturing of Social Networking into a Business Discipline -- PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada

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SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities in October 2015

Michael Sampson - Currents

I head to Canada for a client meeting in mid-October, which works perfectly for dropping by Minneapolis on the way home to attend and speak at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. It’s hard to travel specifically to such events from New Zealand, but when it works in with other travel routing it works great. I will be giving two talks at the event: the first on Re-Imagining Effective Work, and the second on User Adoption Strategies.

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

O Canada! I was surprised to see how well Canada was represented in DC. In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference.

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Collaborative Thinking: Another Example Of Video In The Classroom

Collaborative Thinking

» February 29, 2008 Another Example Of Video In The Classroom Shades of things to come: Carleton University in Canada has created a video portal for students, according to Campus Technology , which allows them to share, annotate, search, index, and even remix class lecture videos. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Getting Started With Web Conferencing | Main | Time-out for a festival.

What Vimy Ridge says about who we should be.

Chris Corrigan

But for Canada, that was and still is, the greatest single loss of life in a day of military action. Much is made of Vimy, especially these days when Canada’s military role has now fully evolved from peacekeeper to combat again. My kids approaching the Vimy Monument.

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

Michelle Laurie

Canada September 23-24th, 2013! Details at a glance: Location: Rossland, BC, Canada (1 hr flight from Vancouver or Calgary, 2.5 Warming up at Graphic Facilitation workshop. I am pleased to announce that there will be a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C.,

Reconciliation: a practical guide for non-indigenous people

Chris Corrigan

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission reported out this week. I think it’s important to understand that Canada was founded on two parallel strategies: brute force colonization and agreements meant to uphold the “honour of the Crown.”

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Why do a PhD by Publication?

Jenny Connected

That kind of PhD seems quite common in some countries in Europe and in Canada. Why do a PhD at all? I have considered this question many times since I completed my MA in 1997 when I was asked by the awarding University department to continue to do a PhD. I declined.

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So it begins

Chris Corrigan

Location: Cambie St,Vancouver,Canada

Simply put, What First Nations want

Chris Corrigan

Since 1986 I have been working for our communities across Canada. I have worked in probably more than fifty communities but have hosted meetings with citizens of almost every First Nation in Canada. Sme First Nations have chosen this path of reconciliation and they should feel free to continue to have that right to invite Canada to a legally binding relationship. When RCAP was created in 1992 it was in response to the way in which Canada had handled the 1990 Oka crises.

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The core imperative: training in practice

Chris Corrigan

Join me for two upcoming Art of Hosting events this fall: The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations and Participatory Leadership , November 8-11, 2015 on Bowen Island, BC, Canada.

Are MOOCs immune to rigorous investigation?

Jenny Connected

Recently I worked with George Roberts, Marion Waite and Liz Lovegrove (from Oxford Brookes University), Joe Rosa (Cambridge University) and Sylvia Currie, BC Campus Canada (see Tutor Team ), to develop and run the FSLT12 MOOC earlier this year.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In the process, Ive come up with some interesting lists of the bestand worst of (Westcoast) Canada and (Southcoast) Australia. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Jazz and the New Models of the Enterprise


Prescient Releases the Social Intranet Study

Portals and KM

The pool had 43% of organizations based in the United States and 28% in Canada with the rest evenly distributed elsewhere.  Prescient Digital Media will be officially releasing their report on the Social Intranet Study at the Intranet Global Forum conference in NYC, Nov 9-10. I had a chance to look at a preliminary copy and there are some interesting findings.

Notes on “Experience from the Field: How to Use a Team Site Effectively for Collaboration” (Benjamin Niaulin)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Benjamin showed an example of how they set up a way of doing team sites at a 3,000 person firm in Canada. After a great lunch at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference , Benjamin is talking about using a team site effectively for collaboration. Benjamin works at ShareGate.

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Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3 – iWant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Availability is June 20 across the US and Canada, and in 26 other markets by the end of August. Microsoft announced the specifications and availability dates for its upcoming Surface Pro 3. The big idea was to create a tablet (with add-on keyboard) that could replace a laptop. Our customers know that every Surface we’ve shipped was built to do more than other tablets, and how they use Surface validates that a tablet can be a great tool for productivity.

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

Location is the Prestige Mountain Resort in beautiful Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words. We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Thursday, November 26, 2009 Why Leaders Cant Help Us BLOG Why Leaders DontGet It The famous Pogo cartoon from Earth Day 1971 (c) Walt Kelly T hebest thing about the job I just retired from has been the opportunityto speak with some of Canadas business leaders, specifically aboutsustainability.

The Case of Gemba v. Semmelweis

Evolving Web

Photo from the Library and Archives of Canada The Gemba is where it all happens. It’s the factory floor, the crime scene, ground zero. It’s where the evidence is, the witnesses are, and the location to find clarity.

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Nielsen Norman Group Names Best Intranets for 2010

Portals and KM

Bennett Jones LLP (Canada), one of Canada's largest law firms. Nielsen Norman Group has announced winners in their 11 th annual contest for best intranets for 2010. In the announcement Usability expert Jakob Nielsen was quoted, “If there’s anything that has been overused, abused and hyped almost beyond the level of cliché, it’s ‘knowledge management.’

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

This photo is one of a series depicting spontaneous play between a bear, who wandered into a camp inNorthern Canada, and a sled dog team tied up there overnights, over thecourse of a week. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0

Jenny Connected

Oct 05, 2011 11:00 AM Mountain Time (Canada) Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0 – online research seminar for Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) at Athabasca University - Emergent Learning in the New Learning Ecologies.

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

My Pens, Our Pens: Engagement Through Participatory Visualization September 16-17, 2016, Rossland, BC, Canada This year we are ready to push ourselves into some new territory from our practices and from the inspirations of other practitioners we follow and admire.

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


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“It rains in the forest long after the sky has cleared”

Chris Corrigan

Here on the west coast of Canada the Douglas-firs and cedars and hemlocks that cover the mountains and islands rake the sky for moisture. Isn’t that beautiful image?

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