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Keeping Canada moving

Keeping Canada moving

Maintaining Toronto Pearson International Airport’s megahub status and continuing to keep customers happy means that, as the airport operator, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) must constantly strive to improve infrastructure and services in and around the facility.

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Advanced technologies helping revolutionize client services, risk mitigation

Advanced technologies helping revolutionize client services, risk mitigation

As consumers demand more choices, convenience, speed and transparency from insurance providers, industry leaders are responding. Parametric insurance solutions enable automatic payouts without time lag or paperwork; for example, a traveller with such insurance will be immediately compensated should an airline system that monitors take-offs confirm a specific flight delay. Similarly, farmers with crop insurance that leverages data from weather surveillance platforms can be automatically reimbursed in the event that adverse weather events such as hailstorms are recorded in the insured farmer’s area.

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Pixel perfect

Pixel perfect

From the challenge of the next game to potential applications in particle physics, biomechanics, medical imaging and more

The tiniest detail – an oddly drawn plume of smoke or teeth with an unnatural tint – can yank video game players or animated movie audiences out of their states of suspended disbelief.

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Less stress for referees

Less stress for referees

Better support for sports officials includes training with innovative technology

We’ve all been there: at the edge of our seats and engrossed in a game when the referee’s whistle interrupts the action. What comes next could be greeted with cheers or groans, depending on whether the call is in favour of our team or the opposition.

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Investors increasingly turning to ETFs for innovative, low-cost investment solutions

Investors increasingly turning to ETFs for innovative, low-cost investment solutions

Canadian-listed ETFs generated $5.1-billion in new investment in the third quarter of 2018, shattering the $3.4-billion record set in Q3 2015. It’s part of a longer, larger trend. The number of ETF providers has climbed from five in 2012 to 31 today, up 600 per cent in just six years. The first ETF in the world was launched on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1990. Today, there are more than 600 trading in Canada alone.

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Money and mental health

Money and mental health

A survey commissioned by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) earlier this year shows that Canadians are suffering emotional stress related to their financial situation, and nearly half – 48 per cent – say they have lost sleep because they are worried about money.

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Personal advisory groups help address issues like family dynamics, acquisitions and succession planning

Personal advisory groups help address issues like family dynamics, acquisitions and succession planning

Colin Bierbaum grew up watching his father head out each month for personal advisory group meetings – structured gatherings where members discuss the challenges and experiences of being part of a family business.

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ESTATE PLANNING and WILLS Estate planning is essential for everyone

ESTATE PLANNING and WILLS Estate planning is essential for everyone

Half of all Canadians believe they are too young to worry about writing a will or don’t have enough assets to make it worthwhile, according to an Angus Reid Institute poll published earlier this year. That’s a mistake, says Sharon Hartung, an author and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Digital Assets Special Interest Group.

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Engineering and Innovation Developing technologies that meet societal and industrial needs

Engineering and Innovation  Developing technologies that meet societal and industrial needs

New technologies promise to disrupt the field of engineering, from smart cities, autonomous vehicles and cryptocurrencies to advanced manufacturing systems, and educators must stay ahead of the curve, says Dr. Amir Asif, founding dean of the newly renamed Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal.

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National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day

While Canadians continue their love affair with coffee – and specialty brews in particular – ensuring the sustainability and health of the communities where the crops are grown is a priority for one of the country’s major importers of beans, Keurig Canada.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Speedier transition needed to achieve clean energy’s full potential
With the world’s population on track to reach 10 billion by 2050, the drive towards a more sustainable global economy has become an imperative. Arguably, few people recognize that imperative more than University of British Columbia (UBC) professor Walter Mérida.