Multiculturalism and Diversity

Canada is often touted as being a leader in multiculturalism policy and diversity management.  What does multiculturalism policy really mean and entail?  How well are we managing diversity?

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City Building and Place Making

How do governments, civil society, and regional planning bodies work together to make a city-region prosperous and sustainable?  Beyond the Headlines explores the ingredients for the creation of a world-class city.

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Canadian International Trade – Global Choices and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

There is a gravity shift of the world economic order underway.  In 2010, China became the world’s second largest economy after the United States.  By 2030 it is estimated that the Chinese and Indian economies combined will be nearly twice the size of the American economy.  But is Canada poised to take advantage of this economic gravity shift?

Guests:

  • Michael Hart, Professor, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Professor of International Affairs
  • Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit, Michigan
  • Peter Morton, Journalist, International Economic Reporters’s Group

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Post-Secondary Education Reform in Ontario

Ontario universities have taken in a remarkable 100,000-plus new students in the last decade and have expanded their research portfolios.  However a number of university presidents, past and current, have noted considerable concern over the quality of undergraduate education.  Why and how is quality deteriorating?

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Upcoming shows

NEXT SHOW: Violence Against Women – An International Story

Recent events in locations as geographically distinct in Steubenville, Ohio and New Delhi, India indicate that gender-based violence against women needs to be addressed and discussed across the globe. Using an international lens, Beyond the Headlines interrogates the prevalence of rape in Kenya, South Africa, and India, without losing sight of the North American context.

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Funding Sport in a time of Fiscal Austerity

As governments in Canada seek ways to cut costs yet maintain the quality of public services, where does sport policy come in?  Peter Donnelly, Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, speaks about the funding of mega-sporting events.  Also, Professor Robert VanWynsberghe brings insights from the Vancouver 2012 Olympics as lead on the Olympic Games Impact Study and Councillor Jim Jones of Markham discusses legacy planning in preparation for Toronto’s Pan/Para Pan Am Games in 2015.

Listen: https://beyondtheheadlinesdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/final-episode-1.mp3