Monthly Archives: December 2012

.ca registry


The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the official regsitry for .ca domains.  So far, there are over 2 million .ca domains.  The .ca domain signifies the website is Canadian and in doing so provides the site with a stronger reputation. To learn more, visit the CIRA website.

P.S. All the best for a successful and happy new year!


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Care Canada


Care Canada is a not-for-profit organization that provides sustainable solutions to fighting proverty. Its story began after the end of WWII when care packages were delivered to people of Europe following the war.  Today, Care is a well-known humanitarian organization that focuses on:

  • maternal and child health
  • economic development
  • climate change
  • HIV & AIDS
  • food security
  • emergency relief.

Employment opportunities can be found at Careers United, which  is a recruitment website for international development agencies. An account setup is required. Careers United also has an introductory “career management” section which job seekers may find helpful.

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Get the Scoop


Get the Scoop is a weekly “mini-enewsletter” which provides 3 to 5 simple career building tips. Previous posts have included creating Linkedin profiles, ideal handshakes, writing resumes, avoiding common interview mistakes, etc.  Get the Scoop is produced by the Centre for Career Action at the University of Waterloo. It is available online  and there is an email subscription available.

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Institute of Medical Science


The Institute for Medical Science (IMS) facilitates graduate programs in medicine at the University of Toronto. They offer thesis based Masters and PhD degrees as well as professional degrees. Research fields include biomedical science, clinical science, population health and health services, bioethics, health professions education and radiation oncology. IMS is hosting their annual graduate student open house on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

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Data Challenge


Hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, this challenge addresses the increasing need for tools/techniques/technologies to analyze complex data systems. For a detailed description, click here. The deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013. The winner will receive $10,000 (CDN) .

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