Archive for category Canada

Susan Olivia Poole: An Iconic Woman for the Bank of Canada’s new Banknote

The Academic Entrepreneur has nominated Susan Olivia Poole (1889-1975), an immigrant slash indigenous slash inventor slash entrepreneur slash mom slash exporter slash musician,  as an iconic woman for the new Bank of Canada Bank note to be printed in 2018. The reasons for this nomination are that Susan Olivia Poole was: –An immigrant  She was […]

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The Comeback of Hardware in the West

The following article was reposted from the Sooke Pocket News and was published on 10-04-2015 The comeback of Hardware Innovation in the West presents opportunities for Sooke Posted on April 10, 2015 by SookePub by Michael Clouser Hardware innovation in the West is coming back. We’ll see a surge of new products being invented, especially […]

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Lessons from Iceland for Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and Sooke

This article is reposted from the Sooke Pocket News and was published on 11 April 2015. Lessons from Iceland for Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island and Sooke By Michael Clouser With the recent visit by Kinder Morgan to the Sooke Council, and the recent referendum in Sooke regarding the passage of oil tankers through the […]

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Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program Launched

As anticipated, the Canadian Government has launched its Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program (IIVC).  This was originally announced in December of 2014.  The program opened at the end of January. Unfortunately, the Academic Entrepreneur has not been blogging at the usual pace. Apologies are in order. Essentially, here is how The IIVC works:  High Net Worth Individuals […]

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Twenty Questions for Canadians Regarding Scottish Independence

Questions for the Canadians and on their perspective on Scottish Independence from the Academic Entrepreneur     I am asking these because in my “ethnographic experience” in Canada, I’ve noted one or more of the following around the issue of Scottish Independence: a) apathy surrounding the issue; b) a lack of an awareness of the […]

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Why Scotland is more like Canada than Quebec: Opinion piece by Harry McGrath

“So, rather than see the independence issue in Scotland as just another version of Quebec, it looks to me a lot more like the small ‘n’ Canadian nationalism of the 1970s onward: welcoming, inclusive, peaceful.”  -Harry McGrath, 2012   An exciting time in Scotland now with the possibilities for independence as the polls are showing […]

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Border Effects: Canada-USA Lessons by James E. Anderson of Boston College

This presentation was given at the University of Edinburgh on the 26th of June, 2014.  It was highlighted today on the University of Edinburgh’s Referendum blog  “Informing the Debate” at  www.referendum.ed.ac.uk. Thanks Coree Brown for posting this for us.  

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