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The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org, the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels, is proud to announce its Board of Directors for 2017-18. The elections and appointments were made at the ACBSP Annual Conference held June 24-27 in Anaheim, California. “The ACBSP Board of Directors truly reflects the organization’s global presence,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President/CEO. Led by Mary Vaughan, Dean of Seneca Business, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this is the first time in our history to have a female Board Chair affiliated with an institution outside the U.S. I am honored to serve with this distinguished group as we strive to promote continuous improvement in the accreditation of business programs throughout the world,” he said. The following business educators and industry leaders were appointed to serve on the 2017-18 Board of Directors, with terms effective at the close of the Annual Conference on June 27, 2017: • Dewayne Thompson — Dean, School of Business, Lee University (United States) — Immediate Past Chair of the Council ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b57ece86-4b55-49e3-9573-41ea72ffc72d


La première et seule collection mode confectionnée avec des feuilles duveteuses de papier hygiénique Cashmere, la marque la plus vendue au pays, la Collection Blanc CashmereMC annuelle unit la douceur de Cashmere et des designers de mode canadiens en vue d’appuyer la Société canadienne du cancer. Plus de 150 étudiants en mode, en provenance de 11 écoles à l’échelle du Canada, ont pris part à la compétition. Les 16 finalistes remarquables de cette année ont été mis au défi de créer une tenue haute couture reflétant le vrai style canadien en l’honneur du 150e anniversaire du Canada. La brochette de designers de #Cashmere17 inclut : Lesley Hampton et Juwyriya Hersi (George Brown College, Toronto); Adrian Arnieri et Van Yanez (Ryerson University, Toronto); Charlotte Li et Nagat Bahumaid (Seneca College, Toronto); Chen Chen et Vita Nikitenko (Collège La Salle, Montréal); Marie Pier Bergeron (Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montréal); Chelsea Cox (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Colombie-Britannique); Asli Katina Bozdag (Blanche Macdonald Centre, Colombie-Britannique); Kel Dumana et Zohre Alipour (Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique); Katie Stutheit (Lethbridge College, Alberta); Kayley Champagne (Olds College, Alberta); et Brianna West (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nouvelle-Écosse). Les juges incluaient : Suzanne Rogers, mécène de la mode canadienne; le grand designer de mode et ancien de la Collection Blanc Cashmere, David Dixon; Susan Langdon, directrice principale de l’Incubateur de mode de Toronto; Jeff Rustia, fondateur et directeur principal de la Semaine de la mode de Toronto, éditions masculine et féminine, et Lolitta Dandoy, célèbre blogueuse québécoise et survivante du cancer du sein. « Je suis vraiment impressionnée par la profondeur et l’étendue du talent des designers que nous avons découverts d’un bout à l’autre du pays. La créativité et le savoir-faire en matière de design ayant été requis pour créer des tenues haute couture en papier hygiénique Cashmere m’ont époustouflée », a affirmé Susan Langdon, directrice principale de l’Incubateur de mode de Toronto. « La décision était difficile à prendre mais, après de longues libérations, notre panel de juges a élu Chelsea Cox de la Kwantlen Polytechnic University grande gagnante de la compétition de design étudiant de la Collection Blanc Cashmere 2017 en raison de son sens artisanal impeccable, de ses compétences techniques exceptionnelles et de son magnifique hommage au 150e anniversaire de notre nation. Lancée en 2004, la Collection Blanc Cashmere a, à ce jour, mis en vedette plus de 165 grands designers de mode canadiens, dont Marie Saint Pierre, Greta Constantine, Denis Gagnon, Joseph Helmer et Paul Hardy, en plus de servir de tremplin pour plusieurs designers aujourd’hui populaires. Donnant le coup d’envoi au Mois de la sensibilisation au cancer du sein, la collection marque le retour du Cashmere en édition limitée en appui à la lutte contre le cancer du sein de la Société canadienne du cancer. Comme vingt-cinq cents par emballage vendu sont directement remis à la cause, le Cashmere en édition limitée donne aux consommateurs canadiens l’occasion d’aider à faire une différence dans la vie des Canadiennes et de leurs familles touchées par le cancer du sein. « La Collection Blanc Cashmere sert à découvrir, à appuyer et à promouvoir les designers canadiens, au pays et à l’échelle mondiale. La collection d’aujourd’hui est axée sur l’avenir, non seulement celui de la mode au Canada, mais aussi sur un avenir sans cancer du sein », a affirmé Nancy Marcus, vice-présidente Marketing chez Produits Kruger. « Nous connaissons tous ou nous avons tous déjà connu une femme atteinte du cancer du sein, puisqu’une Canadienne sur huit reçoit un diagnostic de cancer du sein au cours de sa vie. Notre engagement envers cette cause vitale ne fait que se consolider alors que la collection se tourne vers l’avenir en offrant un soutien continu à la recherche et à la sensibilisation au cancer du sein. » Le concours de collecte de fonds sur les réseaux sociaux, Top création. Top cause. Votez.MD, est de retour au www.Facebook.com/Cashmere et tous les Canadiens d’un océan à l’autre sont invités à voter pour leur création haute couture en papier hygiénique Cashmere préférée. Cashmere fera don de 1 $ pour chaque vote enregistré entre le 28 septembre et le 26 octobre 2017, jusqu’à concurrence de 10 000 $, à la Société canadienne du cancer du sein au nom du designer gagnant. En plus d’appuyer une cause importante, toutes les personnes qui voteront seront admissibles à un tirage de quatre prix hebdomadaires de 250 $, en plus de courir la chance ultime de GAGNER le grand prix de magasinage Cashmere de 1000 $! La Collection Blanc Cashmere 2017 a été immortalisée par la photographe haute couture canadienne, Katherine Holland, et les mannequins ont été coiffées et maquillées par des partenaires de longue date de la collection, Marc Anthony Salon et MAC Cosmetics pour mettre en lumière la beauté et les tendances en coiffure sur les passerelles à l’échelle mondiale. Les chaussures ont été gentiment fournies par Town Shoes, et les bijoux scintillants par Swarovski. Cashmere, le papier hygiénique le plus vendu au pays, reflète l’engagement continu de Produits Kruger à offrir aux consommateurs le summum des produits en papier de première qualité. Produits Kruger est le plus important fabricant de papiers hygiéniques et domestiques au pays. Il dessert les marchés québécois et canadien avec des marques populaires telles Cashmere, Purex, SpongeTowels et Scotties, ainsi que des produits hors foyers à usage commercial et industriel à l’échelle nationale et aux États-Unis. À ce jour, la SCC a investi plus de 100 millions de dollars dans la recherche sur le cancer du sein. Ces investissements en recherche, combinés à une détection précoce, à des taux de dépistage plus élevés et à l’amélioration des traitements, a permis de diminuer de 44 % le taux de mortalité due au cancer du sein depuis la fin des années 80. Mais il y a plus à faire, puisque le cancer du sein reste le cancer le plus couramment diagnostiqué et la deuxième cause de mortalité chez les Canadiennes. L’argent recueilli grâce à ce partenariat aidera à financer des activités de recherche, d’éducation et de sensibilisation. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez visiter cancer.ca/cancerdusein.


News Article | September 29, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada’s unique, annual, fashion fund-and-awareness raiser for breast cancer research, The White Cashmere Collection™ 2017 (video link), returned to the runway yesterday, September 28, 2017, for its 14th consecutive year. The ultimate expression of fashion with compassion, this year’s collection took place the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, and featured a national student design competition that awarded 16 emerging fashion design stars across Canada the opportunity to showcase their design talents to the Canadian fashion industry, while supporting a collective vision of a future without Breast Cancer. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c3520ea7-2775-4595-b469-40d89fe2db14 The world’s first and only fashion collection crafted in luxuriously soft Cashmere Bathroom Tissue (BT) – Canada’s best-selling brand – the annual White Cashmere Collection™ unites the softness of Cashmere with support for Canadian fashion designers and the Canadian Cancer Society. More than 150 students from 11 schools across Canada took part in the competition. This year’s remarkable 16 finalists were challenged with designing BT Couture reflecting true Canadian style, honouring Canada’s 150th birthday. #Cashmere17’s line-up includes: Lesley Hampton and Juwyriya Hersi (George Brown College, Toronto); Adrian Arnieri and Van Yanez (Ryerson University, Toronto); Charlotte Li and Nagat Bahumaid (Seneca College, Toronto); Chen Chen and Vita Nikitenko (Collège La Salle, Montréal); Marie Pier Bergeron (Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montréal); Chelsea Cox (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia); Asli Katina Bozdag (Blanche Macdonald Centre, British Columbia); Kel Dumana and Zohre Alipour (Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver, British Columbia); Katie Stutheit (Lethbridge College, Alberta); Kayley Champagne (Olds College, Alberta); and Brianna West (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design). With Glowing Hearts We See Three Rise: An elite panel of esteemed judges joined this year’s White Cashmere Collection™ in pursuit of cultivating the next generation of emerging Canadian design talent and crowned three winners who received Cashmere Fashion Bursaries. Standing out from the crowd of 16 inspiring finalists was Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Chelsea Cox who was named the winner of the 2017 Student Design Competition and a $4,000 bursary. No fewer than 9,689 tubular beads—actually tiny hand-rolled strips of Cashmere bathroom tissue sealed with clear tape—yield the shimmery herringbone effect of Chelsea Cox’s update on the iconic Hudson’s Bay coat. Ryerson University’s Adrian Arnieri took home the second place $2,000 prize with his galactic riff on Canada’s traditional winter protector: the fur coat. The third place $1,000 winner went to Seneca College’s Charlotte Li showcasing her Cashmere BT garment inspired by the 63-year-old widow, Annie Edson Taylor, who successfully barrelled over Niagara Falls in 1901. Judges included: Canadian Fashion Patron Suzanne Rogers; Leading fashion designer and Cashmere Alum David Dixon; Susan Langdon, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator; Jeff Rustia, Founder and Executive Director, Toronto Women’s Fashion Week and Toronto Men’s Fashion Week; and Lolitta Dandoy, famed Quebec blogger and breast cancer survivor. “I’m truly impressed by the depth and scope of design talent we saw from right across Canada. It was amazing to see the design creativity and design-savvy required to make Cashmere BT Couture,” said Susan Langdon, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator. “It was a really tough decision, but after long deliberations our judging panel chose Chelsea Cox of Kwantlen Polytechnic University as the winner of the White Cashmere Collection 2017: Student Design Competition, because of her impeccable craftsmanship, technical proficiency and beautiful homage to our nation’s 150th birthday.” More than 275 invited guests, including Canada’s top fashion industry leaders, influencers, designers and the media attended #Cashmere17’s annual live runway show, an eagerly anticipated event on Canada’s fashion calendar. Produced by Kruger Products L.P., maker of Cashmere, the collection highlights the Canadian company’s commitment to supporting a vision of a future without Breast Cancer and nurturing the nation’s fashion design community. Launched in 2004, the White Cashmere Collection has featured more than 165 top Canadian fashion designers including Marie Saint Pierre, Greta Constantine, Denis Gagnon, Joseph Helmer and Paul Hardy, as well as served as a launch pad for several now big names. The annual kick-off to October Breast Cancer Month, the collection heralds the return of limited-edition Cashmere in support of Breast Cancer efforts at the Canadian Cancer Society. With twenty-five cents from the sale of every package going to the cause, limited-edition Cashmere gives Canadians an opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of Canadian woman and their families affected by breast cancer. “The White Cashmere Collection serves to discover, support and promote Canadian designers, both in Canada and around the world. Today’s collection is focused on the future – not only the future of Canadian fashion but a future without breast cancer,” said Nancy Marcus, Corporate Vice President, Consumer Marketing at Kruger Products. “All of us know, or have known someone affected by breast cancer, with one in eight Canadian women being diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime. Our commitment to this vital cause only strengthens as the collection moves into the future, providing continuous support for breast cancer research and awareness.” Cashmere’s Vote Couture for the Cure® social-fundraising contest is back at www.Facebook.com/Cashmere and all Canadians from coast-to-coast are invited to vote for their favourite Cashmere BT Couture garment. Cashmere will donate $1 for every vote cast between September 28 and October 26, 2017, up to $10,000, to the Canadian Cancer Society’s breast cancer efforts in the winning designer’s name. In addition to supporting an important cause, voters will also be entered into a lucky draw for four weekly prizes of $250, with the ultimate chance to WIN the grand prize of a $1,000 Cashmere shopping spree. The White Cashmere Collection 2017 was photographed by Canadian high-fashion photographer Katherine Holland, with cutting-edge hair and makeup by long-time collection partners Marc Anthony Salon and MAC Cosmetics, showcasing global beauty and hair trends from runways across the world. Shoes were kindly provided by Town Shoes, with glittering jewels by Swarovski. All 16 garments from #Cashmere17 will make a special one-time-only appearance at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Friday Night Live on September 29th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The official kick-to #FNLROM’s 12th season. For information or to purchase tickets, click here. Cashmere, Canada’s best-selling bathroom tissue, reflects Kruger Products’ commitment to providing the finest quality tissue products to Canadian consumers. Kruger Products is Canada’s leading tissue manufacturer and serves the Canadian consumer market with such well-known brands as Cashmere, Purex, SpongeTowels and Scotties, as well as away-from-home products for industrial and commercial use across Canada and the U.S. About Breast Cancer and the Canadian Cancer Society This year, it is estimated that 26,300 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed with this disease in her lifetime. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. CCS has invested more than $100 million in breast cancer research. These research investments combined with early detection, increased screening rates and better treatment therapies for breast cancer have resulted in a 44% decrease in the breast cancer death rate since the late 1980’s. More work needs to be done as breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in Canada. Money raised through this partnership will fund breast cancer research, education and awareness activities. For more information, please visit cancer.ca/breastcancer. Media Materials, Fashion Show Photography and Editorial Images are available for downloading here! The White Cashmere Collection 2017 is showcased at Cashmere.ca. Check out the Cashmere Facebook Fan Page at Facebook.com/Cashmere and tweet the White Cashmere Collection on Twitter using #Cashmere17. Nancy Marcus, Corporate Vice President, Consumer Marketing at Kruger Products; and Farley Chatto, Artistic Director for the White Cashmere Collection 2017 are available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:  Shane McKenna or Brittany Arnold at Strategic Objectives Tel: 416-366-7735 Email: shane.mckenna@strategicobjectives.com, brittany.arnold@strategicobjectives.com


Laskowski M.,York University | Laskowski M.,University of Guelph | Laskowski M.,Seneca College
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2017

In this “post truth” age of “fake news” and “alternative facts” uncertainty in the provenance of policy makes transparency in decision making increasingly important for evidence-based policymakers. This paper demonstrates how the convergence of Agent Based Modelling, Smart Contracts, Blockchain, and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies make possible the development of participatory decision support frameworks. The concept is demonstrated in a public health context by implementing an Agent Based Model of disease spread within a simulated population (SIR model) as a so-called Smart Contract deployed on a public Blockchain network. We demonstrate that in order to “close the loop” the simulation outcomes can be visualized using commodity VR hardware, and future extensions towards fully interactive simulations are proposed. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.


Murray W.C.,University of Guelph | Elliot S.,University of Guelph | Simmonds K.,Great Wolf Lodge | Madeley D.,Seneca College
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes | Year: 2017

Purpose: This paper aims to explore the challenges encountered by the hospitality and tourism industry in managing the labour challenges it faces presently and will face in the coming years. Although there are several issues at play, there are actions that industry members can take both internally and by advocating externally for change. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on insights from three industry members and two academics to explore key areas in which action can be taken to address labour demand challenges in the hospitality and tourism workforce. The identified action items combine these various types of expertise to provide a holistic frame of action. Findings: The Canadian hospitality and tourism industry is facing an ever-increasing labour demand shortage. Industry members can confront this on multiple fronts, from front-line employee satisfaction to more regional and national advocacy efforts. A combination of activities is recommended. Practical implications: Hospitality and tourism industry members can take numerous actions from this analysis, including developing stronger organization cultures that align with employee needs, exerting effort in balancing wage gap issues and maintaining pressure on government partners to provide support for establishing hospitality and tourism, so that it is viewed as a valuable career path. Originality/value: This paper increases knowledge in the hospitality and tourism field by combining the current human resource management theory with observations from industry experts on the needs that exist now and are predicted in the coming years. © 2017, © Emerald Publishing Limited.


Laskowski M.,Seneca College | Kim H.M.,York University
Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 17th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2016 | Year: 2016

Blockchain represents a technology for establishing a shared, immutable version of the truth between a network of participants that do not trust one another, and therefore has the potential to disrupt any financial or other industries that rely on third-parties to establish trust. In order to better understand the current ecosystem of Blockchain applications, a scalable proofof-concept pipeline for analysis of multiple streams of semistructured data posted on social media is demonstrated, based on open source components. Deep Web as well as conventional social media are considered. Preliminary analysis suggests that data found in the Deep Web is complimentary to that available on the conventional web. Future work is described that will scale the system to cloud-based, real-Time, analysis of multiple data streams, with Information Extraction (IE) (ex. sentiment analysis) and Machine Learning capability. © 2016 IEEE.


Moravec C.E.,State University of New York at Stony Brook | Samuel J.,Seneca College | Weng W.,XyZfish | Wood I.C.,University of Leeds | Sirotkin H.I.,State University of New York at Stony Brook
Journal of Neuroscience | Year: 2016

During embryonic development, regulation of gene expression is key to creating the many subtypes of cells that an organism needs throughout its lifetime. Recent work has shown that maternal genetics and environmental factors have lifelong consequences on diverse processes ranging from immune function to stress responses. The RE1-silencing transcription factor (Rest) is a transcriptional repressor that interacts with chromatin-modifying complexes to repress transcription of neural-specific genes during early development. Here we show that in zebrafish, maternally supplied rest regulates expression of target genes during larval development and has lifelong impacts on behavior. Larvae deprived of maternal rest are hyperactive and show atypical spatial preferences. Adult male fish deprived of maternal rest present with atypical spatial preferences in a novel environment assay. Transcriptome sequencing revealed 158 genes that are repressed by maternal rest in blastula stage embryos. Furthermore,wefound that maternal rest is required for target gene repression until at least 6 dpf. Importantly, disruption of the RE1 sites in either snap25a or snap25b resulted in behaviors that recapitulate the hyperactivity phenotype caused by absence of maternal rest. Both maternal rest mutants and snap25a RE1 site mutants have altered primary motor neuron architecture that may account for the enhanced locomotor activity. These results demonstrate that maternal rest represses snap25a/b to modulate larval behavior and that early Rest activity has lifelong behavioral impacts. © 2016 the authors.


Curtis Breslin F.,University of Toronto | Curtis Breslin F.,Seneca College | Smith P.M.,University of Toronto | Moore I.,University of Toronto | Moore I.,Colleges and Universities
Occupational and Environmental Medicine | Year: 2011

Objectives: Given the tendency for young people to show elevated work injury rates, this study sought to examine trends in young worker and adult compensation claim rates in a Canadian province. Methods: Workers' compensation records and labour force survey data from 1991 to 2007 were used to compute claim rates by age group. To examine the contribution of work-related factors to claim rates by age group, multivariate analyses included industry and job tenure. Results: Descriptive analysis showed that age groups had different rates of declines over the time period. Multivariate analyses showed that claim rate declines for older adults were greatest prior to 1999. Young workers showed the largest declines after 1999. There was no indication that changes in industry or job tenure accounted for the trends in claim rates among older or younger workers. Conclusions: This study is one of the first to show a convergence in youth and adult workers' compensation claims in a North American jurisdiction. Ruling out work-related factors increases the possibility that systemic interventions may have contributed to the convergence. This provides policy makers in occupational health and safety with empirical data to guide targeting of resources.


Earnshaw E.,Seneca College
Biology and Philosophy | Year: 2015

The Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium has been argued by Sober, Stephens and others to represent the zero-force state for evolutionary biology understood as a theory of forces. I investigate what it means for a model to involve forces, developing an explicit account by defining what the zero-force state is in a general theoretical context. I use this account to show that Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium is not the zero-force state in biology even in the contexts in which it applies, and argue based on this that drift should not be understood as an evolutionary force. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Alam M.T.,Seneca College
IEEE Potentials | Year: 2013

Cloud computing-a relatively recent term-builds on decades of research in virtualization, distributed computing, utility computing, and, more recently, networking, and Web and software services. It implies a service-oriented architecture, reduced information technology overhead for the end-user, great flexibility, reduced total cost of ownership, on-demand services, and many other things. It is apparent that educational institutions are likely to seize those services offered in the cloud in these difficult times due to its pay-as-you-go cost structure. However, does the cloud have the answers to all the challenges in technical education? © 1988-2012 IEEE.

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