March 2013

The Briefing

The Help Desk: Should I get rid of annual reviews?

Every month, we’ll be tackling a question from a reader and getting advice from the right experts in a variety of fields to help you answer it >

 

University of Alberta students turn waste paper into valuable chemicals

On the Make: Pulp Non-fiction >

 

What do power plants, airplanes and baby food have in common?

And Now for Something Completely Different … >

 

Winds of Change: a look at renewable energy projects in Alberta

Sphere of Influence >

 

Departments

Strategy Session: Making peace within a multi-generational workplace

Inter-generational conflict doesn’t need to dominate your office atmosphere. Here’s how to manage the battleground >

 

Features

Cyber Combat: a look into the world of computer forensics

You know your data is valuable. So do other people – and here’s what they’re doing to get it >

 

Hell on Rails

New Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison is intent on getting the underperforming railway on track – fast >

 

Investment treaty with China raises Canadian sovereignty concerns

Courting the Middle Kingdom >

 

Local fashion designers are building successful brands in Alberta

Fashion designers Nicole Campre and Malorie Urbanovitch have made their mark on the national scene. Now what? >

 

Guide to Golf Tournaments

The complete guide to hosting a corporate golf tournament

Course Management >

 

Meeting and Convention Planning Guide

79 great apps for your meeting, conference or event

From video conferencing to trade show booths, these apps for your mobile device or computer will make your life easier >

 

How to ensure your meeting is remembered for the right reasons

To Meet and Confer >

 

Keeping up the post-event momentum

Congratulations! You’ve hosted a great event. Now the real work begins >

 

Maximizing your meeting time

When it comes to running a meeting, new and improved often isn’t >

 

Stretching your conference budget

By the Budget >

 

The complete guide to hosting a corporate golf tournament

Course Management >

 

Tools of the Trade Show

Four tech tips to make your event greener, your attendees happier and your life simpler >

 

Best Workplaces

Alberta's Best Workplaces Conference & Awards

Join us for a day of learning and celebration with some of Alberta's Best Workplaces! >

 

Alberta Export Awards

Last chance to buy tickets for the Alberta Export Awards!

Featuring Keynote Speaker Ed Fast, Federal Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway >

 

Industry Report - Engineering

Alberta needs immigrant engineers, so why is it so hard to get licensed?

Green Light, Red Light >

 

Eight examples of Alberta’s engineering expertise around the world

Have Skills, Will Travel >

 

How engineers can change their industry's reputation

Building Bridges >

 

Final Acts

Aerial Reconnaissance: IT consultant Dustin Larsen and patent agent Dan Polonenko

Dustin Larsen has developed software that takes reams of data gathered by “remotely piloted vehicles” – drones – and turns it into useful commercial information. But how to patent it? >

 

MGM Energy could be poised for greatness – eventually

Swinging for the Fences: Clayton Riddell’s MGM Energy swung and missed on its assets in the Northwest Territories. Will its Canol properties be a hit?  >

 

Muthu Palanisamy’s Metalcare Group is ready to take off

Growing Concern: Pedal to the Metal >

 

Next Up: Massey Whiteknife built a business and a following by staying true to himself

Walking Tall >

 

Should the government hedge its commodity risk?

At Issue: The government of Alberta will bring down its budget for the next 12 months on March 7, and it’s expected that it will include a fairly hefty operating deficit.  >