Food

6.4 million Canadians limit the amount of meat they eat

Researchers at Dalhousie University released the preliminary results of a study of eating habits amongst Canadians. Titled:Plant-based dieting and meat attachment: Protein wars and the changing Canadian consumer (Charlebois, Somogyi, Music, 2018). Interestingly: Sixty-three per cent of respondents following a vegan diet—free from all animal-based products—were under the age of 38. Younger consumers are also less likely to […] Lire la suite

Concordia University Lectures and conferences

Researching a business plan – District 3

When launching a new business, information about industries, markets or competitors can be invaluable. In this session, we will cover resources from the Internet as well as licensed market and industry intelligence databases available from Concordia University Library. This is a workshop adapted from the “Entrepreneurship”  course at the John Molson School of Business. Learning […] Lire la suite

Copyright

Copyright and media policy

Please note that you may also be interested in my French-language blog called “culturelibre.ca“ This morning, I had the great honor of leading an undergraduate communications studies class lecture and discussion around the topic of “copyright” within the context of media policy. I recorded my session with a wrist-bound smartwatch, here are the two resulting […] Lire la suite

Bibliographies Research

Readings on issues facing university research in Canada

Here is a bibliography on the topic of research in Canadian universities. In no particular order, I’ve tried to incorporate some sub-themes, namely graduate students; research support; international; innovation. I’ve grouped results based on the type of source, such as trade associations, government reports and academic articles.   Trade Associations​ & Think Tanks (Criteria: reports in English […] Lire la suite

Academic Integrity

New white paper on plagiarism

I quickly noted the publication of a white paper on plagiarism by Unplag, a plagiarism detection software company: The complete guide to discouraging plagiarism: https://unplag.com/materials/free-plagiarism-guide/book.pdf The also offer a blog which is somewhat laced with self-promoting corporate topics (but hey, that is to be expected). Lire la suite