Freight forwarders association partners with university

By Keith Norbury

Partnering with institutions of higher learning to deliver educational programs is nothing new for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. For years, CIFFA has arranged with community colleges, such as Seneca College in Ontario, Brighton College in B.C., and Eastern College in the Maritimes to deliver programs in international trade, business, and logistics.


Opinion – Does spending on infrastructure generate the greatest bang for the buck?

By Theo van de Kletersteeg

It is important to note that some of the world’s highly successful economies, such as Switzerland and Japan, have achieved their well-known success despite suffering from present-day low labour productivity growth. An explanation of this apparent contradiction lies in the fact that both countries were and are significant drivers of global innovation.


The productivity crisis: a global trend, a real Canadian problem

By R. Bruce Striegler

The Conference Board of Canada’s Deputy Chief Economist Pedro Antunes, about to begin a web presentation on Canada’s competitiveness and productivity problems says, “We can think of the national economy in a similar way we think of the operation of a small business, and we can think of productivity as the supply-side of the business.


CITT logistics courses just available with mobile-friendly anytime, anywhere access

CITT has made it that much easier for busy, on-the-move professionals to build their supply chain logistics abilities through the specialized online courses in the program of study towards the CCLP® designation. Available for courses starting September 2nd, CITT’s learning platform is now fully optimized for smartphones and tablets, in addition to laptop and desktop computers.


Greg Wight receives Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Diploma

The hard work and commitment of Greg Wight, former President and CEO of Algoma Central Corporation, was recognized on Thursday, June 11 when Wight was presented with the Georgian College Board of Governors’ Honorary Diploma.

Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn West-­‐Moynes made the presentation during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus.


Georgian College to receive substantial funding for marine training programs

The Chamber of Marine Commerce congratulates one of its members, Georgian College, on securing federal and provincial government funding of $3.92 million for a new Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Training and Research Centre in Owen Sound. Mandatory for everyone working aboard a ship, the facility will provide training in firefighting, survival craft, life raft and immersion suit training, as well as first aid.  Without this facility, the closest English-language institution offering MED training is currently in Prince Edward Island.