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The Thoughtful TechnoSapien: Future of energy with Alison Cretney of Energy Futures Lab

Welcome to the Thoughtful Technosapien, balancing the technology tensions of our time. In this episode we look at tensions around our energy systems and the future of energy: What role does oil & gas play? What about renewables like, solar, geothermal, wind? How to we balance the environment with the economy?  Alison Cretney is [...]

The Thoughtful Technosapien: Internet health with Sam Burton of Mozilla

Welcome to the Thoughtful Technosapien, balancing the technology tensions of our time.  The podcast is developed in collaboration with Engineering Change Lab, a catalyst for change in the engineering community, and hosted by Mark Franklin of CareerCycles, OneLifeTools, U of Toronto's ILead & producer of Career Buzz.  In The Thoughtful Technosapien we explore the evolving [...]

April 8th, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

Newly unseated Toronto city councillors, what’s next for you?

What’s next in your career after a job as a city councillor? That’s what 13 former Toronto councillors are asking themselves in the aftermath of an election that saw incumbents square off against one another as council shrank from to 25 seats from 44. And not just those losing incumbents but the scores of council [...]

October 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Workplace Wellness and Transformative Volunteering support Employees’ Careers and Lives

On today's program, Mark interviews Atom Cheung, a former technical producer for CareerBuzz and currently a sports presenter for RTHK, Hong Kong’s national radio station. Atom shares with us the story of his journey that’s led to what is now a 7 year international career in radio and allowed for opportunities such as interviews with England Premier League players [...]

Mental Health and Self-Care in the Workplace

How safe is your workplace from a psychological health perspective? What can you do as an employee and employer to mitigate psychological health risks in the workplace? Half a million Canadians are off work each week due to mental illness. One in five Canadians experience a mental health problem each year. With figures like these, [...]

Canada ranks 13th of 23 countries in 3 career management needs

I was surprised to find Canada in the lower half of these international career management rankings, below countries like Saudi Arabia, and well ahead of USA. Hello, I'm Jasper Naerger from Germany, and I am doing an internship – with good financial support from my country, by the way – at, a career management social [...]

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Opening Up a World of Career Opportunities & Lifetime Experiences

Seeing the need for post-secondary graduates to really understand and grasp opportunities Alex McKee founded Millennial Xchange. Not limiting itself as a mentor program, but a career launch pad where ambitious creative minds can connect with professionals from all walks of life. Also joining the conversation, starting at 12:55, are Diane Latta, a mentor with [...]

Taking a Workplace Sabbatical: Perfect Springboard to Career and Life Renewal

What is it like to take a years sabbatical? How do you organize one, not if you’re a professor or a teacher, but as an employee in a regular Canadian workplace? Caterina Sanders shares her experiences from a one year global travel sabbatical with her family. She’s back at work at Habanero Consulting in Vancouver [...]

Who You Are Matters! – New video explains game and narrative assessment

Put the power of story in your hands. OneLifeTools bridges the gap between leading edge career theory and practice. Our mission is to help scale up career management with our Narrative Assessment games, tools and training. The narrative approach has demonstrated effectiveness in several studies, and normally relies exclusively on 1-on-1 meetings. Within a world of limited [...]

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments