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Age is just a number... or is it?

Age is just a number... or is it?

We’ve all heard sayings like “age is just a number” and “you’re only as old as you feel”. They are often intended to soften the presumed ‘blow’ of aging, but what messages do they actually reinforce? Is getting older really a bad thing? Is youth the ultimate advantage in our society? To what extent is age actually relevant in the workplace?

May 19, 2021

On being a woman

On being a woman

I am the first woman in my family to attend university. When my foremothers were growing up, the only option they had was to become of a certain age, get married, and have children. While there is nothing wrong with that way of living if one chooses, I couldn’t imagine that being the only option available to me because I am a woman.

March 1, 2021

Still, I dream!

Still, I dream!

“… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”

February 8, 2021

New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me

It’s finally 2021 and I’m feeling ready to take on this new year by doing absolutely nothing different. There is a whole lot of pressure to make grand plans and set challenging goals with huge aspirations in January. But why?

January 13, 2021

Feeling down during the winter? Read this!

Feeling down during the winter? Read this!

Our winters can be long, cold, and dark. Add to that a pandemic that makes it difficult to meet, travel, and socialize at work or in school, and it can make us feel pretty down. The good news is that taking the right approach to deal with this can make a big difference.

December 4, 2020

Towards a barrier-free NorQuest

Towards a barrier-free NorQuest

NorQuest College is proud to provide our learners and employees with a diverse and accepting environment. As a part of preparation for the International Week of the Deaf (September 23-17), let’s take a look at the Accessible Canada Act, which will strengthen inclusion across the country.

September 17, 2019

Settle in and make yourself at home

Settle in and make yourself at home

NorQuest's new Settlement Studies program trains professions to help newcomers achieve their best.

September 15, 2019

Indigenous 101:

Indigenous 101: "We are all treaty people"

Indigenous 101 is an ongoing series of articles that explore Indigenous culture at our college and beyond. Our Indigenous team will be sharing knowledge as we delve into ideas, concepts, myths, stereotypes, and more.

August 26, 2019

Indigenous 101: We are all treaty people

Indigenous 101: We are all treaty people

Every time the NorQuest College community gathers together, someone at the podium will deliver an acknowledgement that we are on Treaty 6 traditional lands which concludes with “NorQuest College is dedicated to ensuring that the spirit of Treaty 6 is honoured and respected.” So what is Treaty 6 all about? While territorial acknowledgements are significant, how many of us really know what they mean both symbolically and practically?

August 23, 2019

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