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  • Governance boot camp starts with words of wisdom from seasoned director It might be easier to list the boards Robert (Bob) Astley hasn’t joined. Now retired, the former CEO of Clarica Life Insurance Co. (now Sun Life Financial Canada) remains an active member of boards, ranging from the directors overseeing BMO Financial Group to the ones — members of his family — looking after the Astley Family Foundation.  So ... Read More
  • Joining a board: It’s a job, not a pastime Don McCreesh has the highest respect for people who join the committees and boards that run community groups. They’re good, solid citizens, he says. “The learning I got as a camp counsellor was that you leave your campsite a better place than it was when you arrived,” McCreesh said after giving a workshop at the Tannery Event ... Read More
  • CreateAthon in Waterloo Region: Bleary eyes, bright ideas Deadlines. Team meetings. Ideas that work, others that don’t. Such is life in the marketing world. Third-year students in Conestoga College’s graphic-design program got a taste of it Oct. 23. “This fast-paced experience really ignites the creative process,’’ Matt Piotrowski said four hours into a round-the-clock branding blitz known as CreateAthon  “The things we are designing will be used ... Read More