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Posted July 6, 2018 by David Black
Dr. David Black on Digital and Social Media Addiction

Distinguishing substance and behavioural addiction

When we think about addiction, it’s not surprising that dramatic images worthy of scenes from films like Leaving Las Vegas or Trainspotting come to mind. Substance addiction, be it to alcohol or to still harder drugs like cocaine and crystal meth, can destroy bodies and lives with a ferocity that reveals the human condition at its most abject. That acknowledged, defining addiction exclusively in terms of substances leaves us at risk of regarding addiction too narrowly.

Posted April 24, 2018 by Jenn Maxwell
Research in the Nature and Design of a Thriving Workplace

The workplace is increasingly stressful: complex, demanding, and fast-paced. Thriving is the capacity to transform everyday workplace stress into opportunities for innovation, collaboration, development and growth.

Posted April 17, 2018 by Jenn Maxwell
Tim Coombs - Crisis Communication in Sport
How do you restore the reputation of athletes like Marion Jones, Floyd Landis and Maria Sharapova? Dr. Timothy Coombs highlights recent examples of the wrong and right ways to handle a sports crisis.
Posted April 12, 2018 by Jenn Maxwell
Webinar - Power of Communication in a Visual World

Dr. Geo Takach and Dr. Chaseten Remillard from the BA in Professional Communication program discuss how visual communications is disruption relationship, politics and even society. This webinar on "The Power of Communication in a Visual World" addresses how the rise of social media has helped to make images the predominant form of communication of our time. 

Posted April 11, 2018 by Phillip Vannini
Phillip Vannini and April Vannini Documentary - A Time for Making
Nine artisans on Gabriola Island reveal the differences between mass manufactured and authentic locally handmade through intimate portraits of their work and lifestyle. 'A Time for Making' is a new documentary film by Phillip and April Vannini.