Periodical Writing Samples

Don’t leave home without it

originally published in National Magazine Dominic Jaar recently spoke at a gathering of the National Judicial Institute in Victoria, B.C. Such trips are routine for the frequent-flying Montréal-based legal counsel at Ledjit Consulting. They also help explain Jaar’s loyalty to notebook computers. Jaar used the Victoria trip

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Test of Metal

originally published in Award Magazine Roofs and walls on a steadily increasing number of buildings shun traditional materials in favor of metal. This is not a new phenomenon. “You’ll find metal used on roofing going back thousands of years,” says Wes Brooker, marketing director for American Buildings

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Eying the iPhone?

originally published in National Magazine “On the weekend, I worked on a closing,” Rob Hyndman recalls. “Documents were sent to me. I reviewed the black lines, took two or three minutes to compare them to the list of items on my checklist, and fired off a quick

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Build It Up: Steel Building Systems Offer Better Building Performance At Lower Costs

Originally published in Award Magazine Whistler/Blackcomb. It’s one of the most popular ski resorts in Canada, and in less than a year these two peaks will host numerous events during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. The resort presented a major challenge to organizers – shuttling people

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The Online Network

Originally published in PWAC Contact Thanks to Lisa Murphy, web consultant at House & Home Media, quite a few members of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) got to delve into social media at a Thursday morning MagNet session. Murphy helped us understand the current triad

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York Research Tower, Archives of Ontario – York University

originally published in Award Magazine From a downtown Toronto office building, the Archives of Ontario will soon move to their new home on the campus of Toronto’s York University. “This is a self-contained, purpose-built facility of the highest international archival standards, made to archive collections owned by

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Expanding your network by hopping on the Internet

originally published in The Lawyers Weekly Lawyers who network already know the rubber chicken circuit. Many such lawyers are now venturing into the virtual chicken circuit, adding online social networking to their marketing efforts. Their “iChoices” continue to increase. In addition to online forums dedicated to the

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Software Asset Management

originally published in Microsoft Momentum From one Vancouver store ten years ago, lululemon has stretched its iconic yoga wear brand to 80 stores across three continents. But lululemon needs to stay as limber as it was when it was small. This includes keeping each of its 450

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Toronto's Union Station

Aerial image of present-day Union Station

Originally published in Award Magazine GO trains per day: 180. GO busses per day: 400. VIA trains per day: 35. Current passengers per year: 50 million. Expected in two decades: 80 million. These numbers help describe the busiest travel hub in all of Canada. Pearson International Airport,

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Unlock the secrets of your smartphone

originally published in The Lawyers Weekly Still think that calling and e-mailing from your BlackBerry is a great productivity booster? Consider this: The gadget in your hand now boasts more power than the computers of your childhood. So why stick to traditional smartphone tools like calendars, task

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