National Gallery of Canada lays off chief and Indigenous art curators

National Gallery of Canada lays off chief and Indigenous art curators

Photographic banners by artist Genevieve Cadieux hang outside the National Gallery of Canada on July 16, 2021.Ashley Fraser/Globe and Mail The National Gallery of Canada has laid off four senior staff members including Greg A. Hill, its curator of Indigenous art, and chief curator Kitty Scott. The gallery has experienced a period of uncertainty in … Read more

Staff at Kherson children’s hospital used guile and grit to keep patients safe from Russian occupiers

Staff at Kherson children’s hospital used guile and grit to keep patients safe from Russian occupiers

At a children’s hospital in Kherson, a nurse checks on orphaned children on Nov. 17, days after the withdrawal of occupying forces from the city.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail It was early April when Russian soldiers came to the children’s hospital in Kherson and told head doctor Inna Holodnyak that she had to co-operate with … Read more

Canadian staff among 11,000 laid off worldwide by Facebook owner Meta

Canadian staff among 11,000 laid off worldwide by Facebook owner Meta

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. META-Q began laying off 11,000 people worldwide Wednesday, including in Canada, becoming the latest tech giant to dramatically slash costs after years of rapid growth in the sector. Meta has found itself in a triple bind this year. It is grappling with a sector-wide slowdown, a rocky rebranding to focus … Read more

Parents scramble as walkout by Ontario education workers continues

Parents scramble as walkout by Ontario education workers continues

CUPE Ontario members and supporters demonstrate outside the Queen’s Park Legislative Building in Toronto on Nov. 4, 2022.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press Parents across Ontario once again face having children at home throughout the workday as the impact of labor strife in Ontario schools threatens to spill over into other sectors, including a health care system … Read more

Twitter asks some laid off workers to come back: report

Twitter asks some laid off workers to come back: report

After Twitter Inc laid off roughly half its staff on Friday following Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition, the company is now reaching out to dozens of employees who lost their jobs and asking them to return, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday. Some of those who are being asked to return were laid off by mistake. … Read more

Camp stove coffee and candle-lit dinners: Kyiv residents respond to power outages with creativity

Camp stove coffee and candle-lit dinners: Kyiv residents respond to power outages with creativity

A waiter at Kyiv’s Mimosa pizzeria delivers one of the few remaining hot pizzas during one of the city’s regular blackouts.Anna Liminowicz/The Globe and Mail It looked like the perfect Friday night out. Four friends enjoying a candle-lit dinner at an upscale pizzeria in Kyiv. Except the candles weren’t for ambiance and the staff had … Read more

Report indicates Elon Musk plans to cut 75 percent of Twitter workforce

Report indicates Elon Musk plans to cut 75 percent of Twitter workforce

Elon Musk plans to lay off most of Twitter’s workforce if and when he becomes owner of the social media company, according to a report Thursday by The Washington Post. Musk has told prospective investors in his Twitter purchase that he plans to cut nearly 75 per cent of Twitter’s employee base of 7,500 workers, … Read more

Two Canadian tech companies planning hackathons to show ArriveCan should not have cost $54-million

Two Canadian tech companies planning hackathons to show ArriveCan should not have cost -million

The company that received the most federal work on the ArriveCan app, GCstrategies, has fewer than five employees and uses subcontractors to complete its work.Giordano Ciampini/The Canadian Press Two Canadian tech firms that build apps for corporate clients are planning to recreate the ArriveCan app within days as a way of showing federal officials that … Read more

Ada becomes latest Canadian unicorn to cut staff, laying off 16 per cent of work force

Ada becomes latest Canadian unicorn to cut staff, laying off 16 per cent of work force

Ada co-founders, Mike Murchison, left, and David Hariri inside Ada’s Toronto office.Darren Goldstein/DSG Photo/Handout Another high-profile Canadian startup has laid off staff in response to a worsening economic outlook. Ada Support Inc., a Toronto-based artificial-intelligence startup that has become a leading customer service “chatbot” provider for big Silicon Valley brands, laid off close to 16 … Read more

As coral reefs face threats, UB scientists study the future of soft corals – UBNow: News and views for UB faculty and staff

As coral reefs face threats, UB scientists study the future of soft corals – UBNow: News and views for UB faculty and staff

Q&A UB coral researchers Mary Alice Coffroth and Howard Lasker. Photo: Douglas Levere By CHARLOTTE HSU Published September 16, 2022 This summer, coral researchers from around the world gathered to share their latest findings at a conference devoted to reef science, conservation and management. One question that looms large in the field: As warming waters, … Read more