Bringing the World of Impressionism to the Prairies

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, The Hudson River (n.d.), oil on burlap, 50.6 x 40.9 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift from the Estate of Arnold O. Brigden, G-73-328 There are two ways in which Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) is typically remembered: as the last artist to join the Group of Seven or, as Montreal … Continue reading Bringing the World of Impressionism to the Prairies

The Concrete Hip-Hop Poetry of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, A Panel of Experts (1982), acrylic and oil paintstick and paper collage on canvas with exposed wood supports and twine 152.4 x 152.4 cm. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Gift of Ira Young. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / SODRAC (2014). Licensed by Artestar, New York We’ll never know if the name “Madonna” … Continue reading The Concrete Hip-Hop Poetry of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Canadian Ensemble of the Italian Baroque

Ciro Ferri, Joseph Turning Away from Potiphar's Wife (c. 1675), oil on canvas, 75.6 x 104 cm. Agnes Etherington Art Center, Queen’s University, Kingston, Gift of Alfred & Isabel Bader Shining a spotlight on twelve Italian Baroque masterpieces from prominent Canadian art institutions, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) has put together an ensemble cast … Continue reading Canadian Ensemble of the Italian Baroque

Ottawa’s Green Machine Kicks Into Gear

A group dedicated to making Ottawa’s downtown more ecologically friendly is planning to launch a trio of major projects in conjunction with local developers, landlords and other businesses. The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict has signed up 31 new members known as “champions” that are located downtown and are committed to making the central business district greener … Continue reading Ottawa’s Green Machine Kicks Into Gear

World of Possibilities Opens for Mitel

Mitel Network’s friendly acquisition of southern Ontario-based Aastra Technologies created a billion-dollar company with 60 million customers around the world, making it the city’s biggest tech deal this year. “(Mitel) started some 41 years ago as two entrepreneurs in a little strip mall in Kanata,” says Steve Spooner, Mitel’s chief financial officer. “To look at … Continue reading World of Possibilities Opens for Mitel

Telfer Helps Battle Corruption

After 30 years working overseas assignments in emerging markets, Marvin Hough has learned a thing or two about spotting corruption in international markets.  Now, as executive-in-residence and academic director at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, he is part of a team offering a one-day seminar on anti-corruption tactics. The seminar, which takes … Continue reading Telfer Helps Battle Corruption

Ottawa Looks to Get a Jump on Opportunities in World’s Fastest-Growing Economy

A lot has happened since Ottawa established a sister-city relationship with Beijing back in 1999. The recently ratified Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement is just one example. The deal, signed in 2012, is a bilateral pact designed to encourage more foreign investment between Canada and China. “FIPA opens the door to more opportunities for … Continue reading Ottawa Looks to Get a Jump on Opportunities in World’s Fastest-Growing Economy