Author Archives: Business Library

Entrepreneurship resources

Looking for information on Entrepreneurship or Small Business? The Business Library is a great place to get started with your research! Entrepreneurship Research Guide This guide is very comprehensive and provides many relevant sources of information. Use the tabs in … Continue reading

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Fracking debate

There has been much media buzz surrounding the debate over hydraulic fracturing and its environment impact. In the news: Recently groups held demonstrations in New Brunswick (and other sites) in protest of this method of extracting oil and natural gas … Continue reading

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Studies on Moms and Women

Two recent studies focus on Moms and Women! Environics Communications has released “The Modern Mom Report“, an in-depth report on the role of motherhood in Canada including which marketing tools are most effective in reaching today’s mothers. The report provides statistics, … Continue reading

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BP Statistical Review 2013

BP recently released the 2013 Statistical Review of World Energy. This is a widely respected and authoritative guide that provides a statistical analysis of the global oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy, hydroelectricity and renewable energy sectors. BP also provides … Continue reading

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New Conference Board Reports

The Conference Board has released new reports that are now available to the U of C community. To access these reports, go to the Conference Board of Canada database; access the eLibrary and search for the reports by title or … Continue reading

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New financial databases

The Business Library now has access to three new financial databases from Thomson Reuters through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Institutional (13f) Holdings – ownership  information (common stock holdings and transactions) by institutional managers with > $100 million in assets under … Continue reading

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Energy East Pipeline

TransCanada Corp announced its plans to proceed with the Energy East Pipeline that will transport crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada. To learn more about this pipeline and its impact, we have compiled a list … Continue reading

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Leadership in time of disaster

It seems the media has been full of disaster stories of late – the Lac-Mégantic train explosion, cities flooded, oil spills, food-borne illnesses, derailments and the list goes on. Leadership in the wake of disaster, whether it be corporate or … Continue reading

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Pipeline or railway?

The recent rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec has raised concerns over the safety of shipping oil by rail. Increasingly oil companies are turning to rail to transport crude oil around North America. While production rises, proposed  pipelines are held up … Continue reading

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‘Whither’ Canadian innovation?

Deloitte has released a new report on productivity and innovation in Canadian companies. The report, titled “The Future of Productivity: A Wake-up Call for Canadian Companies“, reveals that 36% of Canadian businesses aren’t aware that they are under-investing in research and … Continue reading

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