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In 2021, the Chips are Down

By Jonathan Paglilaunga, Staff Writer In spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was in its early phases and lockdown was in full effect, the demand for chips to supply technological computing devices was completely depleted. In these several months where the economy has begun to recover slightly, there was a severe difference in the high demand for semiconductors and the ability for various companies … Continue reading In 2021, the Chips are Down

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Working Women are Losing their Place

By Samantha Bader, Co-President What happens when a pandemic closes schools, daycares, and nurseries with little to no advance notice for families? It causes a mass exodus of women from the workforce. Rates of employed women are falling fast, signalling yet another massive problem in the world’s desire to stabilize the global economy.  As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, it is … Continue reading Working Women are Losing their Place

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Telus Makes Waves with IPO

By Nataly Kehyayan, Staff Writer Telus International (TIXT) marks the biggest tech initial public offering (IPO) in terms of capital raised on the TSX with the IPO and the secondary offering forecasted to raise $925 million for the company. TIXT started trading at $25 per share, offering 37 million shares on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. Banks familiar with the matter have reported a high level … Continue reading Telus Makes Waves with IPO

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McKinsey Pays Millions

By Samantha Bader, Co-President McKinsey and Company, an American based consulting firm, is one of the first big companies to pay for their role in the opioid crisis. The firm signed an agreement with 47 states, 5 territories and the District of Columbia to settle a myriad of lawsuits. The amount of money McKinsey will pay is estimated to reach almost $600 million USD.  The … Continue reading McKinsey Pays Millions

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Gamestop: The Story of Reddit Taking on Wall Street

Daniel Tortis, Director of Digital Media Gamestop in the 2000s and early 2010s was a successful American company. It was a brick and mortar retailer that sold video games, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise. Due to the pandemic and changing consumer preferences, sales have been dwindling. Selling physical copies of video games used to make up a huge portion of Gamestop’s revenue however many gamers … Continue reading Gamestop: The Story of Reddit Taking on Wall Street

The US Inflation Dilemma

Dylan Howse, Director of Finance Everyone knows that as we begin 2021, we are still in a global recession. The World Bank projected that 2020 shrank the global economy by 5.2%, the deepest recession since the Second World War, with the largest fraction of economies experiencing declines in per capita output since 1870. What everyone doesn’t know is that as we make plans towards a … Continue reading The US Inflation Dilemma

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Diversified Portfolios

Rowland Goddard, Staff Writer The financial markets in 2020 proved that the current investing landscape is extremely volatile. Momentum trading is evident at every corner of the market. Stock growth/losses are severe and happen quickly. These market trends can be connected to advancements in technology allowing the transfer of information to reach a greater number of individuals in a quicker period of time. No longer … Continue reading Diversified Portfolios

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Short Term Rentals: Long Term Pains

Isabella Diez, Director of Operations At the end of 2020, the City of Toronto announced a new set of restrictions for short-term rental operators. As a result, the landscape for short-term rentals has changed drastically forcing many operators to sell their properties.  Short-term rentals were banned temporarily, as a part of COVID-19 restrictions in April of 2020. With this change, many major cities saw a … Continue reading Short Term Rentals: Long Term Pains

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OPINION: Protect Workers, Implement Paid Sick Days

Samantha Bader, Co-President As cases of COVID-19 once again spike out of control in Ontario, it is clear that current government measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 are failing. There is one step the government should take to reduce the spread of this virus – Doug Ford needs to stop passing the buck and implement paid sick leave for workers.  There is increasing evidence … Continue reading OPINION: Protect Workers, Implement Paid Sick Days