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Who's Hiring in Toronto: Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Press, and more

The most interesting of the opportunities we've seen this week:

Historica Canada, an organization devoted to the promotion and appreciation of our nation's history, currently has several openings available. They are looking for a communications coordinator to develop marketing materials, tackle media requests, and handle other assorted duties. They are also hiring an outreach officer for a project that involves working with both students and military veterans, as well as a program coordinator for an archival project. Candidates for all positions should be fully billingual.

In media, the Canadian Press is looking for a digital designer, and especially for someone who is comfortable with both design and development for the web.

For those with an interest in the environment, Sustainalytics, an international consulting firm, has two openings in their Toronto location. One is for an entry level office assistant, and the other is for a senior manager of corporate governance; the latter post requires at least seven years of experience in financial services, executive compensation, or other related areas. Also in this sector, Green Communities Canada, an umbrella group for local environmental organizations, has a contract position for a school travel plan facilitator to oversee that program in 8-10 Toronto area schools.

Scotiabank is seeking an officer for their charitable foundation services to work with the CSR team and manage a select group of clients.

Finally, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has two positions available in their Toronto office. One is for a coordinator of major gifts, and applicants should have at least three years of fundraising experience. The second is an area coordinator for Toronto, helping to deliver the organizations programs as part of the community engagement team.

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Escalating our approach to youth unemployment

It’s a vicious cycle familiar to many young people trying to enter the workforce: you can’t get experience without a job, and you can’t get a job without experience. Hoping to help Toronto’s youth—who face about 20 per cent unemployment rates—is a suite of new projects being launched by CivicAction, in conjunction with several private sector partners. Together, the initiative is called Escalator.

The first element of Escalator, explains CivicAction’s CEO Sevaun Palvetzian, is a mentoring piece. Of the 83,000 young people in the GTA who don’t have jobs, many struggle with a lack of networks and role models that can help open that vital door to a first shot at employment. Escalator will aim to provide a centralized, organized way to access mentoring opportunities in the region, while also recruiting employers who can serve as mentors and linking community agencies with mentors more effectively.

The second pice is a collaboration with LinkedIn. “For many years the way people found jobs was by knocking on doors and walking into stores, “ Palvetzian points out. But now, “there's a new 21st century way of finding work.”

CivicAction is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from LinkedIn, and will also have access to some staff resources. The goal of this part of the project is to enable small- and medium-sized businesses post entry level jobs, as well as internship and apprenticeship opportunities, on the job platform for free, while simultaneously training youth in how to use that platform.

The third element of Escalator is another partnership, with technology services company NPower. “One third of the tech jobs in North America are in this region,” Palvetzian says, but often companies can’t find the trained, skilled workers that they need to keep growing. This part of the initiative will take youth from at-risk neighbourhoods and bring them to employer-led, employer-driven training. Ryerson is donating space to facilitate the project, which will include 15 weeks training by employers, followed by seven-week long internships. (Among the private sector partners that have signed on to participate are Cisco, TD Bank, and RBC.)

Palvetzian frames Escalator as a way of trying to fill in gaps in our current system. “A lot of current programs currently exist to help young people to do things like build resumes,” she points out—how to proceed once they’ve done that is often less clear.

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction

New study shows York Region is a digital leader

Though there's a growing appreciation that Toronto and the surrounding regions are fast becoming a major hub for tech and digital innovation, just how sizable we've become in those sectors isn't always apparent. A new study highlights the significance of southern Ontario in particular, as "one of the most concentrated centres of technology leadership and growth in the world."

Conducted by tech sector analysts The Branham Group, the report identifies what it calls "Ontario’s own Digital Corridor: a concentrated cluster of innovative technology firms across the York Region, GTA, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Hamilton areas." In that corridor, the report finds, are "176,000 skilled professionals working in the technology sector, generating an average of $387,000 in revenue per employee."

The report is in part an attempt to not just identify the strength of the Toronto-Hamilton corridor in the tech sector, but to highlight one major shortcoming: our lack of effective marketing to celebrate this concentration of talent when compared to, for instance, Silicon Valley.

Our corridor "has everything offered by its U.S. counterpart: talented entrepreneurs, innovative companies, supportive governments, major post-secondary institutions (at least 12) and a track record of success." The report coins the term "Digital Corridor" as an attempt to begin to rectify that situation, developing a local analogue to the Silicon Valley branding that made that part of northern California so famous.

Comparing the two regions, the report notes some interesting differences: per capita income and overall population is higher here, but revenue per employee and total revenue generated are higher there. One potential explanation for this raised in the report: Canada tends to spend less on research and development than our neighbours to the south.

In an interview with John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures that is included as part of the report, Ruffalo says: "Your data is concerning and supports other research indicating that Canada’s track record in R&D spend trails other nations around the world. We have to reverse this and make sure R&D spend is a key priority. It is a central strategy for viability of our industry and in individual companies."

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: The Branham Report (Issue 2)

Who's Hiring in Toronto? The Pembina Institute, National Post, and more

The most interesting of the opportunities we've seen this week:

The Meal Exchange, a charity that works with university students on food security and sustainability, is conducing a search for a new executive director. Candidates should have a track record of leadership experience, knowledge of the post-secondary sector, and experience with public speaking.

Also conducting a search for a new executive director is The Next 36, which provides mentorship to young entrepreneurs. Candidates should, in particular, has experience of and a network within the Canadian business sector. The Next 36 is also looking for an office manager, with some relevant experience, to join the eight-person staff team.

There are a number of openings at various media outlets right now, starting with the National Post, which is hiring a new books editor. In addition to familiarity with Canada's literary culture, candidates should be comfortable with digital publishing and will be working on various entrepreneurial projects related to books at Postmedia. Sharp Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men, is hiring a fashion editor to oversee fashion shoots and write the associated copy for them. Shaw Media, meanwhile, is looking for an online video producer to help manage daily video content on Global News.

In the city-building realm, think tank Pembina needs a new senior transportation analyst, who will focus on GTA transportation issues in particular. Post-graduate work in engineering, planning, transportation, or another relevant sector is preferred. And the innovation incubator MaRS has an opening a contract opening for an HR manager to cover a one year parental leave. Three to five years of experience are a must.

Finally, in volunteer opportunities, the Community Bicycle Network is looking for a new board member to help with a variety of projects; they are seeking something with specific experience in digital media, marketing, or accounting.

Do you know of an innovative job opportunity in Toronto? Let us know!

Using digital tools to help St. James Town residents manage their own health care

Let's say you've just arrived in Toronto, moved here from abroad. You'll immediately be faced with a host of challenges—everything from navigating the city's streets to finding an apartment and a job.

Among those challenges: managing your health in an entirely new environment. This includes everything from learning how the health care system works to understanding how to cook nutritious food when you can't necessarily find some of the ingredients that you're used to, or see different fruits and vegetables at the market than the ones you are familiar with.

Enter Self Care Catalysts, a health care company, and local charity Community Matters. They have teamed up to launch a new project in St. James Town, a Toronto neighbourhood with one of the highest concentration of newcomers in Canada. The project, called "Healthy Living in St. James Town" will enable residents to participate in their own health care management by allowing them to create customized platforms that can tackle anything from diabetes monitoring to dietary goals. Users will be able to access their personalized platforms either via mobile devices, or through desktop computers at Community Matters.

Because the majority of the population at St. James Town are newcomers, says Grace Soyao, CEO of Self Care Catalysts,  “many of them do not have an understanding of the health care system in Toronto."

What local community workers realized is that these residents "needed a tool to help educate them about things like differences in the types of food you can buy and consume here versus their home countries. Many residents also have different beliefs about health and how to manage their health—culture essentially defines the way that they manage their health," and our health care system works differently than what residents may have been used to in their countries of origin.

Right now the service is provided in English, but given that many newcomers are also new to English, the goal is to add in other languages over time.

As for Self Care Catalyst, their business model doesn't rely on user fees: the service is free for all residents. What they do is gather information from their user base, stripping out all identifiable information about individuals, and create data sets that they can then sell to governments or health care companies, to help them improve health services based on the real behaviours of specific populations.

"We collect [various] kinds of data and correlate it with patient groups and profiles so that way we are almost collecting voices by patients…that can be used to develop better health care solutions," explains Soyao. So, for instance, with enough information about dietary habits, a data set could be used to generate a more culturally diverse food guide (or to create a series of culturally specific food guides, based on the kinds of ingredients different cultures tend to rely on).

It's a way of allowing patients to participate in their own care, the new partners hope, and also a way of allowing health care providers to learn from those very patients about how to serve them better.

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Grace Soyao, CEO, Self Care Catalysts

Who's Hiring in Toronto? Corporate Knights, CSI, and more

The most interesting of the opportunities we've seen this week:

A few sustainability organizations are looking for help right now, starting with not-for-profit TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative. They are currently seeking a part-time communications coordinator with a minimum of two to three years of experience.They have also issued an RFP for website design and development, in conjunction with two separate research projects they are currently involved in.

Meanwhile, Corporate Knights, a magazine with a focus on environmentally sound businesses, is looking for freelance writers with some background in journalism and some story ideas ready to pitch.

Finally, in environmentally friendly transportation, non-profit Bikechain, which provides free training in bicycle repair, is hiring an educational bike mechanic to work 10-14 hours each week.

In the media sector, public broadcaster TVO is currently hiring for two related records management positions. One is an administrative coordinator to help with record-keeping, and the other is a separate coordinator to help establish and maintain a records management system. Both posts require at least three years of relevant experience.

The Toronto Centre for the Arts, North York's major cultural hub at Mel Lastman Square, needs a new front of house manager to coordinate with rental clients, caterers, and other third parties involved in putting on events at the venue.

For those with a background in graphic design, the City of Toronto is hiring a two designers to work in the corporate information management services sector.

Finally, two jobs of note at significant urbanist/city-building organizations. Consulting firm MASS LBP (which works with governments on public policy engagement) is seeking a director-level project lead to oversee strategy and engagement for select clients. And the Centre for Social Innovation is hiring a program manager for its Regent Park location to create and deliver programs to help support and expand the impact of members.

Do you know of an innovative job opportunity in Toronto? Let us know!

Flybits closes $3.75M in Series A financing

Toronto-based start-up Flybits—with the help of several private sector partners, the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, and Ryerson Futures—hopes to revolutionize the way that mobile technology integrates into our daily lives and into the texture of our cities.

They’ve created a platform that helps bring a huge variety of data and apps together into a seamless experience, and they’ve just closed a major round of Series A financing that will enable them to double their 16-staff complement within a year.

When people talk about the kind of apps they wish they had, says Flybits CEO and founder Hossein Rahnama, they often describe tools that are context-sensitive and responsive: in an ideal world, for instance, your alarm clock would not only know your schedule but also know if your boss was running late, and know when to wake you up to accommodate both of those facts. Flybits has created a platform that aims, eventually, to do just that: it’s a context-aware platform that integrates information from a wide variety of sources and apps, and customizes the information it provides to an individual user based on his or her needs.

We’ve heard about apps like these before: the fridge that emails you a grocery list based on what’s left inside, for instance. “If you want to develop these applications,” says Rahnama, “you typically need to go to an app developer…who builds a very monolithic, non-scalable application.”

What distinguishes Flybits is that it aims to build a platform that is flexible and user-driver, rather than developer-driven: one where, he goes on, “rather than enabling engineers to build apps we enable people to build apps for their own experiences; you own that experience, you built it for yourself.”

To make this all more concrete, says Rahnama, imagine a Toronto app for Pan-Am visitors. It would start as your airport assistant (understanding your itinerary), and as you took the Union-Pearson Express it would become your transit assistant; then once you arrived at Union it would serve as your navigator—one continuous experience that eliminates the need to switch from app to app, and which could deliver all the information in whatever language you (as a traveller to Toronto) find most useful.

So far Flybits’ focus has been focusing on serving corporate clients, to allow the start-up to monetize and grow. (Among those clients are the City of Ottawa, GO Transit, and the provincial ministry of transportation.) They plan to open a free, public-facing consumer platform sometime in 2015.

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Hossein Rahnama, CEO and founder, Flybits

Giving electric vehicle owners a charge

Electric vehicles have been on the market for three years in Canada. Enter Plug’n Drive, a not-for-profit whose mission is to accelerate the penetration of those vehicles into the consumer market.

One of the biggest challenges in encouraging potential car buyers to go electric is the so-far limited availability of charging stations: if you’re not sure you’ll be able to power up when and where you need to, an electric car can be a tough sell. Which leads to Plug’n Drive’s latest cause: increasing the number of charging stations in condo buildings.

“Essentially for the past 20 years Toronto has been going through a condo boom,” points out Josh Tzventarny, director of operations for Plug’n Drive, which is incubated at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy. “Now about 30 per cent of Torontonians live in condos—none of which were designed for electric vehicles.”

For the past year or so Plug’n Drive has been working with Canadian Condominium iInstitute and the WWF to make recommendations for updates to the provincial Condominium Act, which is currently up for review and is likely to come before the legislature in the fall. The Condominium Act only enforces what happens after a condo has been built, however; the best Plug’n Drive is hoping for from new legislation is that it will include rules and guidelines for charging stations should a condo board decide it wants to install one.

“Where the real work needs to be done,” Tzventarny goes on, “is probably the building code—and the City of Toronto is starting to do some work around that with its green standards.”

In the meantime, Plug’n Drive is trying to reach out directly to condo owners and condo boards, making the case that retrofitting a building to include charging stations isn’t actually that a daunting prospect. (They issued a guide to installing them this past spring.)

“It’s really just an electrical job,” Tzventarny says. “It’s no different than installing an air conditioner or something like that.”

Plug’n Drive is also starting to field queries from property managers and real estate agents with clients who have electric vehicles, and prioritize charging stations when they go condo shopping—an indication, he believes, that this is "starting to become more and more of an issue."

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Josh Tzventarny, Director of Operations, Plug'n Driv

Good as New, Good for Business

Pop-up shops are often associated with higher-end retail: up-and-coming designers stocking small spaces with collections that get snapped up quickly. Recently, Goodwill and Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) launched a pop-up shop with a very different vibe: their inventory consists of one-of-a-kind products, created by participants in NEW's green entrepreneurship program, out of materials provided by Goodwill.

The women who created the recycled and repurposed products—marketed under a line dubbed Good as New—were participating in one of NEW's self-employment training programs.

The idea arose when some of the participants expressed a particular interest in sewing, says the program's faciliator, Deepa Premnath, and the products include clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. The program's goal is to help give participants the skills ito start home-based businesses; the pop-up shop's goal, meanwhile, is to spread the word about that program, and also to give the designers a trial run—a chance to market test their products and see how they sell.

"Our goal in general is to connect people to resources around the idea of self-employment," says Premnath. She freely admits, "it is not a panacea for all employment ills, but one possibility" in a volatile employment market, and one that can be particularly accessible for newcomers, who often face disproportionate challenges entering the workforce.

You can find the Good as New pop-up shop at the Goodwill Islington South Community Store (871 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke).

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Deepa Premnath, Program Facilitator, Green Entrepreneurship Program, Newcomer Women's Services Toronto
Photo: Courtesy of Goodwill

Who's Hiring in Toronto? CAMH, The Big Carrot, and more

The most interesting of the opportunities we've seen this week:

For those with an interest in media, Postmedia is hiring a full-stack developer to work for Postmedia Labs—a small team working within the larger company on rapid-development social products. Meanwhile, Global News is looking for a graphic designer with experience in both 2D and 3D motion design.

Digital studio Architech has a number of openings at the moment, including a project manager, a digital marketer, a U/X designer with at least five years of experience, and a full-stack developer with particular expertise in Java.

In the cultural sector, Kaeja d’Dance is seeking a community outreach animator to provide both strategic and financial direction to community engagement and public participation programs. The Toronto Arts Foundation is hiring an online learning coordinator to develop web content and work on social media; it's a part-time post for someone with at least two years of relevant experience.

If you're interested in food and the environment, local health food store The Big Carrot is looking for food service leader to operate and develop their prepared foods department.

The Pecaut Centre for Social Impact is a philanthropic organization that "invests in high potential charities that are fostering scalable solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our community." They are looking for a program manager—a position for someone with experience in entrepreneurial investment, and preferably social enterprise.

And finally, the CAMH Foundation, which raises funds for the mental health hospital, is hiring a manager of marketing and communications with at least five years of relevant experience.

Do you know of an innovative job opportunity in Toronto? Let us know!

Vegetation and solar panels, all on the same roof

Developers interested in making their buildings more sustainable typically face a choice: solar panels or a green roof? There isn't, presumably, room for both.

Some University of Toronto researchers are challenging that assumption. This summer, with the help of many government and private sector partners, they're launching a study looking at whether the two can be combined—at the possibility of installing one roof that uses both vegetation and solar panels. The bonus: if the researchers' hypothesis is correct, they won't just be making dual use of the same space; the cumulative effect of combining the technologies will provide greater environmental benefits than using them separately.

"Solar photo voltaics operate best when they are not overheated," explains Liat Margolis, director of UofT's Green Roof Innovation Testing (GRIT) Lab. "Ideally [the panels] would be in a relatively cool climate, but sunny; conversely when they are overheated their energy production drops. The hypothesis is that ...if the vegetation actually cools the air, that could improve the performance of the solar panels."

Basically: because green roofs create a cooling effect through the evaporation they facilitate, they will keep the solar panels above cooler, and thereby—so the theory goes—keep those panels working more efficiently.

The GRIT Lab is running the experiment on the roof of 230 College Street; it includes 40 solar panels installed two and four feet above a layer of vegetation. The study is still in the early stages: Margolis says they anticipate about a year of calibration and testing, and hope to begin collecting data next spring. They'll gather results for three growing seasons, to have a data sample that accounts for variations in the weather. (This summer's cool temperatures would likely yield different results than a much hotter summer might, for instance.)

The basic benefit of solar panels—energy generation—can be appealing over the long term, but since even the best solar panels are only about 18 per cent efficient, it can take eight to 10 years to reap the financial rewards of installing them.

Green roofs, meanwhile, provide other environmental benefits, such as stormwater management, and the reduction of flooding and erosion. This too is a tough sell, though: while these are genuine environmental concerns, they are generally managed by municipal governments rather than building owners. However, Margolis says, "I think water performance will become more and more of a factor as the public becomes more aware of the issue."

As we experience more major storm events, in other words, the incentive to use green roofs to mitigate storm effects will grow. The ultimate hope is that the combination of the two technologies will create a better business case for installing them both, and make it easier for developers to pursue environmentally friendlier projects by allowing them to see the financial impact of doing so more quickly.

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Liat Margolis, director, Green Roof Innovation Testing Lab
Photo: Courtesy of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Who's Hiring in Toronto? The Theatre Centre, TVO, and more

The most interesting of the opportunities we've seen this week:

For those with an interest in history, two positions of note at the moment. The provincial government is hiring a community programs officer to work at Ontario Heritage Trust to help with community outreach and communications. And the City of Toronto is hiring a museum coordinator who will be based out of the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site. The role includes strategic planning for and oversite of the four heritage sites at that location.

There are also a number of great openings at local cultural institutions. Over at TIFF they are looking for an assistant box office and call centre manager to manage daily operations year-round. A minimum of three years of customer service experience is required.

The newly re-opened Theatre Centre is seeking a manager of artist and community activation. The person who fills this post will take the lead in all outreach and communications strategy.

Ballet Jörgen Canada, meanwhile, is hiring an education coordinator to oversee all of Ballet Jörgen's and George Brown Dance's educational programs. And the Toronto Dance Theatre needs a new development coordinator; it's a post for an emerging professional with at least two years of relevant experience.

In the news realm, TVO has several openings right now. Among them are a digital media producer to work in the current affairs and documentary department, and a social media specialist to serve as both a community and a social media manager.

Finally, in the sustainability sector, Evergreen is looking for project manager for community development. It's a one year, four-day-a-week contract to oversee the implementation of urban agriculture project plans.

Do you know of an innovative job opportunity in Toronto? Let us know!

Biotech firm Xagenic closes $25.5M in new funding

Xagenic (pronounced ex-a-GEN-ic) is a medical startup dedicated to making diagnoses faster and easier for both patients and clinicians. Founded by Shana Kelley, a University of Toronto biochemistry professor, the premise is simple: allow medical professionals to diagnose of a range of illnesses on-site, wherever patients are, without needing to wait for a lab to process test results.

The product Xagenic currently has under development—described as a “molecular diagnostic platform”—can provide test results in 20 minutes.

It is promising enough that Xagenic recently announced a second closing of its Series B financing: $25.5 million, to be precise.

Among Xagenic’s investors are the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund and BDC Capital, a subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada. Clinical and analytic studies of the new platform are planned to start later this year, and the company aims to launch its product in 2015 or 2016.

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan awarded Xagenic its 2014 award for New Product Innovation Leadership. In its announcement of the award, Forst & Sullivan said that "it is unique as a low-cost, simple, rapid sample-to-answer desktop instrument, requiring no manual sample processing or cold storage… For its portfolio of cartridge-based tests, Xagenic focuses on infectious diseases (HSV 1+2, Flu A+B, CT/NG, strep A, group B strep, trichomoniasis, HCV and upper respiratory infections) that will benefit the most from rapid on-site testing. The company also intends to apply the platform to counter a critical public health threat—antimicrobial resistance.”

In short: it’s the medical equivalent of cutting out the middleman, allowing clinicians to know right away if a patient has a certain illness and begin treatment right away. If the product’s development continues successfully, it has the potentially to significantly streamline the diagnostic process, reducing health care costs, saving clinicians time, and minimizing stress for patients waiting to hear about their test results.

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Xagenic

Celestica opens microelectronics lab

Imagine you’re a company that’s involved in making products that require high-tech components—or that you have an idea for such a product, and would like to build a prototype. As technology continues to improve, especially in the realm of miniaturization, keeping pace by purchasing your own manufacturing equipment can be prohibitive—inefficient for larger companies, and impossible for smaller ones and startups.

Enter Celestica, a technology firm that manufacturers components for other tech-reliant companies, such as IBM, for instance. Last month, they opened a microelectronics lab at their Toronto headquarters to help with precisely these manufacturing challenges.

Clients who sign up to partner with Celestica—which will include both small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as startups and original equipment manufacturers—will gain the benefits of a 1,100 square foot lab in which elements like temperature and airborne particles are controlled in order to enable the manufacturing processes involved in miniaturization.

“There are very few place in Canada where companies can go to access this type of technology,” a spokesperson for Celestica told us, and the goal is to enable those companies to commercialize their products more effectively. It will especially help, the spokesperson went on, those who need to do “low-volume, high-reliability manufacturing”—which can range from companies testing out new products, to niche markets (like the aerospace industry) where there just isn’t a need for a large number of items to be produced.

The lab can facilitate the manufacture of fully-designed products, as well as offer engineering expertise to help with design for products that don’t have all their specs nailed down yet. Among the industries that most rely on the optics and photonics technology available at the lab are aerospace, renewable energy, and health care.

Writer: Hamutal Dotan
Source: Celestica

Who's Hiring in Toronto: Evergreen, MaRS, and more

The most interesting of the opportunities we've seen this week:

Evergreen, the urban environmental centre, is currently looking for a site steward who will take charge of day-to-day maintenance, safety, and program support. Also for those with an interest in urban environmentalism, the Toronto Wildlife Centre—which helps injured and abandoned animals recover—is looking for someone to provide administrative and fundraising support.

Elsewhere in the environmental sector, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a charity that works for the sustainability of our Great Lake, has two opportunities: they are seeking a marketing and public engagement manager to develop strategies for engaging individuals, sponsors, and non-profit partners, and they are also looking for a writer to contribute to the organization's online and written materials.

Finally, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is hiring a digital media assistant to work on newsletters, blogs, social media, and other online communications.

Innovation hub MaRS is seeking to fill multiple posts right now. First up is a software engineer with UNIX dev-ops or systems administration experience, to coordinate multiple systems via a Switchyard service bus. Elsewhere in the organization, they are looking for innovation curriculum leads for three- to six-month contracts in a variety of learning modules.

ShopLocket, which helps retailers develop an online presence, is looking for a WordPress contractor to work on a brand new platform they've launched, called The Blueprint.

And in the cultural centre, the soon-to-open Aga Khan Museum is filling two positions. One is for a program coordiantor of education and scholarly programs, and applications should have at least two years of progressive experience in a cultural institution. And the second is for an education manager with at least five years of relevant experience.
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