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Inspired Ideas for 2013

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Looking back, 2012 was a year that presented many new challenges. But what kind of solutions will we choose to better our world? This year's Tyee Big Ideas series is intended to provoke some thought... and perhaps, we humbly offer, some potential answers. Happy New Year, and keep thinking Big.

In This Series

opinion

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Idea #1: 'MOOC': Saviour of Higher Ed?

'Massive online open courses' may just quell the next student debt revolt. First in a series of Inspiring Ideas for 2013.

By Justin Ritchie, 19 Dec 2012


opinion

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Idea #2: Turn Complex Problems into Games

Have fun and save the world: It worked for one conundrum that boggled scientists for years. Second in a series.

By Nick Smith, 20 Dec 2012


opinion

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Idea #3: Want to Defeat Harper? Force Cooperation

Start by signing up to vote in the open Liberal leadership race. Third in a series.

By Kai Nagata, 21 Dec 2012


news

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Idea #4: Teach Teachers How to Be Advocates

Done delicately, it's critical for students needs, says UBC's dean of education. Fourth in a series.

By Katie Hyslop, 24 Dec 2012


news

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Idea #5: 'You Are Not a Loan'

Occupy spin-off buys debt for pennies on the dollar, forgives debtors, shames predator bankers. Fifth in a series.

By Sarah Berman, 25 Dec 2012


news

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Idea #6: Assess the Public Health Impact of New Laws

How many Canadian lives are sacrificed with every policy decision? Sixth in a series.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Dec 2012


opinion

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Idea #7: Make 'Affordable' the New 'Livable'

How creative, green, or great is a city if no one can afford to live there? Seventh in a series.

By Christine McLaren, 27 Dec 2012


opinion

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Idea #8: Time for a CBC Right to Food Day

Public broadcaster should launch it instead of pushing the failed food bank charity model.

By Graham Riches, 28 Dec 2012


opinion

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Idea #9: Smartphones: The New Automobile

Cars made cities sprawling and impersonal, but that handheld gadget will change them again. Ninth in a series.

By Nigel Dembicki, Genta Ishimura and Ian Lowrie, 31 Dec 2012


opinion

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Idea #10: The Reinvention of Nearly Everything

How open ideas, venture collectivism and the hacker ethic are changing the world.

By Phillip Smith, 1 Jan 2013


Inside DFO’s Battle to Downplay a Deadly Farmed Salmon Disease

Part one of a series. Provincial lab played key role in denying existence of HSMI in BC.

By Damien Gillis