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University of Fredericton launches online course to enhance resiliency, help students cope with stress
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, more than a quarter of Canadians perceive work-related stress to be high. When demands on individuals exceed their personal resources, they become more susceptible to the negative impacts of stress, and it can severely inhibit performance.
To address the growing need for skills and strategies that help individuals to better manage stress, the University of Fredericton is pleased to be launching a new, fully online course called Enhancing Workplace Resiliency. Designed by Dr. Joti Samra and Dr. Rakesh Jetly, the Enhancing Workplace Resiliency course will help students to learn effective coping mechanisms and strategies that lead to more productive, healthier, and well-balanced lives, both inside and outside of the workplace…
BOOK: Charity: The Heroic and Heartbreaking Story of Charity Hospital in Hurricane Katrina
First went the power. Then came the water, and for five days, the country’s oldest hospital was under siege. The never-before-told story of the heroic doctors, nurses — and patients — who fought to survive Hurricane Katrina at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
The story traces a remarkable five-day transformation of an infirm institution, caught in a sea of death and indifference, into an island of care and tenderness…
Will America’s Summer Be Uncomfortably Hot?
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration just released its 2017 summer temperature outlook for the United States. And hopefully this won’t surprise you, but chances are that this summer will be hotter than average.
The map might look confusing, at least it confused me at first, since red usually means “hotter” and blue usually means “colder”. But in this case, red means more likely to be much hotter than average, blue means more likely to be much colder than average, and white means equal chances, hot or cold. In this case, much hotter or cooler means temperatures falling in the top or bottom third of recorded data from 1981 to 2010.
If you need me to explain the map too, in the Upper Midwest, Plains states and Mountain states, it’s a toss up whether or not it will be hot. Everywhere else, it will…