By Mohammad Ali Bagheri, Qigang Gao, Sergio Escalera (auth.), Osmar R. Zaïane, Sandra Zilles (eds.)
This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the twenty fifth Canadian convention on synthetic Intelligence, Canadian AI 2012, held in Regina, SK, Canada, in may possibly 2013. The 17 general papers and 15 brief papers awarded have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from seventy three preliminary submissions and are observed via eight papers from the Graduate scholar Symposium that have been chosen from 14 submissions. The papers disguise various themes inside of AI, corresponding to: details extraction, wisdom illustration, seek, textual content mining, social networks, temporal associations.
By William J. Berg
This specific learn explores how Quebecs landscapes were represented in either literature and visible artwork during the centuries, from the writing of early explorers reminiscent of Cartier and Champlain to paintings by way of in demand modern authors and artists from the province.
William J. Berg lines recurrent photos and topics inside of those creations in the course of the most important classes within the improvement of a Quebecois identification that used to be threatened at the beginning by way of the desert and indigenous populations, and later by way of the dominance of British and American influences.
Focusing at the interaction among nature and tradition in panorama illustration, Literature and portray in Quebec contends that either have mirrored and formed the that means of French-Canadian nationhood. As such, Literature and portray in Quebec provides a brand new standpoint to strategy the proposal of nationwide id, a quest that few teams have engaged in additional repeatedly than the Quebecois.
By Peter McSherry
Norman "Red" Ryan was once a infamous financial institution robber, safecracker, and killer. He escaped from Kingston penal complex two times - first via strength, after which years later through gulling the credulous into believing that he was once "reformed." The dupes of Ryan's moment emancipation incorporated the prison's Roman Catholic chaplain, numerous nationally well known electorate, the country's greatest newspaper, and, eventually, R.B. Bennett, the best minister of Canada, who made the error of arranging a "political parole" for Ryan. Six humans - 3 of them blameless sufferers - died due to purple Ryan's freedom. Dubbed "the Jesse James of Canada" and "Canada's so much infamous criminal," Ryan had compiled a list of 19 convictions for crimes of robbery and violence, and have been in 9 taking pictures affrays with police and electorate. He used to be a "lifer" in an period while "life" intended simply that. but he bought out of Kingston after simply 11 and a part years and lower back to Toronto, the town of his delivery, amid fanfare befitting a countrywide hero. His demise in a liquor shop theft in Sarnia on may perhaps 23, 1936, simply ten months after his unlock, was once an important jolt to Canada, and particularly Toronto. How may such an visible hazard to society be paroled from legal as a paragon of reform? this query is important to the large pink Fox. the reply lies no longer with Ryan himself - now not even the crafty and deceitful crimson Ryan can have hoodwinked his method out of a lifestyles sentence - yet with those that helped him, and who benefited from his unencumber.
By J. Peter Campbell
By W. Marcuse (auth.), W. T. Ziemba, S. L. Schwartz (eds.)
Alex Cowie because the 20th century attracts to a detailed, one in every of our best difficulties is the supply of power. a technique to check the power challenge is to unravel it into 4 parts: strength call for, power resources, transportation of power from resources to call for facilities, and the optimum allocation of strength kinds to calls for. every one of those parts is intensely advanced on its own. while efforts are made to tie them jointly, for instance, to supply a countrywide coverage, the complexities are compounded. differently to review the strength challenge, due to its political and social outcomes, is to solve it into geographical parts. person provinces of Canada or states of the U.S. could have their matters approximately power inside their geographical barriers. As manufacturer, shopper, or either, every one desires to confirm an strength improvement application with a purpose to paintings to the utmost good thing about its voters. equally, international locations activity to guard their voters and adopt strength regulations that would guarantee both a continuation of the prevailing caliber of lifestyles or - fairly in relation to "Third global" nations - a marked development in caliber of existence. those competing and conflicting objectives demand a learn which encompasses the full global. back, complexity is piled upon complexity. If the prob lem isn't but sufficiently complicated, there's an both advanced query of the impression of strength creation and use at the ecology.
By Kerry Badgely
By Margaret A. Ormsby
In 1860, on the age of fourteen, Susan Louisa Moir left England for British Columbia. After settling at the start at desire, she lived in short in either Victoria and New Westminster, then BC's most crucial settlements. Returning to wish, she helped her mom open the community's first institution. In 1868, she married John Fall Allison and, on her honeymoon, rode over the Allison path into the unsettled Similkameen Valley.
Her checklist of the voyage, of Victoria, New Westminster, and desire and her stories of the remoted yet gratifying existence she, her husband, and their fourteen childeren led within the Simlkameen and Okanagen valleys supply a special view of the pioneer brain and spirit.
By Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
This e-book is the 1st to give a close research of monetary integration of immigrants in smaller components in their host international locations. It makes use of Atlantic Canada as a working example and makes use of unpublished facts according to a number of databases of facts Canada and Citizenship and Immigration, Canada. It identifies most sensible coverage practices which could even be utilized in different international locations to deal with demographic demanding situations just like these dealing with Canada, for instance inhabitants getting old and early life out-migration from smaller areas to greater areas, via immigration. monetary integration of immigrants in Atlantic Canada is quicker and higher than it really is nationally. An overarching result's that an research of neighborhood facts can result in very varied coverage conclusions than the research of nationwide information, because of this it may be dicy to plot immigration coverage established simply on nationwide facts. a transparent message is that monetary advantages from immigration may be more advantageous by means of facilitating a broader geographic distribution of immigrants, instead of keeping their focus in a couple of greater city areas. A needs to learn for immigration and inhabitants coverage makers, immigrant payment companies and educational researchers.
By Jennifer Welsh, Ngaire Woods
Can strong governance be exported? overseas improvement help is extra usually being utilized to strengthening governance in constructing nations, and in Exporting strong Governance: Temptations and demanding situations in Canada’s relief application, the editors compile various views to enquire no matter if reduction for solid governance works. the 1st portion of the booklet outlines the altering face of foreign improvement suggestions and concepts of excellent governance. the second one part analyzes six countries: 3 are nations to which Canada has committed a good portion of its relief efforts over the last 5 to 10 years: Ghana, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. are more moderen and extra complicated “fragile states,” the place Canada has engaged: Haiti and Afghanistan. those 5 are then in comparison with Mauritius, which has loved really sturdy governance. the ultimate part seems at demanding situations and new instructions for Canadas improvement coverage. Co-published with the Centre for foreign Governance Innovation