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Finding Your Passion at Work

What are you passionate about? Living each moment to the fullest and savoring life along the path to your passion is what it is all about. To open the doorway to enlightenment you must take a proactive approach, become more engaged and take action to find your passion at work and have the career that you have always dreamed of having.        

Here are some practical steps to find your passion at work:

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National Day of Observance

Reflecting on Our Losses
On Tuesday, PM Justin Trudeau announced that today will be named a “National Day of Observance” to “honour everyone we lost to this terrible virus, and to recognize the impact this global pandemic has had on all our lives… As a country we remember all those we lost, and we mourn with families and friends.” The new day will also serve to commemorate the many significant impacts of the pandemic, from isolation to unemployment, and to honour the many frontline workers who have put themselves at risk.

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Increasing Your Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Increasing Your Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Growing your self-confidence in the workplace can be difficult. Most people aspire to have more self-confidence not just in their job but in life. Achieving a level where we feel comfortable and confident at work takes effort and does not happen overnight.       

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ASPA’s Post-Bargaining Survey Results

Written by the ASPA Research Committee


ASPA Research Committee conducted an online survey in December, 2020 to gather ASPA members feedback on various aspects of the latest round of bargaining. The short survey gathered insights on level of satisfaction with ASPA’s communications during bargaining, the information sessions, the forced vote, tentative agreement, as well as what ASPA did well during bargaining and areas for improvement. A total of 432 surveys were completed, representing a 32% response rate.  This article provides an overview of the survey results. All averages reported are based on a 5-point scale, where 1 equals “strongly disagree” and 5 equals “strongly agree”.

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Take Stock of Your Achievements

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Time flies by and things need to get done. Often we don’t take the time to think about everything we have accomplished. Starting a new year is a great time to reflect on the last 12 months and think about all the things that occurred. It is important to keep track of your achievements, even the smaller ones.   

Here are some great ways to take stock of your achievements:

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Ways to be Kind to Yourself at Work

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Do you ever feel tired and worn out? Do you ever think “I’m going to fail. I’m not smart enough to do this?” Sometimes life is tough and work can be hectic. It is especially important during these times to take care of yourself. Being kind to yourself allows you to move past self-criticism and negative self-talk.

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Cyber Terrorists

Cyberattack on SaskPolytech
On Saturday, Saskatchewan Polytechnic reported a “service disruption” affecting their website, intranet portal, VPN and other operating platforms and online services. The warning, however, added that “it is important that you do not use your computer to access the network or services using a VPN connection,” and that email should only be accessed using a cellphone. Clearly this was more than equipment failure.

On Sunday, SaskPoly clarified that it had been the target of a “cybersecurity incident” and was working with outside experts and law enforcement to assess its extent. All online and in-person applied classes were cancelled for Nov 2-4, and “Our first priority is to restore the online learning environment for students” (Brightspace).

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