Kathy Sendall's Top 10- What's Yours?
Inspiration & Wisdom
By Women's Executive NetworkMay 9, 2013
Recently at a WXN Breakfast in Calgary, 2007 WXN Top 100 Hall of Fame inductee and Corporate Director Kathleen Sendall was interviewed by WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery as they delved into a variety of questions. We think Kathy’s ‘Top 10’ list makes pretty good sense and is also a great conversation starter. Here are Kathy’s ‘Top 10’:
1. Never give up the search for the perfect mascara.
2. Never lose your sense of humour and ability to laugh, especially at yourself.
3. Listen - learn to keep your mouth shut and control your temper.
What's Wrong with Healthcare in Canada
Politics & Policy
By Tom BlackwellJuly 22, 2011
So, what's wrong with health care in Canada? To put it simply, we're running a system designed to treat a population and its ailments from the 1950s - with about as much relative efficiency as a '56 Studebaker, suggested panel members at WXN's breakfast-series event on health care last week. Many services and institutions are designed for acute care - treating younger patients with serious but generally treatable illnesses and injuries - when chronic disease is the overriding issue,Â WXN's speakers suggested during a lively and insightful hour of discussion.
Title: Senior National Reporter
Organization: National Post
Tom Blackwell has been a print journalist for more than 20 years, working in three provinces and at news outlets ranging from one of the smallest daily newspapers in the country to the National Post, with stints in between at two national news services.
A graduate of Carleton University, he started his career in Ontario, moved to the Regina Leader Post and later Canadian Press, working for the wire service both in Winnipeg â€“ where he led coverage of the the Manitoba legislatureâ€™s role in scuttling the Meech Lake accord â€“ and Toronto. After covering Colin Thatcherâ€™s appeal for the Leader-Post, Blackwell was CPâ€™s lead journalist on another history-making murder case, covering the Bernardo saga from arrest to conviction. He later headed to the agencyâ€™s Queenâ€™s Park bureau, reporting on the turbulent and very busy first years of the Mike Harris government.
He joined the Post in 2001, just three years after the paper was founded. As a general-assignment reporter there, he handled the SARS story, and six years ago took over the health-care beat full-time. He also spent a total of three months in Afghanistan, covering the conflict for the Post and other members of the PostMedia newspaper chain. Last year, Blackwell was a finalist for a National Newspaper award for one of his health stories.