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Friday January 23rd, 2015 - 11am

11:00 – Sports Fixing
Dr. Declan Hill, Investigative Journalist, Spoke at CIGI last night
Sports fixing has been around for decades. Most recently last year, when two FIFA referees were suspected of match-fixing at the World Cup. Just last September, Interpol revealed that between 60 and 80 countries had reported allegations of match-fixing for each of the three previous years. One expert is suggesting that our beloved sport – Hockey – could be the next victim. Journalist, film maker and academic, Declan Hill suggests that sports officials are ignorant of the new perils of a corruption that is destroying sports around the world. Hill gave his lecture last night called “Sports in Danger: How a tide of corruption and match fixing threatens Canadian and international sports.” He spoke at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo…with firsthand accounts of current corruption in Canada.

11:30 – #MyTimeHasValue
Philip Mondor, owner,  Kitchener-based design firm, Studio Locale.
A contest for the upcoming bicentennial of Canada is causing some controversy. The Department of Canadian Heritage asked post-secondary students across the country to design a logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Association of Registered Graphic Designers is speaking out against “speculative work” by sharing the message “MY TIME HAS VALUE” on several social media platforms. Officials with the group say it’s important for a potential clients to recognize that their worth as a graphic designer needs to be compensated, so they can make a living once they graduate. The government has not responded. Among those against the contest is Phillip Mondor, who owns the Kitchener-based design firm, Studio Locale.