Laurier sustainability manager recognized as Emerging Leader at Canada’s Clean50 awards
Waterloo Claire Bennett, manager of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Sustainability Office, has been named an “Emerging Leader” at Canada's Clean50 awards. Canada’s Clean50 provides annual recognition to Canada’s leaders in sustainability for their contributions over the prior two years. The Clean50 Emerging Leaders are selected from people under age 35 whose contribution is outsized compared to their age, and is otherwise based on similar criteria to the Individual Clean50 awards.
Tech & Music
Christie to sponsor FUZEnation, a showcase of the best in tech thought-leadership and music
Event to take place in Waterloo Region, “Silicon Valley North”
Kitchener Christie is proudly sponsoring FUZEnation, a technology and music summit taking place between September 27-30 in Waterloo, Ontario. FUZEnation will host keynote speakers including Steve Wozniak (co-founder, Apple Inc.), Biz Stone (co-founder, Twitter; co-founder and CEO, Jelly) and Alexis Ohanian (co-founder, Reddit) with musical acts including Kygo, Keys N Krates, Kaneholler and Adventure Club, over four days.
Reconfigurable Chaos-based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore’s Law
Raleigh - Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits that enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with fewer transistors. These integrated circuits can be manufactured with “off the shelf” fabrication processes and could lead to novel computer architectures that do more with less circuitry and fewer transistors.
JL’s Home Hardware Building Centre Recipient of Paul Straus Public Relations Award
Guelph Andre Belisle, Dealer-Owner of JL’s Home Hardware Building Centre was awarded the 15th annual Paul Straus Public Relations Award during Home Hardware’s Fall Shareholders’ Meeting in St. Jacobs, Ontario on September 19. The award recognizes Andre Belisle’s outstanding commitment to public relations and community service in the city of Guelph.
Magna doubles down on active aerodynamics
Innovative active body systems reduce drag, improve fuel efficiency
Aurora - With global automakers continuing to address the challenge of increasing fuel economy and reducing carbon emissions in their vehicles, Magna International Inc. has accelerated its development work in active aerodynamic systems, an innovative technology designed to help auto manufacturers clear regulatory hurdles.
Cambridge’s Boxwood Business Campus attracts international attention with provincial investment-ready certification
Cambridge - Two sites at the City of Cambridge’s Boxwood Business Campus have received provincial certification earlier this summer as investment ready sites. The Investment Ready Certified Site designation is awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Design and recognizes building sites that are primed for development and ready for investment. The Boxwood sites make up two of the 16 total sites that have been designated throughout the province.
Inspiring Women - Today
The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and the Waterloo Small Business Centre present the 10th Annual Inspiring Women Event
Kitchener This year, for the 10th Anniversary, we are planning nothing short of an amazing day at an exciting new location; Centre In The Square. This event is designed to motivate, inspire, connect and celebrate women in business, professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate leadership. Since its inception in 2006, over 6,000 women have participated in this unique day of learning, sharing experiences and information, acquiring new contacts, networking with peers and learning from the experts.
Manulife announces $100 million redevelopment of Manulife Centre
Yorkville landmark will include the Eataly marketplace
Toronto - Manulife Real Estate announced plans for a $100 million redevelopment of Manulife Centre, its premier mixed use complex in the heart of Toronto's Yorkville. The project will add 35,000 square feet of new retail space with construction beginning early next year and an anticipated completion date of early 2019.
THEMUSEUM Kicks Off The Beer Series with Craft Beer GO
More than 18 Ontario Craft Brewers are gathering for games and fun in partnership with B @THEMUSEUM
Kitchener - THEMUSEUM and B @THEMUSEUM for an evening of games and fun featuring over 18 Ontario Craft Brewers. Gotta try ‘em all! Get your Craft Beer GO passport stamped by each brewery and play some games. Adventurers Guild will be present with board game favourites from your past. Your $25 ticket will include a free sample glass, two beer samples, and a snack from The Bruce Caboose. Extra beer samples are $1 each.
Over 5,000 residents spend close to 4,000 hours talking neighbourhoods
Kitchener One of the most unique community engagement processes the City of Kitchener has ever delivered is now complete. Unconventional approaches like colouring books, lemonade stands, a placemaking challenge, and a huge neighbourhood party all designed to be as inclusive as possible resulted in the city hearing from many people who aren’t typically engaged in city consultations.
Thousands attend 2nd Annual Aviation Fun Day and raise funds for local Food Banks
Waterloo Region The Region of Waterloo International Airport and Aviation Fun Day organizing committee would like thank everyone who volunteered their time, aircraft and expertise to make our 2nd annual event a success!
Nominations are open for the Mayor’s City Builder Award
Kitchener Do you know a person or organization that strengthens our community and helps make Kitchener a thriving and dynamic place? If so, nominate them for the Mayor’s City Builder Award.
Terepac Corporation and Eramosa Engineering Announce Agreements to Give Voice and Visibility to the World
Waterloo-based Terepac Corporation and Guelph-based Eramosa Engineering Inc. announced the signing of joint service and licensing agreements to provide joint services and for Terepac to acquire certain property rights pertaining to its ONE Machine and ONE Water solution. The agreements are to go into effect immediately.
Road openings and closings for ION construction
Waterloo Region GrandLinq has advised the Region of Waterloo of several road openings and closings that will take place in Kitchener and Waterloo as part of light rail transit (LRT) construction.
One in Five Canadian Companies Increase Hiring in Fourth Quarter
7 Tips for Landing Year-End or Seasonal Jobs
Toronto - As the year winds down, hiring picks up at many Canadian companies, new research shows. One in five (20 per cent) of human resources (HR) managers interviewed said their organization typically increases hiring in the fourth quarter. Of those, 95 per cent of respondents indicated they bring on staff at year-end to address upticks in business, 94 per cent add new positions, and 89 per cent fill vacated positions.
Regional Council Info
Waterloo Region Council Info from September 21, 2016
Waterloo Region Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at Regional council meetings.
Canada’s top sustainability leaders honoured by Clean50
Priyanka Lloyd, Claire Benne and Mike Morrice recognized; Award ceremony convenes in Toronto today.
Toronto The 2017 list of “Canada’s Clean50” winners celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders drawn from 16 different sectors. Led by Hon. Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta and Hon. Glenn Murray, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Canada’s 2017 Clean50 champions have achieved measurable results in fighting climate change and are the drivers helping Canada shift toward a low carbon and more prosperous future.
The Ryerson Image Centre partners with the MIT Press on a new series of books
Toronto - This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) launches a new series of books co-published with the MIT Press. RIC Books presents inquiry into the histories, practices and impact of photography. The first volume, The “Public” Life of Photographs, includes essays that explore how photographs are encountered in the world, and how the context of their viewing influences reception and meaning.
Steelworkers Encouraged by Framework Agreement on U.S. Steel Canada Purchase
Hamilton - The United Steelworkers (USW) responded to the announcement of a framework agreement between the Ontario government and Bedrock Industries, LP for the purchase and continued operation of U.S. Steel Canada facilities in Hamilton and Nanticoke.
Western student wins major international award for study with autistic children
London - Strengthening parents' ability to communicate with their autistic children has not only greatly benefited a number of Ontario families but it's also landed a Western University student a major international prize.
10 diversity and inclusion lessons
The launch is part of PwC's third Global Diversity Week
Toronto - In today's fast moving world, achieving diversity and inclusion is a critical challenge and opportunity for all organizations around the world. To make progress, diversity must be embedded into the organization's DNA and leadership must be committed to and accountable for diversity.