Investment in pre-apprenticeship training
MPP Liz Sandals visited Conestoga’s Guelph campus on Friday, March 24 to announce an investment of $250,416 from the Government of Ontario to support the delivery of free pre-apprenticeship training.
Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals
University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.
New Research Sheds Light on Why Some People Are More Sensitive to Stress
Stress is a natural biological process enabling us to deal with the world around us. In short bursts, such as exercise or watching a thrilling film, stress is beneficial to the body. But when stress is too much or lasts too long, the effects can be detrimental to our health.
The Very Best
UNITED WAY Celebrate Dreamers and Doers with 5th annual communtiy achievement night
Nearly 300 guests filled the room at Grand Valley Golf & Country Club for United Way’s 5th Annual Community Achievement Night on March 21st, 2017. The event, titled a Celebration of Dreamers and Doers, was United Way’s opportunity to recognize the impact of some exceptional individuals and organizations who work alongside United Way to build a stronger Cambridge and North Dumfries.
Top employers and students honoured during National Co-op Week
In recognition of National Co-op Week, Conestoga’s School of Career & Academic Access, Department of Co-operative Education, and Corporate Training Department co-hosted an awards breakfast to recognize some of the college’s outstanding employer-partners and co-op students. The event took place on March 23 at Conestoga’s Doon campus.
Conestoga awarded grants to support e-waste recycling research
Dr. Hamid Karbasi, Conestoga’s NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Advanced Recycling Technologies for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), and industry partner Greentec International, have received approval for two separate grant applications through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Combined, the research grants awarded total $110,000.
Survey - Fraud
Canadians believe businesses working to protect personal information yet cybersecurity concerns linger
Toronto - There is a sharp drop in the number of Canadians expressing concern about identity theft, according to a new survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).
Canadians' financial stress continues to affect their health: Manulife Financial Wellness Index
Almost half of Canadians are financially unwell, stressed, worried and five times less likely to engage regularly in any healthy activities
Waterloo - Two in five Canadians say they are financially unwell, according to the latest Manulife Financial Wellness Index. Those respondents are concerned by debt (82 per cent), not saving for retirement (60 per cent), stressed (67 per cent) due to their financial situation and 83 per cent said they are not financially prepared to protect their loved ones (death, serious illness, disability, having a will, etc).
Guelph Chamber Welcomes Globally Focused Skills & Innovation Budget
Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Government of Canada’s 2017 Budget commitment to building globally competitive small-and-medium sized enterprise, while making important and strategic investments in skills development and innovation. As one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and noted jobs powerhouse, Guelph businesses are well positioned to expand into new markets and be active players in the global marketplace.
Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund provides two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects
Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.
News on Fake News - Video
Beyond 60: Post-truth. Fake news. Alternative facts
Is fake news old news? Are “fake news” and “alternative facts” really any different from timeless phenomena like public hysteria and politicians being “economical with the truth”? A closer look shows much that is the same, but also that recent trends are reason for alarm and for taking action.
Conestoga hosts Truth and Reconciliation event
On March 24, students, employees and members of the Conestoga community gathered in the Recreation Centre at the Doon campus to participate in the college’s first Truth and Reconciliation event.
Trump Effect - Trade - Video
Total Impact Panel Discussion on effects of U.S. Administration
With a new Presidential Administration south of the border, the University of Waterloo held a public panel discussion on the social, cultural, and economic consequences of politics.
Tourism & Poverty
The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China
The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of the UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China. The workshop was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between UNWTO and the Chimelong Group in 2016 designed to support sustainable tourism and wildlife protection through tourism.
Right Start unit provides new dialysis patients with education, support and guidance
Patients with kidney failure who need dialysis to clean waste products from their blood are benefitting from a new program at Grand River Hospital giving them better support right at the start of their care. Grand River Hospital is helping new dialysis patients who start unexpectedly ease into treatment with a program called the “Right Start unit” (RSU) by providing them with a wealth of information on treatment options available and ensuring they understand every step of their care.
Food - Urban Farming
Lufa Farms completes 3rd high-tech rooftop greenhouse with support of Quebec investors
Lufa Farms makes a compelling model for sustainable urban agriculture; Justin Trudeau visits to see the first full production from the new 63,000 square foot automated facility.
Montreal - Urban agriculture pioneer Lufa Farms has just finished a third highly automated greenhouse in the Montreal borough of Anjou. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau was there to see it in full production. The new 63,000 square foot rooftop greenhouse is a milestone in polyculture efficiency and produces over 40 varieties of urban-grown greens and vegetables throughout the year.
Budget Economy Agriculture
U of G Applauds Federal Budget, Emphasis on Agri-Food
As Canada’s “food university,” the University of Guelph is applauding the federal government for investing in food and agriculture in the 2017 budget to grow Canada’s economy, said president Franco Vaccarino.
Federal Budget 2017: Momentum Stalls on Infrastructure Commitments
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented a much more cautious budget on March 22nd than he did in 2016. While the 2016 Budget and 2016 Fall Economic Statement both overflowed with infrastructure funding announcements (totalling $180 billion), 2017`s budget repeated previous announcements and took a targeted approach to new infrastructure investment. New details on the Canada Infrastructure Bank were very limited and no new funding was announced for public transit.
NFU-O Calls for More Funding at International Joint Commission on Great Lakes
Sarnia - On Wednesday, March 22, Don Ciparis and Emery Huszka of the National Farmers Union-Ontario brought agricultural concerns to the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes meeting in Sarnia. They noted that farmers are willing and ready to make improvements to their farm operations. For example, some farmers are implementing the 4R fertilizer stewardship and strategic fertilizer best practices and using precision ag technology, crop rotation, and cover crops in grain production while livestock producers have detailed plans for manure, and organic operations choose non-chemical options. Other initiatives such as Environmental Farm Plans, soil and crop plans, and nutrient management regulations are already being implemented by Ontario farmers in many sectors.