Laurier appoints associate vice-president to lead university’s strategic teaching and learning initiatives
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Kathryn Carter as the university’s associate vice-president: Teaching and Learning. Carter, who has served in the role in an acting capacity since July 2015, was selected by a search committee from among 75 candidates, endorsed by the university Senate and approved by Laurier’s Board of Governors. She begins her five-year, three-month term April 1.
Ontario construction industry expects growth in 2017 despite low-growth economy, according to province-wide contractor survey
Construction outlook varies by region, with Eastern Ontario's engineering/civil sector leading the way: Kitchener-Waterloo leads the province in high-rise residential optimism with 63 per cent of contractors anticipating "significant growth"
Toronto - The economic outlook for Ontario's construction industry is positive and confidence is up across the province, according to findings from the 2017 Construction Confidence Indicator, an annual survey of construction contractors conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). With a score of 60 out of 100, the Construction Confidence Indicator reveals a majority of Ontario's construction firms expect to conduct more business this year than last.
Canstruction team celebrates 10th anniversary
Conestoga’s Canstruction team, led by faculty member Jim Gerrard and supported by students in the Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (ACET) program, built a Paw Patrol themed structure made entirely out of non-perishable food at Conestoga Mall on March 10.
Laurier works with Ipsos and Ontario Council of University Libraries to make national polling data freely available
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University, in collaboration with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), is making a trove of nationally significant polling data, donated by market research firm Ipsos Canada, freely available to the world online.
UWaterloo subjects rank among world’s top universities
Thirteen University of Waterloo subjects are among the top in the world, the UK’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings confirmed last week. According to QS, 13 subjects offered at Waterloo rank among the top 100 when compared to other universities in the world, up from 11 subjects last year. The subjects include civil engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering as well as the natural science subjects of geography, environmental sciences and materials sciences. Also making the top 100 were architecture, psychology, sports related subjects, and statistics and operational research.
Two Laurier academics to be honoured by the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW
Waterloo Hind Al-Abadleh, an associate professor in Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Selda Sezen, an adjunct faculty at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and PhD candidate at Laurier, are being honoured with Women Who Inspire Awards from the Coalition of Muslim Women (CMW) of KW. The awards will be presented at the organization’s recognition dinner March 18 at The Family Centre.
Clash of the Coworkers
Canadian CFOs Spend Half a Day per Week Resolving Staff Conflicts
Toronto - Executives are being sidetracked trying to keep the peace between employees. In a new survey from Accountemps, Canadian CFOs said they spend, on average, 10 per cent of their time -- or four hours a week -- managing staff conflicts.
CASL Enforcement Decision: Sending Messages without Consent or Prescribed Formalities
On March 9, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a
Compliance and Enforcement Decision imposing a $15,000 penalty on an individual for violating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation by sending commercial electronic messages without consent from the recipients and without prescribed formalities.
Forum Report: Build Trust and Integrity, Enforce Rule of Law to Address Corruption
Building Foundations for Trust and Integrity is a new World Economic Forum report on the levels of trust in the Infrastructure and Urban Development industries; Developing trust in public-private cooperation can help address corruption in Latin America
Geneva, Switzerland The World Economic Forum has released a new report on the level of trust in the Infrastructure and Urban Development industries and its connection to addressing corruption.
Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin
The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism.
Emery Huszka Acclaimed National Farmers Union - Ontario President/NFU Region 3 Coordinator
Emery Huszka of Florence, Ontario was acclaimed as the National Farmers Union - Ontario President, NFU National Board member, and NFU Region 3 Coordinator at the Annual General Meeting held March 4 in Ridgetown, Ontario
Helping Innovators Improve Lives of People with Disabilities
Applications Now Open for Accessibility Innovation Showcase and Tech Pitch Competition
Toronto - Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is thrilled to announce that applications for the third annual Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) and the Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition are now open.
Study - Marketing
Canadian CMOs Must Lead Disruptive Business Growth and Become More Data-Driven to Keep Pace with Changing Consumer Behavior
CEOs need to empower marketing to lead disruptive growth initiatives
Toronto - Canadian organizations are misaligned on the role that marketing should play in driving disruptive growth initiatives, according to a new study from Accenture Strategy. Sixty-one percent of Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) at Canadian organizations say they are responsible for leading disruptive business growth, but only 27 percent of CEOs agree. Given their unique position of being in direct line of customers, prospects and the wider market, business leaders must empower CMOs to take control of the disruptive growth agenda or risk losing customers to new, disruptive competitors.