State of the City
Mayor Dave Jaworsky's 2017 State of the City Address
Mayor Jaworsky delivered his 2017 State of the City address to a sold-out crowd on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. His presentation is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the City of Waterloo staff and councillors.
Waterloo researchers capture first image of a dark matter web that connects galaxies
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.
Thanks, But No Thanks
Survey Reveals Strangest Forms of Workplace Recognition; Majority of Employees Would Leave Their Jobs if They Didn't Feel Appreciated
Toronto - How important is recognizing your employees? Two-thirds (66 per cent) of workers said they'd likely leave their job if they didn't feel appreciated. That's up from 51 per cent who responded that way in 2012. In contrast, just over half (54 per cent) of senior managers interviewed believe it's common for staff to quit due to lack of recognition.
Skills Ontario announces 2017 qualifying results
With the Skills Ontario Competition just weeks away, 500 students competed at eight Ontario colleges in qualifying competitions for the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition on April 1.
The New Urban Crisis
How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Classand What We Can Do About It
Toronto The numbers don’t lie. In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a study that found that 61 percent of Americans felt that the current economic state favored the rich over the poor. That’s no wonder considering the stark gap that has grown between the different groups in the United States. The U.S. middle-to-upper class is made up of approximately 40 million people, accounts for a third of the U.S. work force, and is responsible for considerably shaping our culture, workplace practices, and society at large.
Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016
2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders.
CPA Canada's financial literacy program continues to shine brightly
Toronto - The extensive financial literacy program of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) wins yet another award, special honours also goes to Cairine Wilson, who leads CPA Canada's financial literacy program, who oversees the initiative.
NAVBLUE and Aviolinx To Develop MESA Airline's Operations Control Centre (OCC)
Waterloo - MESA Airlines, a US regional airline with greater than 130 aircraft servicing American Airlines and United Airlines in more than 180 markets in the western hemisphere, has signed a ten -year deal with NAVBLUE and their partner Aviolinx to build their benchmark OCC.
Region of Waterloo and Unifor Local 4304/Grand River Transit Ratify Contract
Waterloo Region The agreement between the Region of Waterloo and Unifor Local 4304 representing Grand River Transit/MobilityPLUS operators, dispatchers, fleet mechanics and service attendants has received ratification.
Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races
Racial bias begins earlier than previously thought, new insights into cause
Toronto Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races.
Libro Credit Union shares $6.5 million in profits
London Libro Credit Union (Libro) announced fiscal 2016 results at its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, resulting in $6.5 million returned to Owners, in the form of investment share dividends and profit sharing distributions.
Waterloo Region Council Info from April 12, 2017
Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at Council meetings. It is circulated immediately following each meeting.
Manulife Acquires 8 Cross Street In Singapore
Completes Its Second Largest Real Estate Transaction
Manulife Real Estate announced that it has acquired 8 Cross Street, a 28-storey, 355,000 square foot, Class A office tower located in Singapore. The transaction, valued at US$526 million, is the second largest in Manulife Real Estate's global portfolio to date.
2816 secondary school students to receive suspension orders this week
Public Health will deliver 2816 suspension orders this week for students enrolled in secondary school who still have immunization records that are not up-to-date with Region of Waterloo Public Health. The suspension orders will take effect on May 3, 2017. Students/parents who receive a suspension order have three weeks to submit up-to-date records or receive the required immunizations.
Bruce Power Improves Collaboration and Content Management with OpenText
Ontario-based Electricity Provider Maximizes Safety and Cost Efficiencies with Effective, Efficient Capital Project Delivery
Waterloo - OpenText announced that Bruce Power, a private provider of clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power across Ontario, is using OpenText to provide collaboration and control of document processes. Using OpenText, the company is able to integrate key management systems across its plants to maximize safety and cost efficiencies.
Laurier announces recipients of 2017 teaching excellence awards
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University has recognized six teachers for their significant commitment to elevating the educational experience of Laurier students. Five are recipients of Laurier’s Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence, which celebrate early career excellence, sustained excellence, teaching innovation, and excellence in internationalization. Laurier also recognizes this year’s recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching, who was selected by students.
2017 Winners Announced for the Italian Chamber Of Commerce Of Ontario Business Excellence Awards
Toronto - The Italian Chamber of Commerce Ontario (ICCO) announced the list of winners for the 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA).