U of G Prof to Head $6.6-Million, International Climate Change, Indigenous Food Security Project
When it comes to climate change, the greatest threat to human health and survival may surprise some people, says a University of Guelph professor. Extreme temperatures, droughts and natural disasters have numerous direct and indirect effects on human health, but the most dire is the threat to food systems, security and safety, said Sherilee Harper.
Grand Opening of Innovation Space in Markham
New Space Will Help Businesses Take New Technology to Global Markets
Ontario has partnered with IBM Canada, Ontario Centres of Excellence and ventureLAB to open the IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre that will provide businesses access to the technology and expertise they need to grow and compete in the global marketplace.
Centre and peripheries
Settlement patterns and social integration of the population with an immigrant background in the Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver metropolitan areas
From a residential standpoint, it is well known that highly urbanized population centres are home to the majority of immigrants. In 2011, 63% of the immigrant population in Canada was living in one of the country's three largest census metropolitan areas (CMAs): Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver.
Life Changing Funding
Ontario Investing in Nutrition for Learning
Ontario is making significant investments in the health and education of children and youth across the province.
Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and Executive Director of Nutrition for Learning, Mary D'Alton visited St. John's Catholic School, in Kitchener to highlight the impact of a 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario investment in a critical local school-based nutrition program. “This funding is life changing. This is the stepping stone we needed to give us the chance to get to ALL the kids in ALL the schools in Waterloo Region!
Canada and Mexico both set to capitalize on current opportunities, Bank of Canada Governor Poloz says
Canada and Mexico share economic traits that leave both well placed to face global challenges and capitalize on opportunities, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz said May 4. In a speech to CanCham México and the Club de Industriales, Governor Poloz showed how the similarities between Canada and Mexicoincluding their shared approach to monetary policy and the importance of industries such as oil and automobileshave meant that global disruptions have hit the two economies in a similar way.
High School Graduation Rate Climbs to All-Time High
Investments in Education Drive Rate to Historic Level of 86.5 Per Cent
Ontario's unprecedented investments in education have pushed the high school graduation rate to a historic new high, as more students than ever before are obtaining a high school diploma and gaining the skills and experience required.
Wilfrid Laurier University announces honorary degree recipients
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University will recognize four accomplished Canadians with honorary degrees at its spring convocation in June. Recipients include: Rebecca Jamieson, CEO and president of Six Nations Polytechnic; Tina Keeper, an award-winning Cree activist, producer, actress and politician; William (Bill) Richardson, an accomplished Canadian writer, composer and broadcast host; and David Young, an award-winning musician and composer.
Financial Planning students deliver Junior Achievement program
On April 6, more than 40 Conestoga Business Administration - Financial Planning students volunteered their time at Clemens Mills Public School in Cambridge to deliver a Junior Achievement program, Economics for Success (EFS), to 250 grade 7 and 8 students.
Separated at Death
Ontario Seniors Deserve Dignity in Long-Term Care
Queen's Park During Question Period, NDP MPP Catherine Fife asked the Liberal government why seniors who require long-term care in Waterloo Region are being separated from their partners.
Magna Receives Most Innovative Automotive Supplier Award
Awarded by Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers Germany; New welding method provides cost-efficient weight savings to vehicles; Second time a Magna technology has been selected
Sailuaf, Germany - For the second time in three years, Magna has won an AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Germany. Magna was recognized as the Most Innovative Automotive Supplier in the chassis, car body and exterior category for its new process of welding steel and aluminum together.
Cambridge Memorial Hospital receives nearly $1.8 million Boost From 2017 Provincial Budget
Ontario to Increase Hospital Funding in Cambridge to Reduce Wait Times and Expand Services
Ontario will invest an additional $1,798,204 into Cambridge Memorial Hospital to provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.
Kitchener-Waterloo Hospitals Receive Boost From 2017 Provincial Budget
Ontario to Increase Hospital Funding in Kitchener-Waterloo to Reduce Wait Times and Expand Services
Ontario will invest an additional $3,851,827 in St. Mary’s General Hospital, and an additional $5,541,318 in Grand River Hospital, that will provide faster access to health care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.
OVC Prof Wins Governor General’s Award for Innovation
A University of Guelph professor has won a prestigious 2017 Governor General’s Award for Innovation, it was announced last week. Bonnie Mallard, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, will receive one of six awards to be presented by Governor General David Johnston May 23 at Rideau Hall. Johnston spoke with Mallard and the other award recipients via Facebook messenger to congratulate them.
Health in Israel: progress and challenges in a region of conflict
Israel’s health system has delivered strong progress in improving life expectancy and reducing infant mortality. However, important challenges remain, especially for an ageing population, for women’s and children’s health, and for persistent health inequalities between Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews and across different regions of the country.
Toronto Top Thinkers Honoured at 2nd Annual Leaders Circle Recognition Gala
The Leaders Circle, a network of industry experts who share the common goal of coming together to build Toronto's global reputation, honoured eight key local professionals at the 2nd Annual Leaders Circle Recognition Gala for their integral contribution in bringing five new international meetings to the city.
National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unaware
Nearly all Canadians living in high-risk flood areas not only don’t know it, but are increasingly paying out of pocket for damage. Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change and the Partners for Action research network at the University of Waterloo surveyed 2,300 homeowners who live in communities that the Government of Canada’s Flood Damage Reduction Program designated as flood-risk areas.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre President & CEO Honoured with PCMA Lifetime Achievement Award
Toronto - The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) congratulates Barry Smith, President & CEO, on being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation yesterday at the 2017 Visionary Awards in Washington, D.C.