Artistic Director Alex Mustakas Awarded Meritorious Service Medal
Alex Mustakas, founding and current Artistic Director of award-winning Drayton Entertainment, has been honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, with the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division). Created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Meritorious Service Decorations recognize Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country.
Economical simplifies its business with changes to legal entities
Assurance Economical (Missisquoi), Economical Select, and Perth will be underwritten by Economical
As Economical Insurance continues its journey to become a public company, it is migrating to a simpler legal entity structure while continuing to offer a wide range of products and excellent service to broker partners and customers.
Artificial intelligence imaging research makes diagnosing disease easier
A recent advancement in microscope imaging technology at the University of Waterloo could soon make diagnosing disease more accessible and affordable.
The advancement, developed by Waterloo researchers Farnoud Kazemzadeh (left) and Alexander Wong (right), has led to a new form of spectral light-fusion microscope for capturing lightfield images in full-colour. Full-colour images are required in pathology as it enables the microscope user to analyze the behaviour and interactions of different organisms at a scale that much larger than traditional microscopes.
Top Prize - 3 Minute Thesis
U of G Grad Student Wins Top Prize, People’s Choice Award in National 3MT Contest
A University of Guelph graduate student has become the first competitor in the national 3-Minute Thesis contest to win both the annual competition’s top prize and its People’s Choice Award. Plant agriculture master’s student Shanthanu Krishnakumar (right) was announced today as the contest winner of both categories by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS). He wins an invitation to speak at the CAGS annual conference in Quebec City in November and $1,500 for winning the top prize, as well as $500 for taking the People’s Choice Award.
Entrepreneur Behind Toronto Start-Up Recognized for Developing First-of-its Kind Career Coaching Mobile App to Help Refugees and Others
Innovative platform breaks down barriers facing under-skilled individuals, helps secure employment
A Toronto entrepreneur has found a way to help newcomers to Canada and other under-skilled individuals find meaningful, long-term employment in today’s challenging work environment where jobs are at risk due to advances in automation. Shifting the mindset of employment services from job matching to job readiness, Arash Samimi has developed a state-of-the-art, science-backed mobile career coach that works like a Fitbit for securing and sustaining long-term career opportunities.
World Economic Forum to Support 22 Countries and EU in Doubling Investment in Clean Energy R&D by 2021
World Economic Forum to work with Mission Innovation, a commitment by 22 countries and the European Union, to accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change; Collaboration aims to support Mission Innovation by enabling public-private partnerships that enable a more sustainable, affordable, inclusive and secure global energy future; Mission Innovation includes the world’s leading economies, five most populous countries and represents over 80% of clean energy R&D budgets members pledged to double governmental investments in R&D by 2021
The World Economic Forum and Mission Innovation, a commitment by 22 governments and the European Union to accelerate global clean energy innovation, will collaborate to support Mission Innovation’s goal of doubling governmental investments in clean energy R&D by 2021.
Wilfrid Laurier University continues to be a destination of choice for students
The number of Ontario high school students who have accepted an offer of admission for full-time first-year studies at Wilfrid Laurier University has increased for the third straight year, according to data provided by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
Laurier student to present research to Government of Canada as an International Policy Ideas Challenge winner
A Laurier graduate student and her partners at the Balsillie School of International Affairs are among the winners of the Global Affairs Canada 2017 International Policy Ideas Challenge. Olivia Matthews, a Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) student and graduate of Laurier’s undergraduate Global Studies and Political Science programs (BA ’15), is the lead researcher in a team of three students researching innovative ways to finance help for refugees. Dani Marcheva and Dominique Souris, both Master of Arts in Global Governance students registered at the University of Waterloo, are her partners.
Two U of G PhD Candidates Awarded Vanier Scholarships
Two University of Guelph PhD candidates one studying maternal and neonatal care for the Inuit, the other studying innovative strategies to fight cancer have received the most prestigious doctoral awards in Canada.
Who Needs Financial Advice and Why
Regulators around the world are looking at measures to ensure that investors understand the costs of investing and are receiving value for their money. As different approaches are tested, it is becoming clear that a one-size-fits-all approach to fee regulation can lead to unintended consequences that may disproportionately impact some segments of consumers in particular, more modest investors and those just starting on the savings path.
Is Your Body Language Costing You the Job?
Eye Contact is the Most Telling Nonverbal Cue at Interviews
When it comes to landing a job, what you say to a prospective employer may sometimes be less important than how you say it. In a recent survey senior managers said 17 per cent of candidates display negative body language during interviews.
Quality of Life
Annual Community Services report frames Regional successes through a quality of life lens
Waterloo Region Community Services is starting to measure its success by how well the Regional department helps people improve their overall quality of life. “We used to report on statistics. But those numbers don’t say much about the impact on a person’s life,” said Commissioner Douglas Bartholomew-Saunders. “If we helped pay an overdue utility bill, did that help someone keep their home, their stability?”
Conestoga graduate wins Skills Canada medal
Sam Todd, a 2017 graduate of Conestoga's Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program, finished this year's Skills Canada National Competition with a silver medal win. The event was held June 1 to 3 in Winnipeg and is Canada's only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices.