Gateman-Milloy donates $50,000 to Innisfree House
Support for this local hospice continues long after construction completion
Construction wrapped on Innisfree House in 2015 but the relationship between the hospice and local builder Gateman-Milloy Inc. continues. The construction firm just announced a $50,000 donation to Innisfree House over the next five years.
OpenText to Acquire Covisint
Acquisition to Strengthen IoT and Automotive Digital Supply Chain
OpenText announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Covisint Corporation, the leading Cloud platform for building Identity, Automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Healthcare and Construction Disruptors Honoured with Innovation Award
Upbrella Construction, Humber River Hospital, McKesson Canada's RelayHealth were named winners of PwC Canada's 2017 Vision to Reality Innovator of the Year Awards. The awards ceremony took place at the Arcadian Loft in Toronto on June 1, 2017.
A new generation of Noethers
Four talented physicists have been recruited as the next group of Emmy Noether Visiting Fellows at Perimeter Institute. From 1908 until her death in 1935, German mathematician Amalie Emmy Noether made landmark contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics despite an academic environment that largely excluded women. She worked without pay for seven years, and spent four more lecturing under colleague David Hilbert’s name.
Growing Foods From Around the World in Ontario Soil
Ontario Seeking Feedback to Grow More World Foods Locally
Ontario is kicking-off Local Food Week by engaging consumers, farmers and agri-food processors to find ways to make locally-grown foods as diverse as the people who call this province home.
Family Business Milestone
Flanagan Foodservice Celebrates 40 Years In Business
When Bob’s Surplus Food Outlet opened on June 4, 1977 it operated out of 5,200 square feet of space with three employees and 500 products. All deliveries were made with a single Flanagan family station wagon. At the time company founder, Joe Flanagan, had no way of knowing that this would mark the beginning of family business that would shape his and his families lives for decades to come.
Researchers uncover a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with Russian connections
A new report, titled “Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing with a Russian Nexus,” from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab uncovers a major disinformation and cyber espionage campaign with hundreds of targets in government, industry, military and civil society. The campaign operators have a strong Russian nexus, and their targets include a global list of high profile individuals such as a former Russian prime minister, ambassadors, CEOs, and officials from at least 39 countries, as well as the United Nations and NATO. Many other targets are journalists, academics and other members of civil society.
Global Trends in Financial Services Regulation
As Canada's financial sector regulators increasingly look abroad for examples of best practices, it has become important to understand the measures undertaken by regulators in other countries. The Investment Funds Institute of Canada has produced a table that summarizes the approaches taken by financial services regulators around the world to improve investor protection and the reasons behind them.
Your sex life is only as old as you feel
The closer you feel to your actual age, the less likely you are to be satisfied with your sex life, a University of Waterloo study has found. The study looked at the attitudes of sex and aging of a group of 1170 adults from their mid-40s to their mid-70s over a 10-year period.
Bank of Canada issues commemorative $10 bank note to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation
The Bank of Canada began circulating the $10 commemorative bank note that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation on June 1, 2017. Canadians can now obtain this special note at financial institutions. Only 40 million notes are being issuedroughly one for every Canadian.
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate announced that Mark Modolo has been hired as Vice-Principal, effective September 2017.
Mark holds an undergraduate degree from University of Waterloo and Brock University and he is currently working on a Masters of Math for Teachers at the University of Waterloo.
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre announces:
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge Initiative
HopeSpring Cancer Support Center begins a month long journey with the “Challenge of Hope”
Last Thursday HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre launched the online Challenge for Hope Eating while facing a cancer diagnosis on www.CanadaHelps.org.
Organic Council of Ontario to Develop a Directory for the Ontario Organic Value Chain
It will soon be easier to find certified organic ingredients and inputs in Ontario. Thanks to Growing Forward 2 (GF2) project funding, in 2017 the Organic Council of Ontario will develop a province-wide listing of organic producers, processors, and value chain members that will help strengthen connections throughout the organic sector in this province.
SpaceFinder launches in Cambridge at IDEA Exchange’s “The Brush Off”
ArtsBuild Ontario announced the launch of SpaceFinder Waterloo Region to artists and creative spaces in the City of Cambridge. The took place on June 2, 2017 at “The Brush Off” an annual live-painting competition presented by Idea Exchange at their Queen Square location.
KW Counselling Services receives grant from RBC Foundation to provide counselling to LGBTQ+ people in Waterloo Region.
In 2005, KW Counselling Services launched its OK2BME program, a set of free, confidential services for people wondering about their sexuality or gender identity. Services include: LGBTQ-positive individual, couple and family counselling, LGBTQ+ social and recreational youth group, professional consultation and collaboration, public education and training, and supporting establishment and maintenance of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in local schools.
Award for Science Promotion
Engineering Prof Receives National NSERC Honour
A provincial outreach organization begun by a University of Guelph engineering professor has received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Award for Science Promotion.
Honorary Doctor Degrees
Silicon Valley leader committed to seeding globally impactful change among recipients of Waterloo honorary doctorates
Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator considered the world’s most powerful startup incubator will be among the distinguished recipients of honorary doctorates at the University of Waterloo's spring convocation ceremonies later this month.
Doctors debate physician-assisted suicide
Few issues in medicine have been more controversial in recent years than physician-assisted suicide, with medical experts and the general public unable to come to a consensus that balances the delicate issue of dying with dignity with the interests of the individual and society as a whole. A special session at this year’s Euroanaesthesia meeting in Geneva (3-5 June) will see doctors debating this delicate issue.
Retail Council Joins Ranks Supporting National Animal Care Program
Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program Endorsed by Retailers
Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds Retail Council of Canada and its recent statement of support for the Canadian approach to animal welfare on chicken farms across the country.
Conestoga celebrates Convocation 2017
Almost 4,600 new graduates will be recognized at Conestoga's Spring Convocation ceremonies to be held June 5-8 at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener.
FedDev Ontario Invests up to $400,000 in Technology to Reduce Automotive Emissions
Investment in innovative process will improve air quality and create 11 jobs
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting companies as they develop and adopt innovative clean technology solutions to invest in the future and protect our planet.