Michael Barnstijn and Louise MacCallum receive prestigious conservation award from Ontario Nature
A love of the environment and a spirit of generosity has guided the more than 15 years of contributions Michael Barnstijn and Louise MacCallum have made to protect sensitive lands at rare Charitable Research Reserve and green spaces across Waterloo Region. Their dedication to conservation has awarded them the prestigious Steve Hounsell Greenway Award from Ontario Nature.
Incubating raw talent: 54 top young innovators and entrepreneurs at SHAD Waterloo this summer
For grade 11 student Melanie Jonnalagadda of London, Ontario, the last few months have been a whirlwind. She won a bronze medal in May at the Canada- Wide Science Fair for her work on diabetes and looking for ways to spot complications , including vision loss, sooner, work she was inspired to do after watching her grandmother struggle with diabetes.
Tackling sexual violence on college and university campuses
The Provincial Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Awards
In partnership with the Ministry of the Status of Women, White Ribbon is excited to announce the recipients of the first Provincial Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Awards. These awards recognize students, student leaders, institutions, post-secondary athletes, and college and university community members for their outstanding efforts in sexual violence prevention.
Ensuring carpoolers are compatible is key to ridesharing success
Ensuring that would-be carpoolers are riding with people they like could potentially decrease car use by nearly 60 per cent, research from a professor at the University of Waterloo has found. The research, recently published in Transportation Research Part C, used social media analytics, algorithms and computer simulation to match would-be carpoolers with people driving to work.
Canada facing uncertain economic headwinds
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator reveals a slowdown for the Canadian economy in May 2017
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Leading Economic Indicator for May 2017 is pointing towards a slowdown in the Canadian economy. The composite leading index slowed to a 0.1 percent gain in May, down from 0.4 percent in April and a peak rate of increase of 0.8 percent in December 2016.
Arts in Waterloo Region
Region of Waterloo Arts Fund awards 26 grants
Waterloo Region - The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund announces 26 grants for a total of $177,153 in response to proposals submitted by artists and arts organizations throughout Waterloo Region. The Arts Fund initially received 68 requests. After the first round of evaluations, 32 applicants were invited to submit more detailed Stage 2 applications from which the 26 grants were ultimately selected. Since it was established in 2002, the Arts Fund has supported more than 565 projects for a total community investment of $3,036,606.
Jesse French Promoted to Associate at MARTINSIMMONS
Patrick Simmons and Jason Martin, partners at MartinSimmons Architects Inc. announced that Jesse French (right) has been promoted from Project Manager/Contract Administrator to Associate. Jesse joined the company 11 years ago under its former name Robertson Simmons architects inc. He has excelled in contributing to the firm’s success through his extensive building detail background, wealth of on-site experience, and meticulous attention to detail.
Public Health PhD Student Wins Trudeau Scholarship
A U of G student, currently the mayor of his Labrador town, can now add Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar to his list of accomplishments. Jamie Snook is one of only 15 people in Canada to receive the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded for academic excellence and civic engagement in social sciences and humanities.
Education & Real Life
Canada’s brightest high school students come together to tackle climate change
SHAD announced the theme for its 2017 program, challenging the best and brightest high school students from across the country to come up with new ideas for Canadians to meaningfully reduce their energy footprints. SHAD is an award-winning national enrichment program that takes place until July 28 at 13 university host campuses from coast to coast.
Conestoga College Guelph campus hosts motive power conference
From June 26 to 28, Conestoga hosted its first provincial college sector Motive Power Professional Development Conference at the Guelph campus. The event was open to college transportation instructors in Ontario, as well as local high school transportation technology and Specialist High Skills Majors teachers.
Off to training
Canada's Newest Astronauts Touch Down at the Canadian Space Agency
Canada's two newest astronauts, Jenni Sidey of Calgary and Joshua Kutryk of Fort Saskatchewan, touched down at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) before blasting off on two years of training at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Bolstered By First Month of Prius Prime Sales, Toyota Hybrids Have Best Month Ever
Strong hybrid and truck sales lead to record June sales for Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), up 6.5% from 2016
Bolstered by the Canadian debut of the all-new Prius Prime, Toyota had its best hybrid sales month ever, with 2,205 units sold, up 7.5% compared to 2016.