Engineering students build weather balloon for summer launch
Students in Conestoga’s Electronic Systems Engineering program are working together to launch a weather balloon that will reach the edge of space. The project, part of the students’ Assessing Emerging Technologies course, has been in development throughout the term and the team plans to launch the balloon in early August.
Employers Concerned About the Impact that Legalization of Marijuana Will Have on the Workplace: HRPA
With less than one year until the legalization of marijuana in Canada, a new study reveals that employers feel unprepared for the impact the increased drug use may have on the workplace. In a survey answered by over 650 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) members between June 1 and June 9, 2017, over 45 per cent of respondents do not believe their current workplace policies adequately address the potential new issues that may arise with the legalization and expected increased use of marijuana.
Education & Employment
Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. develop a three-week customized training course to fuel expansion in Kitchener and Cambridge
Over the last 18 months, Conestoga’s Career Centre has been working closely with Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. to accommodate its hiring needs. The company predicts it will require hundreds of additional employees over the next two years to accommodate the implementation of new automation at its current location in Kitchener and a second location in Cambridge that will be operational this summer.
Canada a Global Leader in mining exploration, innovation and diversity
According to PwC's Mine 2017 report, Canada's largest mining companies played a key role in the international mining sector's emerging growth. Canada led the way on equity financing in 2016, with the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange responsible for 57% of global financings during the year, according to the TMX Group and S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper
Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.
Former Afghani Refugee Among Inaugural Food Institute Scholars at U of G
It is a long and complicated path from evading Taliban threats in Afghanistan to transforming Canada’s beef industry, but that’s the route being traced by a former refugee named as one of the first Arrell Food Institute scholars at the University of Guelph.
Food Policy - Appointment
Incoming CEO calls for new strategic plan
With Canada surpassing its 150th anniversary, Canadian agriculture and agri-food are at a critical crossroads, with calls to increase quality production, contribute to a national food policy, and do both in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is poised to embark on a strategic plan to more fully contribute to the agri-food industry's goal of becoming a world leader in sustainable food production and economic growth within a trusted food system.
Grand River Basin
River conditions returning to normal after June flooding
Warning buoys back in place, tubing to resume on weekend
River flows in the Grand River watershed are returning to normal levels for this time of year, two weeks after the record rainfall flood that took place in late June.