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Conestoga College is making substantial investments in both personnel and facilities this year to address growing demand for career-ready graduates with the skills and knowledge to serve the workforce needs of local communities. “Conestoga continues to experience substantial enrolment growth, particularly in terms of international students,” said President John Tibbits (right). “These strategic reinvestments will support continued excellence in teaching and learning, enhance the learning environment, contribute to student success and bolster our capacity in applied research to serve industry and community needs now and into the future.”
Gary West a local egg farmer in Shakespeare saw a need in Waterloo Region student nutrition programs to have an opportunity to enjoy delicious hard-boiled eggs like the students in Perth county enjoy. Gary introduced Nutrition for Learning to a donation program from Farm Credit Canada to supply eggs to local student nutrition programs as a part of their Drive Away Hunger campaign and since the beginning of this new donation program over 25,000 hardboiled eggs have been enjoyed by students in various schools in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Elmira.
St. Jacobs – Huron Digital Pathology announced that Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh (right), Director of the KIMIA Lab at the University of Waterloo and Huron advisory board member, will present a talk entitled “Faster, Better, More Reliable than Deep Features: A Projection-Based, Pathologist-Centric Approach to Identification of Histopathology Images” at the Pathology Informatics Summit on May 22, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The company also announced its research collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and digital pathology pioneer, Dr. Liron Pantanowitz, Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics and Director of Pathology Informatics at UPMC Shadyside, in the field of content-based image retrieval using artificial intelligence.
Christie Digital announced it is to be part of LAUNCH Waterloo’s LAUNCH Day, an event taking place Saturday May 12 from noon until 4:00 p.m. in the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) at 67 Erb Street West in Waterloo. The afternoon brings children in grades 6-8 together with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) for a day of inspiration and networking. Owen Remers, Christie’s Senior Manager of Open Innovation, will be speaking to the importance of including the ‘A’ (the Arts) in traditional STEM initiatives. Christie is providing a projection mapping demonstration and mentoring. The occasion is a kick-off for Launch Waterloo and its plans to develop a science center in Waterloo at Bridgeport and King St in the old Post Office building.
Local corporations in Waterloo Wellington acknowledge d Mental Health Week at Mindful Mornings, a new speaker’s series prom oting mental health awareness . Grand River Hospital and Carizon Family and Community Services work together regularly to give patients the supports they need in the community. Now, Grand River Hospital Foundation and Carizon have partnered together to ho st a new event that aims to break down the stigma around mental health and open up conversations between colleagues, friends and families.
Sound fundamentals, the logistics requirements of e-commerce, and innovations in building design and utilization continue to drive the rapid evolution of the industrial property sector across North America and Europe. An undersupply of available space remains a central issue in most markets, and developers have responded with notable new construction to anticipate occupiers’ growing needs. Major online players are altering the supply chain, and new technologies and innovations are determining how, where and what type of industrial product is being built. Meanwhile, the needs of big data and the cannabis industry (in some markets) are adding to an already crowded playing field.
Waterloo Region – Thousands of families will see licensed child care fees go down now that a plan for new provincial funding has received Regional Council approval. The Region has an additional $13.5 million this year to make child care more affordable and to increase the number of licensed spaces. Almost $9.2 million comes from the Child Care Expansion Plan and the Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
Kitchener – Today and in recognition of Mental Health Week, THEMUSEUM has partnered with Art with Impact and Manulife to offer a safe space to share experiences, information and resources.
Geneva, Switzerland - One hundred of the world’s most promising artists, business leaders, public servants, social entrepreneurs and technologists under the age of 40 have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders. The aim is to enable them to shape an inclusive and sustainable future for the world.
Without self-awareness, you can't be a great leader. It's just that simple. If you don't have a good grasp of who you are—your strengths and weaknesses, the nuances of your personality, how others perceive you—you can only "fake" being a leader. You can't lead in the authentic way that engages people and enables them to do their best work. And here's the real problem: You won't know what areas you need to work on.
For his pioneering research in quantum field theory, Perimeter Faculty member Kevin Costello (right) has earned a fellowship in the Royal Society of London, the world’s oldest scientific institution. Costello joined Perimeter in 2013 as the Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics, a position created thanks to support from the Krembil Foundation.
Western University’s Vladimir Hachinski (right) – past president of the World Federation of Neurology and a world-renowned stroke expert – is a 2018 Killam Prize winner for health sciences. The Canada Council for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2018 Killam Program earlier today. This prestigious program, administered by the Canada Council, is funded by a private endowment supporting creativity and innovation through research and higher learning.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced that it gave Toronto's economy a boost by generating a record-breaking $594 million in direct spending economic impact during its 2017/18 fiscal year. This is the biggest contribution to Toronto in the facility's history.
Climbing the corporate leader requires the right gear, new research suggests. The majority of professionals (83 per cent) and managers (78 per cent) surveyed said clothing choices affect someone's chances of being promoted.
Zipjet has released a study revealing the cost of dry cleaning a suit in 100 countries around the world. The study aims to establish not only how the cost of this service varies from nation to nation, but also how much the dry cleaning industry contributes to the economy as a whole. In addition, as an indicator of affordability, the study establishes the number of hours an individual is required to work while earning minimum wage to afford the service.
Waterloo - Jim Erb, a lifelong resident of Waterloo Region, has registered to be a candidate for Regional Council in the upcoming municipal election to represent the City of Waterloo. Erb is no stranger to public service, previously serving eight years on Waterloo City Council. “Like many in our community, I believe new voices around the Regional council table are important to ensure municipal government is continually renewed to acknowledge the changing face of our community,” said Erb. “It’s time for change. We need leaders who can bring a new voice, new ideas and a new vision where everyone feels they are included and belong.”
Waterloo - Maplesoft announced it has been named an Encompass Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ Program. Through the partnership, joint customers of Rockwell automation and Maplesoft will benefit from technology that provides model-based tools for virtual commissioning. Using Maplesoft technology, customers are able to reduce costly integration problems through the development of high-fidelity, high-performance Digital Twins of their machines.
Guelph - Ergonomic assessment and management is validated with extensive scientific research to make recommendations faster, easier and more cost-effective. Workplace ergonomics is crucial for companies in preventing injuries and increasing productivity, which means proper and professional assessments are needed to ensure all employees are protected.
Kitchener – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce along with key corporate partners, host the manufacturing summit as a way of bringing the manufacturing and supply chain communities together in Waterloo Region. This year’s event focuses on connected manufacturing and will highlight new trends and how your business can get involved!
Christie Digital announced it is to be part of Waterloo’s LAUNCH Day, an event taking place Saturday May 12 from noon until 4:00 p.m. in the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) at 67 Erb Street West in Waterloo. The afternoon brings children in grades 6-8 together with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) for a day of inspiration and networking. Owen Remers, Christie’s Senior Manager of Open Innovation, will be speaking to the importance of including the ‘A’ (the Arts) in traditional STEM initiatives. Christie is providing a projection mapping demonstration and mentoring. The occasion is a kick-off for Launch Waterloo and its plans to develop a science center in Waterloo at Bridgeport and King St in the old Post Office building.
Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM will host A Cultural Exchange 6.0 on Tuesday, May 15. All local candidates in the upcoming provincial election from Kitchener and Waterloo have been invited to attend and discuss the importance of arts and culture in the Region. Members of cultural organizations and institutions will also be in attendance; the general public is also welcome. This marks the sixth Cultural Exchange event hosted by THEMUSEUM.
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and Community Justice Initiatives invite you to an featuring the Honorable Kim Pate, Senator and Canada’s leading advocate for Decarceration. The evening will challenge our views of justice by looking behind the prison walls.
4 in 10 business owners are planning to exit their business in the next 5 years, according to the BDC, many due to retirement. This means huge opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Learn how to take advantage of these opportunities at BDO Canada’s next Tax on Tap on May 16th in KW. Learn how to create win-win transactions from our tax and valuation experts. Register now: ___________________________
Join the CFFB on May24th as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of CFFB by honouring family businesses for their successes! This highly anticipated gala evening recognizes innovation, inspiration and dedication to building strong families and better businesses. Plan your night so you are able to stay for our “After Party” and dancing!
Projected photographs from juried Art$Pay photographers will be matched with local accompanists for an amazing one day only performance of sight and sound at the CIGI auditorium - AND - special presentation of selected photographs submitted by local secondary and post-secondary students on this theme.
Waterloo – OpenText™, the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced its inaugural OpenText Women in Technology Summit at this year’s Enterprise World conference in Toronto, Ontario. In recognition of International Women’s Day and a global call to Press for Progress, OpenText is releasing its lineup of prominent speakers who will focus their talks on the opportunities and challenges of achieving diversity in the technology sector. OpenText Vice Chair, CEO and CTO Mark J. Barrenechea also released a blog on .
Toronto - The Canadian apparel and textile industry got a boost last week with the announcement that the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show will double in size for 2018 and expand to include additional categories such as accessories, giftware, home electronics, footwear, luggage and housewares and general merchandise.