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Heffner Toyota has donated a new Toyota RAV4 to Junior Achievment Waterloo Region. Heffner Toyota has been a long time supporter of JA and the work that JA does in our community. “We are very appreciative of the Heffner family’s support of Junior Achievement and excited t hat thi s idea has come to fruition, ” said Brian Breckles (right), President & CEO of JA Waterloo Region.
Zurich, Switzerland – Drones can deliver medical supplies, make dangerous jobs safer and protect endangered species. However, regulations in many countries prevent drones from fulfilling their potential by blocking their access to airspace. Governments are struggling to develop regulations that harness the benefits of drones while minimizing the risks.
Waterloo approves 25-storey tower in uptown
Transparency in monetary policy can help build trust with the public and financial markets and promote a more resilient economy, Governor Stephen S. Poloz said in a speech yesterday. “We can be clearer in our communications with the general public,” Governor Poloz told the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “And we will be as clear as we can be with financial markets, always guided by what we know and by what we do not know.”
Regional Councillors endorsed the Project Teams’ Preliminary Proposed Route (2018) for Stage 2 ION - LRT from Kitchener to Cambridge, but directed staff to continue to evaluate options in the Preston area.
The tourism sector has taken a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead the transformation of the tourism sector. In order to find the best projects, the call for competitors will be launched in 164 countries.
I am happy to be here in Victoria, a city with a beautiful natural setting and an economy that successfully blends old and new. You have the benefits of being a provincial capital and a natural tourist destination. And, today, the high-tech sector is your largest private industry.
According to a recent study, 92% of blockchain projects fail, and the average lifespan of a blockchain startup is 15 months. However, blockchain technology doesn‘t seem to to lose its hype. What should blockchain developers know to be among the 8% of successful startups?
In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and screaming. But today it's more important than ever to embrace change and be able to reinvent yourself. Why? Because innovation is changing markets daily, because our global economy has leveled the playing field and introduced more competition than ever before, and because life occasionally compels us to move in a new direction—like it or not.
Waterloo – While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well , thanks in part to researchers like Dr. Carrie McAiney . She works together with individuals with dementia, their families , and care partners to understand and address their future and current needs . Through collaboration , Dr. McAiney is redefining dementia care and support . With nearly two decades of research experience, Dr. McAiney has been appointed the Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia. The position is shared with the Schlegel - UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and the University of Waterloo ’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) . It marks the 10th Schlegel Chair position supported by the Schlegel family to enhance care and quality of life for older adults , and the fifth Schlegel Research Chair at UWaterloo .
People with diabetes could be able to monitor their blood sugar without drawing blood using a system now being developed at the University of Waterloo. In a recent study, researchers combined radar and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to detect changes in glucose levels without the need for painful finger pricks several times a day.
Researchers at Western University, University of Ottawa and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) show that family physicians who switched from a blended fee-for-service payment scheme to a blended capitation model (a fixed rate per patient per year) increased their referrals to specialists by more than five per cent.
Retirement savers would benefit from greater flexibility and security with a longer Canada and Québec Pension Plans (C/QPP) deferral period, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Deferring Receipt of Public Pension Benefits: A Tool for Flexibility” authors Antoine Genest-Grégoire, Luc Godbout, René Beaudry, and Bernard Morency show that deferring receipt of public pension benefits makes retirement planning cheaper for Canadians who use capital accumulation plans such as RRSPs and defined contribution plans.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will increase, not decrease, traffic in already overcrowded downtown areas. That is one of the main findings of a joint World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study with the City of Boston, released today. While AVs will reduce the numbers of cars and overall travel times across cities as a whole, the effect is not evenly distributed, with concentrated downtown areas potentially seeing a deterioration in traffic flow. City and state governments can intervene to encourage higher sharing of AVs and avoid a significant move away from mass transit systems, which remain essential for urban mobility.
A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness among youth around the proper precautions they need to take when it comes to handling food. The study measured 32 different food-handling behaviours among Ontario high school students in grades 10 to 12. It found that fewer than 50 per cent of the recommended practices were followed by students, including basic hand hygiene and procedures to prevent cross-contamination.
Madrid, Spain - International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. Growth was led by Asia and the Pacific (+8%) and Europe (+7%). Africa (+6%), the Middle East (+4%) and the Americas (+3%) also recorded sound results. Earlier this year, UNWTO’s forecast for 2018 was between 4-5%.
Grand River Energy Solutions Corporation (GRE), a joint venture company, owned by the three utility holding companies; Cambridge and North Dumfries Energy Plus Inc., Kitchener Power Corp. and Waterloo North Hydro Holding Corporation welcomes Michael Savel, as President and CEO. GRE delivers a range of innovative turn- key solutions designed to meet the needs of commercial, industrial and institutional customers . Michael and the experienced team at Grand River Energy are helping customers explore and identify new opportunities and financially efficient solutions embracing advanced energy technology including: Solar Net Metering, Virtual Net Met ering, Energy Storage, Metering, Electrical Vehicle Charging and technologi es that support energy electrification.
Burlington - Ontario-based technology solution provider Telecom Computer Inc. wins the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Top Canadian Growth Partner of the Year 2018 award at its Global Partner Summit. In a ceremony at its Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its Partner of the Year winners in its global regions and alliances.
Kindred Credit Union is pleased to announce $10,000 in funding to the Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN). For the second consecutive year, Kindred’s contribution will help fund a full-time program manager role at OLWN. The process to become a living wage employer can take several months and an Employer Program Manager is essential to ensure that the Living Wage movement in Ontario continues to gain momentum.
“Volunteers are at the heart of this great community and it is important that we pause to recognize all that they do”, said Regional Chair Ken Seiling. The Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Ontario Senior of the Year Award was given out.
The Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo are excited to announce their selection by Canada Soccer to host the 2020 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup, one of Canada’s premier amateur soccer competitions that brings together clubs from coast to coast to coast. The competition is scheduled to take place from October 7th– 12th, 2020. The full slate of host cities for the 2020 and 2021 championships were announced by Canada Soccer after an extensive bid evaluation process. The six host cities were selected from 15 candidates that expressed interest in hosting either the adult, U-17 or U-15 competitions.
Every Voice Counts - Add your voice for Social Development!
On June 28th, Social Development Centre Waterloo Region will be hosting their 51st Annual General (Social) Meeting at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church in downtown Kitchener. Members have always kept them grounded, and they wish to have your voice this year in setting up our Future Focus!
Crafts, games, sports, outdoor play – and plenty of learning about psychology and the brain. That’s what BrainWorx, a unique summer camp at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, offers children aged six to nine. BrainWorx is run by Professor Kim Roberts, director of Laurier’s Child Memory Lab and a member of Laurier’s departments of Psychology and Criminology. Campers will have a chance to participate in studies that explore how children learn, remember and differentiate information. In the process, they learn how research works and about the areas being researched – all while having fun.
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 – Canada is leading the way in breakthrough technologies in the rapidly-growing apparel and textile industry, with many innovations set to be unveiled to the public at the upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show, August 20-22, 2018 in Toronto.