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Mullenweg has been recognized for his leadership and success by Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, TechCrunch, Fortune, Fast Company, Wired, University Philosophical Society and Vanity Fair. Mullenweg is originally from Houston, Texas, where he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied jazz saxophone. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer. Mullenweg splits time between Houston, New York and San Francisco.
Maplesoft and Sigmetrix announced that they have started direct operations in China. The two Cybernet Group companies now have an office in Shanghai that is staffed by local experts to provide high-quality products and solutions to their customers within all of China. Henry Jiang, Country Manager, will oversee operations in China for both Maplesoft and Sigmetrix. “Maplesoft and Sigmetrix have long-standing partnerships in China and we are excited to enhance our presence in this market,” Jiang said. “We look forward to working directly with customers, utilizing our local experience to enhance relationships, and working effectively to meet the needs of our academic and professional customers.”
Anxiety is a mental health condition that can cause feelings of worry, fear, or tension. For some people, anxiety can also cause panic attacks and extreme physical symptoms, like chest pain. Anxiety disorders are incredibly common. They affect an estimated 40 million people in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. What causes anxiety and anxiety disorders can be complicated. It’s likely that a combination of factors, including genetics and environmental reasons, play a role. However, it’s clear that some events, emotions, or experiences may cause symptoms of anxiety to begin or may make them worse. These elements are called triggers.
Startup company Green Circle Dine Ware is launching two eco-friendly product lines - Made-in-Canada paper straws and fully-compostable palm leaf dinnerware - at the Restaurants Canada Show Feb. 24-26 in Toronto, Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality event. “Our mission is to be the change we want to see in the world by helping the foodservice and hospitality industry move away from plastics and towards products made of natural materials that are harvested sustainably and decompose quickly,” said Geet Sheth (right), founder of Green Circle Dine Ware Ltd.
Turok, 60, will remain at the independent research institute as a full-time faculty member and will lead its Centre for the Universe, focused on the most fundamental questions in cosmology. "It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as Perimeter's director for the past decade and to work with so many wonderful colleagues to build a unique centre for basic research, training and public engagement," Turok told Record reporters.
Taste Detours announced the release of its television show, Taste Detours: Guelph — a six-episode series that focusses on food in Guelph. Each episode offers interviews with owners, chefs and food champions, taking the viewer behind the scenes for a taste of some of Guelph’s diverse eateries. All episodes of Taste Detours: Guelph are currently playing on Fibe TV1 for their 2.8 million subscribers reaching from Manitoba to the Atlantic Provinces. They will be released one at a time on Taste Detours’ website, YouTube and Vimeo channels where the trailer for the series and Episode One, featuring Crafty Ramen and Bin 23 Restaurant, can be found today.
Michael Woodford, associate professor at Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work, is leading a large, first-of-its-kind study, Thriving on Campus, and his research team is aiming to recruit LGBTQ2S+ students from every university in Ontario to participate in an online survey currently underway.The study is unique not only for its size and province-wide scope, but also because in addition to examining discrimination and mental health problems, it asks about students’ academic development and engagement, as well as positive mental health, such as happiness and satisfaction. The study uses a positive psychology lens to look at factors that can support resilience, strength, well-being and social belonging. One focus will be the role of campus-based services and programs, such as LGBTQ2S+ centres and student groups; another will be policies regarding gender-inclusive housing and washrooms.
The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin received a Community Builder Award from the immigration Partnership Council recently. The WPB received this honour because of the partnerships that were made in order to make Waterloo Region a place where immigrants and refugees successfully settle, work and belong. Workforce Planning Board Executive Director Carol Simpson (left) was personally recognized for her advocacy to improve the labour market integration of newcomers in Waterloo Region. The Workforce Planning Board has worked with the Immigration Partnership on many initiatives including job fairs and employer tours for job seekers.
Business of the Year Award (Over 50 Employees) Waterloo Brewing Company - As a pioneer in Canada for the origination of craft beer, Waterloo Brewing has been local to Waterloo Region for 35 years. As a leader in innovation, they will continue this trend to be one of the first to legally produce a cannabis-infused beverage in Canada.
Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees)
Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees)
The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and nabs Canada announced a new partnership to increase awareness of, and support for, nabs programs that assist professionals in the marketing and communications sector who face personal, career and family challenges. “We are delighted to enter this partnership with nabs because of the scope and calibre of its programs, focusing on the health, well-being and development of all individuals in the media, marketing, production and communications industry in Canada,” noted John Wiltshire, president and CEO of the CMA. “The vast majority of the people nabs serves are connected to one of our members, and we are well aware of the profound impact of nabs’ assistance.”
A few months have gone by since the first round of “consultation” meetings on “value creation” and the folks at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) are in damage-control mode, trying to re-spin their message to farmers after its disastrous reception before Christmas. In their November and December meetings, AAFC and its partner, the Seed Synergy group, were telling farmers that Canada’s public plant breeding system was broken and that the federal government was not willing to increase its funding. Farmers were told that unless we help private plant breeders to step in and rescue us, Canada would become an agricultural backwater and suffer economic devastation.
The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will spend more than $35 million this year on programs that protect life and minimize property damage from flooding and erosion, improve the health of the Grand River watershed, connect people to the environment through outdoor experiences and manage land holdings in a responsible and sustainable way. The budget was approved by the GRCA board on Friday, February 22, 2019. The board is made up of 26 members appointed by the municipalities in the Grand River watershed. Municipalities will contribute about $11.6 million in general municipal levy to the GRCA in 2019, about 33 per cent of the GRCA’s total budget. The municipal levy portion is up 2.5 per cent this year, which works out to approximately $10.84 per watershed resident. The municipal levy portion of the budget is allocated to each member municipality using the “Modified Current Value Assessment” as outlined under Regulation 670/00 of the Conservation Authorities Act.
The 2019 camping season is nearly here and the Grand River Parks camping reservation system will be open for reservations online and over the phone on March 1. The reservation system provides 24-hour online reservation service until mid-October, when the camping season closes. As well, a call centre is available for those who want to reserve a campsite by phone. The call centre, which can be reached toll-free at 1-877-558-GRCA (4722), is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Campsite bookings can be made for all eight Grand River Parks that offer camping. Longer wait times are anticipated at the call centre when it first opens.
“ Today’s [February 21, 2019] announcement is fantastic news for travelers in southwestern Ontario” says Mike Seabrook, CEO at London International Airport. “Air Canada continues to demonstrate their commitment to our region and have been steadily increasing the number of destinations that they serve from London. The daily non - stop flights will allow passengers a short flight time to Calgary as well as providing convenient connections to other Western Canada destinations. Wit h our “Easy and Comfortable” approach to travel at London International passengers are going to love this new service.”
Marit Collective is hosting the annual public presentation of their popular International Women’s Day event on Friday, March 8, 2019. This year’s event will be held at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), located at 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, and has expanded to include a half-day afternoon conference, evening speaker spotlight event, and feminist market. This year’s theme is “Know Better, Do Better” and the event celebrates International Women’s Day again by exploring ideas on how we can all work to advance intersectional gender equity. As always, Marit Collective centres local voices with nuanced examination of key issues and compelling discussion.
As a recognized expert on women’s health, Dr. Vivien Brown tells women what they need to do to stay healthy as they grow older. Spanning the topics of the mind and body, Dr. Brown identifies “Seven Proven Ways to Keep You Vibrant, Happy & Strong”. Sweeping away the myths and sales tricks that populate the internet, she offers insightful and sensible advice based on the latest scientific evidence. Join us for this invigorating luncheon event on Thursday March 28th, 12pm – 2pm. For more information and to purchase tickets visit ___________________________
Deciding which career path to follow is a difficult decision for many youth. Help them find their fit by showcasing your industry at Explore Your Future, Waterloo Region’s annual career exploration fair for grade 7-12 students and their parents/guardians. Join 60+ local employers and community organizations as an exhibitor, offer an interactive session, or come as a parent/guardian and bring your kids: thanks for the support of local sponsors, this event is free to attend for youth and parents. ___________________________
Education Credit Union (ECU), Kindred Credit Union (Kindred), and Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU) announced their upcoming charity golf tournament, Credit Unions for Change. The fundraiser will be held at Rebel Creek on May 28, and it will include an 18-hole golf tournament, a boxed lunch, raffle table, and dinner. The three credit union hosts operate in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. They are sharing the costs of the event and directing all profits to their three chosen charities, which are in support of food security. ECU will support Nutrition for Learning, Kindred will direct funds to The Working Centre, and YNCU has chosen to send proceeds to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.