Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data?
||Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills.
Money, Money, Money
Health is the number one reason Canadians can't retire when planned
Survey finds 45 per cent of Canadians have experienced a serious health event
TORONTO - Choosing your retirement date may be harder than believed. A new study reveals that almost 70 per cent (69 per cent) of retired Canadians did not stop working on the date they planned. Among those Canadians who did not retire as planned, 41 per cent cited personal health as the primary reason for retiring earlier.
Branding Waterloo Region
31st Line Strategic Communications Partners with Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc.
Ayr 31st Line Strategic Communications, a full service marketing communications agency announced it has signed on Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc. 31st Line has recently expanded its business to bring its expertise in brand development, public relations, digital and integrated campaigns to Waterloo Region, and in doing so found a natural fit and mutually beneficial relationship with CTT Inc. The partnership with CTT Inc. coincides with the hiring of former BlackBerry PR Manager, Crystal Roberts. Roberts who has extensive experience in public relations and executive media coaching joined 31st Line in September and will lead the team’s Waterloo expansion.
St. Mary’s General Hospital Marks 90th Anniversary Today with Drop-in Event, Historical Displays
Kitchener Today marks 90 years to the day that St. Mary’s General Hospital opened its doors, beginning a legacy of compassionate, innovative care in the spirit of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton.
Heritage plaque unveiling at historic West Montrose Covered Bridge
Waterloo Region On Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 the Township of Woolwich together with the Region of Waterloo will celebrate the West Montrose Covered Bridge with a plaque unveiling. Constructed in 1881, it is the Region’s second oldest remaining bridge and the only historic wooden covered bridge in Ontario.
Jaworsky Targets 20,000 Homes by End of Campaign
“I like to meet voters, listen to their concerns and talk with them about why I want to serve them as mayor”
Waterloo Waterloo Mayoral candidate Dave Jaworsky has a goal in sight before the vote on October 27th; he plans to visit 2,700 homes this week. While he will continue his social media activity, Jaworsky will spend most of his time doing what he likes best: knocking on doors in an effort to reach a personal goal of visiting 20,000 homes by the end of the campaign.
World Economic Forum Recognizes 12 US Companies as Global Growth Companies
Twelve of the region’s fastest-growing companies have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies community
New York City, United States The World Economic Forum announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) in the United States, consisting of 12 of the country’s most dynamic and high-growth companies. These companies are considered trailblazers, shapers and innovators that are committed to improving the state of the world.
Changing Health Care
$3.85M research grant links naturopathic and conventional medicine in fight against cancer
Largest research grant for naturopathic medicine awarded to two Ottawa-based institutions
OTTAWA - Ottawa researchers are receiving the largest-ever North American grant intended to study the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine used in combination with conventional medicine. The funding was announced today by the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC), an arm of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
CPA Canada offers guidance to help not-for-profit directors operate a social enterprise
TORONTO - Charities and not-for-profits organizations (NFPs) can turn to a new publication from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) for guidance if they are considering or already conducting activities through a social enterprise.
The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Opens Nominations for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards!
Kitchener The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Business Excellence Awards in twelve categories to recognize members who have made exceptional contributions through their involvement and leadership in the community.
Three people infected with Ebola predicted to fly from West Africa every month if no exit screening takes place
Three Ebola-infected travellers are predicted to depart on an international flight every month from any of the three countries in West Africa currently experiencing widespread Ebola virus outbreaks (Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone), if no exit screening were to take place, according to new modelling research published in The Lancet.
Church and Theology
Transgressions Tour: Provocative Northern Irish Thinker and Writer Peter Rollins to Visit Guelph
Guelph - Several Guelph organizations are collaborating to bring writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker Peter Rollins to Guelph at the end of October. Rollins, originally from Northern Ireland, and the author of several books, will participate in two public lectures and a workshop geared to challenge contemporary thought on church and theology. The events will be held at the University of Guelph and St. Matthias Church.
Central Canadian Cities Show Only Modest Gains in 2014, but 2015 Looks Better
Prairie cities to remain fastest growing metropolitan economies over the next two years
OTTAWA - Economic growth in central Canadian cities is on track to improve this year and next, but they will still lag their western Canadian counterparts, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Metropolitan Outlook: Autumn 2014.
Why Most Experts Fear for the Future of Technology
Tech Expert & Macroeconomist Explains Moore’s Law & What Needs to Change
Technology moves so fast today that many of us, upon buying a brand new electronic device, may wonder how long it’ll take before the product is old news. Is it less than a year; a few months; as soon as you pull it out of its packaging?
OpenText Named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management
WATERLOO-- OpenText announced that it has been positioned as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management1 report. Recently published by one of the leading worldwide research and advisory firms, Gartner, Inc., the report evaluates 22 vendors that address a range of user constituencies and business requirements in its annual Magic Quadrant for ECM.
Ebola Travel Alerts for International Travellers
Mississauga e-Travel Technologies Inc, announced as a public service, a web based Ebola Travel Alerts information service for international travellers. Donald Churchill, president, e-Travel Technologies Inc, stated, “as we have been reporting Travel Alerts since the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, there is now a demonstrated need for a single source of Ebola information for international travellers to make informed decisions prior to committing to travelling to any destination,” adding, “as demonstrated by Wolf Blitzer reporting that CNN was being contacted by European travellers asking if it was safe to travel to the U.S.”
Navtech Continues to Build World-Class Management Team with Recent Additions
Waterloo - Navtech Inc. announced the hiring of three industry leaders for its Sales and Product Management teams. Joining this fall, Mark ter Hove will serve as Senior Director Sales & Account Management, EMEA Region; Ralf Sieprath will serve as Director, Product Management - Navigational Data; and Axel Friedrich will serve as Director, Product Management - Charting.
WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AUCTIONS OFF TOP CANADIAN EXECUTIVES TO RAISE MONEY FOR G(IRLS)20
Fifth annual fundraiser aims to build a new generation of global female leaders
TORONTO How much would you bid on an opportunity to spend a day shadowing one of Canada’s leading female executives? For many young women, the experience to be mentored by the likes of Annette Verschuren and Rosemary McCarney would be priceless.
Ontario Pledges $3 Million in Fight Against Ebola Funds to Support Emergency Response in West Africa
Queens Park - Ontario is providing $3 million to help front-line responders contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is encouraging the public to match the donation. " I know that many Ontarians are concerned about the rapid spread of the Ebola virus. These funds will help those on the front lines in West Africa in their courageous efforts to treat patients and prevent further transmissions of this deadly disease. The people of Ontario are compassionate and caring and I know they will contribute to this important effort," said Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.
Laurier’s Tshepo Institute presents Alan Whiteside: Is HIV/AIDS over?
BRANTFORD The Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa, a research centre at Wilfrid Laurier University, will present a lecture by Alan Whiteside on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Research and Academic Centre West, 150 Dalhousie Street, room RCW 002.
City, Netflix, and shomi Collaborate To Bring Viewers Between, A New Premium Original Drama Series
Series will premiere on City and shomi in Canada, and on Netflix in the rest of the world
TORONTO - City, Netflix, and shomi announced a landmark partnership to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between an original survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series.
Getting Around Kitchener
Construction to start on Margaret Avenue Bridge
KITCHENER Work to construct the new Margaret Avenue Bridge is set to begin Oct. 27, 2014. Access to all local businesses will be maintained throughout the construction which is estimated to be complete by July 2015. Alliance Verdi Civil Inc. has been awarded the tender.
Human Library offers Broad Range of "Books"
Event Brings Authors, Atheletes, Artist & experts to Eastwood Collegiate as "human Books" on Bullying, Health & Fitness, Post-secondary Planning and More
KITCHENER Parents across Waterloo Region are invited to become active “readers” at Eastwood Collegiate’s first-ever Human Library event on October 22. Featured “human books” for the evening include authors Greg Anderson (“Bully Stop Now! A School Superintendent Tells You How”) and Terry Schott (“The Game is Life” book series), George Randolph, founder of Toronto’s triple-threat school, The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Linda Webster, founder of Webster’s Educational Services, 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize winner Sarah Felker, World Boxing Champion and Eastwood Alumnus Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool, and Eastwood parents Lori and Don Kraemer, the first residents of Kitchener Waterloo to be part of a Cross-Canada Paired Exchange involving Living Kidney Donors.