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Tuesday April 7, 2009

Ted Talks

Nathaniel Kahn: My father, my architect

Nathaniel Kahn shares clips from his documentary "My Architect," about his quest to understand his father, the legendary architect Louis Kahn. It's a film with meaning to anyone who seeks to understand the relationship between art and love.

Retail Opening

New Oil and Vinegar Store to Open

The Village Olive Grove opens its doors, April 11th, 2009, in Elora, Ontario.

ELORA - The Village Olive Grove, located in the historic Mill Street shopping district in the heart of picturesque Elora, will open its doors on Saturday, April 11th, 2009 at 10 a.m.

Economy Poll

Optimism on U.S. economy up: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans have grown more optimistic about the economy and the direction of the country since President Barack Obama took office in January, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll on Monday.

Health Care

College Welcomes Greater Oversight

Legislation will allow College to better protect the public

TORONTO - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario welcomes the passage of new legislation that gives regulatory colleges regulation-making powers regarding the observation of members in out-of-hospital facilities and clarifies other investigative powers and duties.


Laurier business program maintains international accreditation

WATERLOO – The School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University has maintained its accreditation for its undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


Local arts conference provides business training and information

Kitchener – The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Province of Ontario, and the Cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge are hosting a one-day conference—Arts, Business, and Creativity: The ABC’s of Success—on Saturday, April 25th at Cambridge City Hall.

Small Business

Survey Shows Canadian Small Businesses More Confident About Themselves Than Canadian Economy

Optimism up as well with more than half expecting business growth in the next 6 months

TORONTO - An Angus Reid Strategies survey of Canadian small businesses has determined that small businesses have more confidence in their own operations than they do in the Canadian economy. Over half (58%) of Canadian small businesses expect to see some improvement in their businesses over the next 6 months.


Government of Canada Announces Funding to Support Marquee Tourism Events

TORONTO - The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), today launched the Marquee Tourism Events Program, a program to help fund festivals and tourism events across Canada. This federal investment will help protect and create jobs across the country and stimulate the visitor economy. It will also help Canada to become an even more vigorous player in the competitive global tourism industry.

Medical Research

Stem cell therapy grows new blood vessels
by Kathy Wallis

London - Research led by David Hess of the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario has identified how to use selected stem cells from bone marrow to grow new blood vessels to treat diseases such as peripheral artery disease. It’s one of the severe complications often faced by people who’ve had diabetes for a long time.


Co-op Grads a Step Ahead of Competition

Guelph - Post-secondary students looking for a leg up in today's uncertain job market should consider enrolling in a co-op program, a University of Guelph researcher has found.


Region’s Catholic Students Back To School On Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Waterloo Region, ON – Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board last night affirmed their March 30th School Year Calendar decision.

Art & Culture

Ben Wicks’ cartoons donated to York U

TORONTO - A collection of almost 2,500 cartoons by the late Canadian cartoonist Ben Wicks will be preserved at York University.


Carleton’s Rwanda Initiative helps mark 15th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide

Ottawa – The Rwanda Initiative at Carleton University will be involved in a number of events during the month of April to mark the 15th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Marketing & Design

Brideau Design Assists With Olympic Sponsorship

Waterloo firm leverages its full-circle service for dairy giant Saputo

Waterloo, ON – Local graphic services firm Brideau Design will once again be creating and producing the merchandising initiatives for Saputo Cheese (Canada) and their activation of their 'Official Supplier' status of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Pay Freeze Pay Raise

Quarter of companies globally set to freeze pay: survey

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A quarter of the world's companies, and 40 percent in the United States, plan to freeze salaries this year, but employees in South America and India can look forward to robust rises, a global survey shows on Tuesday.


"Social Media Reality Check"

TORONTO - CNW Group and Leger Marketing shared a preview of comprehensive new research into the social media usage, views and habits of Canadian consumers and public relations practitioners. These summary results were announced at the mesh 2009 Web Conference.


DR. Anthony Phillips Appointed Scientific Director of CIHR’S Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction

OTTAWA – Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), along with CIHR’s Governing Council, announced last week the appointment of Dr. Anthony Phillips as incoming Scientific Director (SD) of CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA). This appointment was effective April 1, 2009.


Hospice Wellington steps up to the challenge

Board, staff and clients rank as top fundraisers nationally

Wellington - Alex Robb is a client of Hospice Wellington. She is also a participant and committee member organizer of the Annual Hike for Hospice (H4H). Getting involved is one way that Robb feels she can give back to an organization that has helped her along her journey.

Guest Column

Are You Doing All You Can to Keep Your Job?
Tips to Succeed at Work and Get Ahead
By Kim Goff

Landing that "dream job" is what makes all of us feel successful. However, the road to success only begins when you get the job; succeeding at work takes initiative and hard work. Showing investment and dedication to improve your professional growth and job performance can help lead to a promotion. Most importantly, with our current economic situation, it can help you keep your job.

Guest Column

Break Through the Terror Barrier to Achieve Your Goals
By Ingunn Aursnes

How many times have you started a new project, reached for a new goal, or set out to accomplish something big, only to abandon the project or goal soon after starting?


Mitsubishi Motors' New Zero-Emission Electric Car plans to hit Canadian roads in 2009

MISSISSAUGA - Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) announced, today, its new zero-emission electric car I MiEV could hit the streets of Canada as early as November 2009.

Research Grants

Government of Canada Provides Support to Canada Research Chairs at Four Universities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced yetserday an investment of $7.9 million to fund eight new or renewed Canada Research Chairs in four universities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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