In 2007, as the world worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," gave this powerful talk to a small TED University audience. Her insights from past pandemics are suddenly more relevant than ever.
London Companies in Canada and around the world are dealing with unprecedented economic conditions and boosting entrepreneurial talent is critical for our country’s future success. To learn how to take their companies to the next level, successful CEOs and business leaders entrepreneurs from across Canada will be taking intensive courses next week at the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
TORONTO _ A book about the endangered Arctic region has won the $35,000 Donner Prize. "Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North,'' (Thomas Allen Publishers) was named Canada's best public policy book at a gala event in Toronto on Thursday.
KITCHENER - Every day, young people are involved in meaningful activities in their communities. Kitchener is gearing up to host a number of activities celebrating National Youth Week May 1 to 7, along with the cities of Cambridge and Waterloo.
Amazon.com currently lists more than 13,000 books that teach people how to be successful in selling. Most of these books are very good, while others are misleading. Unfortunately, some authors and "sales experts" continue to perpetuate age-old myths about selling that need to be dispelled. Three of these biggest myths are:
Government To Introduce Innovative, Balanced Legislation For A Sustainable Mining Future
TORONTO - Proposed changes to Ontario's Mining Act would see significant strides in Aboriginal consultation, provide clear rules for industry and reduce the impact of mineral exploration on the environment.
TORONTO - The Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) applauds the introduction yesterday of the proposed Mining Act by the Ontario government. Once passed, this will enact the first major reforms to mining legislation in Canada in more than 100 years.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Advertisements for The Boston Globe boast that a single news story can "take you away." But after Friday, the newspaper itself may be taken away and shut down after 137 years of publication.
KITCHENER - City council earmarked 14 projects tonight, which they believe are the most deserving of monetary support through the federal infrastructure stimulus fund (ISF); and directed city staff to submit the list to the federal government for consideration.
WATERLOOBest-selling author and business visionary Dr. John Izzo will speak at Wilfrid Laurier University on Friday, May 8. Izzo’s presentation is part of Development Day 2009, an annual event coordinated by Laurier’s alumni relations department featuring personal and professional development sessions by industry experts.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Once an icon of American automotive might, Chrysler has reached a new low in its rocky eight-decade history by filing for bankruptcy and cutting its business to a shadow of its former size.
Government Providing Loan Of $1.258 Billion To Help Automaker Restructure
TORONTO- Ontario is partnering with the Canadian and American governments to restructure Chrysler and help it become stronger and more sustainable. Ontario's participation will help Ontario families - particularly those in Windsor, Brampton and in communities throughout Ontario where auto parts are made - by strengthening the company's competitiveness during this time of global economic crisis.
TORONTO - The Canadian Auto Workers union is optimistic that today's restructuring decisions regarding Chrysler represent the beginning of a brighter future for the new company. "It is shocking that a company with Chrysler's stature and history should be forced into bankruptcy protection," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.
Waterloo - DALSA Corporation, an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, today reported revenues from continuing operations of $37.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and net income from continuing operations of $1.3 million or $0.07 per share, diluted. The following table summarizes the key results for the first quarter of 2009 and compares them to the first quarter of 2008.
WATERLOO - RDM Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for the electronic commerce and payment processing markets, today reported its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2009.
TORONTO, ON - World-class graduate research at the University of Toronto received a major boost today as the federal government announced almost three dozen top-tier students will receive funding through their new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
Ontario's Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund renewed for four years
TORONTO - Ontario is continuing to support the growth of an innovative economy by renewing the Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund with a $12 million investment over the next four years.
London - Six students from The University of Western Ontario have been selected to receive one of the newest and most prestigious scholarships in Canada the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship recipients were announced in Ottawa this afternoon at an official recognition ceremony led by Minister of State Gary Goodyear.
Ayr - The Workforce Planning Board has released it's "Labour Market" publication for April 2009. Published monthly, WWF provides labour market information on trends and issues of within Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Dufferin County.
OTTAWA Dr. Paul Corkum, a professor at the University of Ottawa's Department of Physics and the director of the Attosecond Science Program at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), has just been elected to the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honours a scientist can receive.
Public demand for premium used equipment demonstrated at CA$93 million (US$78 million) auction
EDMONTON - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, conducted the largest equipment auction in Canadian history this week, selling CA$93 million (US$78 million) of trucks, equipment and real estate during a three-day unreserved auction at its Edmonton, Alberta permanent auction site on April 28 - 30, 2009.
Siemens Canada Limited announced the appointment of Roland Aurich as President and Chief Executive Officer. In his new capacity, Mr. Aurich will be responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and management of all Siemens activities in Canada.
Provincial Government Announces Five Victim Safety Projects
Ontario - Several police services and local not-for-profit victim service agencies in western Ontario have received grants to enhance the monitoring and tracking of high-risk offenders and improve victim services in their communities.
Burlington The recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) increasing the pandemic alert status to the second highest status at level 5 should be viewed by small businesses as a warning to review their pandemic preparedness plans.
Kitchener - Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre’s (KDCHC) Homelessness Advisory Group, in partnership with the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, will be hosting our 5th Annual Sleepless Night event on Friday, May 1st.
Selects Morningstar as Independent Provider of Research, Data, and Portfolio Construction
TORONTO - Desjardins Financial Security announced the launch of Foresight(TM), a group retirement savings/investment solution that combines the flexible and tailored group retirement savings solutions with independent expertise in investment research and analysis.