Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He's researching ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function.
Waterloo Region - The first artificial turf multiuse sports field in a Waterloo Region high school -- located at St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo - will be officially launched on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.
Validation satellite achieves one year of on-orbit operations
CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that its first experimental satellite, NTS, has successfully completed one year in orbit, validating COM DEV's high-performance detection capability for its advanced space-based AIS (Automatic Identification System) technology.
Deloitte environment industry report calls for new ways to seize business opportunities
TORONTO - Ontario environment firms are concerned the province may miss a crucial opportunity in the coming years if business and government do not find new ways of working together, according to a new study conducted by Deloitte for the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA).
OTTAWA - Canada's persistent weakness in productivity growth is due to business strategy choices. "Too few Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs choose strategies that emphasize innovation", says Robert Brown, Chair of the panel of 18 business, labour and academic authorities appointed by the Council of Canadian Academies to analyze the innovation performance of Canadian businesses. The panel's report, Innovation and Business Strategy: Why Canada Falls Short, presents a fresh look at innovation as an economic process.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc appears to be playing the top two U.S. mobile operators AT&T Inc and Verizon Wireless against each other as it shops for the next distributor for its popular iPhone.
Waterloo Region - After 14 years with the Waterloo Region Record, former editor and columnist Susan Chilton has started up her own business as a freelance editor, writer and corporate communications consultant.
OTTAWA A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that an automated system is just as effective as a human in communicating with thrombosis patients about frequent dosing adjustments.
DETROIT - The United Kingdom Listing Authority has approved a prospectus to be published by General Motors Corporation in certain jurisdictions in the EU for GM's exchange offers and consent solicitations in which GM is offering to exchange 225 shares of its common stock for each 1,000 U.S. dollar equivalent
Kitchener - Although the spring / summer session officially begins May 1st, it's not too late to tap into Conestoga's pool of talented co-op students. Conestoga students from 41 co-op programs are available to assist with special projects and increased work due to seasonal peaks or fill in for summer vacations.
State-of-the-art operation extends control from "bean to cup"; Capable of annually producing hundreds of millions of cups of rich, consistent coffee
OAKVILLE - Tim Hortons has built its reputation and customer loyalty on coffee, from harvesting the world's finest grown beans to creating a proprietary blend that delivers a rich, consistent cup every time.
London, UK - On April 27, WHO raised its pandemic alert level from phase 3 to phase 4 after human cases of a novel H1N1 swine influenza A virus spread quickly around the world from its origin in Mexico. Concern over the virusa hybrid of human, pig, and avian influenzastarted mounting internationally last week following outbreaks of influenza-like illnesses in Mexico and other countries.
London - A graduate of The University of Western Ontario, who was an expert witness in a complex U.S. legal case involving water contamination, alleged to have caused cancer in children, will return to his alma mater on Friday, May 1 as part of the Faculty of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Renowned international academics and authors gather at York University
TORONTO - More than 35 international experts on religion, secularism and Iran from Canada, Britain, France, the US, Holland, Iran, Pakistan and Palestine will meet at York University May 1 to 3 for the conference, “Retreat of the Secular? Challenges of Religious Fundamentalism.”
Kingston - Two Queen’s researchers are contributing to a $1-million province-wide study to improve services for new immigrants and to promote positive, inclusive communities in small and medium-sized cities and towns across Ontario.
Orlando, Florida - RFID Distributor Can/U.S. Enviro-RFID, North America’s only dedicated RFID channel distributor, and Invengo Technology Corp. announced today that they have entered into an agreement for the North American distribution of Invengo’s RFID products.
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), announced the appointment of Drew Fagan to the Board of Directors of the CTC.
Look out your office window, and you may notice many of the cars in the parking lot sporting a "Support the Troops" yellow ribbon magnet. Your HR department asks about military service on job applications. You may even recall the donations canister in the break room for a few months before Christmas. Is that what it means to be a military friendly company?
Guelph - Canadians looking to learn more about the swine flu are likely to come across faculty and researchers from the University of Guelph during their search for information. U of G experts are front and centre in the media these days, providing everything from background to insight and commentary on a range of issues related to the outbreak.
"With diminished rice harvests, seawater seeping into aquifers and islands vanishing into rising oceans, Southeast Asia will be among the region's worst affected by global warming, according to a report released on Monday by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The rise in sea levels may force the sprawling archipelago of Indonesia to redraw its sea boundaries, the report said...." [The New York Times/Factiva]
TORONTO - Peter Leroux, Executive Vice-President, Avison Young Real Estate Management Services, is pleased to announce that Senior Property Manager Susan Vertes Dutton and her property management team have been awarded Certificates of Building Excellence for the management of 11 King Street West and 70 University Avenue (Toronto, ON) by the Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto).
OTTAWA - Canada's Economic Action Plan is strengthening benefits for Canadian workers by extending and easing access to Work-Sharing agreements so more Canadians can continue working while companies experience a temporary slowdown.
San Francisco - The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released Tort Law Tally, a new report identifying which state tort reforms reduce tort losses and tort insurance premiums the most.
The author of the scathing new novel, The Boss, a May 2009 release from Greenleaf Book Group Press (www.hardwiredhumans.com), has worked in human resources and understands the impact managers have in the lives of their employees.
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