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Thursday July 2, 2009

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Ted Talks

Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering



Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster!

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Nuclear Physics

U of G Becomes Full TRIUMF Member

Guelph - It's a TRIUMF for the University of Guelph, on Canada Day, U of G became a full member of the cross-country university group that runs the TRIUMF national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics in Vancouver.

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Community Resource

New funding allows Waterloo to expand Warrior Field for wider community

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo is welcoming donations totalling more than $1.2 million to further develop Warrior Field as a recreation facility serving the wider Waterloo community.

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Mining

Negotiations between CAW and Toromont Continue Past Deadline

TORONTO - Contract negotiations between the CAW and Toromont are continuing past the July 1 12:00 a.m. strike deadline in an effort to reach a new collective agreement. "Our objective is to bargain a fair contract for our members without taking strike action, and we firmly believe we can do that," said Roland Kiehne, President of CAW Local 112.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

Auto supplier Lear to file for bankruptcy, obtains financing
By Kevin Krolicki

DETROIT (Reuters) - Auto seating supplier Lear Corp said on Wednesday it would file for Chapter 11 in a reorganization supported by key secured lenders and bondholders and had obtained $500 million in bankruptcy financing.

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More than Good Beer

Guinness Makes Remarkable Things Happen

Guinness celebrates 250th by giving Canadians the chance to be remarkable

TORONTO - Guinness is celebrating a remarkable milestone this year - its 250th anniversary - by reaching out to Canadians and giving them remarkable experiences.

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From the GVCA

Waterloo Region Development Charges: 64.7%...for now.

Cambridge - You may recall that we made a deputation to Waterloo Regional Council on their proposed hike of more than 127% for development charges. Our voice was heard because the Region then voted to increase development charges by only 64.7%. (Not a happy figure, but better than the proposed hike.) They also deferred the implementation of the charges to January 2010 instead of July 1, 2009.

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NFP Study

Whites dominate Canada’s not-for-profit boards

TORONTO - Canada’s not-for-profit boards are moving close to equal representation for women, but are still nearly 90 per cent white, according to a study by York University researchers.

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GDP

Real gross domestic product declined 0.1% in April.

Statscan - This follows decreases of 0.3% in March and 0.1% in February, and more pronounced declines between November 2008 and January 2009.

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Environment

University of Ottawa professor co-directs a $2 million international research partnership

OTTAWA — An international research team co-directed by Dr. Dan Lane, professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management, will participate in a unique $2 million international research partnership that will respond to pressing environmental issues in Canada and the Caribbean.

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Health Research

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS FOR SOME PATIENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

Deep brain stimulation improves movement skills and quality of life in some patients with a subtype of cerebral palsy (CP) (dystonia-choreoathetosis CP)*, and could be an effective treatment option for these patients, finds an Article published Online first and in the July edition of The Lancet Neurology.

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Nursing Shortage

Research Chair announced to tackle nursing shortages

The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at The University of Western Ontario today announced a $2 million research chair to address issues surrounding the chronic shortage of registered nurses in Canada and the United States. Dr. Heather Laschinger, Ph.D., was named the first Arthur Labatt Family Nursing Research Chair in Human Resource Optimization.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

Meridian Not Prepared to Pay Worker Severance, CAW Told

BRANTFORD - Auto parts workers in Brantford, Ontario should not expect any severance pay from their employer in the event that their plant is closed, CAW officials were told yesterday after closed door meetings with representatives of Meridian Automotive Systems.

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Global Behaviour

World Bank Finds Little Improvement In Global Governance.

"While some countries are making strides in improving accountability and tackling corruption, overall governance standards across the world aren't improving much, the World Bank said Monday.

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Nuclear Physics

Queen’s joins national nuclear physics laboratory

Kingston - Queen’s University becomes a full member of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, on July 1. Moving from associate to full membership will enhance university research programs on a national and international scale, and support key initiatives such as SNOLAB, the international underground research facility that evolved from the Queen’s-led Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO).

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Travel & Food

Small Town Ontario Chef Heads to Parisian Culinary Gem

Stratford - A young Canadian chef from Sudbury is on his way to Paris and the experience of a lifetime -- studying with Michelin three-star chef, Pascal Barbot of L’Astrance -- and he’s going to chronicle it all on his blog at www.stratfordchef.org

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Announcement

Porsche Canada announces new leadership

Joe Lawrence named CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.

MISSISSAUGA - Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Joe Lawrence to the position of Chief Executive Officer.


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