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Tuesday June 30, 2009
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Ted Talks

Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education



Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.

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2009 Auto Restructioning

New research chair to develop better ways of designing automobiles

WATERLOO – A researcher at the University of Waterloo has been awarded $1million to work with software and automotive partners on a better way to design cars.

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2009 Auto Restructuring

Magna-Opel deal in doubt
By Anne Jolis and Christiaan Hetzner

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Efforts to save two leading European carmakers took a twist on Tuesday that could change the ownership of both crisis-hit General Motors Corp's Opel and German sportscar maker Porsche.

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Family / Parenting

K-W Counselling Services TV series starts July 4

Celebrated Canadians share how to ‘Parent with Passion’

“Parenting with Passion” is an innovative new series on CTV* The 8-part TV series is based on a nationally recognized parenting program offered by K-W Counselling Services. The series explores the potential every caring adult has to make a life-enriching difference in a child’s development.

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Life Long Learning

Federal Apprenticeship Incentive Program Announced at Conestoga

Cambridge/Kitchener - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced that eligible apprentices may apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant starting July 2, 2009.

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Urbanization

World Bank Launches 'Ecological' Cities Program.

"The World Bank has launched a program to help cities in developing countries achieve economic growth and high quality living standards without damaging the environment.

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Olympic Training Facility

Laurier welcomes $2 million in federal and provincial funding for pool repairs

WATERLOO – The life of Wilfrid Laurier University’s 50-metre swimming pool will be extended 15 to 20 years thanks to a combined contribution of $2 million from the federal and provincial governments to assist with repairs to the aging aquatic facility.

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Leaders & Groups

CIGI launches innovative project on global leadership

Waterloo – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) launched a new project which examines the political relationship between national leaders and their publics. The project will be conducted in partnership with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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It's Just The Begining

Campaign Waterloo raises $515 million

Campaign impact shows how great philanthropy can “make a huge difference”

WATERLOO – The University of Waterloo has reached “new heights in philanthropic giving,” raising more than half-a-billion dollars over the course of the campaign that has transformed the university and its community, says Bob Harding, chair of the university’s board of governors.

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Energy

Ontario’s race to build new nuclear units at the Darlington Nuclear Station has turned into a slow stroll.

Toronto - A communications report by Ontario Clean Air Alliance, released soon following Energy Minister George Smitherman announcement that the province has indefinitely postponed any decision on building new nuclear units until the federal government decides what it will do with the troubled Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL).

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Art & Culture

New Exhibit Celebrates Canadian Theatre

Guelph - An exhibit curated by a University of Guelph professor that celebrates the career of a renowned stage designer and the evolution of Canadian theatre opens this week using works from U of G's theatre archives.

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Recognition

MTE Recognized for Outstanding Performance

MTE Consultants Inc. (MTE) announced they are again the recipients of the Circle of Excellence Award from PSMJ Resources Inc. (PSMJ). The honour is presented to the top 20 per cent of North American architectural/engineering/construction (A/E/C) firms participating in PSMJ’s Financial Performance Survey. This is the second year MTE has earned this award, having only been a participant for the last three years.

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100 families

Desire2Learn Expands Successful XOXO Program at NECC 2009

Desire2Learn continues support of One Laptop Per Child Program through XOXO Initiative

Kitchener-Waterloo and Washington, D.C. – Desire2Learn Incorporated will continue its 2009 XOXO campaign at NECC 2009, the largest annual technology conference for K-12 audiences, in Washington, DC, June 29th to July 1st, 2009.

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Infrastructure

Guelph receives $3.6 million for recreational upgrades

Guelph - Guelph MPP Liz Sandals announced that the City of Guelph will receive $3,622,100 in joint federal and provincial funding for four projects:

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Growing Trends

Survey Reveals Combating Anti-Money Laundering & Fraud Dominate Financial Institutions Top Priorities

BENSHEIM, Germany - Organizations are spending millions of dollars each year on their compliance programs. However, many senior executives have become frustrated. Despite the high costs involved in implementing compliance programs, they are seeing little business value other than being able to pass an annual audit.

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Education

The University of Ottawa offers free tuition for children of Canadian military parents killed in action

OTTAWA — The University of Ottawa will waive all undergraduate tuition fees for dependants of Canadian Forces personnel killed while serving in an active military mission as part of the Project Hero, which helps children of Canadian Forces staff who are killed as a result of an operational mission.

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Health Care

Urgent need to assess and treat babies suffering from chronic pain

TORONTO - Signs that an infant is experiencing chronic pain may be going unrecognized by doctors and other caregivers in hospitals due to a lack of consensus on what constitutes chronic pain in babies, according to a study led by a researcher at York University

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Enriching Thought

Potential Uranium Enrichment in Canada Faces Barriers

Waterloo – A study released by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) concludes that uranium enrichment in Canada is likely to be more profitable for the Canadian nuclear industry than exporting natural uranium and buying it back in enriched form.

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Guest Column

Plan a Memorable Corporate Event, Despite the Current Economy
By Jeff Civillico

In today's economy, many meeting planners feel that they have their hands tied. They want to create a memorable event for their attendees, but they know they have to be more mindful than ever of expenses.

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Education

Shad Valley 2009

Waterloo/Ottawa – On Sunday, June 28, 2009 Shad Valley participants arrived on Carleton University campus. Shad Valley is an award-winning program of Shad International, a not-for-profit educational organization that is based upon the values of creativity, excellence, community, diversity, and responsibility.

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Guest Column

ORGANIZATIONS NEED AGILITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INDUSTRY CHANGES AND TRENDS
By Mitch Lapidus

Like a race car driver passing the competition and accelerating into the last lap, organizations need to remain sufficiently quick and nimble in order to take advantage of business and industry-wide paradigm shifts.

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Economy

CAW and Navistar Fail to Reach Agreement in Contract Talks By Midnight Deadline

CHATHAM - The CAW and Navistar have failed to reach a collective agreement by the 12:01 a.m. deadline Tuesday as a direct result of company demands for massive concessions and job cuts, CAW negotiators say.




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