At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.
Twenty-five "Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates" Recognized for Their Contributions to the Advancement of Science
PHILADELPHIA and LONDON - Thomson Reuters announced the 2009 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners in the sciences and in economics to be announced from October 5-12.
HAMILTON - Canada Research Chairs announcement yesterday brought good news to McMaster University. Gianluigi Botton advanced to tier one standing, and Antoine Deza, Brian Golding, and Thia Kirubarajan were renewed as Canada Research Chairs for a second term.
Satisfaction among Home Insurance Providers for a Second Consecutive Year
TORONTO - As increasing numbers of auto insurance policyholders experience rate increases, satisfaction declines substantially among those customers who were not notified of the increase in advance, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Home and Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released yesterday.
WATERLOO - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), offered his congratulations to the recipients of the recently awarded Canada Research Chairs at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) will urge the G20 key economies meeting this week to make good on pledges to conclude a pact on global commerce by 2010, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy said Tuesday.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and CanWEA announce strategic partnership
TORONTO - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) announced today a strategic partnership to explore Canadian manufacturing opportunities in the growing global wind energy industry.
VANCOUVER - "Government spin won't help autistic children and their families," HSA President Reid Johnson said yesterday in response to a massive government cut in support for autistic children across British Columbia.
Guelph - The University of Guelph will receive $2.4 million over the next five years through two new prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) and the renewal of another. Gary Goodyear, minister of state (science and technology), was at U of G and WLU yesterday to make the announcement.
WASHINGTON - The United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Washington D.C., a panel of three judges heard the appeal of i4i v. Microsoft. This was an appeal from the August 11, 2009 Final Judgment that ruled in favor of i4i and found that Microsoft had willfully infringed i4i's U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449, issued in 1998.
Hamilton - CIBC announced yesterday a $500,000 donation to McMaster University to establish the CIBC Undergraduate Bursaries in Nursing for undergraduate students with a specific interest in breast cancer research and education.
MISSISSAUGA - With the worst of the recession over, residential real estate markets in major Canadian centres are poised for growth in the final quarter of 2009, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.
Funding to support Professor Rosemary Coombe’s research in socio-legal studies
TORONTO - The federal government has renewed a Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture at York University enabling Professor Rosemary Coombe of the Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies to advance her research in the field of socio-legal studies.
Kingston - Six Queen’s University researchers have received $3.9 million under the Canada Research Chairs program. The funding will bring a new Chair in Surveillance Studies to Queen’s and renew the appointments of five current chairs.
Toronto “Already out of lunch ideas after the first weeks of school? Dietitians have some practical tips to help your kids increase their vegetable and fruit and milk product intake which are two problems areas for many school-age boys and girls,” says Mary Sue Waisman, registered dietitian.
Toronto - It comes as no surprise that urban centres attract lots of attention from researchers and policy-makers interested in creative jobs and creative industries. The numbers tell us that these are the locations where they’re concentrated and where they have the best prospects for future growth.
GUELPH - Impact! The Co-operators Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership, a unique partnership of business, academia and non-governmental organizations. The conference will bring together 180 university and college students from across Canada.
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