BlackBerry executive tells students to follow their own ‘personal narrative’
Waterloo - For a self-described “quant-jock” who excels at math and business strategy, Jim Balsillie struck a literary note Wednesday to convey some personal and career wisdom to a packed room of Laurier business students.
Ottawa - The Bank of Canada said the economy will recover from a recession this year more quickly than in the past as credit markets and exports rebound, a view that economists said may be too optimistic.
Hamilton - Halton Regional Council has endorsed McMaster's plan to expand to the region, approving a $5 million investment in the Burlington campus project and providing the final municipal funding required for the plan to proceed.
Guelph - The Guelph & District Human Resources Professionals Association (GDHRPA) is proud to announce the recipients of its inaugural Employer of Distinction Award which recognizes two local companies for being outstanding employers who shape organizational excellence and raise awareness of the human resources profession through their organization's success.
OTTAWA - Academic constitutional experts are publicly advising the Governor General to call on the leader of the opposition to attempt to form a government if the Conservatives are defeated on a non-confidence vote.
'Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media' will be Canada's largest concentration of digital media R&D and commercialization expertise
WATERLOO REGION - Communitech and the Stratford Institute of the University of Waterloo have been awarded $10.7 million from the Minister of State (Science and Technology) to establish the Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media (CACDM), which will focus on commercialization and research.
TORONTO - Canadian companies are falling behind their counterparts in other industrialized nations in terms of productivity gains, and businesses in this country will have to improve their workplace operations in a number of critical areas if they are to remain competitive, says a major new international study.
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CUPE thinks tax cuts will cripple government but don't strikes cripples infrastructure worse - ask students trying to learn at York University
OTTAWA - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) wants the Harper government to choose a strong social safety net over tax cuts in next week's federal budget. "The government must carefully consider how they will spend our public revenues," said CUPE National President Paul Moist.
____________________ Budget 2009 - Science and Technology
OTTAWA - In response to the federal government's national consultation focusing on short-term economic stimulus options that could be contained in Budget 2009, 7 National Health Organizations - which represent the full continuum of the health discovery process, from discovery research, to health system innovations and commercialization - have released a Brief entitled "A Stimulus for Science & Technology".
TORONTO - Supporters are rallying behind a comprehensive report on sales tax reform in Ontario, as one of the most effective ways to combat the economic challenges facing the province. Prepared for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the report demonstrates that Ontario households, businesses and government will all benefit from reform of Ontario's sales tax.
KITCHENER - Centre In The Square has added a new afternoon lecture by Craig Kielburger on Tuesday, March 3 at 1 p.m. This lecture is in addition to Craig’s sold out lecture that takes place on the same day at 10 a.m.
An All-Time High Eight NYSE Companies With a Record Market Capitalization of $78 Billion Switch to NASDAQ
NEW YORK - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market(r) captured a total of 177 new listings in 2008. Included were a record eight transfers from the New York Stock Exchange, a record 51 transfers from NYSE Alternext (formerly the American Stock Exchange, and 26 IPOs.
Toronto While 52% of car dealers in Canada believe the value of their dealership is decreasing, over three quarters are committed to staying in the industry and are pleased with the products they sell, according to the 2008 PwC Dealer Trendsetter Survey, an annual survey of new car dealers in Canada conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.
WATERLOO You can help the terrified children of GAZA who have been left homeless, injured, without food and water, clothing, and some even, without parents the real casualties of the recent conflict.
Efforts of the Barack Obama administration aside, what is your plan to grow your own wealth? Whether you're a business owner or professional, the prospect of creating financial success may seem remote or even impossible. If the current economic crisis seems like it's gone on forever and has you trembling inside, you may be hesitating to place your bets.
Most economists view Canada, like the industrialized world, as being in the midst of a serious economic recession. For Canada, the recession started during the fourth quarter of 2008, and is expected to last at least through the first half of this year. Our country’s constant-dollar exports, domestic business investment and consumer durables spending are all expected to decline during this period.
TORONTO - As other companies are cutting back, Molson is proud to devote $275,000 to the National Mentoring Program. The first program of its kind in North America, the NMP matches top students from university business schools with corporate business mentors and employs them in Canadian charities.
LONDON - Because of cold winter months, donations to Goodwill are down, while the demand remains high. Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is urging people to donate clothing and other household items to their nearest Goodwill retail store or donation centre.
OTTAWA - Winners of the Canada's Top 10(TM) Competition head to Boston and New York next week for a series of U.S. investor forums. The companies will take part in one-on-one meetings and formal presentations during their week-long tour which exposes Canada's leading life science, cleantech and technology companies to American venture capital investors, angels, licensing executives and potential strategic partners.
Calgary, Alberta Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd and Salicru S.A have announced a partnership that will bring Sustainable Energy’s revolutionary “parallel” inverter technology to the European rooftop and building integrated solar power market.
"Helping companies survive the economic crisis and making sure member countries resist the temptations of protectionism will be the top 2009 aims of the APEC grouping of 21 Asia-Pacific economies, its Director said.
OTTAWA - Natural Convergence Inc. (NCI), a leading supplier of hosted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) software applications, has expanded its operations in the European Union with the appointment of Terry Meredith as VP Sales for EMEA.
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