At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
Scientists partner with MaRS Innovation to advance technology to market
TORONTO - In the drive to improve early detection and treatment of cancer, a pair of Toronto scientists has developed a unique technology that combines contrast agents with targeted, long-lasting nano-particles for use in multiple medical imaging platforms.
WATERLOO - Open Text(TM) Corporation announced yesterday that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2009 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management,* based on an evaluation of the company's completeness of vision and ability to execute.
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Kitchener At its 2009 YMCA Peace Medallion Gala held November 18, the Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA celebrated the efforts by individuals and groups who inspire peace. The gala celebrated the impact made by all the nominees for this year’s YMCA Peace Medallions. ____________________ Re-opening
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University will hold an opening ceremony for its 50-metre pool on Friday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. after completing a major $4.2-million renovation project over the past five months.
Toronto - The time has come to turn Canada's supplemental pensions jumble into a coherent system with a clear goal and a clear plan to achieve it, according to Keith Ambachtsheer, Director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management and an adjunct professor of finance at the Rotman School Management at the University of Toronto
Merchants Establish Watchdog to Monitor the Payments Marketplace
OTTAWA - Retail Council of Canada (RCC), The Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD) and the StopStickingItToUs Coalition, representing more than 250,000 businesses commend Finance Minister Flaherty and the Government of Canada for today's introduction of a Code of Conduct to govern the Canadian debit and credit card markets.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If AOL's announcement on Thursday of another 2,500 job cuts is anything to go by, the painful layoffs that have ravaged the media industry over the past year are nowhere near over.
TORONTO - The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) welcomes the announcement today by Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, that sets out a code of conduct by which credit card companies must abide. "The Code of Conduct is a very positive step and we are encouraged that many of the concerns we have raised on behalf of independent retail grocers have been heard by the Government," said John F.T. Scott, President and CEO of CFIG.
TORONTO - Following a year of rising credit card merchant fees and threats to Canada's debit market, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today's announcement by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty of a draft voluntary Code of Conduct for the credit and debit card industry.
With economic decline, health expenditure as a proportion of GDP grows to all-time high of 11.9%
OTTAWA - Health care spending in Canada is expected to reach $183.1 billion in 2009, an estimated increase of $9.5 billion, or 5.5%, since 2008, according to new figures released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
Retailer increases charitable donations, green power purchases, community investment, payments to Canadian suppliers, energy efficiency, factory training, and recycling.
MISSISSAUGA - Walmart Canada has released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, documenting efforts to conduct business in a way that promotes positive outcomes for the environment, company associates, factory workers, and the communities in which Walmart operates.
TORONTO - Two weeks after student protests in 12 Ontario cities drew attention to underfunding in the post-secondary education sector, students submitted their first suite of recommendations to the post-secondary education secretariat. Established by the Ontario government, the secretariat will recommend a new funding framework for the post-secondary education sector in 2010.
OTTAWA As the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the University of Ottawa is hosting a leading-edge international conference on child rights that will examine contemporary issues and struggles affecting children worldwide.
A study in this week’s edition of The Lancet shows that it is possible to use human embryonic stem-cells (hESCs) to produce temporary skin substitutes for patients awaiting skin grafts after, for example, serious burn injuries.
Mobile applications, or apps for short, are the future for today's businesses. While many people associate apps for the iPhone, Blackberry, and Google Android devices as simply fun and games, the fact is that any business can create an app that generates customer interest, garners client loyalty, and positions your company as the industry leader.
56% of Canadian companies report being victims of crime in the past 12 months
TORONTO - In the midst of the global economic downturn of the past year, several significant economic crimes have come to light, with large-scale Ponzi schemes in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta under investigation, and alleged financial fraud in the government sector.
Kitchener - Yesterday John Milloy headed to Alberta for a Provincial-Territorial Meeting of ministers responsible for innovation where he is determined, on behalf of the province, to help advance a national innovation agenda.
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