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Friday November 27, 2009

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Ted Talks

Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world

At TEDIndia, Mallika Sarabhai, a dancer/actor/politician, tells a transformative story in dance -- and argues that the arts may be the most powerful way to effect change, whether political, social or personal.

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Ted Talks

Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when

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Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.

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Doctor Shortage

Number of physicians in Canada up 8% over five years

More women continue to join the workforce and physician pay increasing overall

OTTAWA - The number of practising physicians in Canada increased at a faster rate than the population over the past five years, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

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Education

Hewitt reappointed Western’s Vice-President (Research & International Relations)

London - Dr. Hewitt earned his Ph.D from McMaster University and also studied at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He has been a member of Western’s Department of Sociology since 1989. Prior to joining Western’s faculty, he held professorial positions at the University of Lethbridge and McMaster University.

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Letter to the Editor

Ontario Universities Pledge to 'Go Greener'

Guelph - The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) yesterday released a new report on universities' efforts to "green" their campuses. It details sustainability initiatives at 22 campuses, including U of G, and identifies areas for future advancement. It's part of a sustainability pledge made by the executive heads of Ontario universities and presented to the Ontario government.

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Merger

BDO Dunwoody LLP and Robinson & Company LLP Announce Merger

GUELPH – BDO Dunwoody LLP is pleased to announce its merger with Robinson & Company LLP, a Guelph-area accounting firm, effective January 1, 2010. The combined practice will operate under the BDO name.

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H!N! Clinics

Additional H1N1 Clinics Announced

Waterloo Region - Three additional H1N1 clinics have been added for the week of November 30th. “Demand for the H1N1 immunization remains steady,” says Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Waterloo Region, “and we have sufficient vaccine to immunize those who would like to receive the shot”.

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Sustainable Education

Queen’s signs Ontario universities’ sustainability pledge

Kingston - Queen's University Principal Daniel Woolf has signed a made-in-Ontario sustainability pledge, presented yesterday to Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities John Milloy and Minister of the Environment John Gerretsen, Kingston and the Islands MPP, as part of the annual University Day at Queen's Park.

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Walked Away

Statement By Ontario Hospital Association Re: SEIU Decision To Walk Away From Bargaining Table

TORONTO - Wednesday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) bargaining team representing some hospital employees in Ontario walked away from bargaining with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).

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R&D

Federal government commits $19.2 million to support national stroke research network

OTTAWA – The Canadian Stroke Network, one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence, has received $19.2 million from the federal government over three years to support valuable research into stroke, one of the leading causes of death and disability in Canada.

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Innovations

Multinational connection leads wave of support for Queen’s-generated startup’s lifesaving technology

Rooted in Walkerton tragedy, water-testing PARTEQ spinoff celebrates partnerships with university, multinational industry and Green Chemistry sectors

KINGSTON – Pathogen Detection Systems, Inc. (PDS), a PARTEQ Innovations spinoff company founded on Queen’s University researchers’ determination to find a faster, more effective way to monitor municipal water systems, is officially marking a major growth spurt today, thanks to investments by government and industry – including the world’s leading player in global water systems.

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Executive Confidence

Optimism about the Canadian economy among executive CAs on the rebound

TORONTO - Optimism about the Canadian economy is up sharply among executive chartered accountants (CAs), according to the most recent CICA/RBC Business Monitor (Q3 2009).

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Research Sharing

Carleton Researcher Helps Create Revolutionary Biomedical System

Ottawa – A national team of biomedical researchers, including Carleton University’s Michel Dumontier, has been funded for a major project that could revolutionize the way biomedical researchers share and access information.

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MEDIA

The best businesses to go into now (as the economy recovers) - in PROFIT's 2010 opportunity guide

PROFIT magazine's 14th annual guide to hot growth markets is on newsstands today

TORONTO - As our economy moves into a modest recovery, what are today's best startup, expansion and sales prospects? For Canadian entrepreneurs who want to build their companies or start new ones, the road to success runs through today's hottest niches and top growth markets - revealed in PROFIT's 14th annual Opportunity Guide, on newsstands now.

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Letter to the Editor

United Steelworkers Condemn Vale Inco's Scab Recruitment

"It's another provocation by this company, which has been trying to provoke our members and divide our community for months."

SUDBURY - A scab-recruitment campaign is the latest example of Vale Inco's ill-advised, divide-and-conquer agenda and its alarming indifference to the damage it is inflicting on Canadian communities, the USW says.

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MEDIA

CRTC approves Al-Jazeera's application to broadcast

Toronto - Yesterday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has approved Al-Jazeera English's (AJE) application to broadcast in Canada.

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Ongoing Strike

Negotiated settlement impossible - Museum workers reject final offer

GATINEAU, QC - Striking workers from the Museum of Civilization and War Museum voted overwhelmingly to reject a final offer from the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation last night, at a membership meeting in Gatineau.

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Appointment

RDBA Announces President & CEO.

TORONTO - Mary Rygiel, Chair of the Board of Directors of the RDBA is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Smith to the role of President & CEO, effective immediately.

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Government Spending

Tab for Business Bailouts and Subsidies Between 1994 and 2007 Exceeds $200 Billion, or $15,000 Per Taxpayer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian governments provided businesses with more than $202 billion in bailouts, loans, and subsidies between 1994 and 2007, according to a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, one of Canada's leading economic think tanks.

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Productivity

Submitting claims electronically makes it a little easier to be green

Sun Life's group benefits customers enjoy the rewards of online claims

TORONTO - With the click of a mouse and a few simple steps, Sun Life Financial's group benefits plan members can now submit virtually all of their medical and dental claims online.

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MEDIA

CEO of the Year: Sergio Marchionne

ROB Magazine profiles Chrysler's White Knight

TORONTO - No other auto executive has gone from relative obscurity to international stardom as quickly as Sergio Marchionne. A year ago, he was the boss of Europe's sixth-largest carmaker - a relative nonentity.




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