Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices -- the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new. ____________________ Knowledge Innovation
Waterloo Region - Imagine that you’re on stage in front of hundreds of people, doing a five-minute presentation, using a slide deck that auto-forwards every 15 seconds whether you’re ready or not. What would you do? What would you say? Could you stand the pressure?
TORONTO - RBC Dexia Investor Services said today that 89 per cent of defined benefit plan sponsors believe that Canada's pension system is either poorly positioned or average when it comes to Canada's future pension prospects. This is according to a survey conducted by RBC Dexia to gauge the opinions of Canada's defined benefit pension plan sponsors on key issues in the pension industry.
WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo and funding partners will announce next week an innovative approach involving the appointment of a leading medical specialist that provides better geriatric care for seniors in Waterloo Region and Wellington County.
The Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress urges the Ontario government and all Ontarians to remain focused on our long-term Prosperity Agenda as we navigate through current challenges toward recovery
TORONTO - While the impact of the recent recession has been devastating, the Task Force, like all Ontarians, is hopeful that the worst is behind us and that Ontario is on the road to recovery.
Canada - The total number of insolvencies (bankruptcies and proposals) in Canada increased by 28.4 percent in September 2009 from the previous month. Bankruptcies increased 29.1 percent whereas proposals increased 26.6 percent.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - When the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off on the day after Thanksgiving, retailers can expect to see millions of less frightened, but even more bargain-hungry customers cross their thresholds.
While countries around the world are recovering from the crisis, there are growing doubts that the reforms and restructuring needed to balance the global economy are being fully implemented
Despite concerns about its capacity to rebound from the crisis because of its perceived dependence on exports, the Chinese economy is expected to exceed its 8% growth target for this year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates As countries around the world recover from the crisis, unanswered questions about the necessary restructuring of the global economy require urgent attention, four leaders from business, academia and civil society said on the opening day of the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda.
Markham - Polytechnics Canada will present on Friday, November 27 its fourth annual showcase and conference devoted to applied research projects and capabilities involving its nine member institutions. The event is in Markham and will have a strong local aspect, as Conestoga College, Cambridge MP Gary Goodyear and COM DEV International CEO John Keating will all be involved.
Toronto - Five Ontario university researchers will be awarded the 2009 Polanyi Prize, recognizing their outstanding contributions in the areas of chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, physics and economics.
The second Summit of the Global Agenda closed yesterday with participants putting forward a host of ideas for redesigning the global system
Dubai, United Arab Emirates The World Economic Forum’s second Summit on the Global Agenda ended November 22, 2009, with over 700 experts and thought leaders from business, academia, civil society and government putting forward their ideas.
TORONTO - Ontario Power Generation Inc. ("OPG" or the "Company") today reported its financial and operating results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2009. Net income for the third quarter of 2009 was $259 million compared to a net loss of $142 million in the third quarter of 2008.
TORONTO - Greater Toronto Area residents, and specifically York University students and commuters, now have a faster and more efficient transit option, thanks to the new York University busway. A ceremony today celebrated the completion of construction and kicked off the official start of rapid transit service from Downsview Station to York University.
The world has reached a point of no return in the fight against climate change, Business, government and civil society leaders call for funding and partnerships to support local projects
Dubai, United Arab Emirates The world has reached a tipping point in the fight against climate change yet leaders are optimistic that incremental victories will ensure the battle is ultimately won. Countries, internal states and companies are increasingly implementing low-carbon initiatives with measurable impact as talks to agree on a global climate framework in Copenhagen continue.
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