Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem -- the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels.
Waterloo - On December 7, Capacity Waterloo Region will host the first in a new knowledge share called the Change Agents Series. The series highlights stories and strategies of social entrepreneurs whose ideas are making change. It's part of there Social Ventures initiative to help enable the launch and growth of social ventures by enhancing the networks and skills of social entrepreneurs and organizations with innovative ideas.
Waterloo's Lisa LaFlamme is winner of this year’s Meritas Tabaret Award for Alumni Achievement
OTTAWA The University of Ottawa is proud to recognize four exceptional individuals at the 7th edition of its Distinguished Canadian Leadership Awards. These great leaders will be honoured during a special dinner, to be held on November 25, 2009 at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
TORONTO - Ontario's housing market has recovered its past strength with rising home prices contributing to a decline in affordability for the first time since early 2008, according to the latest third quarter housing report released today by RBC Economics Research.
WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo and three funding partners announced yesterday the appointment of a leading specialist in geriatric medicine to a new research chair that will usher in enhanced health care for seniors in the local area and eventually across Canada.
Increased purchases during holiday season spell need for more knowledge
MISSISSAUGA - The holiday season is approaching, bringing with it celebrations, entertaining and gift giving. It also means increased wine purchases for 46 per cent of Canadians according to a recent survey commissioned by E. & J. Gallo Winery and carried out by Angus Reid Strategies. With more Canadians buying wine, but only seven per cent feeling that it's easy, the survey results demonstrate a thirst for more knowledge, according to wine expert Kevin Lefort, Fine Wine Manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery.
OTTAWA The University of Ottawa is presenting the eleventh edition of the Frontiers in Research Lecture Series. Entitled Troubled Waters, the event brings together renowned researchers to present their work and exchange ideas with students, professors and the entire National Capital Region.
TORONTO - Hydro One announced its new interactive user-friendly website that makes it easy to track power outages, manage residential and business accounts and search for electricity-related information.
Waterloo The Board of Directors of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) announced the appointment of Thomas A. Bernes to the position of vice-president of programs. In this newly established role, Mr. Bernes will oversee the development of CIGI’s work program strategy, implementing and coordinating research activities and assisting in the development of networks and partnerships related to the work program.
TORONTO - The time of day matters to forest trees dealing with drought, according to a new paper produced by a research team led by Professor Malcolm Campbell, University of Toronto Scarborough's vice-principal for research and colleagues in the department of cell and systems biology at the St. George campus.
Students claim distinguished title after rigorous three-round contest
OSHAWA After completing three rounds of intense and challenging networking tests, two Durham College students have emerged as the best in Canada after finishing as the top Canadian team at the international Cisco Networking Academy 2009 NetRiders Skills Challenge.
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Company Partners With Toronto-Founded Firm to Help Reduce Packaging Waste
TORONTO - Kraft Canada announced a new partnership with TerraCycle Inc., a pioneering upcycling company, started by Toronto-native Tom Szaky, that takes packages and materials that are challenging to recycle and turns them into affordable, high quality merchandise.
KITCHENER The newest fiction title from Kitchener book publishing company, Loon In Balloon Inc. (LIB), hits stores yesterday. Hawkmoon, by Pennsylvania author Nancy Williams, is now available in Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws stores across Canada.
Kingston - The Queen’s Centre will be the newest hub of campus activity a legacy from students past and present to future generations. The modern, multi-purpose athletic, social and academic complex implements sustainable design throughout.
A practical and affordable solution for bridging the Canadian retirement savings gap
TORONTO - A multi-employer defined contribution (DC) pension plan that allows every employer - including the self-employed - to automatically participate would greatly increase pension coverage for Canadians, according to a senior executive with Sun Life Financial.
WINNIPEG - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP congratulates Silvia de Sousa on being nationally recognized as a Woman of Influence. Silvia's practice is concentrated in the area of business law with an emphasis on intellectual property law, life sciences law and technology law.
GUELPH On Thursday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m., 48 junior curlers from the Guelph high school curling league will participate in a fun and interactive on-ice clinic with members of Team Dale Matchett (Bradford, Ont.) at the Guelph Curling Club as part of the Capital One School of Rock program.