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Monday November 30, 2009

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Ted Talks

Cameron Carpenter's dizzying improv on the organ


At the 2008 EG conference, revolutionary organist Cameron Carpenter performs a classic piece of organ repertory -- and then cuts loose in an incendiary improv. Young organist Eric Fricke closes the set.

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XQuarterly

COM DEV Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter Results

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced preliminary financial results for the three-month period ended October 31, 2009. All figures cited in this news release are based on preliminary financial data and are subject to change as a result of the year-end audit process.

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Innovative Collaboration

Sentinelle Medical and Siemens AG Collaborating on Solutions for Interventional Prostate MRI

TORONTO - Sentinelle Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of breast MRI coils and software, and Siemens Healthcare today announced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, that they are collaborating on the development of a suite of innovative solutions for Interventional Prostate MRI.

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Recreation Research

University of Waterloo celebrates new golf teaching, research facility

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo's faculties of engineering and applied health sciences, along with the department of athletics and recreational services, are celebrating the donation of an aboutGolf simulator.

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Sustainability Pledge

Western helps ‘green’ the province and the world

London - In dozens of projects on campus, and as far away as Kenya, The University of Western Ontario is both leading and partnering initiatives that will make our campus, and the world, a ‘greener’ place to live.

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Appointment

COM DEV Names David Lizius President of COM DEV Canada

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that David Lizius has been appointed President of COM DEV Canada, the Ottawa-based division responsible for the Company's Canadian government business.

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Settlement

Trent University Faculty Association and Trent University Agreement Ratified

Peterbourough - On Friday Trent University’s Board of Governors ratified the three year settlement reached between the University and the Faculty Association on October 23, 2009. The Association previously ratified the tentative settlement on November 9, 2009. The new three year agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2009.

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Tis the Time

Hope exists in these people who inspire peace

2009 YMCA World Peace Week: Inspire Peace—Think it. Say it. Do it.

Cambridge – At its 2009 YMCA Peace Medallion Gala held November 27, the YMCA of Cambridge 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.

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Transporation

ISO improves safety standard for electrically propelled road vehicles

ISO has just published an updated, improved edition of an International Standard providing safety specifications for electrically propelled road vehicles.

Switzerland - Electric road vehiclesThe two-part ISO 6469 will help manufacturers to design fail-safe electrically propelled vehicles, as well as provide a framework for the information they need to make available for safety personnel and emergency responders dealing with accidents involving such vehicles.

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Water Testing

Queen’s-driven technology goes global

Kingston - A Queen’s-based water testing lab is celebrating a major growth spurt after being acquired by the leading player in global water systems and receiving $2.4m in federal funding towards the development of its next generation of water monitoring systems.

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Population

Canada's population estimates: Age and sex

Statscan - Canada's population continues to get older. As of July 1, 2009, the median age of Canada's population was 39.5 years, up 0.2 years from the same date last year and up 3.1 years from 1999.

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Recognition

IIAC Announces Inaugural IIAC Industry Scholarship Award Winner

TORONTO - The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) is proud to announce Steven Brophy, VP & Managing Director, BMO Nesbitt Burns, has been awarded the IIAC Industry Scholarship Award.

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Information 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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Enironment Research - Hub

Federal, Provincial Governments, U of G Celebrate Groundbreaking

Guelph - Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph, and Alastair Summerlee, president of the University of Guelph, today celebrated the groundbreaking for the Axelrod Building renovation project. The project received federal and provincial funding totalling more than $33 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) and Ontario’s 2009 budget.

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Human Resources

CAW Condemns Corporate Bonuses at Nortel, while Retirees and Former Workers Left for Broke

TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza is denouncing the news of more corporate bonuses and salary increases at Nortel Networks Corp, while workers are still fighting to get their due severance, termination pay and pensions.

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Energy

Canadian Pacific announces industry-leading biodiesel testing underway

CALGARY - Canadian Pacific and Natural Resources Canada have partnered on an industry-leading biodiesel fuel pilot project under the National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative, announced Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, and Fred Green, Canadian Pacific President and CEO, on Friday. It is the first time biodiesel will be used in Canadian cold-weather rail service.



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