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Tuesday January 27, 2009

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Ted Talks

Woody Norris: Inventing the next amazing thing



Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that treat sound in new ways, and talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education. As he puts it: "Almost nothing has been invented yet." So -- what's next?

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2009 Federal Budget Leak

Ontario Municipalities Ready to Put New Federal Infrastructure Funding to Work

TORONTO - The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) welcomed the announcement of substantial new federal infrastructure funding by Federal Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird.

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Appointment

Quarry Responds to Evolving Client Needs with Enhanced Digital Media Strategy and New Vice President Appointment

Waterloo – Responding to rapid changes in the economy and client needs, Quarry Integrated Communications has developed a new, senior executive role within the organization focused on digital experience.

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Financial Protection

CDIC Offers Savings Protection Canadians Can Count On

New public awareness campaign urges consumers to find out if - and how - their savings are protected

OTTAWA - The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) launched a national public awareness campaign designed to boost Canadians' knowledge of CDIC deposit insurance protection.

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Guest Column

Get Your Late-Paying Customers to Pay on Time
By Gene Siciliano

Your business was running pretty smoothly - sales growing, and profits growing, too - and then the credit crunch hit, someone said the "R" word and everything started slowing down almost overnight. Most troubling of all, your customers have been paying you later and later, as if they are using your money to fill their own personal credit crunch. Well, they probably are.


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Education

Conestoga Awards Scholarships to Degree Program Students

Kitchener - Nineteen students in degree programs at Conestoga College are the recipients of more than $21,000 in entrance and academic achievement scholarships provided by a number of College and community donors. Presentation of all these honours took place on January 22.


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Purchase Agreement

U of T, ROM agree on purchase of Queen's Park property
By Laurie Stephens

Toronto - The University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announced Jan. 26 that they have reached an agreement for the university to purchase the property at 90 Queen's Park from the ROM. This is a landmark agreement between two public institutions at the centre of Toronto's cultural and educational district.


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CAW 2009 Budget Wish List

New Spending, EI and Training Improvements a Must for Budget, CAW President Says

TORONTO - In the midst of a major economic crisis, the federal government must inject billions of new public investment to stimulate Canada's struggling economy and make long-overdue improvements to EI as well as training supports to protect Canadians from continuing economic decline," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.

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Health & Lifestyle

Helping Canadians Shake the Salt Habit

Toronto - Excess sodium in our diets can contribute to many serious health risks, yet Canadians have been reluctant to shake the salt habit. Current food intake surveys suggest that Canadians eat more than twice the amount of sodium actually needed for good health. Researchers at the University of Alberta are now investigating Canadians understanding of salt, salt intake, and their willingness to reduce their intake of salt, with the support of a grant from the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR).


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New Economic Development Partnership

Over 100 partners announce their support for DiverseCity project

Private, public and non-profit partners commit to taking Toronto from a "diversity deficit" to a "diversity dividend"

TORONTO - Maytree and the Toronto City Summit Alliance announced the first wave of over 100 partners that have committed their support to "DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project". Partners include private, non-profit and public organizations that are committed to more diverse leadership in the Greater Toronto Area - full list.

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Education

U of T appoints new provost
By Laurie Stephens

Toronto - Philosophy professor Cheryl Misak has been appointed vice-president and provost of the University of Toronto. Her term as the university's chief academic officer begins February 1, 2009 and continues through to June 30, 2012.

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The New USA

Policy Experts Advise Congress on Energy, Environment, Regulatory Issues

Washington,D.C. — With the incoming Obama administration and the opening of the new Congress, the House and Senate are preparing to embark on an ambitious policy agenda.

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Eduation

York University issues timetable for return to classes if legislation is passed

Toronto - The Executive Committee of the York University Senate has issued a timetable for a return to classes by students, depending upon the date of royal assent of back-to-work legislation in the Ontario legislature.

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Digital Media

Legal Issues Workshop for Visual and Media Artists

A Collaborative Offering by Guelph Arts Council and CARFAC Ontario

Artists who find that the legal aspects of managing their art careers are complicated and confusing will want to sign up for the upcoming Legal Issues Workshop being offered as a collaborative presentation of Guelph Arts Council and CARFAC Ontario, the association of professional visual and media artists.

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Communication

NASDAQ OMX Introduces NASDAQ Market Pathfinders Data Feed

Provides Insight Into the Trading Patterns of Well Informed Market Participants

NEW YORK - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. introduced NASDAQ Market Pathfinders. This new, real-time data feed provides unparalleled insight into the aggregated buying and selling patterns of well-informed market participants. Market Pathfinders captures the sentiment of NASDAQ market participants as a whole, and enables users to compare the number of bullish vs. bearish "Pathfinders" and the number of shares they bought and sold.


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MEDIA

CTV Announces Paul Workman as Washington Bureau Chief

Workman replaces Tom Clark who went to CTV Newsnet’s premiere daily political program ON THE HILL

Toronto – Robert Hurst, President of CTV News and Current Affairs, announced that Paul Workman has been appointed CTV’s Washington Bureau Chief, effective next Monday, February 2.


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DO NOT CALL

Minister of Industry Supports Strong CRTC Action on Abuse of Do Not Call List

OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, made the following statement on Canada's Do Not Call List:


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