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Thursday March 18, 2010
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Ted Talks

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world



Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.


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Earth Hour

Cambridge Participates in Global Earth Hour - Partnerships with Kitchener, Waterloo and Region of Waterloo

Cambridge - Eco-consciousness is top of mind for the City of Cambridge. This year, the City will again be part of the global Earth Hour event and will contribute to the overall goal to save energy and raise awareness of energy savings measures.

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Homeless

Laurier students raise awareness for homelessness

WATERLOO – Four students from Wilfrid Laurier University are spending five nights outdoors to raise money and awareness for local youth-at-risk shelters. The event is part of the national 5 Days for the Homeless campaign

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Co-op Week Honours

Waterloo honours top students during national co-op week

WATERLOO - Canada's co-op pioneer, the University of Waterloo, will mark national co-operative education week by celebrating the academic and experiential achievements of its six top co-op students, including one who will also receive a provincial award.

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Food Processors

Water pressure: Ontario food processors address pressures to cut water use

KITCHENER —In the food and beverage processing industry water tops the list of most important resources. It represents as much as 8% of a company’s total cost of production, and the costs to use water – and to comply with regulations affecting its use – continue to mount.

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Finances

Canadian personal finance sites MoneySense.ca and CanadianCapitalist.com form exclusive partnership

TORONTO - MoneySense.ca, the digital home of Canada's best-selling personal finance magazine, has entered into an exclusive content partnership with one of Canada's preeminent personal finance bloggers, the Canadian Capitalist

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Bankruptcy

Blockbuster Mulls Bankruptcy Filing

DALLAS - It's a story that signals the end of an era. For the better part of three decades, movie lovers fed their habits by renting VHS videocassettes and DVDs at video stores. Now the chain that defined home video is teetering on bankruptcy.

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Cellular

Google Nexus One Now in CanadaGoogle Nexus One Now in Canada

Surprisingly, it only took three months. Google's Nexus One is now available for purchase to Canadians as an unlocked device via the new Google Web Store.

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Newspaper Readership

NADbank Data Shows The Globe and Mail Continues Growth in Newspaper and Online Readership

Weekday newspaper readership up 3.5 per cent, Saturday up 5.9 per cent, Online up 12.7 per cent

TORONTO - NADbank today released its readership data from the 2009 calendar year, and The Globe and Mail continues to show significant growth for both newspaper and online.

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Environment

Green-energy financier warms up Laurier Toronto speaker series

TORONTO – Sasha Jacob, president and chief executive officer of Jacob Securities Inc. and a Laurier MBA alumnus, will talk about renewable power and clean-technology financing as part of a speaker series at the Laurier Toronto office

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Aging Cancer Cells

New attack on cancer forces cells to grow old & die

CHICAGO - Instead of killing off cancer cells with toxic drugs, scientists have discovered a molecular pathway that forces them to grow old and die, they said.

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Guest Column

The Greatest and Strangest Money Making Secrets
by Dr. Abib Olamitoye

The Greatest and Strangest Money Making Secrets, by Dr. Abib Olamitoye, carries the potential to transform lives. It is the synthesis of great ideas and valuable knowledge gathered over thirty years of Dr. Olamitoye reading business books, conducting management seminars, running several business chains and researching the true secret of prosperity.

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Disability Programs

Information Fair for People who have Disabilities

WATERLOO REGION - ACCESS WATERLOO REGION is the new logo in our region for several excellent resources for people who have disabilities. People with disabilities and their families face numerous daily challenges.

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Exhibition

Exhibit showcasing renowned Chinese photographers to be displayed at Laurier

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will showcase photographs from the album China’s Renowned Photographers Focus on China March 23-24.

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Health

CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS SURVIVE LONGER IN EU COMPARED WITH NON-EU COUNTRIES, DUE TO EARLY MORTALITY AND ACCESS TO CARE DIFFERENCES

UK - The largest multinational study of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has shown that patients from EU countries (membership as of 2003) survive longer than those in neighbouring non-EU countries. Crucially, the data show that there are disproportionately fewer then expected CF patients in non-EU countries.

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