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Wednesday March 17, 2010

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Ted Talks

Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe



At TEDMED, Eric Dishman makes a bold argument: The US health care system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes. As our aging population booms, it's imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based health care for all.

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Global Leadership

CIGI launches video blog for Balsillie Campus

Waterloo – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) launched a video blog today, entitled Building for the Future, which will serve as an engaging platform for continuous coverage of and insight into the Balsillie Campus while it undergoes construction.

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Technology

Waterloo students exhibit inventive projects in nanotechnology, electrical/computer engineering

WATERLOO - Senior students in two University of Waterloo engineering programs, including the first graduating class in nanotechnology, will display inventive design projects next week.

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Research & Development

Sandvine Secures Funding Towards Innovative Research and Development Activities

WATERLOO - Sandvine, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for cable, DSL, FTTx, fixed wireless and mobile operators, announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Province of Ontario in respect of certain innovative research and development activities.

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Pandemic Plans

International Centre for Infectious Diseases urges non-profit organizations to develop pandemic plans

WINNIPEG - On the heels of the recent H1N1 pandemic, the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) is providing online planning tools to help non-profit organizations develop pandemic flu plans.
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Toyota Recall

Toyota Canada outlines recall process and confirms no evidence of unintended acceleration caused by vehicle electronics

OTTAWA - Appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities, executives from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI), Toyota Motor North America (TMA) and Toyota Motors Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) described its contribution to the Canadian economy and outlined the detailed process of identifying issues with its products and initiating recalls.

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Climate Change Research

Graduate Student Makes Headlines

GUELPH - U of G student Tristan Pearce, a PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Geography, is featured in the Toronto Star. The story and accompanying video looks at the work Pearce has been doing in the western Canadian Arctic on the implications of climate change for communities, specifically Ulukhaktok.

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Technology Therapy

Algoma partners with Toronto Rehab to design therapeutic games

SAULT STE. MARIE - Sault Ste. Marie's Algoma University is carving out a niche for its computer gaming technology students and faculty in the subfield of what is known as "serious" games, i.e. games for non-recreational purposes.

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Healthcare

Chamber Health Care Recruitment Council Welcomes Province’s New Physician Recruitment Programs

Kitchener, ON – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Health Care Recruitment Council has lobbied for a number of years for
changes to the Province’s physician recruitment programs.

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Porsche's Home

Sixty Years of Porsche Production in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

Stuttgart - The home of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has a very special sound in the world of motoring: Zuffenhausen. Indeed, Zuffenhausen is far more than “just” a production plant rich in tradition for Porsche AG, since it is here in Zuffenhausen that the heart of the Company beats to this very day.

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Recall

Statement by Honda Canada Regarding VSA Modulator Recall

TORONTO - Honda Canada will recall 24,680 Odyssey and 4,137 Element vehicles from the 2007-2008 model years in Canada to modify the Vehicle Stability Assist(TM) (VSA(R)) modulator.

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Technology Upgrades

Shelved Technology Projects to Proceed -- CIOs Surveyed Plan to Move Forward With Upgrades, Other Initiatives

TORONTO - Technology executives are signaling a readiness to make critical IT investments, a new survey shows. Nearly one-third (30 per cent) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said, post-recession, they plan to implement software and hardware upgrades that had been deferred due to a soft economy.

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Skills Shortage

Canada's IT skills shortage likely to get worse, experts say

Toronto - Despite the recent recession, Canada faces a shortage of skilled IT talent and the situation is only going to get worse, experts say. The skilled labour crunch is afflicting other sectors as well and radical remedies are needed to address it.

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Manufacturing

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing - January 2010

STATS CAN - Manufacturing sales rose 2.4% in January to $44.6 billion. With this gain, sales have advanced for five consecutive months.

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