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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.