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Friday April 9, 2010

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Ted Talks

Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story

Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes -- and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship.

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Global Governance

CIGI partners with the Institute for New Economic Thinking

A leading Canadian think tank focused on promoting innovation in international governance supports new economic thinking

Waterloo – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo is a partner of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) inaugural Conference @ King’s College, Cambridge, U.K.

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Tourism

Global tourism entrepreneurship event explores challenges of growing industry

WATERLOO – The NeXt Research Centre in the Laurier School of Business & Economics will host an international conference on Tourism Entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University, April 26-27.

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Science Fair

2010 WATERLOO-WELLINGTON SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR WINNERS!

Kitchener - Ten students who competed at the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair have won an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the Canada-wide Science and Engineering Fair in Peterborough, May 15 to 23, 2010.

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Photonics

Professor Pierre Berini’s study published in prestigious scientific journal

OTTAWA — Dr. Pierre Berini and his team including PhD candidate Israel De Leon, from the School of Information Technology and Engineering, have published their study, entitled Amplification of long-range surface plasmons by a dipolar gain medium, in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Photonics.

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Energy

Ontario Power Producers Applaud Feed-in Tariff Contract Awards

TORONTO - Ontario's power producers applauded the Ontario Power Authority on the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) contract awards announcement, as well as the APPrO member companies who have been notified of their contract awards.

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Education

QSB students named Next Top Ad Execs

Kingston - Queen’s School of Business students Rachel Zimmer and Bram Warshafsky are two of Canada’s Next Top Ad Execs after winning a national competition that involved developing an innovative, non-traditional marketing campaign. The students share the honour with McMaster University’s Mark Scattolon.

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Building Permits

Building Permits Edge Down in February 2010

Statscan - The value of building permits edged down 0.5% to $5.7 billion in February and was 56.7% higher than in February 2009, when it was at its lowest level during the economic slowdown.

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Education

Business heroes found at local high schools
by DeGroote School of Business

Hamilton - Everybody dreams of being a hero. Everybody wants to make a difference. Recently, the DeGroote School of Business gave high school students the opportunity to do so. During the fourth annual High School Business Heroes program, the best and the brightest high school students from our local community demonstrated that they have what it takes to be heroes in the business world.

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Leadership

Leadership Program Now Accepting Participants for 2010

Guelph - Leadership Guelph & Wellington is now accepting applications for its second class. Leadership Guelph & Wellington offers leadership skills training to 25-30 participants annually. Over the course of a year (September 2010-June 2011), participants will learn about the local community, leadership skills and opportunities, and how they can impact our community.

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Software

Carleton Researcher Uses Math to Help Industry

Ottawa – Bringing error-free new products to the marketplace is critical to the success of software and hardware developers. Carleton Mathematics Professor Brett Stevens is developing powerful new mathematical methods for software which will improve the speed and efficiency of testing and help cut costs for companies.

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Research and Gaming

Prof Developing Video Game Aimed at Preventing Dog Bites

Guelph - A University of Guelph researcher is studying whether a video game can prevent dog bites by teaching children how to safely interact with their furry friends.

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Research Chairs

Six Canada Research Chairs renewed at York for $5.7 million

TORONTO - York University has received $5.7 million to renew six of its Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

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Emerging Markets

No time for Latin America to be complacent, business leaders warn

While Latin America is recovering from the global economic crisis, countries cannot afford to be complacent and must redouble efforts to pursue necessary reforms and deepen regional integration

Cartagena, Colombia – While Latin America is recovering from the global economic crisis and has made progress in addressing major social challenges and promoting democracy over the past decade, the region cannot afford to be complacent, global and regional business leaders concluded at the closing plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Latin America.

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