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Tuesday April 6, 2010

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Ted Talks

Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV -- let's get rational

Armed with bracing logic, wit and her "public-health nerd" glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today's political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations -- from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia -- demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive measures that could stall the spread of this devastating disease.

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Education

Virtual High School Migrates to Desire2Learn Learning Management System

International online learning program, Virtual High School Global Consortium, has graduated to the Desire2Learn online learning management system following significant growth

Kitchener-Waterloo – Desire2Learn Incorporated announced its partnership with Virtual High School Global Consortium (VHS), the pioneer of online learning for high school students and course design for teachers. VHS is deploying the Desire2Learn® Learning Environment organization-wide to their more than 600 member schools.

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Education

Carleton Researcher Investigates the Origin of Herschel Island

Ottawa – Hershel Island has many claims to fame. It is Yukon’s northernmost point. Before the Klondike Gold Rush, it was the centre of a whaling rush, with more than 1,000 people staying at the island from 1894 to ‘96. The first court case held in the Canadian Arctic took place on the island in 1924. And it’s also the site of Carleton Professor Chris Burn’s latest research project.

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Technology

COM DEV Begins Work on RADARSAT Constellation Mission Design Phase

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd. announced that it has begun work on the design phase (Phase C) of the Canadian Space Agency's RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). COM DEV's role includes the development of key payload subsystems, and the current phase is focused on completing detailed designs and associated hardware qualifications.

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Health and Fundraising

Brent McFarlane charity run to raise funds for Parkinson’s research at Laurier

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s third annual Brent McFarlane run in support of the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC) takes place Sunday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m.

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Education

University of Waterloo's senior executives painted for the cause of education

WATERLOO - University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff explored their artistic abilities by painting administration members and Federation of Students executives in support of education.

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Transportation

Public invited to get involved in the future of transportation in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region - The Region of Waterloo is hosting three community meetings over the next two weeks to give the public the opportunity to review, comment and ask questions about two key planning documents that will shape the future of transportation in Waterloo Region: the Regional Transportation Master Plan and the Draft Regional Transportation Corridor Guidelines.

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Aquisition

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan acquires Exal Group

TORONTO - An investor group led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced it has acquired Exal Group, the largest specialty manufacturer of aluminum containers in the world. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Guest Column

How to Have a Perfect 10-Day
By Dianne Durante, Ed.S. and Kirsten Hagman, LMSW

When buying property realtors tell us “it’s all about location, location, location”. Well, to have a perfect 10 day, relationship experts know that it is all about attitude, attitude, attitude! It seems easy to comprehend but is it hard to accomplish? Maybe it’s not as difficult as you might think. Let’s break it down into some simple tasks that make for the Perfect 10 attitude!

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Educations

Students to Vote on Referendum

Guelph - University of Guelph undergraduate students will vote this week on whether to remain members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), Canada's largest student lobby group. U of G students pay $7.27 a semester, contributing some $230,000 annually to CFS in fees.

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Education

WLU Changes to 2010-11 Budget

Waterloo - The provincial budget has delivered good news for Laurier. Increased funding will be available in the upcoming fiscal year to fully support our core activities in teaching and research.

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Education

Co-op Education Excellence Recognized by Conestoga

Kitchener - March 22-26 was National Co-op Week, recognizing the value and importance of co-operative education at Canada's colleges and universities, and Conestoga College marked the occasion by naming the recipients of its Co-op Student of the Year Award, as well as a Co-op Employer of the Year. The awards were given at a special reception to mark National Co-op Week, on Thursday, March 25 at Conestoga's Doon campus in Kitchener.

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2010 Auto Rebuilding

Magna Seating and Hollingsworth Logistics form JV to supply Volkswagen Chattanooga

AURORA - Magna Seating, an operating group of Magna International, and Hollingsworth Logistics, a leading provider of industrial supply chain management, announced they have formed a joint venture to supply Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) with complete seat systems for the mid-size sedan to be built at Volkswagen's new Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly facility.

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Guest Column

THE WEAKNESS TRAP
by Garold L. Markle

What is the best thing to do with a weakness? According to the Gallup Poll data, the most successful managers don't normally try to fix an employee's weakness. Instead, they work around it. Ignore it, if possible. While this sounds counter intuitive to some, it actually agrees with what most of us have noticed in life. Consider coaching.

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