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Wednesday April 7, 2010

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Ted Talks

Dean Kamen: The emotion behind invention

Soldiers who've lost limbs in service face a daily struggle unimaginable to most of us. At TEDMED, Dean Kamen talks about the profound people and stories that motivated his work to give parts of their lives back with his design for a remarkable prosthetic arm.

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Fundraiser

Sun Life Financial signs as title sponsor for Laurier football fundraiser

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce the involvement of Sun Life Financial as the title sponsor for the Friends of Football corporate dinner and reception fundraising event.

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Entrepreneuship/Philanthropy

University of Waterloo names CBET after business leader Manfred Conrad

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo honoured leading local philanthropist Manfred Conrad and his family today by naming an innovative centre that graduates the country's next top entrepreneurs.

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Health Care Study

Convertibles are a sure consequence of spring fever, but what about the risk they pose to hearing loss?

HAWKESBURY - A recent study lead by Dr. Philip Michael, of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital in the U.K., reveals a link between driving in a convertible and the possibility of experiencing hearing loss.

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Natural Resource

Demand Growth in 2010 to Relieve Capacity and Pricing Challenges in Global Forest, Paper, and Packaging Sector

TORONTO - Positive indicators suggest that demand in the global forest, paper, and packaging (FP&P) sector will strengthen during 2010 according to a new report by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) Global Manufacturing Industry group, Compass 2010: Global forest, paper, and packaging sector outlook.

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Education

New Partnership Expands Aviation Education at Conestoga

Kitchener - On April 6, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning signed an agreement with Great Lakes Helicopter Corporation of Kitchener to expand aviation education at Conestoga to include training on helicopters.

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Guest Column

Enhance Your Professional Credibility
By Jean Kelley

Credibility is not something you automatically have, nor is it something you can bestow upon yourself - it's something others bestow upon you. And, like beauty, credibility is in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, in order for others to view you as credible, you have to consistently and deliberately act your way into credibility.

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Research Chair

Laurier receives $1.4 million for Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights

WATERLOO – As part of the federal government’s recent Canada Research Chair appointments, Wilfrid Laurier University received $1.4 million in funding to support the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights over the next seven years.

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Job Seekers

What Do Hiring Managers Really Mean

As the economy improves and some companies move into hiring mode, many professionals may find themselves in the hot seat during job interviews. Showing some personality while also giving hiring managers the information they seek can pose a challenge, especially when it’s not clear what they’re looking for.

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PSA

Waterloo Fire Rescue continues Fire Investigation of House Fire

Waterloo - The Fire Prevention Division of Waterloo Fire Rescue is currently on site continuing, with its investigation into a fire that occurred at 662 Jacob Lane, Waterloo, on April 5, 2010.

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Real Estate

MARCH HOME SALES SURPASS THE 700 THRESHOLD

KITCHENER/]WATERLOO – For the first time in the month of March, residential property sales through the Multiple Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener/Waterloo Real Estate Board (KWREB) surpassed the 700 transactions threshold.

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Transportation

McLeod Joins Descartes United by Design Program to Extend Its Trucking Industry Services

WATERLOO- Descartes Systems Group announced that McLeod Software, a leading software provider for the trucking industry, has joined Descartes' United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier brokerage and shipper community throughout North America.

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Sustainable Future

Loblaw and University of Guelph Announce Chair in Sustainable Food Production

$3-million gift from Loblaw catalyst in creation of chair

BRAMPTON/GUELPH - Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) and the University of Guelph, (U of G) today announced the creation of The Loblaw Companies Limited Chair in Sustainable Food Production.

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