In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning are combining their strengths in theoretical and applied learning to create two joint programs, one in computer science and the other in biochemistry/biotechnology.
Statscan - The value of Canadian direct investment abroad assets declined by 7.5% in 2009. This was largely the result of the revaluation effect of a substantially stronger Canadian dollar at year-end, and declines were concentrated in assets in the United States.
Kingston - Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear reactors in the United States, according to two studies conducted by the Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group.
WATERLOO - A University of Waterloo professor will explore how to develop technologies and new devices for improved biomedical diagnosis and rapid screening with support from a new Canada research chair awarded by the federal government.
Hamilton - An international osteoporosis study involving a McMaster University researcher has found that most postmenopausal women at risk for hip and other osteoporosis-related fractures fail to appreciate their actual risk of debilitating bone breaks.
TORONTO - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released a report revealing that CIBC is far and away the worst bank when it comes to servicing Canada's smallest businesses. Based on survey results from over 12,000 business owners across the country, Banking on Better Service evaluates banks and other lending institutions based on the views of their actual clients.
London - Scientists at The University of Western Ontario have discovered the biological link between stress, anxiety and depression. By identifying the connecting mechanism in the brain, this high impact research led by Stephen Ferguson of Robarts Research Institute shows exactly how stress and anxiety could lead to depression. The study also reveals a small molecule inhibitor developed by Ferguson, which may provide a new and better way to treat anxiety, depression and other related disorders. The findings are published online in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
$1 million grant from Xerox will help decrease Canadian forest loss, degradation
TORONTO - Xerox Corporation announced that it will invest an additional $1 million over the next four years as it commits to the second phase of its partnership with The Nature Conservancy to promote Canadian forest conservation and sustainable forest management around the globe.
TORONTO - Mining industry executives rate Quebec as the world's most attractive jurisdiction for mineral exploration and development for the third straight year, according to the annual Survey of Mining Companies 2009/2010, released today by the Fraser Institute, one of Canada's leading public policy think-tanks.
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