Today's US math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
Bringing top-tier U.S.-based global asset manager MFS to retail investors
TORONTO - Sun Life Financial Inc. announced it is expanding its wealth management capabilities by establishing its own mutual fund company and a new family of funds in Canada. The initiative includes bringing the investment capabilities of MFS Investment Management, Sun Life's U.S.-based asset manager, to Canadian retail investors.
Embedding a "super" microprocessor from video games into cars will provide drivers with traffic management information
HAMILTON/MARKHAM - McMaster and IBM have launched a research project to investigate how the automotive industry can connect a vehicle's multiple microprocessors, which currently work in isolation, to create a "cognitive car" that can predict vehicle failures before they happen, redirect drivers to less congested routes and help reduce traffic accidents.
OTTAWA - The Office of the Chief Actuary (OCA) is commissioning an external peer review of its next Actuarial Report on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), expected to be released in December 2010. Actuarial reports on the CPP are conducted every three years and are used by the federal and provincial ministers of Finance when reviewing and making recommendations on the CPP.
Waterloo Region - The Region of Waterloo is hosting two public meetings on May 18, 2010, to hear the public's thoughts on two planning documents that will shape the future of transportation in Waterloo Region: the Draft Regional Transportation Corridor Guidelines and the Regional Transportation Master Plan.
Toronto - Coordination of financial regulations makes sense for countries trying to minimize the effects of global financial uncertainty, says a paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
Leading Canadian-Based Mobile Software Business Announces the Launch of Blackberry® Super Apps for Top News Providers in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Indonesia and the United Kingdom
TORONTO - Polar Mobile announced the global customer launch of BlackBerry® Super Apps for prominent news providers in East Asia and Europe. New to Polar's customer list are MingPao, Shanghai Daily, Kompas News, Yonhap News, Liberal Democratic Party of the UK., and Shanghai World Expo 2010.
London - Someone can take away your possessions, but they can’t take away your knowledge; it’s a lesson Samir Raza says his parents taught him early in life. On Friday, Raza will graduate with both a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and a Bachelor of Engineering Sciences (BESc) degree from The University of Western Ontario.
Statscan - The most remarkable features of the contraction that began in 2008 were its speed and its severity, starting in the financial and commodity markets in August 2008. The steep declines in stock, commodity and exchange markets late in 2008 exceeded those of the previous three cycles in all three markets during 1981-1982, the early 1990s, and 2001. In addition, most of these declines occurred in two or three months at the end of 2008, a much more rapid pace than in previous downturns.
Waterloo Region - Where can you find delicious fresh produce along with a full array of local meats, preserves, grains and dairy products? It’s all right here in Waterloo Region! And Foodlink’s Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map tells you where to find it. The map is part of a larger campaign that engages the community in an exploration of available local food and creates a connection to our farm roots through a variety of exciting projects and events.
Kingston - Researchers at Queen’s have developed a new way of performing lab tests that could improve the way doctors manage prostate cancer treatment. It will allow them to identify with unprecedented accuracy losses of a gene called PTEN that is associated with an aggressive group of prostate cancers.
Cambridge - Social technology expert, Ladybug Teknologies Inc., announced yesterday that it has partnered with one of North America’s renowned enforcement breathalyser manufacturers to private label its own consumer breathalyser. The new BAQ Tracker breathalyser will soon be available to social drinkers worldwide via Ladybug’s BAQ Tracker website and through a growing network of community-based resellers. BAQ Tracker will sell for $269.99 US and will aid in Ladybug’s vision to build “informed consumption” communities everywhere.
Guelph - International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound will receive the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award May 13 from the University of Guelph's College of Management and Economics (CME).
Tillsonburg - The Town of Tillsonburg welcomes yesterdays announcement by The Future Transfer Company that they have entered into an agreement with Monsanto Canada to operate a Canadian distribution centre for DEKALB(R) brand corn products in Tillsonburg, Ontario.
WATERLOO - Award-winning earth scientist Alan Morgan will share his vivid experiences at Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption, which grounded airplanes in Europe, during a public lecture at the University of Waterloo next week.
Cambridge The controversy surrounding the scantily clad lingerie photo shoot of this year’s Miss USA contestants is not only making headlines, but is also making us revisit the debate on the portrayal of women in society.
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