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Thursday May 13, 2010

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Enric Sala: Glimpses of a pristine ocean

Enric Sala shares glorious images -- and surprising insights and data -- from some of the most pristine areas of the ocean. He shows how we can restore more of our oceans to this healthy, balanced state, and the powerful ecological and economic benefits of doing so.


SAP to buy Sybase for $5.8 billion

FRANKFURT/NEW DELHI - German software maker SAP said it will acquire mobile software firm Sybase in an all cash deal valued at $5.8 billion, which will allow it to provide its data and other programmes on mobile phones.

Building Our Future

The Perimeter Institute: A Gold Mine of Brilliance and a Gold Seal Managed Project

Waterloo - The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario is a building where some of the finest scientific minds in the world call home. Now, the building itself will have its own world-class designations including LEED certification as well as being a Gold Seal Managed project.



Kitchener - Jasminka Klacar came to Canada in 1994 from the former Yugoslavia, Sarajevo. Before coming to Canada, Jasminka worked as a screenwriter, dramaturge, journalist and editor for TV Sarajevo and as an artistic director and dramaturge for Belgrade Drama Theatre.

Campaign Chair

United Way of KW unveils New Workplace campaign chair

WATERLOO – 570 Morning News Anchor, Lisa Drew, will be the voice of United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area as the new Campaign Chair. With her contagious spirit and enthusiasm, Lisa is ready for a new challenge and to spread the word of change.


Literary Festival coming to The Museum

Day of celebration for books, authors, poets and illustrator including Kelly Armstrong (New York Times Bestselling Teen Author)

Kitchener – A literary festival is making its way to The Museum on King in downtown Kitchener. The Museum, in collaboration with Words Worth Books, will be hosting a day dedicated to the celebration of all things literacy. Turning Pages: A Family Literary Festival will be happening on Saturday, May 15th, from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and will feature books for all ages.


Laurier appoints David McMurray to new post of Vice-President, Student Affairs

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed David McMurray to the new position of Vice-President, Student Affairs, as part of the university’s strategy to strengthen its integrated approach to student learning, development and engagement.


Guelph Professors to Unveil Results of Cutting-Edge Projects at Leading Scientific Conference

Projects include natural health products that reduce the risk of chronic disease, eco-friendly paints and cosmetics and a tagging system to detect food fraud

Guelph – Three University of Guelph professors are finding that looking closely at nature yields impressive results. What they’ve come up with are three distinct, cutting-edge projects that showcase the talent of Canadian researchers in the area of advanced foods and bio-materials, from eco-friendly paints and cosmetics that outperform their petrochemical-based counterparts, to natural health products that reduce the risk of chronic disease, to detection tools that have the potential to protect Canadian consumers from food fraud.


Industry powerhouses share insights with Canadian business-school deans

WATERLOO – Tom Jenkins, executive chairman and chief strategy officer of Open Text Corp., and David Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of the Public Policy Forum, are among industry experts presenting to the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD) at the Laurier School of Business & Economics, May 16-18.


Laurier graduate student wins prestigious Hilary M. Weston scholarship

WATERLOO – Laurier graduate student Michelle Scop-Dror has won a Hilary M. Weston scholarship, valued at $7,500. This is the second time since the award’s inception three years ago that a Laurier student has been recognized.


First art, then tennis. Anniversary lecture celebrates K-W through Woldemar Neufeld

WATERLOO – The Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning (LALL) is giving people the chance to see Kitchener-Waterloo through the eyes of artist Woldemar Neufeld. Professors Paul Tiessen and Hildi Froese Tiessen will deliver LALL’s 13th annual anniversary lecture, “First Art, then Tennis: the Construction of Kitchener-Waterloo in the Visual Imagination of Woldemar Neufeld, 1925-1995.” The lecture takes place May 25 at 7 p.m. in Laurier’s Senate and Board Chambers.

Valuation Survey

As economy improves, private companies should understand the value of their business

15% have never conducted a valuation

TORONTO - With the economy picking up and rumblings of more M&A activity on the horizon, Canadian private companies need to have a clearer understanding of the value of their business and a plan to increase its value. Without knowing, they could be missing opportunities to grow their business, says Michael Epstein, a partner with PwC's Private Company Services.

Real Estate

Perceptions of current conditions continue to strengthen, Some Canadian investment real estate executives express concern over weak fundamentals

TORONTO - The Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) and FPL Advisory Group announced the results from the Second Quarter 2010 REALpac / FPL Canadian Real Estate Sentiment Survey.

Entry to the Workforce

High school to apprenticeship transition

OTTAWA - The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is pleased to release a new report, High School to Apprenticeship Transition: Identifying and Sharing Best Practices.

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