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Thursday June 17, 2010

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Ted Talks

Peter Tyack: The intriguing sound of marine mammals

Peter Tyack of Woods Hole talks about a hidden wonder of the sea: underwater sound. Onstage at Mission Blue, he explains the amazing ways whales use sound and song to communicate across hundreds of miles of ocean.

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Education

Catholic Board’s Students Keeping Pace With Province on Literacy Test Scores

Major Gains Seen Among English Language Learners and Special Needs Students

Waterloo Region – Grade 10 students in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools continue to keep pace with the rest of the province on literacy test scores -- with major gains seen among English language learners (ELL) and special needs students -- according to the 2010 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results released yesterday by Ontario’s Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO).

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Recognition

Chemistry Prof Earns Award

Guelph - A University of Guelph professor has received a prestigious award for his contributions to advancing electrochemistry. Prof. Jacek Lipkowski, Department of Chemistry, was named the recipient of the 2010 E.B. Yeager Award this week. He will be honoured at a special symposium in the fall.

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Hands On

Empire Communities & WCDSB Home Build Project Celebration

Waterloo RegionN – Students from St. Mary’s High School and Resurrection Catholic Secondary School have used their skills in the construction of an Empire home at the Riverland Community in Breslau. Empire Communities is a recognized Green Builder in our Region.

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R&D

Discovery may aid remission of ulcerative colitis by Faculty of Health Sciences

Hamilton - McMaster University researchers have identified a specific chemical that may trigger remission in patients with the debilitating disease of ulcerative colitis.

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Innovation

Revolutionary Parking Service Making Parking Tickets a Thing of the Past

Ottawa – Carleton University and Espirity Inc. have announced a groundbreaking technology that uses SMS text messaging technology making parking tickets a thing of the past.“This is a Canadian first,” says Brian Billings, operations manager in the Department of University Safety at Carleton University.

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Education

Waterloo public lecture and panel to discuss recent advancements in synthetic biology

WATERLOO - Recent advancements in synthetic biology will be explored in a free public lecture and panel discussion next week at the University of Waterloo.

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Shipping

Descartes Acquires Routing International

Adds Leading European Optimized Route Planning Solution to Mobile Resource Management (MRM) 2.0 Solution Suite

WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, acquired privately-held Belgian-based Routing International nv, a leading developer and distributor of optimized route planning solutions. Routing International's solutions join Descartes' MRM 2.0 solution suite, which combine optimized real-time planning with wireless mobile technology to manage resources in motion.

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Investor Relations

Magna responds to OSC notice of hearing, believes shareholders should be permitted to decide the outcome of proposed transaction

AURORA - Magna International Inc. responded to the Ontario Securities Commission's June 15, 2010 announcement that it will convene a hearing to determine whether it is in the public interest to prevent Magna's proposed transaction to eliminate the company's dual class share structure from proceeding. The hearing is scheduled for June 23, 2010.

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