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Monday June 28, 2010

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Ted Talks

Hillel Cooperman: Legos for grownups


Lego blocks: playtime mainstay for industrious kids, obsession for many (ahem!) mature adults. Hillel Cooperman takes us on a trip through the beloved bricks' colorful, sometimes oddball grownup subculture, featuring CAD, open-source robotics and a little adult behavior.

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Engagement

Leadership conference encourages incoming Laurier students to explore their potential

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Student Leadership Centre is hosting a leadership program for incoming first-year students. The conference, Leadership-Engagement-Academic Success-Purpose (LEAP) runs August 6 to 8.

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Investment

Manulife Investor Sentiment Index eases slightly

June poll shaves half of previous record gain

WATERLOO - Some Canadians have lost a bit of their optimistic edge from earlier this year, according to a national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada's leading insurance and wealth management company.

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Transportation

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with VIA Rail

MONTREAL - The CAW has reached a new three year tentative agreement with VIA Rail, after a difficult and challenging round of negotiations.

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R&D

Protecting, Sustaining Groundwater Aim of New Research Centre

Guelph - The University of Guelph today opened the first phase of a new centre to help ensure safe and sustainable groundwater supplies that is intended to become one of the most advanced bedrock aquifer research facilities in North America.

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Pharmaceutical

Global Pharmaceutical R&D Productivity Declining According to Thomson Reuters, CMR International

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON - The pharmaceutical industry continues to rely heavily on sales from an aging portfolio of drugs, whilst the proportion of total sales from newer drugs has dropped, according to data released today from the 2010 Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook complied by CMR International, a Thomson Reuters business.

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Education Centre

New Centre Advances Opportunities for Aboriginal Students

Kitchener - Conestoga College has just launched a new initiative that will benefit and support all Aboriginal students at Conestoga. Be-Dah-Bin Gamik (Place of New Beginning) is an Aboriginal student services centre located in the Student Life Centre at the Doon campus in Kitchener.

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Arts & Culture

A Day of History at the Waterloo Region Museum

The Waterloo Region Museum hosts two wonderful special events that take place on July 10, 2010.

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Shad Valley

Carleton University Hosts 60 of Canada’s Up and Coming Entrepreneurs for Shad Valley

Ottawa – Sixty of Canada’s best and brightest high school students converged on Carleton University yesterday, Sunday June 27, to participate in this year’s Shad Valley program.

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Locally Produced Food

100 Mile Feast with Celebrity Chef Jamie Kennedy

Kitchener – The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is pleased partner with Foodlink Waterloo Region to present a 100 Mile Feast featuring celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy on June 28, 2010. This event is a unique celebration of locally produced food and wine, and local agricultural talent.

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Family Values

Recent Survey Reveals Canadian Families Raising Children by the Book

Parents encouraged to contribute to the Great Canadian Bedtime Story

TORONTO - Despite the busy lifestyles faced by the majority of Canadian families, 88 per cent of parents with children under the age of 12 read a bedtime story to their children, according to a recent survey commissioned by Kellogg's. Interestingly, why parents read to their children and how often, varies considerably from coast-to-coast*.

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Math Olympia

Laurier welcomes brightest young math minds from across Canada

WATERLOO – Training camp has opened for six of the brightest math minds from high schools across Canada who are at Laurier to attend the Canadian Mathematical Society summer training camp for the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

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Guest Column

Alphabet Soup of Management
By Martin VanDerSchouw

ITIL, Six Sigma, Lean, TQM, Agile Development, Scrum, XP, APM, PMBOK, strategy maps, and portfolio management the list goes on and on. How does anyone make sense of all the management mantras? The reality is that most do not. The average organization will attempt to implement three of these, or other management techniques, every two years.

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Changing Nation

50 Young Global Leaders Launch the Paris Initiative for the G20

objective is to set up a brainstorming by civil society actors to formulate recommendations for the forthcoming French presidency of the G20 in 2011

Paris, France – A group of 50 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) are about to launch the Paris Initiative for the G20 at an international roundtable under the High Patronage of the French President, which will take place in Paris on 29 and 30 June.


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