By now, we're used to letting Facebook and Twitter capture our social lives on the web -- building a "social layer" on top of the real world. At TEDxBoston, Seth Priebatsch looks at the next layer in progress: the "game layer," a pervasive net of behavior-steering game dynamics that will reshape education and commerce.
TORONTO - The slate of provincial pension reforms released August 24, 2010 by Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan is a positive step in securing retirement income for workers, but falls short of instituting the full package of reforms needed to sufficiently strengthen the province's pension system, said CAW President Ken Lewenza.
Ottawa Production in several hard-hit Canadian manufacturing industries is expected to improve in 2010. It will, however, take until 2011 for some industries to experience an increase in profits or to emerge from the red, according to the Canadian Industrial Profile-Summer 2010, published by The Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
Waterloo Region - Grand River Hospital has made arrangements for patients to receive urgent and emergent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans while upgrades to the hospital’s MRI unit and repairs to the area housing the scanner itself continue.
National report also finds that ‘94% of Canadians agree that literacy skills are critical to their quality of life’; September declared Life Literacy Month
Toronto During a live press event held last week, Ipsos Reid revealed research results of Canadians’ opinions on literacy and life-long learning. Defining literacy as reading, writing and math skills, the research, conducted on behalf of ABC Life Literacy Canada, showed that nine in 10 (90%) Canadians believe that improving literacy levels in Canada is key to improving the country’s economy.
TORONTO - If you're constantly battling the afternoon slowdown at work, take heart: You're not alone. A new survey of senior managers confirms the late afternoon is the most common time for workers to hit a wall. Thirty-two per cent of managers surveyed said 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is the least productive time of day for employees. Coming in second was 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., as cited by 28 per cent of respondents.
KITCHENER Another step has been taken toward enhancing the Civic District and the quality of life of the community, through the renovation and expansion of the Kitchener public library’s headquarters (KPL) and the construction of a new underground parking structure adjacent to the main library, in preparation for construction work to begin on both projects this fall.
Kitchener - Newborn babies and families in the Waterloo Region will benefit from new and expanded services at Grand River Hospital, the region’s largest acute care centre for childbirth and children’s programs.
TORONTO - The University of Toronto will undertake new research into treatments for cancer and cardiovascular disease thanks to an investment announced by the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology).
Kitchener-Waterloo Executive Director of Junior Achievement of the Waterloo Region Inc., Rosemary Trakalo announced August 18, 2010 that she will retire as head of Junior Achievement of the Waterloo Region Inc. effective January 31, 2011 after 14 successful years of service.
Waterloo Region -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Waterloo Region in the area of Homer Watson Boulevard/Fountain Street and the 401.
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University Continuing Studies has partnered with Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, to offer courses leading to Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Initiative will enable students to gain critical experience in design, animation and production
Oshawa, Ont. Durham College announced today a research agreement with Yowza Digital Inc. (Yowza), a Toronto-based digital media company that will see the creation of a new transmedia production process that will enable Yowza to become more competitive in the international animation marketplace and give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the animation process.
TORONTO - Toronto's Centennial College is offering a groundbreaking course in Islamic finance for the first time this fall. The UK-based Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has accredited the college as its first Canadian training provider delivering the Institute's Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) - the first international benchmark in the area of Islamic finance.
Fergus - F.A.C.E. the Fergus Area Community Enterprise group dedicated to the continued revitalization of a traditional main street, is pleased to announce that the town will very soon be home to FERGUS COMMUNITY MARKET, an exciting new venue that will offer, meats, fish, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, baking and a number of selected craft vendors located in both inside and outdoor booths. And, what an exciting main street location!
Alberta has Highest Level of Economic Freedom in Canada and Third Highest in North America
TORONTO - Ontario's declining economic freedom has hobbled the province's growth, which has been among the slowest in the nation in recent years, while strong increases in economic freedom have powered growth in British Colombia, says a new study from the Fraser Institute, Canada's leading public policy think-tank.
Kitchener - The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) has announced the finalists for its 2010 Awards of Distinction. Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd is a finalist in two categories: Most Outstanding Home Renovation ($100,000 - $500,000) and Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation.
TORONTO - It's back-to-school time, but teachers aren't the only ones with lesson plans on their minds this fall. Human resources (HR) departments also are focused on continuing education for workers, suggests a new survey. More than four in 10 (41 per cent) HR managers interviewed said their greatest staffing concern is employee training and development. Recruiting new employees came in second, with 27 per cent of the response.
Open Text Adds Social Media Capabilities to its Legal Solution
ILTA 2010, Las Vegas - Open Text Corporation, the preeminent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, today announced that it has expanded its solutions in the global legal market including introducing key integrations between Open Text Document Management, eDOCS Edition (eDOCS DM) and Open Text Social Workplace available this fall.
KITCHENER The development and technical services committee set the wheels in motion for Kitchener to become a more bicycle-friendly city last night by endorsing the 2010 cycling master plan, entitled Cycling Master Plan for the 21st Century.
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