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Tuesday September 28, 2010

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Ted Talks

Gary Wolf: The quantified self



At TED@Cannes, Gary Wolf gives a 5-min intro to an intriguing new pastime: using mobile apps and always-on gadgets to track and analyze your body, mood, diet, spending -- just about everything in daily life you can measure -- in gloriously geeky detail.

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Tablets

RIM Unveils The BlackBerry PlayBook

New Professional-Grade Tablet Delivers Unmatched Power and Web Performance

San Francisco, CA - Research In Motion yesterday redefined the possibilities for mobile computing with the unveiling of its new professional-grade BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS.

Perfect for either large organizations or an “army of one”, the BlackBerry PlayBook is designed to give users what they want, including uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking and high performance multimedia, while also providing advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a breakthrough development platform

Mike Lazaridis introduces the Playbook tablet


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PSA

Local Leadership Council wants local citizens to be prepared for the ballot question on Election Day

WATERLOO REGION — Should they or shouldn’t they? That is the question. Well, actually, the real question on the ballot is, “Do you support members of Kitchener and Waterloo councils engaging in discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of merging the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo? Yes or No?”

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Healthy Living

Waterloo Region celebrates healthy workplaces

Waterloo Region - Region of Waterloo Public Health launched Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Awards Program in October 2009. This program recognizes and celebrates workplaces in Waterloo Region who demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of their employees.

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Agriculture

OMAFRA Invests $10 Million in University Research

Guelph - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is investing more than $10 million in research at the University of Guelph and partnering universities. The funding will support 72 projects across the agri-food spectrum, from developing avian flu vaccines to studying the rural labour market to finding alternatives to pesticides.

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Fine Fellow

WestJet Airlines founder joins Haskayne School of Business as resident fellow

University of Calgary lands Beddoe

Calgary - The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is honoured that Clive Beddoe, founder and chairman of WestJet Airlines Ltd., has accepted the 2010/11 Jarislowsky fellowship in business management.

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Recognition

Professor Jamie Benidickson recognized for outstanding contributions to environmental law

OTTAWA — Professor Jamie Benidickson, from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, was awarded the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s 2010 Senior Scholarship Prize during the organization’s annual colloquium in Ghent, Belgium, on September 14th.

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Study

Homeless youths most often victims of crime: study led by York U researcher

TORONTO - Homeless young people are victims of crime at rates that society would consider unacceptable for any other group, according to a new report by researchers at York University and the University of Guelph.

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Deal

Exclusive Telecommunication Disaster Recovery service launched to Public Sector

Emergency Measures legislation compliance sector

Waterloo - Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada the nation’s premier provider of Insurance and Risk Management services to the Canadian Public Sector has entered into an exclusive arrangement with MMI of Waterloo, Ontario, to provide a private labeled, customized version of CatastroPhoneTM Telecommunication Disaster Recovery Service to the Canadian public entity market.

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Environment Lecture

Deep-sea explorer Joe MacInnis to discuss impact of the BP oil spill at Waterloo public talk

WATERLOO - Joe MacInnis, a renowned deep-sea explorer and researcher, will share his insights into the catastrophic BP oil spill and its impact during a public talk this week at the University of Waterloo.

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Arts & Culture

GRFF2010 CHAIRMAN’S GALA FUNDRAISER

KITCHENER – In celebration of the fourth annual Grand River Film Festival, THEMUSEUM is proud to host the 2010 Chairman’s Gala on Tuesday September 28, 2010. With this year’s Festival promising to be another coup for Waterloo Region, the Chairman’s Gala, presented by Christie Digital Inc. is a fundraising event for the Festival which launches next month.

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Art & Culture

Coffee, soil and squash

A Good-bye to Product of Eden at The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Kitchener - Artist Mary Catherine Newcomb’s outdoor exhibition Product of Eden at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is closing with a good-bye event on October 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon. The event invites neighbors and community members to continue Newcomb’s legacy by taking home soil from the exhibition. The bulk of the soil will find new life with Waterloo Region community gardens including the Victoria Hills Multicultural Community Garden.



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