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Friday October 8, 2010

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Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade?

Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news: We're winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.

Foundations of Onatrio Energy


Town then known as Berlin was electrified October 11, 1910: Black and white photograph postcard of King Street at the corner of Benton St., in Berlin, Ontario, when hydro-generated electrical power in Ontario was first turned on. The ceremony was held on 11 October 1910. Note: Berlin was chosen for the ceremony as the concept of Ontario Hydro was initiated by Daniel Detweiler of Berlin and E.W.B. Snider of St. Jacobs.

TORONTO - While Ontarians enjoy their holiday turkey and residents of Kitchener Waterloo take in the annual Oktoberfest Parade, a historic event, the "electrification" of what's now known as Kitchener will also be marked.

Digital Future


KITCHENER – Christie® announced its participation in The Communitech Hub (The Hub) in Kitchener, Ontario. A digital media innovation centre, The Hub will foster collaboration and creativity among established companies and start-ups to enhance Canada’s position in the digital age.

Digital Future

Laurier joins digital media Hub as a founding academic partner

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University is pleased to announce its role as a founding academic partner of an innovative digital media centre in Kitchener that is part of the Canadian Digital Media Network.

Distinguished Fellow

Carleton Distinguished Research Professor Named Royal Fellow

Ottawa – Carleton’s Distinguished Research Professor Donald Dawson has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

Economic Development

WRIEN Activities October 1-7 2010

Waterloo Region - Federal Government launches new Internship for Newcomers Program – This program, announced by Minister Kenny, offers newcomers work experience in fields relevant to their skills and experience by providing work placements within the federal government.

Science & Entertainment

The Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science Bestows Honorary Memberships to The Big Bang Theory Creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady

Toronto – The Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (the RCI) is pleased to announce today that it has awarded an Honorary Membership in the RCI to Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, executive producers and co-creators of the hit television series The Big Bang Theory.


Canada Supports Research and Development for Innovative Signal and Sensor Processing

OTTAWA - The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada is making a repayable $1.8-million investment in a research and development (R&D) project being undertaken by D-TA Systems Inc. The investment is being made through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI).

Community Health

Free Children's Mental Health Speakers' Series Launched in Waterloo Last Night

Waterloo Region - Lutherwood’s children’s mental health speakers’ series started last night, and will run for the next 3 Thursday nights.

Virtual Travel

Renison Hosts CIDA Interactive Display on Canada’s Role in Afghanistan

WATERLOO – From October 12 to 18, Renison will host the Canadian International Development Agency’s (CIDA) interactive display on the subject of Afghanistan and the role Canada is playing to help rebuild the country.


New Board Chair and Vice-Chair for Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

TORONTO - Bill MacKinnon is the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and Shelley Brown assumes the position of Vice-Chair.


City of Kitchener wins regional wellness award

KITCHENER – Celebrating October as Healthy Workplace Month, the City of Kitchener was awarded Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Gold Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health of employees.

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