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Wednesday October 13, 2010

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Ted Talks

Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola

At TEDxChange, Melinda Gates makes a provocative case for nonprofits taking a cue from corporations such as Coca-Cola, whose plugged-in, global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- a Coke. Why shouldn't this work for condoms, sanitation, vaccinations too?


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Book Review

ACCELERATING OUT OF THE GREAT RECESSION WINS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BOOK AWARD FROM GETABSTRACT

Accelerating Out of the Great Recession, published by McGraw-Hill Professional, was named one of the year’s best English-language business titles by getAbstract, the world’s largest library of business book summaries. The award ceremony took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Exchange

A Cultural Exchange in downtown Kitchener Local and Regional candidates to discuss arts and culture

KITCHENER – On October 20th, THEMUSEUM will host A Cultural Exchange for Downtown Kitchener with Regional Candidates from Kitchener and Ward 10 - City of Kitchener Candidates for an informal discussion of arts and culture in downtown Kitchener.

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In Memory Of

Robert Kerr Memorial Ceremony at Mill Race Park

Formal Tribute Hosted by Grand River Film Festival

Cambridge - The City of Cambridge will unveil the new memorial in Mill Race Park (corner of Park Hill Road/Water St. N) in honour of the late Robert Kerr, past Mayor and best known as the founder of IMAX. The public ceremony will take place on Friday, October 22nd at 4:30 pm with family and special guests.

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Digital Learning

Desire2Learn Attains National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Level Web Certification1

Desire2Learn Learning Management System (LMS) recognized with national award as equally accessible to blind and sighted users

Kitchener-Waterloo/Baltimore/Anaheim - Desire2Learn Incorporated13 (Desire2Learn), announced that the National Federation of the Blind14 (NFB), one of the world's leading advocates for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Desire2Learn for Desire2Learn® Learning Suite 9.1.

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Economic Development

Major federal funding for research and business collaborations

Kingston - Queen’s University is receiving $750,000 from the federal government to help small- and medium-sized businesses in southern Ontario bring promising new products to the marketplace faster.

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Union Frustration

CAW President Voices Frustration at Lack of Action on EI Programs

TORONTO - CAW President Ken Lewenza called today's fiscal update by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty a missed opportunity to make a meaningful extension to Employment Insurance measures. Lewenza also expressed concern at Minister Flaherty's assertion that the country will emerge from the recession stronger than when it entered, calling the statement "untrue."

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Arts & Culture

John Leigh Walters wins 2010 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

WATERLOO – John Leigh Walters has won the 2010 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction for A Very Capable Life: The Autobiography of Zarah Petri. A reception for Walters will take place November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre on the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Book Review

Copying should be celebrated, not demonized: New book by York U prof

TORONTO – A new book by a York University professor argues that the act of copying, much maligned in our culture, is fundamentally necessary to our evolution.

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Investment

Manulife Investor Sentiment Index rises slightly

September poll up one point from June

WATERLOO - After major swings in two earlier polls this year, Canadians seem to be holding their ground in how they view investments in the latest national poll for Manulife Financial, Canada's leading insurance and wealth management company.

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Education

Math problems? Have no fear: Miroslav Lovric is here

Hamilton - Athletes train in the off-season. Musicians practice in between tours. So why do students assume that in the months between the end of high school and the beginning of university they won't lose some of the math skills they worked so hard to learn?

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Archaeology & War

Ancient Maya and Northern Iroquois to Meet in “Archaeology and Warfare” at Trent University

Opening of Bagnani Hall celebrated through symposium featuring international speakers

Peterborough - Ancient Maya and Northern Iroquois to Me An upcoming “Archaeology and Warfare” symposium at Trent University featuring keynote speakers from Princeton University and King’s College in London, England will celebrate the newly opened Bagnani Hall at Traill College on October 15 and 16, 2010.

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Law

Queen's launches Canada's first research centre for workplace law

Kingston - The people behind the Centre plan to host distinguished guest lectures and conferences on contemporary topics and establish university-wide and national research networks.

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Global Security

UN Security Council loss a direct result of Harper’s policies, says Council of Canadians

Ottawa – The Council of Canadians is blaming the Harper government for Canada’s loss in its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council yesterday.

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