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Monday October 18, 2010

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Ze Frank's web playroom

On the web, a new "Friend" may be just a click away, but true connection is harder to find and express. Ze Frank presents a medley of zany Internet toys that require deep participation -- and reward it with something more nourishing. You're invited, if you promise you'll share.


GM and Maplesoft to Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Technologies at the University of Waterloo

Waterloo – A new five-year, $10.5-million partnership between General Motors of Canada, Waterloo-based Maplesoft Inc., and a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Waterloo is tackling the challenges of next generation electric vehicles. Through model-based design and prototype testing, the team will investigate crucial technologies for achieving more widespread use of electric vehicles.


Laurier finance professor named associate editor of prestigious financial journal

WATERLOO – Brian Smith, a finance professor at Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business & Economics, has been named an associate editor of The Financial Review.

As the only Canadian on the academic journal’s editorial board, Smith joins a team of leading researchers from around the globe and the ranks of universities such as Cornell, Purdue, Georgetown and Notre Dame.


Kitchener’s newest retailer debuts at the Bell Celebrity Gala while $1.16 Million is raised for mental health

Kitchener – ENVIE Intimates, Kitchener’s up-and-coming intimate apparel and luxuries retailer, had the honour of taking part in last Thursday night’s fashion show at the Bell Celebrity Gala. Bell, alongside corporate sponsors, raised $1.16 Million for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a leading organization for mental health care, research and education.

Education Growth

University of Waterloo to celebrate opening of Engineering 5 building

WATERLOO - This week the faculty of engineering at the University of Waterloo will celebrate the grand opening of its new $55-million Engineering 5 building, which contains a world-leading student design centre and an electromagnetic radiation laboratory.

Education Celebration

Laurier launches year-long centennial celebration to mark 100th anniversary

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will mark its 100th anniversary in 2011 and is planning a year-long centennial celebration that kicks off this coming Monday, Oct. 18.

Mergers & Aquisitions

Transformational 3rd quarter for Canadian M&A activity by deal value; up 168% from Q2 - Canadians take the lead in global deal-making

TORONTO - Measured by dollar value, the Canadian deal market during the last three months was a blockbuster one, says PwC, in its quarterly roundup of the Canadian M&A market. Close to $95 billion in Canadian deals were announced and measured by value, activity was up 240% from the 1st quarter of 2010 and 168% from the 2nd quarter.


Eminent environmental expert David Runnalls appointed CIGI distinguished fellow

Waterloo – David Runnalls, chairperson of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development’s (ICTSD) governing board in Geneva, joined The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Friday October 15, 2010 as a CIGI Distinguished Fellow.


Co-operators Life Insurance Company Named One of Canada's Top Employers

REGINA - Regina-based Co-operators Life Insurance Company was among the workplaces listed as Canada's Top 100 Employers, which was announced today. The list was compiled following an extensive application process undertaken by employers and a detailed review of their operations and human resources practices.


National Smarter-Car Research Network Established at McMaster University

National research network comprised of McMaster University, University of Waterloo, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, and Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal

HAMILTON – The Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems (NECSIS) was announced Friday by Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, at McMaster Innovation Park. NECSIS is a $16.6-million national research network created to tackle the technological challenges related to the growing complexity of automotive software systems.


Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation Announces New General Manager

Kitchener - Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of our new General Manager, Ms. Tracey Desjardins. Ms. Desjardins will take the helm of WRTMC starting November 1st, 2010.

Study Confirmation


Barcelona, Spain - Eight human papillomavirus (HPV) types (16, 18, 45, 33, 31, 52, 58, and 35) are responsible for over 90% of all cervical cancer cases worldwide, and should be the target of the next generation vaccines, according to the largest study of HPV genotypes to date, published Online First in The Lancet Oncology.

Executive Change

Sun Life Financial announces executive change

TORONTO - Sun Life Financial Inc. announced that Jon A. Boscia, President, Sun Life Financial, is retiring and will join the Company's Board of Directors.

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