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Thursday December 16, 2010

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Ted Talks

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes.

Diana Laufenberg teaches 11th-grade American History at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia.


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Research Foundations

CIGI names Maureen O’Neil and Andres Rozental to Operating Board of Directors

WATERLOO - The Centre for International Governance Innovation is pleased to announce the appointments of Maureen O’Neil and Andres Rozental to CIGI’s Operating Board of Directors.

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Content Management

New OpenText eDOCS Version Improves User Experience, Boosts Scalability

Continued Investments in eDOCS Product Line Drives Strategic Roadmap for Document and Legal Content Management

WATERLOO - OpenText Corporation announced availability of OpenText eDOCS DM 5.3, a significant upgrade to the eDOCS product portfolio designed to help lower total cost of ownership and deliver a more individualized user experience.

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Global Trade

Sligro Food Group Selects Descartes' Excise Movement & Control System Solution

Multi-Country Solution Manages EMCS Arrival and Departure Filings Between EU Member States

WATERLOO, Ontario and HOOFDDORP, Netherlands, Descartes Systems Group announced that Sligro Food Group has selected Descartes' Excise Movement & Control System solution to manage electronic declarations for excise shipments.

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Grant

Skills Canada – Ontario receives grant from KWCF

KITCHENER - Skills Canada – Ontario is the recipient of a $2500 grant from the Kitchener and Waterloo Community foundation Anonymous Fund. The money will go towards the equipment used locally in the organization’s “Skills Work!What’s Out There?” in-school visits.

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Leadership

Student Sustainability Leaders Sought for IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership 2011

GUELPH - Applications are now open for the 2011 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership. Students aged 19 to 25 who will be attending a Canadian college or university in 2011 are eligible to apply online by January 23, 2011 for a chance to be among the 165 participants.

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Council Appointment

Council Appoints a New Commissioner of Transportation & Public Works

CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge City Council appointed Mr. George Elliott as the new Commissioner of Transportation & Public Works, effective February 15, 2011.

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Donations

CAW Donates $135,000 to Food Banks Across Canada

TORONTO - The CAW is donating a total of $135,000 to 45 food banks in communities across the country, at a time when food bank use has reached record levels.

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Biopharmaceuticals

EMD Serono, Canada and Tercica Enter into an Agreement for the Promotion and Distribution of Ipsen's Somatuline Autogel in Canada

MISSISSAUGA - EMD Serono, a Division of EMD Inc., Canada, an Affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Tercica Inc., a subsidiary of the Ipsen Group, a global biopharmaceutical group, announced a five year agreement for the exclusive distribution and promotion by EMD Serono of Ipsen's Somatuline Autogel for the treatment of acromegaly in Canada.

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Canine Therapy

Fido Can Change the Lives of Children With Autism, Says Carleton Grad Student

OTTAWA – A pet dog may provide just as many benefits, especially inside homes, as a full-service dog for children with autism spectrum disorders, according to new research from Cosmin Coltea, a master’s student at Carleton University.

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Oncology Discovery

Defective cell curface "glue" is key to tumour invasion

MONTREAL - A remarkable discovery into how tumour cells invade normal tissue should lead to vital diagnostic tools and help develop strategies to stop the spread of cancer cells.

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Environmental Convservation

JBI, Inc. Plastic2Oil Process Commences Commercial Operation

THOROLD - JBI, Inc. announced that it has entered into a formal Consent Order with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 9, which will allow the Company to immediately run its Plastic2Oil process commercially and begin construction of an additional processor at its Niagara Falls, New York P2O facility.

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