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Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells.


CIGI paper calls on G20 to expand its agenda, forge stronger relationship with United Nations

Waterloo - The G20 could play a major role in determining whether we are to live in a time of enhanced cooperative governance or in a zero-sum international competition, a new paper from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) says.


Desire2Learn Platform Enables Aimetis to Expand Training Options

Kitchener - Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, and Aimetis Corporation, global leader in intelligent IP video management software, announced their partnership in delivering training to Aimetis clients.



Christie Invests Over $138 million to Advance Kitchener Manufacturing Facility

KITCHENER - Christie and the Government of Ontario announced an agreement to invest C$20.8 million at Christie’s Kitchener location that will lead to the development of new visual display technologies and the creation of 50 new jobs.


Reaffirmation Ceremony at THEMUSEUM

Tom Thomson Gallery was stage for Canadians reaffirming their commitment to Canada

KITCHENER – THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener became a stage for a reaffirmation ceremony. Specifically, THEMUSEUM’s gallery, which currently features works by the iconic Canadian painter, Tom Thomson, was the setting for three local Canadians to reaffirm their commitment to Canada. The ceremony, officiated by Senior Citizenship Judge George Springate, was organized by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Kitchener Office.


Innovative events in the digital age at the Tannery Event Centre

KITCHENER – Aside from audio systems and controllable lighting, the hospitality and event industry has not seen many technological innovations in recent years. The Tannery Event Centre located in Kitchener, however, is transforming the industry by bringing in innovative technology solutions not seen at the typical event venue.


Second Foundation Consulting Inc. acquires BAASS Business Solutions Inc.’s Microsoft Dynamics ERP Practice

Kitchener - Second Foundation Consulting Inc., an award winning and client focused Gold certified Microsoft Dynamics and Epicor ERP and CRM partner within central and southern Ontario and the north eastern United States, announced that it has acquired Toronto based BAASS Business Solutions Inc.’s Microsoft Dynamics ERP practice. Second Foundation continues to grow its presence throughout Ontario and this acquisition creates one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics ERP client bases in Ontario.


Conestoga Business Students Take Top Spots in Global Business Strategy Competition

Kitchener - Simulated companies run by two teams of third-year Business Administration students at Conestoga have achieved first-place global rankings in an international competition that includes more than 5000 teams from 313 colleges and universities around the world.


The Elora Festival and Singers announces a Brilliant Line-up of Performers at the 2011 Elora Festival

Elora – The Elora Festival is pleased to announce the stellar line-up for the 2011 Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the Elora Festival runs from July 8th to 31st, and brings the world of music to the scenic village of Elora.


Children to Children: Cambridge voices raised for Arctic youth

CAMBRIDGE – To celebrate its 30th anniversary as a community choir, the Cambridge Girls Choir is hosting a benefit concert in support of The Kamajiit Safe Community’s Program of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation on May 15, 2011. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street in Cambridge.


Orthopaedic surgeons donate $1.5 million to honour their division’s founder

London - A group of 25 orthopaedic surgeons at The University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has committed $1.5 million dollars in honour of Dr. J.C. Kennedy, the first Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Western. The donation will be matched by the university to create a $3 million endowed chair to strengthen research and education in orthopaedic surgery, effective July 1.


Guelph Chamber Staff Changes!

Guelph - Lloyd Longfield, President and CAO wishes Gillian Webb all the best in her retirement, which starts tomorrow. Since 2008 Gillian has been our welcoming voice when you call in, magazine editor and receptionist at the front door for over two years, and will be missed by all of us.



Ingersoll – Tourism Ingersoll has announced that they will be opening three Tourists’ Welcome Centres throughout Ingersoll this summer. The Welcome Centres will be promoting their local attractions, accommodations and retail.


Hydro One provides update on wind storm affecting 175,000 customers

TORONTO - Wind gusts of up to 100 km/h moved from southwestern Ontario to eastern Ontario leaving tremendous damage in its path. The storm downed power lines and broke about 65 poles across the province leaving more than 175,000 Hydro One customers without power. More than 300 Hydro One staff are working on the restoration effort including lines staff, apprentice crews and foresters.


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