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Monday June 6, 2011

Ted Talks

Jessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new

Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It's a meditation on conscious consumption -- wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity.

Energy Summit

Where Will Your Electrons Come From in 2030?

Global Energy Summit On-line

Waterloo – In 2030, when you plug in your toaster, car or smart phone, where will the electricity come from? Or, will the electrons be there at all? In the midst of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster and as summer peak electricity demand looms in the northern hemisphere, world-leading energy scientists, future leaders and a group of experienced advisors are meeting in a unique think-tank experiment to envision how we can best prepare for a sustainable and safe global electricity future. Launch is from June 5th - 9th at 1:00pm with an Address from the Governor General of Canada.

Digital Technology Conference

Simon Sinek, Andrew McAfee Headline Purpose-Driven Speaker Series

Sponsored by OpenText, Series Aims to Help People Reach Higher By Connecting with a Shared Understanding and a Common Purpose

WATERLOO - OpenText said it will host a speaker series featuring bestselling authors and thought leaders in digital technology, including Simon Sinek and MIT's Andrew McAfee, focusing on how companies can become truly social and collaborative organizations.

Science Research

Canadian researchers instrumental in game-changing antimatter study

Vancouver – Science fiction is fast approaching science fact as researchers are progressing rapidly toward “bottling” antimatter. In a paper published online by the journal Nature Physics, the ALPHA experiment at CERN, including key Canadian contributors, reports that it has succeeded in storing antimatter atoms for over 16 minutes.


Waterloo's successful research and tech park renamed the David Johnston Research + Technology Park

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo has honoured its fifth university president and Canada’s 28th Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston, by officially renaming its highly successful research and technology park the David Johnston Research + Technology Park.

Community Information

Accessing information about the Region of Waterloo just got easier!

Waterloo Region - A new website launched by the Region of Waterloo is easier to use, more interactive and offers features that citizens can use daily. Highlights of the new site include: real time updates of bus schedules and daily construction detours; a bus trip; maps; easy A-Z service lists; public health news on clinics and more.


Kitchener councillor first representative from Waterloo region to be elected FCM president

KITCHENER – Hours away from taking on the role of president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities - the first representative from Waterloo region to hold this position, longtime Kitchener Councillor Berry Vrbanovic is looking forward to ensuring the municipal issues that matter most to local residents remain at the top of the national agenda. Vrbanovic was unchallenged for the position, and formally takes the reins following FCM's annual general meeting on Sunday morning.


Waterloo Region participates in 12th annual Commuter Challenge

Waterloo Region – The 12th annual Commuter Challenge will take place nationwide June 5 to June 11, 2011 – it’s time to find out what moves you. Commuter Challenge is a friendly week-long competition between Canadian cities and workplaces to promote active and sustainable lifestyles. It is a great time for you to get involved and active, make a difference and reduce your carbon footprint.

Labour Survey

Workforce Planning Board Monthly Labour Force Survey

Employment Stats Covering the Month of April 2011

Waterloo - The Workforce Planning Board thanks the 85 employers who participated in this month’s survey regarding their workforce. The next one will be distributed on Tuesday, June 7 and close on Friday, June 10. Here are highlights from the survey conducted in May 2011 covering the month of April 2011, click to view PDF.

Therapy Results

Study results may change radiation therapy standards for women at high-risk for breast cancer recurrence

Hamilton - Additional radiation treatment improves disease free survival lessening the chance of cancer recurring in women with early breast cancer who have had breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy), interim results of a new study found. The results will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


CAMBRIDGE brings its passion to the Canadian Cancer society Relay For Life ’Relayers’ fight cancer in the thousands

CAMBRIDGE – On Friday, June 10, people will be joining together to pick a fight with cancer. For one night, thousands of people – cancer survivors and their friends, families, co-workers and a host of other participants and volunteers – will come together at Waterloo Regional Police Association for the Canadian Cancer Society’s signature event Relay For Life.


Labour Council’s Message To Harper: if you really want to tackle the deficit, cancel the corporate tax cuts!

TORONTO – The new majority government with Stephen Harper is rolling out its 2011 budget with stern warnings about the need to tackle the deficit even if it means cutting entire federal programs. At the same time, however, the Conservatives are implementing a series of corporate tax cuts that deplete public revenues by billions of dollars every year. While ordinary Canadians are being told to tighten their belts, the wealthiest companies are getting bonus tax cuts.


Carleton Geographer Wins Prestigious Award From Canadian Association of Geographers

Ottawa – Iain Wallace, a professor with Carleton’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, is the recipient of the 2011 Award for Service to the Profession of Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers.


Morrison Hershfield Waste Management Awards Presented to Carleton Civil and Environmental Engineering Students

Ottawa - Several students in Dr. Mustafa Ahmed’s Environmental Engineering Course (ENVE 4101) have been recognized for their work in developing best practices in waste management. The awards were sponsored by Morrison Hershfield Limited’s Ottawa Environmental Department and were presented at a recent ceremony hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.


Building permits

Statscan - The value of building permits fell 21.1% to $5.3 billion in April, after increasing 16.8% in March and 9.8% in February. The non-residential and residential sectors both declined in April, with Ontario posting the largest decrease.

Greenhouse Gas

More Work Needed if Ontario to Meet Climate Change Responsibilities

Toronto - The Ontario government will not, with its current programs, meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gases. This is one conclusion from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2011 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, just released.

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