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Ted Talks

Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.

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Communication

Queen's U's "paper" smartphone demonstrates flexibility

Toronto - A new prototype of the world's first interactive "paper" computer was recently unveiled by the Human Media Lab at Queen's University. Called the PaperPhone, the prototype can store books, play music and make phone calls like any other smartphone, but its flexible form makes it much more portable than any mobile computer currently on the market.

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Award Entries

Canada's Top 20 Under 30 Awards Make Final Call for Entries

FuEL Awards program extends search for the nation's best young entrepreneurs to July 15, 2011

TORONTO - Canada's economic future depends largely on the country's ability to nurture and support innovative entrepreneurs, who create world-beating products and services, high-quality jobs and positive economic and social change in our local communities.

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Health Care

Queen's doc heads up Wait Time Alliance

Toronto - Christopher Simpson has been elected as the incoming chair of the Wait Time Alliance, a federation of 14 medical and surgical specialty societies whose members are concerned about delayed access to care for their patients.

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Appointment

Board and Executive Appointments Announced

TORONTO - The Board of Directors of Sun Life Financial Inc. announced that Donald A. Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, will retire on November 30, 2011. Mr. Stewart will also retire from the Sun Life Board in accordance with Company policy. Dean A. Connor, Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and James H. Sutcliffe, FIA as Chairman effective December 1, 2011.

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Contest

1st annual Drive Change Day on August 21st, 2011

1st Annual Drive Change Day is the start of an annual event that promotes working together to improve and make a positive change in communities across Canada

MISSISSAUGA - Kia Canada Inc., announced the debut of the 1st annual Kia Drive Change Day on Sunday, August 21st, 2011. Inspired by the 2010 "Drive Change" community initiatives, and is proud to promote this campaign which highlights its commitment to social responsibility. July 4th will mark the start of a contest open to all Canadians to nominate a community project that could be the beneficiary of a $25,000 cash donation to the charity of their choice.

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Environmental Study

Women’s Worlds 2011: Four Feminist Geographers from Carleton University Examine Impact of Spaces and Places on People’s Lives

Ottawa – Neighbourhoods matter. That’s what four feminist Carleton researchers found. They discovered that where and how you live has a strong impact on how included or excluded you feel in your community.

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Aquisition

Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity Complete Acquisition of Husky International

BOSTON and TORONTO- Berkshire Partners LLC, the Boston based private equity firm, and OMERS Private Equity Inc., the private equity arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, announced the successful closing of their previously announced acquisition of Husky International Ltd. Based in Bolton, Ontario,

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Prices

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes

Statscan - In May, the Industrial Product Price Index edged down 0.2% while the Raw Materials Price Index fell 5.2% compared with April. The major contributors to the declines were metals in the case of the IPPI and petroleum for the RMPI.


 
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