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Friday January 21, 2011
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Ted Talks

Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion

Medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what's useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools.

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Leadership

Laurier Outstanding Business Leader 2010

Waterloo - The Laurier School of Business & Economics, in the midst of our Centenary celebrations, is very pleased to announce the Laurier Outstanding Business Leader for this year: Canada's first and most successful entrepreneur in the North American prestige specialty franchise arena: Mac Voisin, Chairman and Founder, M&M Meat Shops Ltd.

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Arts and Culture

Superstar soprano Karina Gauvin to perform at Laurier Feb. 4

WATERLOO – Karina Gauvin, a Canadian soprano called “One of the dream sopranos of our time” by The Globe and Mail, will perform at Wilfrid Laurier University, accompanied by Faculty of Music Professor Leslie De’Ath on piano.

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Health Care

Waterloo Wellington Long-Term Care Homes Demonstrate Commitment to Enhancing Quality of Care for Residents

KITCHENER – Over 110 leaders from area long-term care homes gathered at St. George’s Hall in Waterloo to kick-off participation in the provincial Resident’s First quality enhancement program. One hundred per cent of long-term care homes in the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network participated in this voluntary initiative.

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Solar Energy

City of Kitchener supports solar industry through fourth networking event

Kitchener - The City of Kitchener brought together a number of solar industry innovators, businesses and organizations for the fourth Solar Industry Networking Group at Kitchener City Hall.

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Partnership

Guelph Hydro Partners With Global Energy Leader to Develop District Energy Projects in Guelph
Guelph Hydro Inc. and Dalkia Canada to work together to bring 28 MW of clean, efficient, local power generation to Guelph

GUELPH - Guelph Hydro Inc. and Dalkia Canada have signed an agreement in principle to develop three combined heat and power /district energy projects that have the potential to bring 28 megawatts of clean, efficient, local power generation to the City of Guelph and provide momentum for the City of Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative.

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Motdorcycles

Artists Wanted for Artisan Alley at WOMEX

London - Live on-site tattooing has been so popular at the World of Motorcycles Expo in London we’ve invited the artists back for a third year.

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Grants

Five McMaster Projects Receive Strategic Project Grants

HAMILTON - Five research projects at McMaster University will receive almost $1,560,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Project Grants program.

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Disease

Carleton Professor Leads Team to Investigate Mysteries Behind Killer Bird Disease

Ottawa – Avian cholera is the most critical infectious disease affecting wild North American waterfowl. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has just awarded Carleton University Professor Mark Forbes and a team of researchers more than half a million dollars over the next three years to study this bacterial disease in Arctic breeding waterfowl.

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Communication

Bring Your Own Device, Voice Virtualization Key Trends for the Future

Mitel-Sponsored Survey Also Shows Businesses Feel Stronger ROI Can be Achieved With a Best-of-Breed Network Approach

OTTAWA - In the future mobile phones will dominate, with businesses moving to a 'bring your own device' strategy and voice virtualization will take on more importance in business' networks according to survey results taken by Mitel. These results further align with the company's Mitel Freedom architecture that was announced late last year.

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Trade

Retail trade

Statscan - Retail sales increased 1.3% to $37.3 billion in November, reflecting growth at most store types. This marks the sixth consecutive monthly rise in sales and was the largest increase since March 2010.

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Environment

Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment in Huntsville opens doors

HUNTSVILLE - The University of Waterloo and the Town of Huntsville will celebrate the opening of the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment on Friday, January 21st.

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Research

Three Research Projects Earn $1.2 million from NSERC

London - Three Western projects will share in nearly $1.2 million in new funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to support early-stage research ranging from fuel cell development and salmon repopulation to added-value farm operations.

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OACAS

Youth in need receive boost after 21

Green Shield Canada’s Social Surplus Program helps youth transition out of care

TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies is proud to announce the launch of a new and innovative program that supports youth transitioning out of care. The new Crown Ward Aftercare Benefits Program will provide additional help for youth leaving care and living on their own, starting in January.

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Psychology

UTSC psychologist’s work with blind perspective artist featured at Manifesta Biennale

TORONTO – UTSC perception psychologist John Kennedy’s groundbreaking work with the blind artist Esref Armagan was featured this month in a major exhibit at the 2010/2011 Manifesta 8 Biennale in Murcia, Spain.

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Communications

MSCI ANNOUNCES A GLOBAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CONSTELLATION CALLED COMMSTELLATION

COMMStellation Will Address Global Wireless Backhaul Demand

MISSISSAUGA - Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (formerly the Space Division of Dynacon Inc.), Canada's designer and builder of the Multi Mission Microsatellite Bus and Commercial Microsatellite Bus, is pleased to announce the development of COMMStellationTM, a polar communications constellation comprised of 78 microsatellites that will orbit the Earth at 1,000 km, providing backhaul capacity while connecting remote regions of the Earth to the Internet.

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Auto

Kia Canada Inc. Appoints New Director of Marketing.

MISSISSAUGA - Kia Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Staffieri to Director of Marketing.

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