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Wednesday January 19, 2011
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Ted Talks

Charity Tilleman-Dick: Singing after a double lung transplant

You'll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival -- of her body, from a double lung transplant, and of her spirit, fueled by an unwavering will to sing. A powerful story from TEDMED 2010.

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Leadership Award

M&M Meat Shops co-founder named Laurier’s outstanding business leader for 2010

WATERLOO – Mac Voisin, chairman and co-founder of M&M Meat Shops Ltd., has been named Laurier’s Outstanding Business Leader for 2010. The award will be presented at a formal celebratory luncheon at Laurier on Feb. 14.

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Communications

OpenText Broadens ECM Suite with New Customer Communications Solution

OpenText StreamServe Persuasion Increases Customer Engagement, Streamlines Document Processing and Gives Greater Control to Business Users

WATERLOO - OpenText announced the availability of OpenText StreamServe Persuasion version 5, which helps businesses improve their customer communication in an effective, consistent, and engaging way. Persuasion is the first major product release from StreamServe since it was acquired by OpenText in October 2010 and represents an important addition to the OpenText ECM Suite.

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Hockey

GOJHL’s Best Jr. B Players Face-Off on Rogers TV, Cable 20

Waterloo – Catch the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s top talent in action! Rogers TV presents coverage of the 2011 GOJHL Jr. B Top Prospects Game Saturday, January 22 at 1 PM on Cable 20.

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Events

Recent WRIEN activities generated the following information bites for team member information and consideration.

Waterloo - The Waterloo Region Prosperity Council hosted Premier McGinty at Bingemans and WRIEN’S Chair and Ed were both there to hear the Premier talk about the Ontario economy and his projections for positive albeit challenging 2011.

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Jobs

Desire2Learn Awarded $4.25 Million Grant from Government of Ontario
Desire2Learn is recognized for its innovation and stimulation of sustainable economic growth in Ontario

Kitchener - Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise learning solutions, announced it is the recipient of funding from Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

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Challenge

LIVE FREE CAMPAIGN

In support of Student Nutrition Programs in Waterloo Region

Ayr - Take the challenge! On March 4, 2011, Live Free of something you take for granted each day and then donate the money to “Nutrition for Learning”. Are you willing to give up something for one day to help nourish children and youth in your community?

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Rehabilitation

More Support for Kids with Special Needs
Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services and GoldCare Partner to Implement Electronic Client Information System for Children’s Services

Kitchener - Members of the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services, and GoldCare, market leaders in healthcare management software, are pleased to announce their partnership to implement leading edge technology for coordinating service planning and delivery and improving quality of care for approximately 37,000 children across Ontario.

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Trade

Collaboration is the New Competitive Advantage: Canada’s Large “C-11” Cities Launch New Unified Brand and Bilingual Web Sites in effort to Attract Foreign Investment and Trade

ConsiderCanada.com and CanadaEnTete.com promote Canada’s strong global position for Foreign Direct Investment and trade

OTTAWA - So far in 2011, two prominent American media outlets are buzzing about Canada’s investment potential. This month both the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times have lauded Canada’s business appeal citing a wide variety of economic metrics, and Canada’s large “C-11” cities are indeed open for business. The C-11 coalition of Canada’s large cities is launching ConsiderCanada.com and CanadaEnTete.com, two new Web sites that provide comprehensive information for global companies considering expansion into North America.

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Engineers

McMaster Named Chapter of the Year by Engineers Without Borders Canada

HAMILTON - McMaster University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders was named Chapter of the Year by the national organization at its annual conference in Toronto.

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Recycling

Call2Recycle Posts Record Increase of Battery Recycling in 2010

Legislation, consumer efforts contribute to collection of 6.7 million pounds of rechargeable batteries

TORONTO - Call2Recycle, North America's only free battery and cell phone collection program, announced a record-breaking 10.1 percent increase in its overall rechargeable battery collections in 2010. Through its network of more than 30,000 retail, municipal and business partners across the United States and Canada, Call2Recycle collected more than 6.7 million pounds (3 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries during the year.

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Networking

Guelph Women in Networking: Speaker Series: Sales Dogs

Guelph - There are few people who can captivate both a small group of 5 and enthrall a large group of 3000 with a message that touches them all deeply. As a business owner and entrepreneur for over 20 years she has helped thousands of independent business owners and sales professionals earn millions of dollars.

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Health Care

PEPID Announces Renewal of Provincial Contract in Quebec

Five-Year Agreement Continues Access to PEPID Online to Every Hospital in Quebec

MONTREAL - PEPID, the leading developer of clinical decision-support information and technology for healthcare professionals, announced that the Association des specialistes en medecine d'urgence du Quebec and the Quebec Ministry of Health will license PEPID Online for five years. This agreement makes PEPID the exclusive point of care provider of clinical and drug information in Quebec for a decade.

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Health

Canadian Health Measures Survey: Physical activity of youth and adults

2007 to 2009

Statscan - New international and proposed Canadian guidelines recommend that to obtain substantial health benefits, adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a week. According to new data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey, 15% of Canadian adults attain this level of activity.

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Guest Column

Create a Mastermind Group that Works for You
By Joelle Jay, Ph.D.

You know the scenario all too well: You're facing a stressful challenge at work, and you're struggling to come up with new, fresh, and creative ideas to solve the issue. Nothing you think of on your own seems right. You're too close to your own challenge to create an innovative solution. Frustrated by your lack of creativity, you decide to sleep on the problem yet another night, hoping the answer will come to you tomorrow.


 

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