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Monday August 1, 2011

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Ted Talks

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.

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Centennieal

Homecoming 2011 tickets on sale now!

Waterloo - Be sure to wear your purple-and-gold at what’s slated to be the biggest and most exciting Homecoming in Laurier’s 100 years. Mark your calendar for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 and join thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends for Homecoming 2011 on the Waterloo campus.

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PSA

Foodlink’s 8th Annual Taste Local! Taste Fresh! Returns to St. Jacobs September 18

Waterloo - Foodlink Waterloo Region’s local food showcase and fundraiser will be returning to St. Jacobs this year. The 8th Annual Taste Local! Taste Fresh! event will take place Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2-5 pm in Riverside Meadows Park, St. Jacobs. Once again guests will be able to spend a delightful afternoon outdoors tasting original food creations prepared by teams of the area’s finest chefs and farmers.

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PSA

Trails, Tourism & Technology Forum 2011

Waterloo - The Region of Waterloo Trails Committee, in partnership with the Region 4 Tourism Organization, would like to invite you to participate in our “Trails, Tourism & Technology Forum 2011” to take place on September 29, 2011 at the Waterloo Region Emergency Services Training & Research Complex in Waterloo.

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International

Conestoga attracting growing number of foreign students

Kitchener - Conestoga College is becoming an education magnet for engineering students from the Czech Republic, nurses from India, and food scientists from China. Ontario’s colleges once existed primarily to train a local workforce for local jobs. But that has changed dramatically at Conestoga, one of the first in Ontario to capitalize on the cultural, educational and financial advantages of an international outlook.

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Fraud

Auto insurance fraud in Ontario

GUELPH - As part of its ongoing efforts to combat auto insurance fraud in Ontario, The Co-operators announced that it has filed a Statement of Claim with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against five Toronto-area assessment clinics. Co-operators General Insurance Company and its subsidiary COSECO Insurance Company are seeking $7 million in damages, following more than a year of intensive investigation.

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Agriculture

Turfgrass Education Initiative to Help Rural Communities

Guelph - Safe school grounds and high-quality municipal sports fields maintained without the use of traditional pesticides are the focus of a new University of Guelph-based initiative. The Turfgrass Outreach Project offers support to rural groundkeepers across southern Ontario, providing workshops, training programs and an online knowledge centre.

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Study

Packing on pounds riskier for South Asians, say McMaster researchers

Hamilton - It's not fair, but it's true. A new study by researchers at McMaster University has found that some ethnic groups are more likely to be adding dangerous fat onto their internal organs like their liver when they gain weight, while others just add it to their waistline.

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Prevention

Ontario Launches Free Vaccines Program

Toronto - Starting next week, Ontario families will benefit from new free vaccines that will help keep our kids healthy and save parents money.

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Research Grants

SSHRC Funds More Than 100 Carleton Researchers

Ottawa - The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced funding for more than 100 Carleton University researchers. The funding amounts to more than $5.5 million and is spread out between research and development grants, conference funding, graduate-level scholarships and fellowships.

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Engineering

Canada needs more women engineers—how do we get there?

OTTAWA - The INWES Education and Research Institute has released a set of recommendations on how to increase the participation of women in the field of engineering in Canada. This report is the result of a national workshop, the Canadian Committee of Women in Engineering (CCWE+20), held at the University of Ottawa this spring.


 
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