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Wednesday October 12, 2011

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Ted talks

Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?

"Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species," says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play.

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Education

UW signs agreements with Brazilian research & education institutes on CTT business mission

Kitchener – The University of Waterloo recently signed collaboration agreements with two ambitious institutions in Brazil - Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) (an important research-focused university) and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) –(the national institute responsible for promoting science and technology).

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Conference

Changing The Course Of Autism

Waterloo - KidsAbility Centre for Child Development in partnership with Autism Canada is pleased to host “Changing The Course of Autism” 2011 conference. This national conference will be held in Kitchener this year on October 14 and 15, 2011.

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Public Lecture

Author Yvonne Shorter Brown comes to Laurier amid historic UN year

WATERLOO – Author, educator and social justice advocate Yvonne Shorter Brown will be leading a public lecture and reading from her critically acclaimed memoir Dead Woman Pickney: A Memoir of Childhood in Jamaica Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in Laurier’s Senate and Board Chamber.

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Award

Film Festival Announces Induction of Canadian Icon Into GRFF Hall of Fame

Waterloo - The Grand River Film Festiva's “GRFFy” Award for 2011 will be presented to Gordon Pinsent at the screening of the Canadian film classic “The Rowdyman”, Friday, October 21, 7:00pm at the Princess Cinema, 6 Princess Street West in Waterloo. This 35mm film has been restored by TIFF's Canada Open Vault program.

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Education

RE-imagine conference seeks to examine the role and future of universities

WATERLOO – What are the emerging trends for Canadian universities? How should teaching and research be integrated? Are we optimizing the student experience? These are just a few of the issues to be discussed Oct. 20 at Laurier’s conference, “RE-imagine: The Role and Future of Universities in a Changing World.”

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Awards

Local Thespians Receive Recognition at Guelph Little Theatre's Arthur Awards Night
by Roxanne Thornton

Guelph - Guelph Little Theatre held their gala awards night on Saturday October 1st at their theatre on Morris Street. The evening was hosted by local talent Rob Gray and Jeff Dakin, who certainly kept the evening moving along in a very lively manner. Actors, directors, producers and members of casts and crews from the previous season's productions all came to celebrate and to recognize their very best.

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Environment

FOODSTOCK: Save The Land That Feeds Us

100 of Canada’s best chefs cook up a storm to help Stop The Mega Quarry.

Honeywood – On Sunday, October 16th almost 100 chefs from across the country will gather to cook up a feast in a pay-what-you-can foodie festival on a farm north of Orangeville. FOODSTOCK, as it’s known, will turn local ingredients--all generously donated by Ontario producers-- into gourmet dishes highlighting the bounty of farmland that could be devastated by a proposed mega quarry.

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PSA

CENTRE IN THE SQUARE INTRODUCES PRINT AT HOME TICKETING

Kitchener - In an effort to improve customer service, alleviate box office congestion and become more efficient, Centre In The Square, Kitchener Rangers and The Aud are launching Print-at-Home ticketing services.

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PSA

Justin Trudeau to speak to Laurier students about the future of Canada

WATERLOO – Justin Trudeau will visit Wilfrid Laurier University to discuss the future of Canada and the challenges the younger generation will encounter. Trudeau is a Liberal MP for Papineau, Quebec, and the son of the late former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

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Housing

New Housing Price Index

Statscan - The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.1% in August, following a similar increase in July.

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Donation

GODERICH RELIEF EFFORTS SUPPORTED

Goderich - The Gore Mutual Insurance Company Foundation announced a $5,000 donation to the Goderich Disaster Relief Fund. Funds will support community relief efforts following the tornado that devastated Goderich, Ontario on August 21st, 2011.

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Profit

Shrinking margins, high dollar and attracting talent top list of worries for Canadian business leaders

Miller Thomson LLP survey reveals Canadian executives are looking to customers not governments for answers

TORONTO - When asked what issues are most likely to keep them up at night, Canadian business leaders rank profitability, a high Canadian dollar and attracting talent at the top of their list of worries, according to a new national survey conducted by business law firm Miller Thomson LLP. The vast majority of Canadian executives also say they look to customers when making business decisions, believing that federal and provincial governments are only marginally capable of solving the country's most pressing issues.

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Health Care

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care Announces First in Canada Sustainable Health Care Workshop

TORONTO - The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is proud to announce a partnership with Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies, a division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., to present a first in Canada -- a one day Sustainable Health Care Training Workshop. The Canadian Sustainable Health Care Training Workshop Program is designed for health care organizations and suppliers that embrace sustainability

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Education

Government of Canada Launches New Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges Grants

OTTAWA - A new initiative for colleges will give them the opportunity to work closely with local businesses on research that will benefit researchers, businesses and their communities. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced that applications are now being accepted for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) new Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) Grants. The grants were first announced in Budget 2011: A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth.

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Travel

Museum a shrine to bikers and non-bikers alike
By Peter Wilson

Even though it’s only been open for about three years, the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee has become as much of a shrine to non-riders as it has with owners of these legendary machines.

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Communications

Individual Internet use and E-commerce

Statscan - In 2010, 80% of individuals aged 16 years and older used the Internet for personal use. Significant differences in use rates exist based on age, income, location and other factors.


 
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