Wednesday October 19, 2011
Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
||In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.
Regional patients benefit from new high risk breast screening program
Kitchener - Lori Beth Vickery is among one of the first patients to participate in the new high risk breast screening program at Kitchener’s Grand River Hospital. In July 2011, the Ontario Breast Screening Program expanded to include women who are deemed to be at high risk for breast cancer between the ages of 30 and 69 years. Nineteen high risk screening centres, including GRH, now facilitate genetic assessment for women (if appropriate), screening mammography and breast MRI for women whose high risk status has been confirmed.
University of Surrey to Implement Learning Suite
Kitchener-Waterloo - The University of Surrey, U.K., will be implementing Desire2Learn Learning Suite across several faculties and departments within the institution.
Laurier hosts speaking tour urging policy makers to embrace water protection
WATERLOO Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting The Forum for Leadership on Water on Tuesday, Oct. 25 as part of FLOW’s “Northern Voices, Southern Choices: Water Policy Lessons for Canada” cross-country tour. During the event, Bob Sandford, a leading water expert, will discuss the need for significant water policy reform.
KITCHENER MP BOOSTS OKTOBERFEST IN PARLIAMENT
OTTAWA - Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, made the following statement in the House of Commons. “Mr. Speaker, Last week Kitchener celebrated Oktoberfest, the premier North American Bavarian festival. It’s a major cultural event and brings in major tourist revenue. It’s all organized by hundreds of volunteers who devote countless hours..."
Email Management Enhances Support for Multi-national Deployments
WATERLOO - A new version of OpenText Email Management for Microsoft Exchange is now available featuring improved support for huge or geographically dispersed environments, enhanced records management capabilities and easier and faster administration.
CEO honoured to join prestigious Shanghai advisory council
TORONTO - Donald A. Guloien, Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial, has been invited by Han Zheng, the Mayor of Shanghai, to join the prestigious International Business Leaders' Advisory Council.
Mohawk College partnership help's Ontario’s software companies take a lead role in $72 million eHealth initiative
The partnership will create an Ontario-based software ecosystem that can export eHealth expertise and products to global healthcare providers
Toronto Coral CEA and Mohawk College’s Applied Research Centre are collaborating to create a software ecosystem so Ontario software companies can rapidly develop new healthcare applications that deliver on the promise of Electronic Medical Records. The partnership’s strategic intent is to create an Ontario-based software ecosystem that can export eHealth expertise and products to global healthcare providers.
Statscan - The composite leading index was little changed in September for the fourth month in a row. In September, 6 of the 10 components continued to expand, the same number as in August. The weakness in the index was concentrated in the stock market and the manufacturing sector, largely offsetting the rebound in the housing sector.
$20 billion in renewable energy investments power Ontario Clean Technology Alliance at the Solar Power International tradeshow in Dallas, Texas
Toronto In the same month Forbes Magazine rated Canada as the world’s top country for business, executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance are attending Solar Power International in Dallas to invite environmental technology companies from around the world to participate in the Province of Ontario’s clean technology revolution.
Travel between Canada and other countries
Statscan - Residents from abroad took 2.0 million trips to Canada in August, down 1.0% compared with July. In the other direction, Canadian residents took 5.0 million trips abroad in August, edging down 0.3% from a month earlier.
Technology Fast 50 Companies' Growth in 2011 Shows That the Canadian Tech Sector is Alive and Well
Deloitte Canada Survey: Tech CEOs Want to See a Strengthened Culture of Risk and Entrepreneurship
TORONTO - In spite of global economic uncertainty, the winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 have not only continued to grow their revenues in 2011, but done so with increased focus on an international customer base.
Canadian Inventors Recognized By The James Dyson Award
Canadian Inventors Make the Top 20 Short List
Toronto - Dyson engineers have selected their top twenty entries to this year’s James Dyson Award and two Canadian projects have been shortlisted.
Funding to Support Young Entrepreneurs
MONTREAL - The Government of Canada is investing $20 million in funding over two years to enable the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to continue its important support to young entrepreneurs.
New Appointment for ACCA Canada
TORONTO - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has appointed Suzanne Godbehere as its new Head of ACCA Canada, effective from 17 October 2011.
Electronic vehicle hits campus streets
KIngston - Queen's new e-vehicle will be used by Parking Queen's new e-vehicle will be used by Parking.