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Ted Talks

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.

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Medical Programs

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.

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Education

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.

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Environment

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.

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Parliament

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..."

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Communications

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.

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Appointment

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.

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eHealth

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.

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Indicators

Leading indicators

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.

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Green Energy

$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.

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Travel

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.

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Survey

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.

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Awards

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.

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Entrepreneurs

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.

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Appointment

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.

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Sustainability

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.


 
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