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Anna Mracek Dietrich: A plane you can drive

A flying car -- it's an iconic image of the future. But after 100 years of flight and automotive engineering, no one has really cracked the problem. Pilot Anna Mracek Dietrich and her team flipped the question, asking: Why not build a plane that you can drive?


Business of the Year Declared at the JA Business Spirit Awards

Kitchener – Over 300 people representing businesses and non-profit organizations in Waterloo Region were on hand at Bingemens in Kitchener to congratulate Desire2Learn as it was honoured with the Business of the Year Award at Junior Achievement’s annual awards event, relaunched this year as the Business Spirit Awards.


Prize For Sustainable Engineering Design

Kitchener - Enermodal Engineering?s Kitchener headquarters, A Grander View, was awarded Canada's most prestigious prize for sustainable engineering design. The Tree of Life was presented to Richard Lay and Tim Dietrich, the head mechanical/electrical designers for A Grander View, at the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Awards Gala in Ottawa on November 2.


University of Waterloo strengthens international initiatives with New Hong Kong Office

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo - ranked one of the world's top 100 universities and top by reputation in Canada - will open an office in Hong Kong Saturday, Nov. 5 to strengthen ties with the Hong Kong community. President Feridun Hamdullahpur is in Hong Kong for the opening, where he will host members of the business community, partners, alumni and students at the opening event.


Laurier professor to speak about Islam, modernity and science at book launch

WATERLOO – Ali Zaidi, an assistant professor of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, will speak about his book Islam, Modernity, and the Human Sciences during a launch event Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m.

Arts and Culture

KWS ends the 2010/11 Season on a Strong Note

Kitchener - On November 3, 2011, Board and staff members, musicians, and donor members gathered at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts for the Annual General Meeting of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Artistically, operationally and financially the orchestra achieved success.


France Engages Works Council Regarding Bankruptcy Proceedings

CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., as required under French Law, its Photowatt International S.A.S subsidiary in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France has initiated an information/consultation process with its employee works council regarding the filing of an application with French Courts for the opening of bankruptcy proceedings with a view to asking for the protection of the bankruptcy Courts.


Albrecht re-elected Chair of Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group

OTTAWA - Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga was unanimously re-elected as Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group.


Labour Force Survey

Statscan - Following an increase in September, employment declined by 54,000 in October, all in full time. October's loss pushed the unemployment rate up 0.2 percentage points to 7.3%. Over the last year, total employment has risen by 237,000 (+1.4%).


Beware of an impersonator in Paris, Ontario

St. Agatha - A man impersonating a kidsLINK employee is reported to be soliciting door-to-door donations in Paris, Ontario.


Want to Be in the Know about the Sports Scene In Cambridge?

Cambridge - Cambridge may have a wonderful mix of arts, entertainment and cultural diversity, however, the City has a great deal of athletic accomplishments to recognize. This tribute will happen at the 38th Annual Sports Awards Banquet on Friday November 4th at 6:30pm at the Cambridge Holiday Inn, 200 Holiday Inn Drive.


Study may lead to revised treatment for prostate cancer

Kingston - Men with high-risk prostate cancer who receive combined radiation and hormone therapy live longer and are less likely to die from prostate cancer, according to research led by the NCIC Clinical Trials Group at Queen’s University.


Report: Canadian recession unlikely - US prognosis much less optimistic

TORONTO - The latest CICA/RBC Business Monitor finds that despite increased pessimism about the Canadian economy among executive CAs, only 27 per cent predict that Canada will slip into a recession within the next six months.


Young Toronto Entrepreneur Beats the Recession to Become Notable Finalist.

In just 3 years Jordan, aged 29, has moved from a computer and credit card to become of the country s most successful young entrepreneurs.

Toronto - Most businesses saw the financial crisis as a threat. However, aged just 26, Jordan Hellyer saw it as the perfect opportunity to quit his job and start a business. His booming success could now see him winning a coveted Notable Young Professional award.

IT Trends


Held in Spain, the “2011 Gartner Symposium ITxpo” is a world reference that pinpoints the major trends in IT

Barcelona – The Gartner Symposium ITxpo, the most important gathering of executives and CEOs in the world, is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, between November 7th and 10th, 2011. The symposium brings together more than 3 thousand IT executives –1.500 of whom are CIOS of renowned companies such as Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Boeing and others that this year will have the daring mission to define the new direction of IT.


Carleton PhD Student Wins Prestigious Award from SSHRC

Ottawa – Carleton PhD student May Chazan has been awarded the $10,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctortal Prize. This award is presented to the most outstanding postdoctoral applicant in Canada.


CMHC: Canadian Housing Market to Stabilize

OTTAWA - Housing starts are forecast to stabilize into 2012, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's fourth quarter Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition.


Building permits

Statscan - Contractors took out $5.6 billion worth of building permits in September, down 4.9% from August and the third consecutive monthly decline. Construction intentions fell in six provinces, led by British Columbia and Alberta.


Young Entrepreneurs from Around the World Propose Practical Solutions to the G20 Leaders Addressing the Economic Crisis

NICE - For the past three days, more than 400 entrepreneurs from the G20 countries - including a Canadian delegation of 31 young entrepreneurs - gathered at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Nice, France to officially call upon the G20 Leaders to formally recognize the role of entrepreneurship in its place at the forefront of global economic renewal.

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