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Monday October 31, 2011

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Jay Bradner: Open-source cancer research

How does cancer know it's cancer? At Jay Bradner's lab, they found a molecule that might hold the answer, JQ1 -- and instead of patenting JQ1, they published their findings and mailed samples to 40 other labs to work on.


Grand Opening of the Waterloo Region Museum

WATERLOO REGION – The community is invited to the Waterloo Region Museum Grand Opening celebration on the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission all weekend.


Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Gold Award

St. Jacobs - Home Hardware Stores Limited has been awarded Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Gold Award. The program recognizes and celebrates workplaces in Waterloo Region who demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of their employees.


Wilfrid Laurier University's visual identity review is now complete.

Waterloo - The review, which included extensive input from alumni as well as students, staff and faculty, resulted in:
* subtle refinements to the university seal that was originally developed in 1989, and
* a new LAURIER mark, which combines an updated LAURIER wordmark, a maple leaf in three different color options, and the tagline 'Inspiring Lives'. To see the new identity, including design concepts and the 'what's in a leaf' animation, please visit:



Kitchener – Time is running out to claim a second prize worth $83,061.70 for a LOTTO 6/49 ticket sold one year ago in Kitchener.  Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

Exchange Program

Rotary invites you to travel to Italy

Kitchener - The Group Study Exchange program, sponsored by the Foundation of Rotary International is inviting young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 a unique opportunity to experience a cultural and vocational exchange. The program provides travel grants for a four person team and a Rotarian team leader to travel to the area around Vicenza, Italy from May 12th – June 10th , 2012.

Business nnovation

Government of Canada Invests to help Safeguard Global Network Security

Cambridge - Business networks will have access to better resources to protect them from cyber crimes, thanks to a Government of Canada investment in the rapidly growing technology company eSentire.


Orientation Training for Young Workers in Manufacturing

Cambridge - Young workers are often keen to learn and can bring new ideas and renewed energy to a workplace. However, safety statistics reveal that every day in Ontario, an average of nearly 50 young workers under age 25 are injured or killed on the job. SafeWorkStart, a 1-day course has been created specifically for young workers who work in firms engaged in manufacturing.


Tenth Annual ‘Trick or Eat’ Aims High

GUELPH - Every year since the “Trick or Eat” campaign began in 2001, the University of Guelph has collected more food than any other university in Canada. This year, U of G student volunteers hope to surpass last year’s donation of 19,323 kilograms of food items that went to 19 local organizations, including food banks, shelters and drop-in centres.



Toronto - 31 young Canadian entrepreneurs from British Columbia to Nova Scotia are preparing to depart for Nice, France where they will form the official Canadian delegation at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES).


Pension fund & bank M&A shelters Canadian M&A market from a severe downturn

PwC - Canadian M&A market defies gravity in Q3 2011, up over the comparable quarter in 2010

TORONTO - The third quarter saw an uptick in Canadian M&A volumes and values by 8% and 1% compared to the same quarter last year, says PwC in its Capital Markets Flash report. However, if not for large financial institution and pension fund buying, the last three months would have been rather bleak.


Industrial product and raw materials price indexes

Statscan - Led by higher motor vehicle prices, the Industrial Product Price Index rose for a second consecutive month, increasing 0.4% from August to September. The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) increased 1.4% as a result of higher prices for crude oil.


Insects are scared to death of fish

University of Toronto biologists find higher mortality among dragonflies exposed to undue stress

TORONTO, ON –The mere presence of a predator causes enough stress to kill a dragonfly, even when the predator cannot actually get at its prey to eat it, say biologists at the University of Toronto.

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