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Thursday November 3, 2011

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Jon Rohr, Publisher

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Ted Talks

Paul Zak: Trust, morality -- and oxytocin

What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.

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Open House

University of Waterloo's fall open house invites students and parents

WATERLOO - Thousands of prospective university students and their families can learn about campus life at the University of Waterloo during an all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 5.

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Open House

Prospective students invited to experience Laurier at campus open houses

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will open its doors for its annual fall Laurier Day open houses, Friday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waterloo campus and Friday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Brantford campus.

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Safety

NEW EDUCATIONAL, HIGH TECH FIRE SAFETY TEACHING EQUIPMENT DONATED TO LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Kitchener Waterloo – On October 26th, 2011, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty presented the Kitchener and Waterloo Fire Departments with new teaching equipment giving them the ability to conduct realistic fire safety lessons using LED-driven digital flames, electronic sensors, laser extinguishers and simulated smoke.

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Manufacturing

$20 Million of Satellite Equipment Contracts Won

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd., manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has recently been awarded contracts for work on a number of satellites with a total value in excess of $20 million.

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Library

McMaster Library to offer access to massive archive of Holocaust testimonies

Hamilton - McMaster University has become the first Canadian institution to offer full access to videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, nearly 52,000 in all, contained in one of the largest archives of its kind.

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R & D Credits

Expert Panel Calls for Changes to Canadian R&D Tax Credits

The Jenkins Panel Reports Potential adverse impact on small-and medium-size technology businesses

TORONTO - On October 17th, a six-member panel appointed by the Canadian Federal Government released a report recommending significant changes in the methods by which it distributes the $6.5 billion spent annually on tax credits and other incentives for private sector R&D.

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Appointment

Andy Lam Appointed as the Director of Engineering and Network Operations.

Toronto - Andy Lam has been appointed Director of Engineering and Network Operations of ORION. As a key member of the senior management team, Andy will support Darin Graham, CEO and President, ORION, in managing all aspects of the engineering and networking operations department, and ensuring ORION's technical leadership.

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Survey

Canadian Study Reveals Lack of Team Collaboration Despite Its Positive Business Impact

Organizations Failing to Remove Barriers in Collaborative Teaming Efforts

TORONTO - ESI International released the findings of a new study conducted to determine how successful organizations are in eliminating barriers to team collaboration such as hierarchies, silos and the wrong combination of training.

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Medical Care

Mobile Medical Clinic Launched

Mobile Hospital UNIT to BRING State-of-the-Art MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO REMOTE AREAS

MARKHAM – Kallo has launched its mobile medical clinic Mobile Care™ – a mobile medical care unit that comes as the result of more than 18 months of diligent product and technology infrastructure development. The sole purpose of this unit is to dramatically improve the delivery of medical services to remote areas of the world.

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Quarterly Financial

Third quarter loss of $1,277 million reported

TORONTO - Manulife Financial Corporation reported a net loss attributed to shareholders of $1,277 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, with strong operational results and continued progress on hedging being more than offset by reserve strengthening associated with annual actuarial basis changes and the substantial declines in equity markets and interest rate levels.

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Appointment

Jennifer Fox Appointed President of Hotel Chain

TORONTO - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, has appointed Jennifer Fox as president. Fox, who will oversee Fairmont's celebrated collection of world-class hotels and resorts, brings extensive experience in hotel operations, brand development, marketing and sales, and hotel transitions to her new role.

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Awards

Carleton Scholars Celebrated by Local Architect William Teron

Ottawa – From the practicality of David King’s Quaker Meeting House— a light-filled, multi-purpose community space snuggled among existing Chinatown buildings—to Vance Fok’s fantastical use of recycled water bottles to create islands around Venice that filter water and create new landscape infrastructure, the work of the 2011 Teron Scholars displays the art and science of architecture.


 
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