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Tuesday November 1, 2011

Ted Talks

Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper

With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.


Healthy Workplace Gold Award

Waterloo - For the second consecutive year, Kitchener s Enermodal Engineering won a Healthy Workplace Award at the Gold level from the Region of Waterloo s Project Health initiative. Enermodal received the award on October 27 at the Region of Waterloo Public Health Department.


One TTY Number for the Region of Waterloo

Waterloo - The Region of Waterloo has replaced its 16 TTYs (teletypewriters) with TextNet technology and can now be contacted through one TTY number, which is 519-575-4608. This initiative is a part of the Region s ongoing commitment to improving access to services for people with disabilities.


Chemical Engineering Gets a New Home at University of Waterloo

Waterloo - Faculty and students in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo will be pursuing cutting-edge research and learning in a new five-storey, 115,000 square foot building that was officially opened on Friday, October 28.


Guest Speakers Honouring Lisa LaFlamme at Annual United Way KW Celebrity Event to include Jeff Hutcheson and Lloyd Robertson

“Tales of a TV Journalist” sure to be an entertaining evening of stories and laughter

Waterloo – United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area is pleased to honour Lisa LaFlamme, a KW native who has risen through the ranks of TV news to become Chief Anchor and Senior Editor for CTV National News - at its Annual Celebrity Event on Friday November 25th, 2011, at Federation Hall. Aptly titled “Tales of a TV Journalist”, the event begins at 7 p.m.


Laurier math professor elected president of prestigious Peace Science Society

WATERLOO – Laurier Mathematics Professor Marc Kilgour will play a key role in the Peace Science Society over the next year as its newly elected president – one of only a few Canadians to be elected to the post.



Kitchener – On Thursday of this week, over 300 people will gather in the Bingemans Ballroom for the Junior Achievement Business Spirit Awards. Fifty, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals have been nominated in five categories: Mentorship Award; Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Community Service Award; Corporate Citizen Award and the Business of the Year Award. A sixth award will be presented to the JA Student Company Program with the best financial results.

Arts and Culture

Nominations Now Open!

KITCHENER, October 30, 2011 —The Arts Awards Waterloo Region recognizes and honours artists and arts organizations that have made outstanding contributions to life in Waterloo Region. Community members can nominate local professional and amateur artists, arts supporters or arts organizations.


Three Stores Win Outstanding Retailer Award

St. Jacobs – Three Home Hardware stores have been honoured with Hardware Merchandising magazine’s 2011 Outstanding Retailer Awards. Now in its 20th year, the Outstanding Retailer Awards program recognizes excellence in the Canadian hardware and home improvement retailing industry.


Second-annual Grand River Forum includes lecture and Artists Speak! Arts Opening

BRANTFORD – Daniel Everett, author of Don't Sleep There Are Snakes will be at Laurier Brantford for the second-annual Grand River Forum. Everett will deliver a public lecture entitled "Language: The Cultural Tool" on Tuesday, November 1 at 4 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie Street.


The Government Called to Simplify Innovation Funding and the Tax System

TORONTO - The association representing Canada's leading financial executives testified today at a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, calling upon the federal government to introduce a range of measures aimed at improving the economy, including suggestions to simplify and improve innovation programs and the tax system.

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