Monday November 7, 2011
The Exchange staff and I apologize for the interuption to our daily subscription services. Our technicians are currently working through some technical issues and promise to have the daily subscription service working properly as soon as possible.
Jon Rohr, Publisher
Daniel Wolpert - The real reason for brains
Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.
TEDxWaterloo EXPANDS WITH TWO MORE LOCAL CULTURAL EVENTS
Waterloo - TEDxWaterloo, the successful cultural event that swept Waterloo Region in 2011, has added more two more “TEDx” events to their lineup. Now people can take in both TEDxWaterloo Salons and TEDxWaterloo Adventures over the course of a year, along with the main event to be held on March 21, 2012 at Centre in the Square.
Building for the future
KITCHENER - Mennonite Savings and Credit Union will be putting their “shoulder to the wheel” and joining Mennonite Central Committee Ontario in building for the future. MSCU is giving $500,000 toward MCCO’s building campaign and is excited to be part of the vision for a centre in Kitchener that enables MCCO to enhance and expand its response to the needs of our world.
Grand Opening of the Waterloo Region Museum
Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Museum Grand Opening weekend takes place Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13. On both days the Waterloo Region Museum will be open with FREE admission to the general public to see the new exhibit galleries. All are welcome.
"We Need a Little Christmas" 2011
Kitchener - The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus with special guests the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police Service will perform “We Need a Little Christmas” on Saturday, December 17, at Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., in Kitchener at 7:30 pm.
Partnership Delivers Content and Integrated Solutions
Early Adopter Program to help define integration
Kitchener-Waterloo and Stamford, CT - Desire2Learn Incorporated a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, and Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, provided availability of the integration of Cengage's digital content and solutions with Desire2Learn Learning Suite.
Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation - a two time winner ORMF conservation contribution applauded by experts
KING CITY - In just one week, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation has been twice recognized for its vital contribution to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The ORM is a geological landform extending across the top of Greater Toronto Area from Caledon in the west to Cobourg in the east and is critically important to protecting the area's drinking water.
Student awarded national prize for entrepreneurial skills
Kingston - Emily Dimytosh (Commerce) recently accepted the inaugural Satchu Prize for her outstanding performance at The Next 36, a competitive program aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising undergraduates into the country’s top entrepreneurs.
Minister of State Goodyear Joins Canadian Delegation to Germany
Canadian team advancing research and business partnerships abroad
OTTAWA - Canada is becoming a top destination for research talent from around the world, and both international scientists and businesses should conduct more research and development here. This is the message that the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will present in his keynote address at the 26th annual German-Canadian Conference in Berlin next week.