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Ted Talks

Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time

Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.

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R & D

New R&D Facility Opens In Waterloo Region

Waterloo - Retailigence, a location-based marketing company that assists retailers by driving foot-traffic to local stores, is pleased to announce the establishment of a R&D team in Waterloo Region. The Palo Alto, CA based company launched its service in the United States in November 2010 and is now ready to offer its location-based marketing platform to the Canadian Marketplace.

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Environment

Numerous Canadian Organizations Will Open Their Doors to Demonstrate How Geographic Information Systems Help in Better Understanding Our World

Waterloo – Many of the questions we have about the world requires answering the question “where.” Knowing where something is leads to a better understanding of how its location influences its characteristics and relationships with other objects or beings in the environment. This type of analysis, known as geographic analysis, is enabled by geographic information system or GIS technology.

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Partnership

New TechLife Benefits and Insurance Program Launched Helps Entrepreneurs

Waterloo Region – Communitech’s 800 tech companies now have access to an exclusive benefits and insurance program that will help entrepreneurs attract and retain key talent to their growing companies.

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Partnership

Learning Suite Integrates with eTextbook Provider

Strategic Alliance to Streamline User Workflow and Enhance Access to Digital Educational Resources

Kitchener-Waterloo - Desire2Learn Incorporated has formed a strategic partnership with CourseSmart, the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials. The partnership will provide an end-to-end integration that facilitates an efficient, one-stop process for students and faculty to access digital course materials.

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Communications

Business Process Solutions Group Brings Together World-Class Capabilities of Recent Global 360 and Metastorm Acquisitions

Waterloo - OpenText is revealing its recently formed Business Process Solutions group bringing together the capabilities of the recent Global 360 and Metastorm acquisitions.

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Finances

Financing Completed

WATERLOO - Open Text Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a USD $700 million amended and restated credit agreement. The agreement provides for a USD $600 million term loan facility and a USD $100 million committed revolving credit facility.

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Research

Western researchers unveil “bedside” solution for identifying individuals wrongly diagnosed as vegetative state

London - Researchers from The University of Western Ontario have discovered a practical and cost-effective method for assessing whether some patients who appear to be vegetative, may actually be conscious, but simply unable to respond.

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Quarterly Report

Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results Report

CAMBRIDGE - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. reported its financial results for the three and six months ended October 2, 2011.

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Agreement

Framework Cooperation Agreement Signed in China

TORONTO - Manulife Financial Corporation and Bank of China announced today the signing of a new framework agreement between the two companies. The deal marks another step forward in a relationship that has blossomed over the last 12 months.

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Trade

Canadian international merchandise trade

Statscan - Canada's merchandise exports grew 4.2% in September, while imports declined 0.3%. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $487 million in August to a surplus of $1.2 billion in September. It was the first trade surplus since January 2011.

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Prices

New Housing Price Index

Statscan - The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.2% in September, following a 0.1% advance in August.

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Research

How Financial Planners and Doctors Explain Risk

Study shows risk assessments often include error in logic

By Teresa Pitman

Guelph - Imagine you are about to invest some money through a financial planner. How much faith should you have in your planner’s definition of risk? Or imagine you are making a decision about accepting a particular medical treatment. How should you make sense of the risks outlined by your doctor? It may be more complex than you think, says sociology professor Patrick Parnaby.

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Appointment

Howard Gwin Appointed as Managing Director

TORONTO - Howard Gwin is joining OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the OMERS pension plan as Managing Director.

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PSA

Green Energy Ontario 2.0 - Third Annual Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Conference

Toronto - The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is holding its third annual Community Power Conference on Monday, November 14th and 15th with discussions about the FIT review, Green Energy Ontario 2.0, and practical training on how to drive community-led and community-commercial project partnerships.

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Appointment

Carleton’s Blouin Becomes Sole Canadian on New International Commission

Ottawa - Carleton University’s Chantal Blouin has been chosen to sit on a prestigious new international commission charged with looking at global health governance.

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Innovation

Canada Enhances Research and Business Collaboration Opportunities with Germany

BERLIN - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), wrapped up his visit to Berlin where he participated in the 26th annual German-Canadian Conference. The Minister of State also met with senior German government officials, as well as science and technology leaders, to discuss Canadian-German collaboration between universities and businesses to support innovation.


 
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