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Ted Talks

Péter Fankhauser: Meet Rezero, the dancing ballbot

Onstage at TEDGlobal, Péter Fankhauser demonstrates Rezero, a robot that balances on a ball. Designed and built by a group of engineering students, Rezero is the first ballbot made to move quickly and gracefully -- and even dance.


Laurier to celebrate excellence in teaching

WATERLOO – The media and the Laurier community are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception Dec. 2 honouring excellence in teaching at the university, and featuring past winners of faculty and teaching assistant awards.


King Street revitalization named top urban design project in Canada

KITCHENER – All of the work that has been put into redesigning and revitalizing King Street downtown Kitchener paid off in dividends last night as the street was awarded the gold award for urban design at the Design Exchange Awards in Toronto - making it the top Urban Design project in Canada for 2011.


U of G Research Headed for Mars

Guelph - A team of University of Guelph scientists and students will watch their work blast off into space this week, headed for Mars. Physics professor Ralf Gellert and students Nick Boyd, Scott van Bommel and Glynis Perrett will head this week to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for NASA’s launch of its international Mars Science Laboratory mission aboard the Mars rover Curiosity.


Inaugural Canadian Cancer Research Conference Draws Top Cancer Experts to Toronto

Canadian research community to showcase leading-edge cancer research

TORONTO - Significant advancements in cancer research from Canadian scientists will be showcased at the first Canadian Cancer Research Conference. Taking place in Toronto from November 27 to 30, 2011, the conference will provide an opportunity for scientists to exchange ideas and be exposed to new research on topics ranging from cancer prevention and early detection, to new treatment therapies and patient care, as well as survivorship and end-of-life care.



Ingersoll – On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 the 25 th Anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour will be coming to Ingersoll. Ingersoll has been honoured with the privilege of having one of the official rallying points along the nation-wide trek.


Most provinces can expect stronger economic growth over the next two years

OTTAWA - After posting modest economic growth in 2011, most provinces can expect their outlooks to improve in 2012 and 2013, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook - Autumn 2011.


Physician migration to developed nations costs Africa billions of dollars

OTTAWA - Sub-Saharan African countries that train, and invest in, their doctors end up losing billions of dollars as the clinicians leave to work in developed nations, finds research conducted by the University of Ottawa.


Rowan Thomson Honoured with Polanyi Prize for Fantastic Forays in Physics

Ottawa – Carleton’s Rowan Thomson has been awarded the 2011 Polanyi Prize for her valuable contribution to the field of physics.


Researchers unlock bacteria's beneficial side

Kingston - Researchers now understand how bacteria can break down phosphonic acids, persistent and potentially hazardous environmental pollutants found in many common medicinal products, detergents and herbicides.

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