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Thursday December 1, 2011

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Ted Talks

John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal

John Bohannon is a biologist and journalist. After embedding in southern Afghanistan in 2010, he engineered the first voluntary release of civilian casualty data by the US-led military coalition. As a visiting scientist at Harvard, he studies the evolution of fame using data provided by Google. His research on the blurring line between the cuisine of man and pet caused Stephen Colbert to eat cat food on television.

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Recognition

Laurier alumnus wins national student leadership award

WATERLOO – Torwomenye Kwasi Mawuli Azaglo, a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, has won the Student Leadership in Internationalization Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). Azaglo, known by many as “TK,” received the honour at an awards ceremony at the CBIE’s annual conference, Nov. 23 in Ottawa.


L-R: Peter Donahue, Charlene Mak, Anna Done Choudhury,
TK Azaglo, Lise Pedersen

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Creative Thinking

Kids compete in FIRST Lego League provincial qualifier at University of Waterloo

WATERLOO - Lego robots, along with creative thinking, problem-solving skills and teamwork, will be in action at the University of Waterloo on Sunday, Dec. 4 as 250 youngsters aged nine to 14 compete in the WE-Connect FIRST League Lego (FLL) Waterloo qualifier.

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Health research

New endowed chair focuses on child blood disorders

Hamilton Health Sciences backs research position at McMaster University

Hamilton - Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and the McMaster Children’s Hospital are teaming up to establish a new research chair in pediatric blood disorders at McMaster University, with the assistance of Bayer Inc.

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EcoDev Comedy

The Economic Oscars for 2011

By Todd Hirsch

In a few short months, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be handing out Oscars to movie stars and directors for their work on the big screen. But what if the Academy had special awards for economic news makers?

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Recognition

Three Carleton Students Honoured for Excellence in Remote Sensing

Ottawa – PCI Geomatics recently presented academic excellence awards to three student in Carleton’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The awards were presented to Blair Kennedy, Will Parkinson and Amanda Viveen in recognition of their excellent work and academic achievement. Blair Kennedy is a two-time recipient of the award and is currently working towards obtaining his PhD.

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Content Management

OpenText Introduces First Auto-Classification Solution with Built-in Transparency and Defensibility

New Offerings Delivers Consistent, Defensible Classification of All Enterprise Content - Including Email and Social - Without End-User Intervention

WATERLOO - Large companies will enter into a new era of records management with a new solution introduced by OpenText. OpenText Auto-Classification is the first automated classification application with built-in transparency and defensibility, giving organizations a powerful way to manage the retention and disposition of high-volume, low-touch content such as social media, email, office documents and legacy content, to reduce legal risk and eDiscovery costs.

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Education

N. Murray Edwards Trading & Finance Lab opens at Haskayne School of Business

CALGARY - As one of the top three finance centres in Canada (along with Toronto and Montreal), Calgary has been lacking a trading floor/finance lab learning environment where students can learn the inner workings of the industry. That changed yesterday, when the N. Murray Edwards Trading & Finance Lab opened at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

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New Board

NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT KITCHENER/WATERLOO ASSOCIATION

Sara Hill has been named President 
 
KITCHENER/WATERLOO – A new board of directors has been elected to govern the 
Kitchener/Waterloo Association of Realtors with Sara Hill, a real estate sales 
representative with Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc. appointed president.  

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Guest Column

How culture controls communication

By Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

Business leaders know that intercultural savvy is vitally important - not just because they have to deal increasingly with globalization, but also because the work force within their own national borders is growing more and more diverse.

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Ski Season Yippppeeeee

Grade 4's and 5's (and nine and ten year olds) Ski and Snowboard for FREE this Winter

CANADA - Ski areas across Canada are opening their hearts and hills to over 500,000 4 th and 5 th graders, with an invitation to ski and snowboard for FREE this winter!

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Merger

Mississauga-Based Accounting Firm to Merge with MNP

Mid-Market firms join forces to deliver more resources to better serve their clients

CALGARY, AB – Mississauga-based accounting and consulting firm EvansMartin LLP will merge with MNP effective January 1, 2012. Focused on the mid-market, both firms were looking for an opportunity to add resources to better serve their clients throughout Mississauga and surrounding areas.

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Guest Column

Jobless Execs: It’s Time to Dump the Old School

To Find Work, You Must Go Digital, Recruiting Expert Says

The nation’s unemployment rate may be inching downward, but the out-of-work figures have remained in the 9.0 to 9.2 percent range since April 2011, according to Bureau of Labor statistics.


 
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