Wednesday February 2, 2011
Dale Dougherty: We are makers
||America was built by makers - curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TEDMotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we're all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker with, like Arduinos, affordable 3D printers, even DIY satellites.
Waste collection during severe weather conditions
Waterloo Region Waste collection services will be disrupted if the Region experiences severe weather conditions.
Architect Firm Expands In Kitchener
Kitchener - ROBERTSON SIMMONS ARCHITECTS INC. (RSai) announced the opening of its satellite office in Kitchener at The Regus Centre (corner of King and Ontario). The new space supports the firm’s pursuit of the healthcare sector and the growth of its interior design group.
Arts & Culture
Tickets on Sale for Drayton Entertainment’s 2011 Season
DRAYTON Drayton Entertainment has unveiled its stellar 2011 Season. Smash-hit Broadway musicals, a Drayton Entertainment original production, a tribute to one of the greatest pop stars of all time, sentimental plays and laugh-out-loud comedies make up a dazzling 2011 Playbill.
Laurier is reviewing its visual identity, and is looking for your input!
Waterloo - Wilfrid Laurier University is conducting a visual identity review, which means examining the university’s graphic elements such as the crest and wordmark. Building on the work already done during the Envisioning Laurier and Academic Planning processes, the review will answer two questions: should we update or change the university’s visual identity, and if so, how can we update the visual identity in a cohesive way that reflects our strengths, values and traditions?
Arts and Culture
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL sponsors THEMUSEUM’s Tom Thomson Exhibition
KITCHENER THEMUSEUM announced that Sun Life Financial has become the presenting sponsor of SEARCHING FOR TOM | Tom Thomson: Man, Myth and Masterworks set to open in one week on Thursday, February 3rd and run through May 8th.
OpenText Delivers New Content Management Portlets
New Release of OpenText Portal Offers Support for Content Aggregation across Content Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Social-centric and Customer-centric Web sites
Waterloo - OpenText Corporation announced portal solutions that enable customers to create best in class social-, content- and customer-centric sites. The new OpenText Portal software includes a set of powerful portlets that allow users to easily mashup content from Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText ECM Suite and many other sources into a single, highly flexible and personalized interface, for intranet, extranet, or customer-facing websites.
Carleton Professor David Rogers Receives Research Achievement Award for Breakthroughs in Medical Physics
Ottawa Last year, David Rogers, Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics, was only the fourth Canadian ever to receive the William D. Coolidge Award, the highest honour from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
WWLHIN BOARD HIGHLIGHTS JANUARY MEETING
KITCHENER The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors met on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Following are highlights from that meeting.
COM DEV Wins Commercial Satellite Contract
CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced that it has been awarded an Authorization To Proceed contract to provide equipment for a commercial communications satellite. The initial release, which permits engineering activity to begin and production to start, is valued in excess of US$3 million.
CCLA Reacts to G20 Defendant Alex Hundert's Release
Toronto - After having spent three consecutive months in jail without trial, G20 defendant Alex Hundert was released from the Toronto West Detention Centre. His release came after he signed a plea bargain with the Crown that he was guilty of being in breach of his "no protest condition" for being present during one portion of the panel at Ryerson University.
98.1 CHFI and SONiC 102.9 Relaunch Online - More Content, More Interaction
TORONTO - Rogers Media announced that two of its #1 radio stations have new best-of-breed web services. 98.1 CHFI in Toronto and SONiC 102.9 in Edmonton have relaunched their websites giving the stations the ability to publish real time content that can be easily shared across their listeners' social networks.
Sun Life Financial selected as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
Ranking highlights corporations most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues
TORONTO - Sun Life Financial Inc. has been named as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.
Minister Clement Announces the Appointment of Six New Members to Science, Technology and Innovation Council
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced the appointment of six new members to the Science, Technology and Innovation Council, the government's advisory body on science, technology and innovation issues.
Government of Canada to Launch Study of Canadian Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Manufacturing Industry
OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced that the Government of Canada will commission a study of Canada's medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturing sector. The report is expected to be delivered in the spring of 2011.