Tuesday December 13, 2011
Monika Bulaj: The hidden light of Afghanistan
||Monika Bulaj is a photographer and writer who explores -- in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe -- the dim areas of monotheism, where the sacred can transcend borders: Bonfires, dances, cults of the dead, possession rites. She describes outskirts and deserts, frontiers and megalopolis.
Cost of Living
Rising Food Prices: U of G Economists Predict Some Relief in 2012
Guelph - Canadians will get a small break at the supermarket in 2012, as food prices will increase only marginally in the coming year, according to a forecast by two University of Guelph professors.
Technology Learning Company Expands to the Tannery's Second Floor
Expansion reflects company's success, growth, and dedication to growing our teams to meet rising client demands
Kitchener-Waterloo - Desire2Learn announced yesterday that renovations are complete and the company has moved into additional office space in The Tannery.
School of Business experts predict economy will continue to see low interest rates paired with low consumer confidence
Kingston - Be cautious and continue to prepare for the unexpected that’s the advice from members of the Business Forecast Lunch, which was recently hosted by the Queen's School of Business.
Canada's international investment position for the Third quarter 2011
Statscan - Canada's net foreign debt was down $31.8 billion to $189.5 billion at the end of the third quarter, led by the depreciation of the Canadian dollar against most major foreign currencies.
Laurier appoints Joyce Parkes Burpee as senior advisor, dispute resolution and support
Waterloo - Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Joyce Parkes Burpee as senior advisor, dispute resolution and support, effective Dec. 5, 2011.
Survival rates increase with chemotherapy alone in patients with limited-stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Kingston - New research led by the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG) at Queen’s University has proven patients with limited stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a better chance of long-term survival if they undergo a standard chemotherapy regimen as opposed to radiation-based treatment.
U of T student named Ontario Rhodes Scholar
TORONTO Steven Wang, a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, has been named an Ontario Rhodes Scholar for 2012. Wang is one of 11 Canadians to earn one of the world’s most celebrated academic honours.
University of Waterloo grad wins gold medals in national accounting competition
WATERLOO - For the second consecutive year, a recent graduate from the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at the University of Waterloo has won the national and provincial gold medals for the Chartered Accountancy Uniform Final Examination (UFE).
Study Of What we Already Know
Excess capacity and productivity growth in Canadian manufacturing from 1990 to 2006
Statscan - Growth in labour productivity in the Canadian manufacturing sector slowed substantially in the years after 2000. At least half of this slowdown was because of restructuring resulting from an increase in excess plant capacity during this period.
Arts & Culture
Renowned Chinese artist gives calligraphy demonstration at Laurier Toronto
Waterloo/Toronto - Laurier hosted a reception and calligraphy exhibit by renowned Chinese artist Hongliang Wang on Friday, Dec. 2 at the university’s Toronto Office.
Conestoga grad excels at international skills competition
Kitchener - Jonathan Sinke, who graduated from Conestoga’s cabinetmaking apprenticeship program in November 2011, was awarded the bronze medal in cabinetmaking at WorldSkills London 2011, the world’s largest international skills competition for young people.
Research Chair Focuses on Clinical Nutrition
Guelph - An innovative new faculty position at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College will ensure that dogs and cats receive the best nutritional care in hospital and that student veterinarians have the tools they need to help future clients make healthy choices for their pets.
Sales Agreement for Solar Systems at the University of Murcia, Spain
Waterloo - Canadian Solar Inc. announced it has entered into a sales contract with Siemens. Under the agreement, Canadian Solar supplied 2.5 MW of solar modules for two solar projects - a rooftop system and a carport.
Passion is Required for a Winning Culture
By Nathan Jamail
Passion is one of those words that many people love to use but very rarely do they actually demonstrate it themselves. It easily can be the reason for almost any person or organization’s success. Passion fuels everything good about a person or an organization, so why is it so hard to find people that are passionate about their jobs or the product or service they sell?
Canada Pension Plan Changes for Individuals Aged 60 to 70-January 2012
OTTAWA - Significant changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will occur in January 2012 to reflect the way Canadians are living, working, and retiring. The changes will affect both employees and self-employed workers aged 60 to 70.
Resilience: Bend and Bounce -- So You Won’t Break
By Marti MacGibbon
Doug is a manager at a large retail firm. Recently his department reported a significant drop in sales. Doug and his team are working diligently to earn a bigger market share this holiday season, so he wants to find a way to lead and instill confidence in his subordinates, but deep down he wonders if he’s got what it takes to rebound personally, let alone carry others along.
Industry Minister Paradis Reaches an Out of-Court Settlement in the U.S. Steel Litigation
OTTAWA - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, today made the following statement related to the ongoing litigation involving United States Steel Corporation Ltd.
Canadians Betrayed with U.S. Steel Deal
Canadian government cuts secret deal to renege on job and production commitments
TORONTO - The Harper government has betrayed working families in Hamilton and Nanticoke by dropping its court case against U.S. Steel despite the company's clear violations of federal law.
98% of Chinese Physicians Use Internet
New Study by Kantar Health China and DXY Shows Chinese Physicians Are More Digitally Savvy Than Previously Thought
BEIJING - Ninety-eight percent of physicians in China use the Internet, and they spend 5.1 hours a week on activities related to their practice and on specialty-related activities, according to a new study by Kantar Health, and DXY, the largest online academic portal for Chinese physicians and life sciences professionals.