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Friday February 11, 2011

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Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.


Consul general to visit Laurier for discussion on doing business with India

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting a public panel discussion on “Doing Business With India” featuring Preeti Saran, Consul General for India, and two business leaders Feb. 15 in the Senate and Board Chamber from 10 a.m. to noon.


OpenText Positioned as a Leader in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Waterloo – OpenText announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management” based on the company’s ability to execute and its completeness of vision.


DALSA Shareholder Approval Obtained for Plan of Arrangement with Teledyne

WATERLOO - Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and DALSA Corporation jointly announced today that at a Special Meeting of the Shareholders. DALSA received the requisite shareholder approvals for the plan of arrangement pursuant to which Teledyne will acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of DALSA.


CIGI and INET announce call for proposals for INET’s Spring 2011 Grant Program

WATERLOO - The Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking are pleased to announce they are now accepting research proposals for INET’s Spring 2011 Grant Program.


Waterloo Region families are already preparing for an exciting September.

Waterloo - Full-day kindergarten will be offered at 35 local schools in 2011 and at all schools across the province by 2015. Children will benefit from classes with both an early childhood educator and a teacher, who work together throughout the day to help children learn, play and grow.


Zehrs Markets Stores Inspire Rangers Fans To Give More At Don Cameron Potato Night

WATERLOO – Kitchener Rangers fans came prepared for the 14th annual Don Cameron Potato Night with the Kitchener Rangers in support of House of Friendship’s February Potato Blitz campaign. They had heard that Zehrs Markets stores would be donating an amount of potatoes equivalent to the total number of potatoes Rangers’ fans brought to the game.


More advantages found for new drug: McMaster study

Hamilton - New findings from a McMaster University-led study of a drug recently identified to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation have been published in the high-impact New England Journal of Medicine.


Declining industrial availability, increasing deal velocity encouraging signs for Greater Toronto Area industrial market in 2011

Avison Young releases its Q4 2010 Greater Toronto Area Industrial Market Report

TORONTO - The Greater Toronto Area industrial market, the largest in Canada and one of the largest in North America, saw its availability rate decline for the fourth consecutive quarter, finishing 2010 at 5.2%. This represents an improvement of 100 basis points since the end of 2009.


Toronto's Newest Luxury Hotel Set To Open Next Week

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Open For Business on February 16th

TORONTO - After five years in the making, Toronto is set to be home to one of the world's most recognizable luxury brands. On February 16th, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. makes its long-awaited return to Canada with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.


Toronto garbage outsourcing

Toronto - The Toronto & York Region Labour Council opposes Mayor Ford’s plan to privatize solid waste collection announced this week. If outsourced to private contractors, wages would go down by roughly $8 dollars an hour, the main source of achieving so-called “efficiency”.



911 GT3 R Hybrid is inscribed with over 27,000 signatures

MISSISSAUGA - The Porsche fan community on Facebook reached a magical milestone at the turn of the year when Porsche added its one-millionth fan on Facebook, one of the largest and most popular social networks on the Internet. Reason enough for Porsche to thank its fans with a special exhibition showcasing a unique custom-made vehicle: the Porsche museum will be presenting a Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid adorned with the signatures of more than 27,000 Porsche fans.


Carleton Researcher Stephen Fai Creates Innovative Model For Batawa

Ottawa – How would you like to see what an abandoned shoe factory could become – in 3D – with the touch of a button? Or how an entire town could be transformed? Architecture Professor Stephen Fai, three grad students and members of the Carleton Immersive Media Studio have developed an innovative model for Batawa that leverages the capabilities of Building Information Management software.

Innovation Awards

Carleton Excels in OCRI Nominations

Ottawa – A professor, alumnus and an undergraduate student from Carleton University have made the finalists list for the 2011 Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation Awards.

Achievement Awards

Engineering Professor Paul Simms Receives 2011 Research Achievement Award From Carleton

Ottawa – Everyone is seeking more cost-effective and sustainable initiatives to heat their homes and other buildings. One of the ways to do that is through the use of low-temperature geothermal heat pumps that can provide supplemental heating.

Carleton Professor Paul Simms will use the $15,000 honorarium from his Carleton University 2011 Research Achievement Award to undertake a new study to look at ways of improving this kind of heating system.


Canadian international merchandise trade

Statscan - Canada's merchandise exports rose 9.7% to $37.8 billion in December, led by a 16.5% gain in volumes of energy products. Export volumes, up 6.6%, increased in most sectors. Prices rose 2.9%. Both volumes and prices have risen in 8 of the past 12 months.


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