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Monday February 7, 2011

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Ted Talks

Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power

Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded."

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Award

Canadian Olympic medalist Joannie Rochette to speak at Outstanding Women of Laurier event

WATERLOO – Canadian figure skater and Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette will deliver the keynote address at the Outstanding Women of Laurier event Tuesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel

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Education

Faculty of Social Work expands Aboriginal programming to New Brunswick

WATERLOO – Starting in fall 2011, Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work Department plans to offer a part-time Master of Social Work Aboriginal Field of Study program to students in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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PSA

HALL OF FAMERS’ TROTTIER, ANDERSON, SHUTT AND SMITH PLUS LEGENDARY HOCKEY HEROES FLEURY, VAIVE, NILAN, MUNI, MARUK, TAYLOR, BOSHMAN, ELLETT, LEEMAN, KRAVCHUK AND MANN TO PLAY ONTARIO LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH TEAM FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN WATERLOO

Waterloo - The Legendary Hockey Heroes will be coming to Kitchener/Waterloo for the Oldtimers’ Hockey Challenge taking place 7:00pm, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at the Sunlife Arena – Waterloo Memorial Recreation Centre.

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Shipping

PC*MILER|Worldwide 24.1 Certified for Use With Descartes
Transportation Manager

WATERLOO - Descartes Systems Group announced that industry-standard PC*MILER|Worldwide 24.1 routing, mileage and mapping software has been successfully tested and integrated with the latest release of Descartes Transportation Manager.

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Sports

Condors Tournament Champions!

Kitchener - First it was the men's extramural hockey team that won a tournament and now the Conestoga women have come home with a championship!

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Research

Study Sheds New Light on Invasive Plant Species

Guelph - A group of international scientists, including a University of Guelph biologist, has disproved a commonly held assumption about invasive plant species. The findings appear this week in the journal Ecology Letters.

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Performing Arts

CAMBRIDGE’S NEW PERFORMANCE THEATRE DESIGNS UNVEILED

Celebrating a Milestone

CAMBRIDGE – Citizens of Cambridge got a sneak peak of the designs for the new performing arts complex when MP Gary Goodyear, Mayor Doug Craig and members of the Cambridge City Council hosted an information event.

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Performing Arts

Construction of Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts to start this spring

Toronto - The vision of a world-class teaching and performance venue for students, faculty, artists and members of the wider community will soon be a reality at Queen’s. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring on the university’s Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Construction

Building permits

Statscan - The value of building permits increased 2.4% to $5.7 billion in December, following two consecutive months of declines. The increase was mainly attributable to higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Ontario.

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Real Estate

ComFree: Commission-free real estate network banner is officially launched

One third of Canadians would not automatically use a real estate agent to sell their property

Toronto - According to a survey of some 5,000 Canadians1, 32 per cent of homeowners would not automatically turn to a real estate agent to sell their property. With the launch of ComFree, Canada’s largest commission-free network, Canadian homeowners now have an alternative to sell their homes and avoid paying real estate commissions.

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Energy

Angus Power Signs 10 MW of Solar Project Financing

TORONTO - Angus Power (an H.H. Angus & Associates company) is announcing that it has acquired full project financing for a minimum of 10 MW of commercial-scale rooftop installations from Solar Power Partners of California and JCM Capital of Toronto, Ontario.

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Medical

Cold cases gone hot: Montreal researchers solve decades-old medical mysteries using genetics

Montreal - The mystery began in 1976. Adolfo Pampena was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that caused a strange combination of symptoms and was associated with the occurrence of multiple tumours in his stomach and colon. His medical team was stumped and was unable to answer the most important questions for him and his family: the cause of his disease and the risk for future generations.

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Health

Want to feel better? Listen to pop music

Hamilton - An analysis of U2, one of the most commercially successful and influential bands of all time, suggests music can play an important role in bettering the health of individuals and society as a whole.

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Entrepreneurship

York University launches commercialization presence in York Region

Innovation York to support entrepreneurship, collaboration and the Ministry of Research and Innovation-funded Regional Innovation Centre.

Toronto - If collaboration across industry, academic and public sectors is key to bridging Canada’s innovation gap, how do you make university research more accessible to the people and organizations who need this expertise?

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Anthropology

University of Toronto anthropologists discover earliest cemetery in Middle East

TORONTO – Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan. The cemetery includes graves containing human remains buried alongside those of a red fox, suggesting that the animal was possibly kept as a pet by humans long before dogs ever were.

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Donation

Philanthropist donates $12 million to Mississauga Health Sciences Complex

Toronto – Philanthropist Terrence Donnelly has donated $12 million to the University of Toronto to support students and help construct a new Health Sciences Complex at U of T Mississauga. The gift is the largest donation ever made to the Mississauga campus.


 


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