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Thursday February 10, 2011
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Ted Talks

Mother and daughter doctor-heroes: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed

They've been called the "saints of Somalia." Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where -- in the face of civil war and open oppression of women -- they've built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.

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Geoengineering

Geoengineering triumph of the Chilean mine rescue explored in uWaterloo lecture

WATERLOO - The successful rescue efforts in last year's Chilean mine disaster will be explored during a free public lecture at the University of Waterloo next week. Maurice Dusseault and Steve Evans, professors in the department of earth and environmental sciences, will examine the geoengineering triumph in a lecture entitled Disaster and Deliverance: The Chilean Mine Rescue.

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Sports

SHOW YOUR RANGERS PASSION AND SCORE DURING ROGERS NIGHT WITH THE KITCHENER RANGERS

Waterloo – Rogers TV is calling on Kitchener Rangers fans to show their passion for the Blueshirts during Rogers Night with the Kitchener Rangers Friday, February 11 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.

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Employment

Canadian Solar to Host Major Ontario Job Fair Friday, February 11th

New Facility Expected to Create Approximately 500 Jobs

GUELPH - Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced it will host a major Job Fair this Friday, February 11, 2011 at its new solar module manufacturing facility located at 545 Speedvale Avenue, West in Guelph, Ontario. Openings include process technicians, general operators, logistic coordinators and quality engineers, among others. Potential candidates can meet with Canadian Solar's Human Resource specialists from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Astronaut

Upcoming TEDxWaterloo conference announces 12th and final guest to speak at Centre in the Square on March 3, 2011.

Waterloo – In a major announcement, Dr. Roberta Bondar, celebrated Canadian astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space will speak to a sold out audience at Kitchener’s Centre In The Square on March 3, 2011 for the Region’s second annual TEDxWaterloo event. Dr. Bondar is a past recipient of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and was named by Time Magazine among North America’s best explorers.

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Literature

Communitech Event Attracts Author Daniel Pink for Insight on Workplace Motivation

Waterloo - Daniel Pink, formerly chief speechwriter for U.S. Vice-president Al Gore and currently author of four provocative books about changing the work world, will be the keynote speaker at Communitech’s Titan Learning Series workshop Wednesday, Feb. 16.

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Arts And Culture

Drayton Entertainment CEO Alex Mustakas presents the business of running an art

WATERLOO – Alex Mustakas of Drayton Entertainment will discuss “The Business of Running an Art” as part of Laurier’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Wednesday, Feb. 16 at noon in Laurier’s Senate and Board Chamber.

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Safety

Kitchener offers winter safety tips for residents

KITCHENER – With winter still in full swing, there are a number of ways residents can help make our city safe while the snow continues to fly.

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Recreation

Breithaupt Centre 25-yard pool re-opening mid- March

KITCHENER – The 25-yard pool at the Breithaupt Centre, which was scheduled to reopen in February, will remain closed until mid-March due to construction delays.

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Dining

OLIVER & BONACINI RESTAURANTS TO BECOME FOODSERVICE PROVIDER AT MUSKOKA’S HISTORIC WINDERMERE HOUSE

Muskoka - O&B offerings at Windermere House will include: casual and fine dining, bar lounge, conference services, and wedding and event catering. When the doors open this May at the landmark Windermere House resort on beautiful Lake Rosseau for its 142nd season, cottagers and cottage country visitors will have some exciting new dining options to consider.

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Council

Dr. Sam Shaw Appointed Vice-Chair of the Standards Council of Canada Governing Council

OTTAWA - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Standards Council of Canada announced the appointment of Dr. W.A. Sam Shaw as Vice-Chair of the SCC Governing Council.

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Ombudsman

Minister of National Revenue Announces the Reappointment of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman

OTTAWA - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, announced that Mr. J. Paul Dube, who became Canada's first Taxpayers' Ombudsman in February of 2008, has been reappointed for a five-year term.

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Achievement Awards

Carleton Professor Claudio Aporta Receives 2011 Research Achievement Award

Ottawa – Carleton Professor Claudio Aporta is on the trail of Inuit pathways in Canada’s North and how these created a sense of connection and identity among Inuit groups. He has just been awarded a Carleton University 2011 Research Achievement Award that will help him continue his work.

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Housing

New Housing Price Index

Statscan - The New Housing Price Index rose 0.1% in December, following a 0.3% advance in November. Toronto and Oshawa, as well as Winnipeg were the top contributors to the NHPI increase in December.


 


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