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Friday April 13, 2012

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Ted Talks

Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart

Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer -- he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors' medical knowledge to design a better repair job.

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Virtual R&D Centre

Waterloo joins IBM research consortium

Daily Bulletin with material from IBM Canada and the Office of John Milloy, MPP

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo has joined a consortium of seven Ontario universities, the Governments of Canada and Ontario, and IBM Canada to establish the world's first virtual IBM Canada Research and Development Centre.

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Transformation

Seventh World Economic Forum on Latin America Will Convene a Record Number of Participants

Mexico City, Mexico – The seventh World Economic Forum on Latin America will take place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on 16-18 April 2012. The meeting, held under the theme “Regional Transformation in a New Global Context”, will convene a record number of participants for this regional gathering, with close to 900 top regional and global leaders from 70 nations.

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Elder Care

Communication key in end-of-life care

Kingston - A recent study has determined end-of-life care and advance care planning for high risk, hospitalized elderly patients needs significant improvement.

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Music and Mind

Western neuroscientist wins Grammy award

While she didn't share the stage with Bruce Springsteen or Adele at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, Jessica Grahn is now a Grammy winner.

London - Jessica Grahn, a neuroscientist at Western University, has been awarded a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation® for her ongoing research in studying how the brain senses and reacts to music. Announced as one of 18 grants totalling $250,000, The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program helps facilitate a range of research, archiving, and preservation projects on a variety of subjects.

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Education

IBM and Desire2Learn Introduce New Services and Software offerings to K-12 and Higher Education

Companies deliver analytics-based intelligent learning environment

ARMONK and KITCHENER IBM and Desire2Learn Incorporated today announced new consulting services and software offerings that take the power of predictive analytics to improve outcomes in education.

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Discovery

Key to new antibiotics could be deep within isolated cave
by Chantall Van Raay

Hamilton - Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in one of the deepest, most isolated caves in the world could mean good news in the battle against superbugs.

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Education

Conestoga student presentations take top prizes in area competition

Kitchener - Engineering and computer science students from Conestoga and the University of Waterloo had the opportunity to hone their communications skills as they presented papers on a variety of technology-related topics to a panel of judges and guests at the annual Student Paper Competition for the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) held at Waterloo on Thursday, March 29.

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Pensions

Funding Cuts Expose CBC Pension Ponzi
By Bill Tufts & Lee Fairbanks

The Federal Government recently announced budget cuts to the CBC of $27.8 million this year increasing to $115 million by 2014-15. The CBC budget for 2011 was $1.1 billion.

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Manufacturing

Yes, There Is a Future for Manufacturing in Canada
Michael Burt, Director Canadian Industrial Outlook

Conference Board - One could be forgiven for believing that a perpetual fog of woe betides Canada’s manufacturing industry. Despite the end of the recession nearly 3 years ago, headlines continue to trumpet plant closures and job losses.

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Virtual R&D Centre

Waterloo joins IBM research consortium

Daily Bulletin with material from IBM Canada and the Office of John Milloy, MPP

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo has joined a consortium of seven Ontario universities, the Governments of Canada and Ontario, and IBM Canada to establish the world's first virtual IBM Canada Research and Development Centre.

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Guest Column

Speaking at Service Clubs: Boost Your Business
By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to promote your business? Have you ever wondered what a higher visibility in your community could do to increase business? Have you ever listened to a speaker at a service club and thought, “I could do better than that!” You can!

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Partnership

University of Waterloo and Nanjing University renew partnership

WATERLOO - Representatives from the University of Waterloo and Nanjing University in China met in Waterloo yesterday to review and renew the partnership that resulted in the Sino-Canadian College, a joint initiative between the two universities.

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Creating Jobs

No More Strategies

BURNABY, BC - The most recent BC Liberal "forest strategy", says the United Steelworkers union, "offers nearly nothing in the way of specific measures to help a struggling industry recovery".


 
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