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Ted Talks

Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo

TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.

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Voulunteerism

Volunteering in Canada, 2010

Statscan - In 2010, more than 13.3 million people—accounting for 47% of Canadians aged 15 and over—did volunteer work. Overall, volunteers devoted almost 2.1 billion hours to their volunteer activities: a volume of work that is equivalent to just under 1.1 million full-time jobs.

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Workplace Violence

Mosaic Counselling and Family Services Announces Upcoming Conference on Managing Violence As It Enter the Workplace

Kitchener - Recent studies tell us that 24% of employees have experienced domestic violence and 70% of those are victimized at work. “Since the 2010 introduction of Bill 168, most organizations have taken steps to respond to more rigorous Health and Safety requirements on workplace violence,” says Kathie Must, Mosaic’s Director of Workplace Programs.

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Employment

Self-employment among immigrants and their children, 1981 to 2006
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Statscan - In 2006, Canadian-born sons of immigrants aged 25 to 44 had lower self-employment rates than immigrant fathers had at the same age 25 years earlier.

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Energy

Guelph Hydro Announces Drop in Electricity Distribution Rates for Residential and Small Commercial Customers

GUELPH – Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. announced that thanks to prudent financial and efficient operational management, residential and small commercial customers will see a drop in their electricity distribution rates, effective April 1, 2012.

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Voulunteerism

The Co-operators donated $1.9 million to charity and non-profit sector

GUELPH - To mark the beginning of National Volunteer Week The Co-operators expresses its gratitude to the thousands of Canadians whose contributions to voluntary and non-profit organizations help build stronger, more inclusive communities across the country.

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Guest Columnist

12 ways to spot a liar

By Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

Your boss tells you that “this change is for the best,” but as she speaks, you notice her stiff body posture and forced smile. Is she being honest with you?

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Energy

US Announces New Partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

WASHINGTON – On Friday, three federal agencies announced a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of the USA's abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources.

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Guest Column

Canada's manufacturing sector isn't competitive

Blame slower productivity growth, stronger loonie, wages, and a lack of investment by Canadian firms

By Jock Finlayson Vice President, Business Council of British Columbia

The state of manufacturing on both sides of the border has been attracting a great deal of interest over the past few months.

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Sustainability

Laurier Board of Governors approves sustainability action plan

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has approved a new Sustainability Action Plan, which sets a 15 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over a five-year period.

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Entrepreneurship

Home Hardware sponsorship gives business students a boost

BANFF, AB — Canada’s longest-running student-organized business conference, the Rocky Mountain Business Seminar (RMBS), got a boost from Home Hardware Stores Limited recently. The Seminar series has a 46-year history of connecting speakers and business representatives from across North America with students pursuing a future in commerce.

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Letter to the Editor

CANCELLATION OF CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT FUNDING WILL IMPACT ONTARIO COMMUNITIES

Guelph - Canada’s co-operative associations have learned that the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI), a program that has provided financial support for new and emerging co-operatives since 2003, will not be continued and that the Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat, the government office that administers programs related to co-operatives, will be significantly reduced in size.


 
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