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Thursday April 19, 2012

Ted Talks

Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

Taryn Simon captures the essence of vast, generation-spanning stories by photographing the descendants of people at the center of the narrative. In this riveting talk she shows a stream of these stories from all over the world, investigating the nature of genealogy and the way our lives are shaped by the interplay of many different forces.

World Leader

New Public Health School Established to Address Growing Health Crisis

WATERLOO - With today's launch of the new School of Public Health and Health Systems, the University of Waterloo becomes a world leader in public health research, education and service, specifically focused on addressing the growing health crisis.

Research & Commercialization

University of Waterloo president signs agreement, speaks on innovation during visit to Saudi Arabia

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo renewed and expanded its cooperation with King Saud University yesterday. Feridun Hamdullahpur, president & vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, and Abdullah A. Al-Othman, university rector at King Saud University, signed the agreement, which expands on the existing collaboration between the two institutions.

Cost of unemployment

Employment Insurance, February 2012

In Toronto, the number of people receiving benefits fell 18.8% to 66,600

Statscan - In February, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell by 6,700 (-1.2%) to 552,800.

Data Management

IBM invests record $65 million to Western to work on "big data" Solution

London - IBM Canada is delivering more of its trademark blue buzz today as the technology giant is contributing a landmark $65 million of computers and software to Western University, which will exponentially enhance the collaborative efforts already underway between the two partners, as part of a recently announced $210 million research and development innovation network.

Digital Media

British Columbia Takes Top Spot in eGovernment Study Announced by the Stratford Institute

Alberta ranks 2nd, Ontario 3rd in benchmarking study evaluating provincial websites

Stratford – British Columbia ranks first overall for its eGovernment initiatives, specifically the provision of online services and information and online engagement of citizens, a Stratford Institute study released yesterday reveals.

Recognition for Job Well Done

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

WATERLOO REGION - The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame will hold its Annual Induction Ceremony at the new Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m.

Immigration & Capitalism

Kevin O'Leary and Jason Kenney Announce Startup Visa for Entrepreneurs

O'Leary Ventures, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Team Up to Mark Launch of Consultation Process Program Will Enable Canadian Venture Investors to Recruit Global Talent

TORONTO - Kevin O'Leary joined Canada's immigration minister, Jason Kenney, yesterday to make a big announcement for the country's startup and venture investing community. Canada's startup visa, if implemented, will create highly skilled jobs and bring much-needed capital into Canada's startup sector.

Have a Say

Public to have say on look of Duke and Ontario parking garage facade

KITCHENER – With the last phase of structural repairs in the Duke and Ontario parking garage about to commence, city councillors injected some fun into the construction project on Monday by endorsing a plan that could brighten up the building façade - and give residents a say on the new look.

New App

ACareerJob Introduces App for Job Seekers and Employers

WATERLOO - Job seekers, warm up your smart phones. Find a potential employer using a new, comprehensive mobile app which launched yesterday by ACareerJob.

Community Health

Lutherwood Pulls Off A "Best Workplace" Three-peat

WATERLOO – For the third consecutive year, the Great Place To Work Institute has identified Lutherwood as one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces. In addition to being identified 12th overall in the medium-sized category, it was recognized as one of the top 10 best workplaces for women and was recognized as having demonstrated excellence in the pride category.

New Release

OpenText Alchemy Delivers Enhanced Document Capture, Workflow and Retention Capabilities for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises

Latest Version of Popular OpenText Document Server Solution Helps Increase Process Efficiencies, Mitigate Risk, Reduce Operational Costs

WATERLOO - OpenText announced the availability of OpenText Document Server, Alchemy Edition, version 9 (OpenText Alchemy), the latest version of OpenText's popular document management solution which helps small-to-medium-sized businesses and departments easily and affordably capture, store, access, distribute and archive business and transactional documents.

Science, Business and Choice Lecture

Well-Known Science Broadcaster Jay Ingram to Deliver 2012 Discovery Lecture at Carleton

Ottawa - Jay Ingram will deliver the Faculty of Science’s annual Discovery Lecture on Wednesday, April 18. During his lecture, entitled “Truth, an inconvenience”, he will ask his audience two key questions: Are we responsible for the changing climate? And are you against genetically modified foods?

Green on a Global Scale

McDonald's Celebrates 90 Groundbreaking Advancements in Environmental Practices Around the World

Innovations in Energy Savings, Recycling & Other Environment-Focused Areas

OAK BROOK, IL - Reusing air conditioning condensation to water plants and clean. Repurposing advertising banners into fashionable tote bags. Recycling used cooking oil to power generators at a hospital. Today, McDonald's Corp. celebrates these and dozens more examples of passion and innovation in the 2012 Global Best of Greenreport.

Future trading Partners

The Next Generation of Latin American Leaders Needs Vision and Commitment

The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2012 ends with a call by young leaders for commitment to education, inclusion, social responsibility and sustainable growth.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The vision to transform Latin America into a thriving region committed to sustainable growth, inclusion, innovation and social responsibility depends on whether its new generation of leaders can overcome archaic thinking, outdated notions of hierarchy and the lack of dedication to excellence in education, young Latin American leaders said in the closing session of the seventh World Economic Forum on Latin America.

More The Merrier

G20 to Remain Key Forum for Managing Global Economy beyond Current Crisis

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The G20 is likely to remain key for managing the global economy even after the impact of the economic crisis subsides, predicted business, government and international organization leaders in a session on the G20 at the seventh World Economic Forum on Latin America yesterday.

Political Satement

MPP Rob Leone’s Position on CMH and the Budget is, ‘Neither Fish nor Fowl!’

Political Comments issued by the CAmbridge Liberal Association.

Cambridge - “Mr. Leone’s position on the budget and CMH frankly, is neither fish nor fowl,” stated Allan Krause, President, Cambridge Provincial Liberal Association. “During and since the election, Mr. Leone has derided the Cambridge Memorial Hospital expansion plans approved in the budget as either, ‘electioneering’ or ‘sand bagging pet projects’ in his crass effort to ‘fish’ for political advantage.”

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