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Friday May 4, 2012

Ted Talks

Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career

A professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Larry Smith coaches his students to find the careers that they will truly love.

2012 Congress

Governor General Returns to Waterloo for Keynote Address

Over 7,000 delegates to attend 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Ottawa —The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are pleased to announce that His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will give a keynote address on the opening day of the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at 12:15 on May 26, 2012 in Waterloo at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Maureen Forrester Recital Hall.

Survey Ranking

U of G Highly Ranked by International Students

Guelph - The University of Guelph is the top-ranked university in Ontario for living and learning environment for international students, says a new survey.


Life-size, 3D hologram-like telepods may revolutionize videoconferencing

Kingston - A Queen's University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other.


$1.125-million donation to Western key to environmental stewardship

London - A new donation of $1.125 million by Newalta Corporation will support research and development efforts at Western to discover technologies to protect the environment and create value from perceived wastes generated by industrial sectors such as oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, mining and manufacturing.

Arts & Culture

Percussionists migrate to Waterloo Region for massive outdoor performance of avant garde masterpiece Inuksuit

KITCHENER – On May 11 and 12, 2012, the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, in collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) will present Environmental Rhythms, a weekend of percussive performances about and in the environment.


Home Hardware Dealer Receives Top Gun Award from North American Retail Hardware Association

St. Jacobs – Ron Cicuttini, Dealer-Owner of three Home Hardware locations in Ontario, received the prestigious Top Gun Award from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) at a ceremony in Las Vegas May 2, 2012.

Raising Blood

Blood drives do better with incentives, says University of Toronto study

TORONTO – It’s called the gift of life. But more people will roll up their sleeves to donate blood if a gift card comes with it. That’s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. It shows a 15 to 20 percent rise in blood drive donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix.

Mental Health

Hon. Michael Wilson to speak on mental illness

Waterloo - Shalom Counselling Services is pleased to announce that the Honourable Michael Wilson will be the guest speaker at the agency’s annual Fundraising Breakfast to be held this Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 1310 King St. N., St. Jacobs. Wilson’s topic is “Mental Illness: The Cost of Doing Nothing.”


Groundbreaking device improves laser accuracy in surgeries

Kingston - A Queen’s physicist and a PhD student have developed a groundbreaking device that controls the depth of a laser cut, laying groundwork to provide pinpoint accuracy during surgeries. This new laser control technology is valuable in all surgeries where cutting too deeply could lead to serious complications.


Waterloo Region Heritage Fair

WATERLOO REGION – The 1st Annual Waterloo Region Heritage Fair is being held at the Waterloo Region Museum on Thursday, May 3. Opening ceremonies and public viewing of displays will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. with opening remarks at 6:15 p.m.


OpenText Extends Lead in Mobile Enterprise Solutions with Exceed onDemand for iPad

Latest Mobility Offering Brings Touch-Friendly Secure Access to Enterprise Applications for Apple iPad Users

WATERLOO - OpenText announced that it has expanded its industry leading enterprise portfolio of mobility solutions with the introduction of Exceed onDemand for Apple iPad tablets. The latest addition to the Exceed onDemand family of managed application access solutions provides iPad users with always-on collaborative access to their line-of-business UNIX applications, while offering organizations the security and management features of a true enterprise solution.


2012 KYAC youth award winners

KITCHENER – This is National Youth Week, a time to recognize the tremendous benefits young people bring to the community. Last night, the Kitchener Youth Action Council (KYAC) held its annual awards ceremony, celebrating the contributions of young people who participate fully as citizens of our city.


Junior Achievement Celebrates Students’ Success

Kitchener – Students, parents, volunteers and sponsors all gathered tonight at the Holiday Inn in Kitchener to celebrate the successes of the 130 Achievers in the 2011-12 Sun Life Company Program. The event marked the 42nd Annual Futures Unlimited Banquet where Junior Achievement student companies and individuals were recognized for their excellence in their business ventures.

Arts & Culture

Laurier showcases Aboriginal education with art gallery exhibit

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University education students, Elder Rene Meshake and Hamilton-area Aboriginal high school students will present their visual and literary art for an exhibit titled “Songide’ewin: Aboriginal Narratives,” from May 22 to May 31 at the Robert Langen Art Gallery on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.


Solar Ontario 2012 gathering in London to shine a light on FIT Program

Last year’s keynote luncheon speaker, then Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade Sandra Pupatello, now Director of Business Development and Export Markets, PriceWaterHouse Coopers, returns with her views on the sector in 2012.

OTTAWA – Some 700 delegates from across the country will gather in London May 14-15 for Solar Ontario 2012 Conference and Trade Show, Ontario's largest and most influential solar industry event. Industry experts will connect with government officials and decision-makers to understand the implications of the new Ontario FIT Program and explore opportunities for Canada’s growing solar industry in Ontario.

Mental Health

Wear Green on May 9th to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Day

Guelph - Trellis celebrates Children’s Mental Health Week and launches a number of planned events for the week. Community Partners across Wellington and Dufferin have been invited to wear green on May 9th as a way to show support for children’s mental health and reduce stigma associated with it.

Quareterly reports

Co-operators General Insurance Company Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

GUELPH - Co-operators General Insurance Company (Co-operators General) today released consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Consolidated net income was $66.5 million compared to $25.8 million for the same quarter in 2011. This resulted in earnings per common share of $3.11 for the quarter compared to $1.11 in the same period last year.

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