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Rick Guidotti: From stigma to supermodel

Rick Guidotti spent fifteen years as a fashion photographer working in New York, Milan, Paris, and London. In 1998, he founded Positive Exposure, a non profit organization dedicated to highlighting the beauty of genetic diversity and challenging the stigmas associated with differences in appearance.

Grants Awarded

Eight University of Waterloo researchers receive prestigious research grants

WATERLOO - University of Waterloo research into the early detection of prostate cancer may give hope to the more than 25,000 men annually diagnosed with this disease that is the third leading cause of cancer death among Canadian men.


Month of Rainfall in 12 Hours

Grand River - A large amount of rain fell on the upper Grand River watershed on Thursday evening. Luther Marsh received the equivalent of a month of rainfall accumulation in a 12-hour period, providing some relief from the low levels of precipitation over the past three months and resulted in the filling of Belwood Lake reservoir.

Research Award

Laurier professors receive provincial Early Researcher Awards

WATERLOO – The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation awarded Laurier associate professor of biology Jennifer Baltzer and associate professor of business Laurie Barclay each with a $100,000 Early Researcher Award.

Tuition Credits

Taxpayers' Ombudsman Releases his Special Report "Earning Credits"

OTTAWA - Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. J. Paul Dube, today called on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to determine students' eligibility for tuition tax credits according to the legislation, and not solely on its own internal procedures.

This Weekend

Hobby Railroad Between Waterloo and St. Jacobs Running on Mothers Day

Waterloo - The Waterloo Central Railway is again operating its Mother's Day Special Trains on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from Uptown Waterloo to the Village of St. Jacobs.

Home Sales

Continued strength in local home sales

KITCHENER-WATERLOO – Residential real estate sales through the Multiple Listing System of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS (KWAR), were up over last year for the second consecutive month.

Nurses Get Recognition

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario recognizes GRH for dedication to best nursing care practices

Kitchener-Waterloo - Just prior to Nursing Week, nurses at Grand River Hospital are celebrating a provincial designation that recognizes both their dedication to excellence in patient care and their efforts to bring the latest evidence and research to nursing.

Just on the Weekend

Student earned medals at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition!

Waterloo Region - Student from this area earned top standing at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition held earlier this week at Waterloo’s RIM Park & Manulife Sportsplex!

Global News

Over 700 Leaders from 70 Countries Will Convene This Week in Ethiopia

Eight African heads of state or government among 90 public figures taking part

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – More than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, media and the arts from over 70 countries will meet at the 22nd World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 9 to 11 May. The meeting is being hosted for the first time in Addis Ababa with the support of the Government of Ethiopia.

Federal Tourism Strategy

Canadian Government Announces Improvements to the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program

Minister Shea says "Strategy sets out a new approach to strengthening Canada's tourism sector"

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, announced administrative improvements to the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP) as part of the Harper Government's commitment to Canada's Federal Tourism Strategy.

Energy Safety

Canada's Nuclear Industry in Jeopardy as SNC-Lavalin Faces Potential Strike

Scientists, engineers, technologists and technicians vote overwhelmingly to strike - action could commence May 7th

TORONTO - SNC-Lavalin faces more bad news as the union representing the majority of staff at its newly acquired nuclear reactor design company voted to authorize strike action. The Society of Professional Engineers and Associates (SPEA) held a strike vote yesterday: an unprecedented 95% of employees participated in the vote, with over 94% voting to authorize strike action.

Book Topic Financial

Boomers Stand to Inherit Trillions

Closed-End Funds a Good Investment Option

Baby boomers stand to inherit $10 trillion in the next few years and women will get the bulk of it, according to a Cornell University study, because they outlive men an average of seven years.


Sweet Tooth Secures $2.25M in Seed Financing

OMERS Ventures, the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Points International to Invest $1.5M

WATERLOO - Sweet Tooth Inc., a Waterloo, Ontario-based developer of eCommerce customer loyalty software, has secured $2.25 million in funding. Of this, a total of $1.5 million in seed financing will come from OMERS Ventures, the Ontario government funded MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) and Points International. An additional $750,000 is forthcoming from other sources.

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