TEDxWaterloo - Mathew Ho - LEGO Man in Space
||Mathew Ho, a Grade 12 student at Agincourt Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, has a thing for high places. He and his friend Asad Muhammad became "the teens who sent a Canadian Lego man into space and videotaped it” just for fun.
LPGA IN WATERLOO
Ai Miyazato, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Azahara Munoz, Lexi Thompson, and Karrie Webb are headed to Waterloo
Waterloo Ai Miyazato, Suzanna Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Azahara Munoz, Lexi Thompson, and Karrie Webb, all players who are ranked in the top 25 in the world, have joined the field for the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Grey Silo Golf Course, June 20-24.
Carleton University Excels in Prestigious Fulbright Program
Ottawa - Carleton University is proud to announce that one of its postdoctoral fellows, along with two students, have been named Fulbright scholars for the 2012-‘13 academic year. At the same time, the University will host two distinguished Fulbright scholars from the United States.
Laurier celebrates its generous donors
Waterloo - At a gala reception held June 5, Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Max Blouw celebrated and recognized the university’s most loyal and generous donors.
Regional Council Report - June 6, 2012
Waterloo Region - Summary of discussion and the major items presented at Council meetings. The following tenders/contracts were approved by Council:
Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood could triple the risk of leukaemia and brain cancer
New York - Radiation exposure received from 2 to 3 computed tomography (CT) scans of the head in childhood (aged under 15 years)giving a cumulative dose of around 60 mGy can triple the risk of later developing brain cancer, while around 5 to 10 such scans (cumulative dose around 50 mGy) could triple the risk of developing leukaemia (with the differing number of scans related to different absorption rates of the brain versus the bone marrow and age at time of scanning).
Turkey’s Stable Democracy and Strong Economic Growth Offer Inspiration to Others
Democracy in Egypt is still a work in progress
Istanbul, Turkey Government and business leaders lauded Turkey’s stable democracy and strong economic growth as an inspiration to others in the region and beyond, but warned it would be wrong to talk of a Turkish “model” because all must find their own path to progress.
Realtors Revitalize Huron Natural Area
KITCHENER-WATERLOO As part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors (KWAR) sponsored a Native Gardening Project at the Huron Natural Area (HNA). Spanning over 250 acres, the HNA is an awe-inspiring destination and one of the most valuable natural areas in Waterloo region.
Region invites public to FREE forum featuring “SMART” expert in new mobility and strong communities - Susan Zielinski, Harvard Scholar
Waterloo Region The Region of Waterloo is pleased to present Susan Zielinski, Harvard Scholar and leader in mobility innovation and Managing Director of SMART, June 12, 2012, at Galt Little Theatre (47 Water St. S., Cambridge) beginning at 6 p.m.
100 Year Old City
Kitchener 100 celebrations kick off in style this weekend
KITCHENER Circle your calendar. On Sunday, June 10, the City of Kitchener celebrates the 100th anniversary of becoming a city. Throughout the day in downtown Kitchener, the King Street Extravaganza will feature activities for everyone, including:
Building permits, April 2012
Statscan - The total value of building permits fell 5.2% to $6.5 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly increases. The decline was largely the result of lower construction intentions for institutional buildings and multi-family dwellings in Ontario.
Call for Concerted Action to Address Job Emergency
Entrepreneurship has a major role to play in the new economy.
Istanbul, Turkey Economic leaders called for concerted action to address the jobs emergency that faces countries confronted by demographic shifts and tightening budgets. Speaking at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia, John Evans, General Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, France, said there is no time to wait for agreement on a medium-term framework and called for immediate action to create jobs and re-establish confidence in the economy.
Blood test could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
New York - Scientists have discovered that a simple blood test could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients, according to an Article published Online First in The Lancet Oncology.
RSA Canada announces agreement to acquire L'Union Canadienne
GUELPH - Home, car and business insurer RSA Canada has agreed to acquire L'Union Canadienne, a Quebec-based intermediated P&C insurer, from its parent company Co-operators General Insurance Company (CGIC) for $150 million, pending regulatory approval, and other standard closing adjustments and conditions.
Leone Introduces Balanced Budget and Debt Limit Legislation
QUEEN’S PARK Yesterday MPP Rob Leoneintroduced his Private Member’s Bill that he says "will stop the spending crisis that plagues Ontario, as a result of the McGuinty Government."
Horwath NDP Bill Will Hike Auto Insurance Rates in Waterloo Region, Reward Dangerous & Drunk Drivers
Waterloo - The Horwath NDP is proposing legislation that will force safe drivers in Waterloo Region to pay more for auto insurance while lowering rates for dangerous drivers, said Liberal MPP John Milloy.
Chamber Hosts Imperial Oil to Discuss What the World’s Energy Future Will Look Like
Kitchener Tomorrow, the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Cindy Christopher, Manager of Environmental Policy and Planning at Imperial Oil, for a very interesting Point of View Luncheon where she will discuss what the world's energy future look like in 30 years.
Arts & Culture
KWS Announces Expanded Youth Orchestra Program
Kitchener/Waterloo - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony announced an expanded Youth Orchestra Program with the addition of a new ensemble and a new ensemble conductor.
Moneris Solutions Appoints Christine Lee as New President, North American Strategic Partnerships and Emerging Markets
TORONTO - Moneris Solutions,the credit and debit card processor, announced the appointment of Christine Lee as its new President, North American Strategic Partnerships and Emerging Markets, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Canadian Urban Institute names two Regional partners award winners
Waterloo Region The Urban Leadership Awards program is an annual initiative of the Canadian Urban Institute designed to recognize those who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in Canada’s cities and urban regions. This year, two out of a possible 11 Urban Leadership Awards have been awarded to Region of Waterloo partner projects for improving the quality of life in Canada’s cities and urban regions and making our cities healthier, safer and more dynamic places to live and work.