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Tuesday June 5, 2012

Ted Talks

Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment -- and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way.


Second stage of ‘Strengthening Our Community’ media campaign for healthy child development launches in June.

KW Counselling Services’ campaign puts focus on four critical actions adults can take to help children thrive

Kitchener - Today, KW Counselling Services will roll out the second stage of their ‘Strengthening Our Community’ media campaign. The campaign focuses on four critical actions parents and care givers can take to help children thrive, and is funded by The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.

Congress 2012 - Recap

A coda for Congress 2012

Waterloo - Congress 2012 has come and gone, with hundreds more delegates than expected and a number of events that were jammed with capacity crowds over the eight conference days.

Congress 2012

Congress 2012 was a “true tour de force”, federation president says

Waterloo - The 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences wrapped up June 2 following eight days of stimulating talks, presentations and networking.

Environment and Lifes Choices

Take the 2012 Commuter Challenge!

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo is once again hosting the local Commuter Challenge to encourage people across the region to walk, cycle, take transit, or carpool to work or school for the week of June 3 to 9.

Feeding the Planet

President’s Dialogues to Focus on Global Hunger, Climate Change

Guelph - Leading thinkers will tackle two of the most challenging, intertwined issues facing the world today — feeding the planet and climate change — during the 2012 President’s Dialogues at the University of Guelph June 13 and 14.


Farm Product Price Index rises in March 2012

Statscan - Prices farmers received for their commodities in March rose 2.0% from March 2011, as the increase in overall livestock and animal product prices more than offset lower crop prices. The total index has trended upward since August 2010; however, there has been a continual slowdown of growth since October 2011.

Human Resources

Search for Tech Talent Continues at Communitech’s TechVibe Recruitment Event in Waterloo

Waterloo Region – Opportunity calls as Waterloo Region tech companies continue the search for talent to fill more than 1,000 current job openings. On June 5th, the Waterloo Techvibe Recruitment Event hosted by Communitech at the Waterloo Inn will connect growing companies with job prospects.

Environment Fund Spending

Two public meetings round out community consultation on future of LEAF program

KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener is seeking feedback from the community on how the remaining $3 million in the Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) should be invested.


LucasWorks! Ranks 165th on the 24th Annual PROFIT 200 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Kitchener — PROFIT Magazine released their results of the 24th annual PROFIT 200 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies which included LucasWorks! at number 165.

Intelligent Communities

Intelligent Community Forum Welcomes Ottawa and New Taipei City to its Global Association of Intelligent Communities

Signs Memorandum of Understanding for future membership with Chongqing, China

New York – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), announced that Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and New Taipei City (NTC), Taiwan have joined the Intelligent Community Forum Foundation, the membership association of the Forum. The global network of Intelligent Communities include Dundee, Scotland; Stockholm, Sweden; Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Tallinn, Estonia; and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Global Financial Markets

International Monetary Stability Key for Maintaining Global Growth Says New Report

International monetary stability is at risk due to uncertain future international roles of these currencies, while policy choices within each currency area could radically alter global patterns of trade and capital movement.

Istanbul, Turkey – Growing instability in the international monetary system could significantly affect economic growth, investment and business environments, according to a new report, Euro, Dollar, Yuan Uncertainties: Scenarios on the Future of the International Monetary System, launched today at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in Istanbul.

Lecture Series

Publisher Speaks About New Publics

Guelph - Musagetes and CAFKA (the Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) have announced that Matthew Stadler will be speaking as part of the Big Ideas in Art & Culture Lecture Series.

Black Out

Website ‘BLACK OUT’ Held By Social Groups

Budget Bill C-38 Instigates Protest among Local Charities

Kitchener/Waterloo - Early yesterday morning, the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo joined over 13,000 other organizations across Canada in a website blackout.


New advisor marketing toolkit in supports ad campaign

Marketing package features interactive resources and prospecting tools to reach clients

WATERLOO - Manulife has launched a suite of marketing tools to help advisors promote its unique Synergy insurance solution. The new marketing toolkit is designed to build off consumer awareness created by Manulife's new Synergy ad campaign and provides a variety of fresh and innovative ways to help advisors introduce Synergy to their clients.


“Touch My Toys”

Kitchener – The onslaught of newer, faster, cooler high-tech toys is the inspiration for the Media Producers Group of Ontario’s (mpGO) next Show & Share meeting.


$600 million, 270-megawatt South Kent Wind project example of investments sought by Ontario Clean Technology Alliance at WINDPOWER 2012

Atlanta GA – The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta, GA with news of completed plans for a $600 million, 270-megawatt South Kent Wind joint venture between Pattern Energy Group LP and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc.

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