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Monday June 11, 2012

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Ted Talks

Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism

At TEDxPeachtree, Ami Klin describes a new early detection method that uses eye-tracking technologies to gauge babies' social engagement skills and reliably measure their risk of developing autism.


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Innovation

Two OVC Profs Nominated for Prestigious Innovation Award

Guelph - Pathobiology professors Patricia Shewen (professor emerita since 2011) and Bruce Wilkie (professor emeritus since 2006) have been nominated for the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation’s $100,000 award for their development of an effective vaccine against bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis. The disease, also known as “shipping fever” pneumonia, is a major cause of sickness, death and economic losses in the cattle industry.

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Acquisition & Growth

Knell’s Acquires G&A Lock Service Ltd.

Company Limited continues rapid growth with acquisition

Kitchener – William Knell & Company Limited (Knell’s), a supplier of industrial supply and door & hardware products in Waterloo region proudly announces that they have acquired well known locksmith and security services company G&A Lock Service Ltd (G&A).
The acquisition of G&A bolsters Knell’s Door & Hardware’s service capabilities. The company’s existing 46 year relationship of working together will make the transition seamless, and will enable Knell’s to offer onsite, 24 hour, service to general contractors, property managers and business owners.

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Climate Change

Climate change to warm Canada with increased temperatures of up to 2C by 2020 and 4C by 2050

Canada's most comprehensive climate change adaptation report calls for immediate action

Toronto/Waterloo - Intact Financial Corporation and the University of Waterloo, along with more than 80 experts from across the country, today released the Climate Change Adaptation Project report, which provides a roadmap for adaptation in Canada. It projects rising temperatures across the country and substantial fluctuations in precipitation levels, all of which will leave a range of sectors, cities and rural regions in Canada vulnerable.

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Cross Border Interest

Steelworkers Ask Washington, Ottawa to Build Bridge with North American Steel

TORONTO - "This project can put Canadians and Americans back to work by using North American steel and other building materials to the greatest extent possible," writes Ken Neumann, United Steelworkers (USW) National Director, in a letter to Transport Minister Denis Lebel.

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Convoaction

Laurier to graduate 2,543 students at spring convocation

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding its spring convocation ceremonies on Laurier’s Waterloo campus this week, June 11 to 15, and on Laurier’s Brantford campus June 19 and 20.

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Unstably Housed

Housing and Health: Exploring the Connection

Waterloo - Did you know that 38% of people who are unstably housed have unmet health care needs compared to 12% of the general population? Our community is impacted by the health care issues facing those who are unstably housed. This is a key finding of this year’s Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group (HHUG) annual homelessness and housing report card.

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Prosperity Dream Team

Ontario Government Names Jobs And Prosperity Council Members

Queens Park - The Ontario government has named the 13 members of the newly formed Jobs and Prosperity Council, who will sit alongside Chair Gordon Nixon.

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E-Learning

Students and Developers Deliver Winning Ideas in Desire2Learn™ Edge Challenge

Following a call for developers to build educational mobile apps that improve the experiences of teachers, students, and administrators, judges recognize a number of winning ideas

Kitchener-Waterloo/Baltimore, MD - Desire2Learn Incorporated announced the winners of the Desire2Learn Edge Challenge, a competition designed for students and developers to build educational software solutions that improve the teaching and learning experience.

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Recognition

Hydro One named the top-ranked Corporate Citizen in the utility sector by Corporate Knights Magazine, and one of the top ten Corporate Citizens in Canada

TORONTO - Hydro One announced that it is has been named one of Canada's top ten Corporate Citizens in Corporate Knights Magazine's annual ranking of the best 50 corporate citizens in the country. Corporate Knights Inc. is an independent Canadian-based media company that publishes the world's largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility.

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Development

The International Program for Development Evaluation Training Returns to Carleton for its 12th Year

Ottawa - More than 200 professionals from around the world involved in development evaluation and programming will gather at Carleton University from June 11 to July 6 for the 12th year of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET).

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