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Thursday June 14, 2012

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Ted Talks

Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film

Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.


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Nuclear Reform

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Carleton Professor’s Study Commends IAEA but Proposes Reform

Waterloo/Ottawa - Carleton University announced the release of a report on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today in Vienna, Austria. The report, issued by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is authored by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay, who is chair of the William andJeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs, director of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC) and professor of international affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton. In the report, he makes several vital recommendations, both strategic and programmatic, to reform the IAEA.

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Investment

Canada's international investment position, first quarter 2012

Statscan - Canada's net foreign debt increased $15.7 billion to $229.9 billion at the end of the first quarter. This increase resulted largely from continued foreign investment into the economy, as well as the appreciation of the Canadian dollar against most major currencies in the quarter.

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Guest Column

Six Ways to Motivate Top Talent in De-Motivating Times
By Brad Remillard

To retain your top talent it is absolutely critical to ensure they are motivated. In difficult times this is often not high on the priority list of managers or CEOs. Most people are working long hours and doing the job of two people, stress is at an all time high, fear of layoffs is a reality, salaries are frozen, pay cuts have been implemented and forget about any bonus. For many companies this is their current culture.

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Philanthropy/Voulunteerism

Desire2Learn and the New York City Department of Education Recognized with Platinum Learning Impact Award

Desire2Learn and NYCDOE recognized by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for the utilization of Desire2Learn® Learning Suite to improve student success

Kitchener-Waterloo - Desire2Learn and the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), announced that they been recognized with a Platinum Learning Impact Award from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for the implementation of the iLearnNYC platform built with Desire2Learn Learning Suite.

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Martin insight

Insight: Wealth in Suburbia - is Uniformity a Bad Thing?

Toronto - In this MPI Insight, we continue our analysis of suburban Ontario. The first in the series demonstrated the distribution of population in the selection Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) of Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Windsor, Hamilton, and Oshawa across areas defined as downtowns, inner suburbs, and outer suburbs.

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Waterloo Golf

Final field set for the inaugural Manulife FinancialLPGA Classic

Waterloo – The final field has been set for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. The newest addition to the LPGA Tour becomes Canada’s second stop on the LPGA Tour, joining the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The Manulife Financial LPGA Classic looks to become a mainstay on the LPGA Tour for many years to come.

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Health Care

Western Nursing takes innovative approach to mental health training

London - With demand for mental health-related services at an all-time high, Western University's Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is taking an innovate approach to ensuring its student practitioners are prepared to provide patients with the help they need.

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Philanthropy/Voulunteerism

Carleton University Gives Out Leadership in Philanthropy Awards

Ottawa - Carleton University is proud to announce that Sudhir Handa and Ruth Harper were awarded the 2012 Leadership in Philanthropy Awards during this year’s Summer Social.

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Hall of Famer

Astronaut-turned-Hospital CEO Dave Williams Inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame award brings achievements of Southlake CEO to new heights

Toronto – Canadian astronaut Dr. Dave Williams has become the first hospital CEO to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF). The announcement of the induction of Dr. Williams, president and CEO of Newmarket, Ontario-based Southlake Regional Health Centre, will be made tomorrow at the CAHF annual gala and dinner ceremony in Montreal.

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