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Wednesday June 13, 2012

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Ted Talks

TEDxWaterloo - Krister Shalm - Magic, Dance and Quantum Physics

Never let it be said that physicists are boring. Or that they can’t dance. Krister Shalm proves they aren’t, and they can. He is a physicist who is using light to study the quantum world.


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Global Relationships

Waterloo-China collaboration receives nearly $1 million in funding

WATERLOO – Major new research in nanotechnology, a joint initiative between the University of Waterloo and Soochow University in China, has received close to $1 million in funding.

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Education

Conestoga College Has 2012 Spring Convocation

Kitchener - More than 4000 graduating students will be recognized at the 44th Convocation ceremonies of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning to be held June 12 - 14 at the Doon campus in Kitchener. In conjunction with the ceremonies, President John Tibbits will present a number of College-wide honours.

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Results

Addiction Supportive Housing Program Reducing ED Visits

Program breaks cycle of crisis, hospitalization, and homelessness

KITCHENER - Residents across Waterloo Wellington struggling with an addiction are benefiting from specialized Addiction Supportive Housing units. The program, funded by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, is a partnership between the Canadian Mental Health Association Grand River Branch (CMHA GRB), House of Friendship – Addiction Services, Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health Inc., and Stonehenge Therapeutic Community.

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Pensions

Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), fourth quarter 2011

Statistics Canada - The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.1 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter, a 3.4% increase from the previous quarter.

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Technology Management

Coreworx Introduces Cost and Performance Management Solution through Partnership with Monitor

Kitchener – Coreworx Inc. announced that it has partnered with Monitor. Through this partnership, Coreworx announced the immediate availability of Coreworx Cost & Performance Management, powered by Monitor.  This offering represents the latest addition to the Coreworx integrated project execution product suite.

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Housing

Ontario Rental Vacancies Decline in April 2012

TORONTO - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Spring 2012 Rental Market Survey, Ontario vacancy rates(1) declined to 2.3 per cent in April 2012, down from 2.5 per cent in the spring of 2011. Most urban centers registered lower vacancy rates. The lowest vacancy rates were in southern Ontario while the highest vacancy rates were in south western Ontario major centers. Rental vacancy rates remained stable in the GTA and in eastern Ontario urban centers.

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Education

Guelph Convocation Awards Honour Excellence

Guelph - Prestigious University of Guelph awards for teaching, distinguished service and academic achievement will be presented during summer convocation this week.

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Appointments

Canadian Solar Inc. Announces Results of 2012 Board Election

Guelph - Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced today that it held its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 11, 2012. Each of the proposals submitted for shareholder approval was approved. Specifically, the shareholders approved:

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Smart Communities

ICF Names Riverside, California, USA as its Intelligent Community of the Year 2012

A successful effort by a High Tech Task force, persistent local government and a commitment to close the digital divide earn Riverside global award in New York

New York – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) today named Riverside, California, USA as the world’s Intelligent Community of the Year 2012 during its annual awards ceremony at Steiner Film Studios in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Riverside, which has appeared among the Top Seven Intelligent Communities for two years in a row, was represented by a delegation led by Mayor Ron Loveridge, as well as the city’s CIO Steve Reneker and Assistant City Manager Deanna Lorson.

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Research in Gneder Behaviour

Why aren't boys participating in gym?

London - Findings from Western University have led researchers to ask questions about adolescent body image issues that are increasingly being traced to unhealthy behaviors and ultimately affecting adolescent male youth’s desire to participate or avoid exercise.

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Heritage and Tourism

BRIDGEKEEPERS AND REGION OF WATERLOO TEAM UP TO PAINT WEST MONTROSE COVERED BRIDGE

West Montrose – The Region of Waterloo is teaming up with BridgeKeepers (the West Montrose Residents’ Association) to paint the interior of the West Montrose Covered Bridge on Saturday, June 23.

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Global Markets

Profitability Outlook Deteriorated in May - Conference Board of Canada Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability - June 2012

Ottawa - The deterioration of the global economy in recent weeks has had an impact on the profitability outlook of Canadian companies. In May, The Conference Board of Canada’s Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability posted its biggest decline since September 2011.

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Entrepreneurship

Ryerson University to award Honorary Doctorate to Canadian hotel magnate Christiane Germain

Toronto - Ryerson University will award an honorary doctorate to hotelier Christiane Germain, in recognition of her contributions to the Canadian hospitality industry. She will receive a Doctor of Commerce degree from the Ted Rogers School of Management on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

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Social Media

Individuals Embracing Social Media but Uneasy About Potential Consequences

TROY, MI - The proliferation of social media, and in particular, the blurring of personal and professional networks is causing unease among workers, with almost one-third (30 percent) globally, now believing it is acceptable to use social media for personal use while at work.

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Entrepreneurship & US Health Care

New Data Shows Many Self-Employed Americans Believe the Cost of Health Care Coverage Will Go Up Under the Affordable Care Act

Undecided On Whether To Provide And Pay For A Portion Of Their Employees' Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON - As the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court for a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed are weighing in on the impact of the law on their business. According to a national survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the greatest opposition to the new law among the self-employed is seen among those who are the most familiar with it.

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Health Care

GRH’s district stroke staff and survivors at Fairview Park Mall on Thursday June 14th to offer stroke education and prevention tips

Kitchener/Waterloo - Grand River Hospital’s District Stroke Centre will mark stroke month by helping community members understand the importance of recognizing the symptoms and calling 911.

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