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Friday October 12, 2012

Ted Talks

Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me

Melissa Marshall aims to teach great communication skills to scientists and engineers, so that they can effectively share their work.

Global Health Care

Winter Hawks help Rotary Clubs of Cambridge in fight to end polio worldwide

Cambridge – The Cambridge Winter Hawks will take to the ice October 20 sporting purple. But it’s not a new uniform that’s got the crowd cheering. The Winter Hawks will bring their winning spirit in support of local Rotarians who are helping in the worldwide fight to end polio with “purple pinkies”.

Engineering Is For Girls Too

University of Waterloo hosts engineering workshop for girls

Waterloo – On Saturday, the University of Waterloo will host 150 girls in grades 7 through 10 and their parents at Go ENG Girl. The annual event includes hands-on workshops to inform girls about the different programs of study in engineering, and to raise awareness about career opportunities in the field.

Research Paper

Ontario Nurses' Association Releases New Research Showing Public Health Care and Education Cuts Will Bring Falling Economic Growth

ONA is the union representing 59,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals as well as more than 13,000 nursing student affiliates

TORONTO - As the province continues down the road of decreased public spending in health care and other public services through initiatives such as imposed wage freezes, forced pension erosion as well as sweeping labour law reform, the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is releasing a new research paper showing the wealth-creating role of public spending on health, education and social services in overall economic production.

Trading innovation

Canada Enhances International Research and Business Collaboration GoodYear Wraps Up Japan Visit

TOKYO, JAPAN - Gary Goodyear, Minister of Science and Technology, has wrapped up his visit to Japan, where he participated in the ninth annual Science and Technology (S&T) in Society Forum in Kyoto. The Minister of State also met with senior government officials and leaders from business and academic circles to discuss concrete ways to promote innovation through collaborative partnerships.

Passion Capital

Laurier a finalist for Canada’s Passion Capitalists awards

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has been named a finalist for the 2012 Canada’s Passion Capitalists awards, which recognize organizations that have achieved long-term success through their energy, intensity and sustainability.

Right to Bargain But Not to Stop Essential Services

OPSEU files legal challenge in defense of bargaining rights

TORONTO - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union filed a legal challenge to Bill 115 on Thursday, October 11, 2012. OSSTF, ETFO and CUPE have filed similar challenges in an effort to protect the Charter right to bargain.


Eliminating Ontario's one-stop shop for home care is a step backward for patients

TORONTO - Ontario's 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) and the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC) disagree with the recommendations in the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) discussion paper, ECCO: Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians. The RNAO's recommendation to eliminate CCACs is not a workable policy proposal.


OpenText Appoints James Mackey as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Former SAP Executive to Accelerate OpenText's Growth

WATERLOO - OpenText™ announced that industry veteran James Mackey has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In this role, Mackey will be responsible for OpenText's strategic planning and acquisitions aimed at driving the company's expansion in the global Enterprise Information Management (EIM) market, which is projected to reach $19 billion in the next four years. As a member of OpenText's Executive Leadership Team, Mackey will report directly to OpenText President and CEO, Mark J. Barrenechea.

Right to Bargain But Not to Stop Essential Services

OPSEU files legal challenge in defense of bargaining rights

TORONTO - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union filed a legal challenge to Bill 115 on Thursday, October 11, 2012. OSSTF, ETFO and CUPE have filed similar challenges in an effort to protect the Charter right to bargain.

Digital Media

University of Waterloo Appoints Alan Quarry to New Stratford Campus Advisory Council

Waterloo — Quarry Integrated Communications announced the appointment of Mr. Alan Quarry, Chairman, to the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus Advisory Council. Joined by an impressive roster of digital media leaders and thinkers from across Canada, this Council represents the best of academia, industry and government.


Get to Know Us During Local Government Week 2012!

Waterloo Region - Local Government Week, taking place October 14-20, 2012, is a one-week school focussed campaign intended to celebrate the key role that Ontario municipal governments play in helping to define the character, priorities, amenities and physical make-up of Ontario’s diverse communities.


Canadian Solar Comments on the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Investigation's Final Determination

Kitchener - Canadian Solar Inc. one of the world's largest solar companies with a global supply-chain and manufacturing facilities in Canada and China, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce ("DOC") issued a final determination to impose antidumping duties (AD) of 15.42% and countervailing duties (CVD) of 15.24% on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells made by Canadian Solar in China, whether or not assembled into modules.

Guest Column

The 4 Landmines of Hiring

By Brad Remillard

In a recent survey of over 100 CEOs and their key executives, the first question asked was, "Is hiring top talent critical to the success of your organization?" Not surprisingly, everyone replied, “Yes.” Not simply important, but critical. The follow-up question was, “If it is critical, then how much time each month is spent focusing on hiring, excluding when you are actively looking to fill a position?" Not surprisingly, only three people responded positively.

Medical Innovations

Booming Medical, Dental Device Manufacturing Industry Triggers Unprecedented Opportunities at Upcoming Medical Manufacturing Innovations 2012

Toronto’s must-attend industry event features top-notch speakers, engaging topics and all that’s new in emerging technologies

Toronto – On the heels of news that industry heavyweight Sony is investing roughly $644 million in medical device manufacturing – joining forces with Olympus to develop high-resolution surgical endoscopes – Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI Toronto) 2012 is gearing up for a more comprehensive-than-ever event to accommodate this booming industry, presenting Olympus among its exhibitors.

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