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Ted Talks

Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields

Bill Doyle is the executive chair of Novocure, a company commercializing a new therapeutic modality for solid tumors using low-intensity electric fields. Recently, Novocure received FDA approval for its first indication, recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the most virulent form of brain cancer;


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Marketing

Forrester's US Interactive Marketing Forecast through 2016

Search, mobile, email,social media and display advertising trends

By 2016, marketers will spend $77 billion on interactive marketing — as much as they do on television today. Search marketing, display advertising, mobile marketing, email marketing, and social media will grow to 35% of all advertising spend within the next five years.

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Energy

Drummond Commission receives recommendations on guaranteed performance based solutions to upgrade Ontario's aging infrastructure and save money

The Energy Services Association of Canada provides input to The Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services

TORONTO - The Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC) has submitted a report called The Role and Benefits of Performance Based Solutions in the Rehabilitation of Ontario's Public Sector Infrastructure to the Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services.

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Labour

DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS INTENSIFIES IN CANADA’S ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY

Latest report from Electricity Sector Council calls for a coordinated effort of employers, educators, governments and unions.

Ottawa - Canada’s Electricity Sector Council (ESC) released its 2011 workforce planning report titled “Power in Motion”, and the results confirm the findings of two earlier ESC reports: T here is a severe skilled labour shortage and united action is needed to meet these unprecedented labour market challenges.

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New Program

Stratford announces MDEI enhancements

Stratford - The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus has announced that Master of Digital Experience Innovation students can now complete the education portion of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification starting this fall. Also available this fall is a part-time option for the Master of Digital Experience Innovation, which also includes the education portion of the full PMP certification.

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Program Catalyst for BC Startup's Success

VANCOUVER - Six months out of BCIC's entrepreneurship@UVic program, a business accelerator program supported by federal and provincial partners, a Victoria-based startup called YUPIQ is already finding success. Late last year, the company announced a partnership with prairieFyre Software , a global leader in delivering business communication solutions for enterprise telephony, call center and business process automation.


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Agriculture

New Animated Video: From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate

Promotes the Benefits of the OnTrace Verified Network

GUELPH -Today, OnTrace debuted a new animated video " OVN: From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate " to promote and provide an informal introduction to the OnTrace Verified Network.

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Tourism

EPA To Provide Nearly $10 Million to Clean Up Beaches Across the Nation

The agency launches improved website for beach advisories and closures

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will provide $9.8 million in grants to 38 states, territories and tribes to help protect the health of swimmers at America’s beaches. The agency also launched an improved website for beach advisories and closings, which will allow the public to more quickly and easily access the most current water quality and pollution testing information for more than 6,000 U.S. beaches.

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Health and Welfare

Health Research Non-Profit, the Canadian Cochrane Centre, and National Aboriginal Health Organization Sign Agreement to Improve Aboriginal Peoples Health

Ottawa - The Canadian Cochrane Centre (CCC) and the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) have signed a collaborative agreement to work together to positively impact the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples.

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Sustainability

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2012

Ontario Wetlands Conference highlights southern Ontario eco-treasures

Toronto - Ontario Nature, along with partner conservation organizations, is celebrating World Wetlands Day tomorrow February 2, 2012, by bringing together 11 leading experts on wetland conservation and wildlife.


 
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