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Tuesday April 23, 2013

Ted Talks

John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news. Linguist John McWhorter thinks about language in relation to race, politics and our shared cultural history.


Deborah MacLatchy reappointed as Laurier's vice-president: academic and provost

Waterloo - The Board of Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Deborah MacLatchy, vice-president: academic and provost, to a second five-year term. Her current term runs until June 30, 2014. Her next term runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019. "Deb is an exceptional leader and a cherished colleague," said Max Blouw, Laurier president and vice-chancellor. "I am delighted that we will continue to serve the university together in the coming years."

Mobile Communication

Kik Secures $19.5 Million in Series B Funding Led by Foundation Capital, to Build the Kik Platform Around Its 50 Million Users

WATERLOO – Kik Interactive has closed $19.5 million in Series B funding to support continued platform development and drive the company towards monetization. The round is led by Foundation Capital, with participation from original investors RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. Kik is also announcing the addition of Anamitra Banerji, partner at Foundation Capital, to its board of directors.


Brick Brewing launches Seagram Cider Mix Pack

KITCHENER - Brick Brewing Co. Limited today announced the launch of its Seagram Cider mix pack with a great variety of Apple, Pear and Amber ciders. "These ciders are brewed with 100% Canadian apples and pears" said Russell Tabata, Chief Technical Officer, Brick Brewing.

Assitive Technologies

MaRS Innovation Announces New Strategic Partnership with Pfizer

TORONTO - MaRS Innovation, a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Pfizer Inc. to advance early-stage technologies related to human health in therapeutics and diagnostics.

Guest Column

Riding the Market Roller Coaster - 6 Ways to Hang On Through the Ups and Downs

The stock market’s drop in April, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed in March at its first new high since the Great Panic of 2008, has prompted a lot of conflicting predictions from analysts.


Rogers Communications Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

Revenues Up 3% with Continued Growth at Wireless and Cable; Adjusted Operating Profit Grows 8% and Diluted Earnings Per Share Up 18% Reflecting Top Line Growth and Continued Efficiency Improvements

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc., announced its unaudited consolidated financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Arts & Philanthropy


CAmbridge - The Gore Mutual Insurance Company Foundation recently donated $150,000 to the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge. The funds will support the theatre’s elevator, which will potentially accommodate 16,000 theatregoers each season.


Rob Donelson reappointed as Laurier's vice-president: development and alumni relations

Waterloo - The Board of Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Rob Donelson, vice-president: development and alumni relations, to a second five-year term. His current term runs until June 30, 2014. His next term runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.


Studio project gets unanimous recommendation

Kitchener – An initiative called the Kitchener Studio Project will be led by Conestoga College, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, including the Critical Media Lab, the Games Institute and the School of Media and Design. The institutions will develop and showcase academic collaboration for art, design and digital content creators in the former Canada Post office at the corner of Gaukel and Charles streets. The unique and cutting-edge collaboration will find a home in 44 Gaukel St.


Non-profits warn public about fraudulent telemarketing

TORONTO - The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) are alerting the public about a fraudulent telemarketing company that is purporting to sell automated external defibrillators (AEDs), medical bracelets and/or medical emergency monitoring systems, while claiming to be "endorsed" by the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.


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