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Ted Talks

Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy.

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Milestone

Maplesoft Celebrates 25 Years of Incorporation

Event Recognizes Founders and Inventors of Maplesoft Technology

Waterloo - Maplesoft is celebrating 25 years of incorporation this year, and the company celebrated the anniversary with an event for its staff, local business leaders, academic and technology partners, and customers.

Some of the original inventors of Maplesoft stand with CEO Jim Cooper and creators Keith Geddes
and Gaston Gonnet.

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Consumer Debt

Total Consumer Debt Rises Over Same Period Last Year According to Equifax Canada, Serious Consumer Delinquencies Are at an All-Time Low

TORONTO - Equifax Canada's March Consumer Credit Trends Report finds there was moderate growth in total consumer indebtedness (excluding mortgage debt), year-to-date through March 2013 with an increase of 3.9 per cent to $500.8 billion from $497 billion during the same timeframe in 2012.

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Building Trends

New low-rise sales hit record low

TORONTO - Sales of new detached, semi-detached and townhomes combined for the lowest March on record while prices continue to climb, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced yesterday.

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Appointment

Brian Rosborough appointed Senior Executive Officer of Laurier’s Brantford campus Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University has appointed Government Relations Director Brian Rosborough to the new position of Senior Executive Officer of the Brantford campus. Rosborough’s five-year term commences July 1, 2013.

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Innovative Women

Carleton Releases New Report on Women and Innovation in Canada

Ottawa - Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership released a major report yesterday noting the conspicuous absence of the role and contribution of women in the dialogue around innovation.

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Tourism Promise

Three Latin American Countries Sign Letter of Intent on Smart Tourism

Ministers of tourism and government representatives from the tourism sector of Peru, Colombia and Ecuador have agreed to collaborate on a smart visa system in the region. The Letter of Intent on Smart Tourism recognizes the importance of tourism for integration and development.

Lima, Peru – Yesterday ministers of tourism and government representatives from the tourism sector of Peru, Colombia and Ecuador agreeded to collaborate on the implementation of a joint smart visa system. The system will allow visitors to the region to benefit from a facilitated and more secure entry.

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Financial

MSCU Participates in $25,000 Giveaway on “ding free Day”

Kitchener – Yesterday, local residents discovered just how far a toonie can go. As part of ding free day, street teams in nine cities fanned out yesterday morning on corners across Canada to distribute $25,000 in two-dollar coins – the cost of a bank’s typical ATM surcharge fee.

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Asia Challenge

Entry Into Asia Challenge" Finalists Announced

Seven teams of business school students from Canadian universities to compete

TORONTO - Manulife Financial has announced the teams named as finalists in its Manulife: Entry into Asia Challenge. A distinguished panel of independent judges reviewed 46 entries, submitted by teams of university business school students from across Canada, and has selected the seven teams of finalists.

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Founders Day

Last living founder of Renison University College back where it all began

Renison University College celebrates 54 years of community and education with annual Founders’ Day

The Venerable Harvey Southcott

Waterloo – The last living founder of Renison University College is coming home. The Venerable Harvey Southcott, a retired Anglican Archdeacon, is returning to Renison for the College’s annual celebration of Founders’ Day on April 27, 2013. Southcott was the visionary for an Anglican college in Waterloo and one of the greatest community proponents of the College’s construction. Founders’ Day commemorates both the efforts of the founders to build the college and the founding of Renison University College, itself.

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Fraud

Kitchener bookkeeper charged for exploiting the Employment Insurance program

KITCHENER - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Kitchener Detachment Commercial Crime Section and London RCMP Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section, with the assistance of Service Canada Investigators, have laid Criminal Code charges related to the exploitation of the Employment Insurance Act.

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Recognition

Carleton Professor Receives STLHE and Desire2Learn's Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

Ottawa - Carleton University’s Shawn Graham, assistant professor in the Department of History, has been awarded the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and Desire2Learn's Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning for 2013.


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Media

Director of Photography at Global TV’s News Magazine Show 16x9 guest speaker at upcoming mpGO Show & Share

Kitchener – Kirk Neff, Director of Photography for Global Television's news magazine, entitled 16x9, is the guest speaker at the Media Producers Group of Ontario’s (mpGO) Show & Share meeting on May 7, 2013.

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Utility

President of Union Gas, Stephen Baker, to Address Chamber of Commerce

Kitchener – On Wednesday, April 24th the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the President of Union Gas Limited, Stephen Baker, for an enlightening Point of View luncheon on the future of natural gas in Canada and Ontario as we continue to strive for a sustainable energy supply.

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