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David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already -- but there's probably at least one you don't.

Knowledge Economy

Western to host international brain plasticity symposium

London - As the world's nations increasingly recognize the role of education in the knowledge economy, Western University is hosting an international symposium, which celebrates the latest discoveries and developments in brain plasticity and its role in learning and education.


Carleton Unveils New Scanning Device

CRIPT Device Harnesses Cosmic Rays to Detect Nuclear Material, Monitor Waste

Ottawa - Carleton University unveiled Friday a large scanning device with the potential for several real-world applications, such as scanning containers for radioactive material, detecting seismic activity under volcanoes and monitoring nuclear waste tanks.


Laurier to award four honorary degrees at spring convocation

WATERLOO – A distinguished pianist, an accomplished businessman, an award-winning novelist and a respected advocate for the rights of imprisoned women will each receive an honorary degree at Wilfrid Laurier University’s spring convocation in June.

Quarterly Results

RDM Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

WATERLOO - RDM Corporation reported its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2013. All figures are reported in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated.


Audi is Europe's Top Employer

Renewed top position in German graduates' rankings

INGOLSTADT - Audi is more popular as an employer than ever before. The company recorded its fourth win in succession in the renowned employer rankings of the research institutes Trendence and Universum and thus remains a top address for students in Germany.


The Board of Directors of the Stratford Chefs School announces the appointment of Fundraising and Development Officer, Rochelle Marshall.

STRATFORD – After 29 years of leadership in assisting the Stratford Chefs School to its place as the pre-eminent culinary training program in Canada, Eleanor Kane is stepping down from her daily responsibilities and will assist in an advisory capacity to the to the school and its Board. One of Eleanor’s major roles has been in the area of fundraising through a variety of strategies designed to create and sustain loyalty of School patrons.


Province-wide survey shows strength of Conestoga programs

Kitchener - According to results from the 2012-13 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey, Conestoga continues to excel in preparing students for today’s labour market, providing them with the skills and knowledge that allow graduates to quickly find employment and succeed in the workplace.



Clearpath Robotics Wins at Chicago Ceremony; Awards Celebrate 26 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation

Kitchener - The Edison Awards, celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that Clearpath Robotics was voted the Silver winner in the category of Applied Technology for Kingfisher M200 Unmanned Surface Vessel at the Annual Awards Gala in Chicago. Clearpath Robotics Account Executive, Robin Albrecht, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to accept the award on behalf of Clearpath Robotics.


OpenText Named a Leader in Independent Research Firm’s Smart Process Applications Report

OpenText Cited for its Large Portfolio of Smart Process Apps and Strengths in Multichannel Capture, Content Management, and Document Output

Waterloo– OpenText announced that industry analyst firm, Forrester Research, Inc., has recognized OpenText as one of 12 Smart Process App vendors that matter most today. In The Forrester Wave™: Smart Process Applications, Q2 2013 report, Forrester describes the core functional requirements for Smart Process Applications as including Business Process Management (BPM), Content Management, Content Capture and Distribution, Collaboration, and Analytics.


Research report shows how sustainable food systems strengthen the health of local communities

WATERLOO – A new report by Ontario researchers documents how farmers’ markets, co-ops and other sustainable food systems strengthen the economic, environmental and social health of local communities.

Economic Development

Ontario Has New Infrastructure Fund

Helping Small, Rural and Northern Municipalities Build Roads and Bridges

Northern Ontario - The new Ontario government plans to create a fund of $100 million for 2013 – 2014, to help small, rural and Northern municipalities build roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure.


Tablets for leisure, laptops for work

Tablets seen as being most useful as a device by which to browse the web

Toronto - On April 17, 2013, Oraclepoll Research president, Paul Seccaspina, presented the findings of an online panel survey of 706 tablet users from across Canada at the BBM Staying Tuned 2013 conference in Toronto.

Women in Business

Aiming for the Top – Tips for Women

What becomes of the women who graduate with MBAs from Harvard Business School? Do most go on to fulfilling careers, or do they drop out of the work force when they become moms?

Miss Betty

Golf tournament in memory of Romper Room’s Betty Thompson reaches 21 years of support for KW women’s health

Waterloo - “Magic mirror, tell me today, have all my friends had fun at play?”
If Romper Room’s Miss Betty could look through her magic mirror today, there’d be too many faces to name: after 21 years, the Betty Thompson Annual Golf Classic’s seen thousands of women at play and nearly $1 million in support for women’s health organizations in the region.


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