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Monday May 6, 2013

Ted Talks

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.


Waterloo professor shares award for excellence in physics research

WATERLOO - A professor of physics at the University of Waterloo has won the prestigious Brockhouse Medal, along with a professor from McMaster University, in recognition of their shared accomplishments in the field of soft condensed matter physics.


Waterloo research into new battery technology receives government support

WATERLOO – A nanotechnology research project to explore new battery chemistries that could lead to high-density energy storage received funding today from Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative.


End of life care must be a priority

TORONTO - Dr. Scott Wooder, a family physician from Stoney Creek, committed to leading an examination on how end of life care affects quality of care as he was sworn in as the 132nd President of the Ontario Medical Association.

Nursing week

It's Time to Value the Invaluable, Say Ontario Nurses

TORONTO - Sixty-thousand Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members are preparing to celebrate the invaluable contributions nurses make to health care as Nursing Week 2013 approaches.


Sandvine Receives Over $4 Million in Initial Orders from National South East Asian Operator

WATERLOO - Sandvine, today announced that it has received over $4 million in initial orders from a nationwide South East Asian operator. The operator has fixed and mobile properties, with the initial orders relating to the fixed line network.


Carleton Gas Turbine Facility to Develop Technology for Efficient Electricity Generation

Natural Resources Canada invests in Carleton University research project through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative

Ottawa - Carleton University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering announced that Natural Resources Canada has made a $1.44 million investment through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative for a research project that will create a pilot-scale gas turbine facility to develop technology for efficient electricity generation.

Fund Raising Results

Lutherwood’s fifth annual Steps for Kids walk was a huge success.

Waterloo - On a beautiful, sunny Sunday May 5, a crowd gathered at Lutherwood’s Children’s Mental Health Centre on Benjamin Road in Waterloo to raise money for and awareness of children’s mental health.


Conference of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Kicks Off at Carleton

Ottawa - This morning, Carleton launched the 2013 Conference of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) with a panel on corporate and governmental mechanisms for the governance of Canada’s resource investments overseas featuring Canadian MPs. The theme of this year’s conference is Canada and the Americas: Travelling Knowledges-Peoples-Solidarities.


Kathy Milsom Appointed Chair and Member of Standards Council of Canada

OTTAWA - The Minister of Industry and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), announced the appointment of Kathy Milsom as Chair and member of the SCC's Governing Council.


Robert P. Kelly Appointed as Chairperson of CMHC Board

OTTAWA - The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced the appointment of Robert P. Kelly as Chairperson of the CMHC Board of Directors for a five-year term effective immediately.


Canada and U.S. Strengthening Science and Technology Relationships

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Gary Goodyear wrapped up a successful visit to Boston, New York City and Washington, where he delivered remarks at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science and Technology Policy.



Vancouver, BC - At a recent meeting of its Board of Directors, Advanced Applied Physics Solutions, Inc. (AAPS) confirmed the appointment of James D. Hanlon as Chief Executive Officer and President of the company. Jim Hanlon will serve in this capacity simultaneously with his role as Head of Business and Administration at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.

Awards 2013

Winners announced for 2012 National Newspaper Awards

TORONTO - The Globe and Mail, Montreal La Presse and the Toronto Star each took home four National Newspaper Awards at a gala ceremony at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on Friday, May 3, 2013.


Kitchener Extends building Permit Hours on Tuesdays

KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener building division will be extending hours of service during “Tuesday Night Express Permits” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, May through August, to give home owners adequate time to apply for and acquire permits they may need to undertake a home project.


Creative India

Toronto - The Institute for Competitiveness (the Indian partner of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School) and the Martin Prosperity Institute founded the Prosperity Institute of India (PII) in September 2012. As a partner, MPI and the PII engages in research and publishes Insights, research reports, academic papers, and working papers with the objective to help enhance the current and future prosperity and competitiveness within India, with a specific focus on examining the role of creativity and the Creative Economy.



Calls for entry open for youth video competition and Rotunda Gallery

Kitchener – Are you an artist or young videographer, perhaps a filmmaker in Waterloo Region? There are currently two calls for entry open for a youth video competition. The competition is open to youth ages 12-25; proposals are now being accepted for the Rotunda Gallery’s 2014 exhibition roster.


Lieutenant Governor to open new building at Renison University College

The Hon. David Onley continues Vice-regal office’s relationship with Waterloo-based University College

Waterloo – Tomorrow the Hon. David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be in attendance to officially open Renison’s newest building, the East Side Extension. This extension, which includes additional classrooms, a student lounge and office space, accommodates the growing size and number of academic programs offered by Renison University College.

Arts & Culture

KWS Family Concert: The Harmony Factory

Waterloo - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony continues the 2012/13 Family Series on May 4 at 2:30 pm at the Centre In The Square with The Harmony Factory. This family-friendly concert is led by KWS Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell, with a special focus on the progress of harmony from chant to pop music and everything in between.


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