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Tuesday May 14, 2013

Ted Talks

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now.


Sandvine report: Apple takes big bite of streaming video

Sandvine data predicts that 2013 will be the year long-form video makes its move onto mobile networks

WATERLOO - Sandvine released its Internet traffic trends report, entitled "Global Internet Phenomena Report 1H2013 ", based on data from a selection of Sandvine's 200-plus service provider customers spanning North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Caribbean and Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Sandvine's Global Internet Phenomena report is published twice a year.


Laurier receives ministry approval for three new programs

BRANTFORD – The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has approved three new programs to begin in fall 2013 at Wilfrid Laurier University.


OPSEU calls for due diligence re Ontario college funds leaving country

TORONTO - OPSEU has discovered that three Ontario colleges, Fanshawe, Mohawk and Seneca, have formed a consortium planning large-scale investment of funds in a college in Saudi Arabia.

Award Winner

Waterloo Brewing Co. takes Gold at Canadian Brewing Awards

KITCHENER - Waterloo Brewing Co., the craft brewing division of Brick Brewing Co. Limited announced it was awarded a gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards in the North American Dark Lager category for its flagship craft beer, Waterloo Dark.

Guest Column

Welcome to the new world of Supply Management 2.0

Mounting macroeconomic forces are compelling dairy farmers to rethink their strategy around supply management

GUELPH - The Canadian Dairy Commission is finally recognizing it needs to change. We may, in fact, be witnessing the emergence of a new approach: let’s call it Supply Management 2.0, if you will.


Proposed Changes to Seeds Act Regulations Should Concern All, says NFU

Saskatoon - The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges farmers and all Canadians interested in food and seed to respond by May 23 to the federal government’s proposed changes to the Seeds Act Regulations. The changes will have far-reaching implications that should concern all farmers and the general public, and are being made through the Canada Gazette process.


The Rockefeller Foundation Launches Challenge to Build Greater Resilience in 100 Cities around the World

100 Resilient Cities Challenge Announced on Day of Foundation's Centennial

NEW YORK - Rooted in a century of investing in innovation, and as a leader in the growing field of resilience, today the Rockefeller Foundation announced a $100 million commitment to build urban resilience in cities around the world. The Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge will select one hundred cities across the globe, and through technical support and resources for developing and implementing plans for urban resilience, the Foundation will help cities leverage billions of additional dollars in infrastructure financing.

Community Report Health Care

WWL HIN Board Highlights – May 2013 Meeting

KITCHENER - The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors met on May 9th, 2013. Following are highlights from that meeting.

Venture Capital

Canada’s Preeminent Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference Attracts Worldwide Interest

CALGARY – In the heart of oil and gas country it’s only fitting that the CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association – has themed its annual conference “Capital, The Fuel for Business” in recognition of the vital role venture capital and private industry play in providing the fuel for business start-ups, continuity and expansion.


Martin Insight: Toronto-Chicago Transit Score Comparison

Toronto - With the release of Ontario's 2013 budget, the province s mandate of how and where public money will be spent for the next year was outlined. One of the most publicized and controversial topics in Ontario is how to address transit expansion in the City of Toronto. Currently, the 2013 budget does not allocate money towards transit, but it does address the highly contested debate regarding how transit expansion would be funded.


Boost your body and mind (and win a chance for great prizes) in the Healthy Hikes challenge

Grand River Basin - The Grand River Conservation Authority and its partners are kicking off a brand new hiking campaign called Healthy Hikes.

By Comparision

Obesity-related dementia is projected to rise in England

New York - The rise in obesity in England if unchecked could lead to an estimated increase in dementia prevalence in over 65 year olds by 2050 from 5% to 7% (4,894 cases per 100,000 in 2010 to 6,662 cases per 100,000), conclude researchers at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO), taking place in Liverpool, UK (12-15 May).

Guest Column

Transitioning from CEO to Retiree - Why You Need a 5-Year Plan

3 Steps You Can Take Now to Realize Your Goals

Today’s 50-something CEOs tend to have vague dreams of more fishing, traveling or sailing when they retire, but they don’t know when that might be so they haven’t begun planning for it.


Company Donates PV Modules to Power the OrcaLab Whale Research Centre

GUELPH, ON/HANSON BAY, BC- Canadian Solar Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has donated solar modules, which are now powering a world-renowned OrcaLab Whale Research Centre ("OrcaLab") on a remote island off the British Columbia coast near Alert Bay.


OpenText Expands Reach of Its Cloud-based Solutions Now Included in SAP® Cloud for Travel Solution

OpenText Capture and Optical Character Recognition Services Now Featured in SAP Cloud for Travel to Help Simplify and Increase Speed of Travel Expense Processing

WATERLOO - OpenText announced that its powerful capture and optical character recognition (OCR) services are now included in the SAP® Cloud for Travel solution (formerly known as SAP Travel OnDemand), a cloud-based application for travel management. Further strengthening the partnership between OpenText and SAP, the offering is expected to make it easier for business travelers to file expense reports using information scanned from receipts using scanners or mobile devices.


University Student Named 2013 Student Entrepreneur National Champion

Ottawa - Carleton University student Nick May, owner of REMAY, has been named the 2013 Student Entrepreneur National Champion by charitable organization Enactus Canada and the John Dobson Foundation in Toronto.

Special Events


Former Procter & Gamble president to speak at Laurier

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University alumnus Tim Penner (BBA ’78), former president of Procter & Gamble Canada, will deliver a keynote address as the Laurier CEO-in-Residence Monday, May 27.


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