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Thursday May 30, 2013

Ted Talks

Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues -- and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all -- women and men -- to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.


Economical Insurance moves forward with business transformation Continuing focus on productivity

WATERLOO — Economical Insurance today announced further changes as a part of its business transformation program. The company is continuing its measures to streamline operations to improve productivity and enhance its service to brokers and customers.


Linamar Corporation Announces Election of Directors

GUELPH - Linamar Corporation announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular for the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders were elected as directors of Linamar Corporation. Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at the Annual Meeting on Friday May 24, 2013 in Guelph are set out below.

Neuro Science

Humans answer "yes" or "no" to Western neuroscientists via brain activity

London - Researchers at Western University have used neuroimaging to read human thought via brain activity when they are conveying specific "yes" or "no" answers. Their findings were published in The Journal of Neuroscience in a study titled, "The Brain's Silent Messenger: Using Selective Attention to Decode Human Thought for Brain-Based Communication."

Award Race

Gang of volunteers takes on media giants

WATERLOO - The remarkable thing is not so much that a tiny Waterloo magazine is nominated for eight (8) National Magazine Awards this year, but how it happened.



North Dumfries/Cambridge - Eric Harvey, a Ph.D. student at the University of Guelph, is the newest researcher to be awarded the rare Scholarship in Graduate Research. His project is one of the largest habitat fragmentation studies in Canada and takes place in one of the former agricultural fields located at the rare Reserve.

Life Style

Teachers, Engineers and Scientists Among Most Likely to Gain Weight on the Job, CareerBuilder Survey Finds

CHICAGO – A new study has found that more than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and 41 percent have gained weight at their present jobs. Of those who say they’ve gained weight, 59 percent gained over 10 pounds and 30 percent gained over 20 pounds. Conversely, 16 percent of all workers say they’ve lost weight while at their current job.


The University of Windsor partners with Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment

New internships, research and promotions with Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC and Marlies

WINDSOR – The University of Windsor has entered into a strategic partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) to create new student internships, pursue research opportunities and establish promotions with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies. This is the first partnership of its kind for both organizations, who are entering into a three-year agreement.


Office MarketView - First Quarter 2013

Overall rates have declined

Waterloo Region - Waterloo Region experienced fluctuating values this quarter seeing raised vacancy rates, lower asking rates and a negative net absorption figure. Volatile swings in absorption have occurred this quarter, as the core markets record a staggering negative 127,862 SF of net absorption. The suburban markets aided in off balancing the core by recording 103,749 SF of positive absorption.


Adopt plain tobacco packaging or face future health epidemic, researcher warns

WATERLOO — Following the Republic of Ireland’s announcement on Tuesday that it will adopt plain packaging legislation for tobacco products, University of Waterloo tobacco researcher David Hammond suggests that Canada must follow suit to curb deaths from smoking.


Royal Bank of Canada reports second quarter 2013 results

TORONTO - Royal Bank of Canada today reported net income of $1,936 million for the second quarter ended April 30, 2013, up 26% compared to net income of $1,533 million last year. Excluding certain items, net income was $1,967 million(1), up $232 million or 13% compared to the prior year, driven by solid earnings growth across all business segments, with particular strength in our Canadian Banking, corporate and investment banking and asset management businesses.


GRCA moving to yellow booms at dams

Grand River Basin - Canoeists and anglers in the Grand River watershed are going to start seeing booms of a different colour at some dams.


CIBC Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results

TORONTO - CIBC today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2013.

Alert News

Top humanitarian headlines this week include

"Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region displaces 300,000, thousands lack health services in northern Afghanistan, and European banks stop sending money to North Korea.


Calls to Kitchener residents Misrepresent MP Woodworth

OTTAWA - Kitchener Centre constituents have reported receiving automated phone calls alleging that MP Stephen Woodworth approves closing the Canada Post office at 250 King Street East indefinitely, when he has not done so. Constituents have reported that the calls are from Public Polling Inc., a company based out of Toronto.


Carleton TIM Graduate Receives $50,000 Neuroscience Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Ottawa - Carleton University alumna Natasha D'Souza is the recipient of a $50,000 neuroscience entrepreneurial fellowship given by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). D’Souza’s fellowship is one of 10 Ontario post-graduate fellowships to help entrepreneurs turn their neuro-discoveries into companies and jobs. D’Souza is a 2012 graduate of Carleton’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) program.

Special Events


The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Kitchener - The Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show takes place Friday July 19- Sunday July 21 in Victoria Park, and delivers everything event-goers have come to expect: the best of summer eats, partnered with carefully selected craft beer. Delectable fare is accompanied by live bands, and an expanded midway with entertainment for the whole family.

Fund Raiser

Dawson Reigns, Ben Fanelli, Head Strong and The Hockey Loft add family festival atmosphere to Dala, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider at Rock The Bear

Cambridge – As part of the Rock The Bear open air concert and festival June 9th, Rock The Bear is pleased to announce the addition of Dawson Reigns, Ben Fanelli, Head Strong and The Hockey Loft to this charity fundraising open air festival at Whistle.


Kitchener features Art Market – At Night!

KITCHENER – Art takes over King Street this Friday night! Come downtown to our first Night Art Market on King Street, this Friday, May 31, following the Between the Ears programming by CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) and Open Ears happening at city hall from 5–8 p.m.

Arts & Culture

CAFKA preview and paintings featured in city hall art galleries for June

KITCHENER – The art galleries in city hall feature works from a rural domestic perspective to a contemporary approach to movement and sound for the month of June.


Beaches International Jazz Festival hits high note as it marks its 25th year milestone anniversary

Toronto - This year marks the 25th anniversary of Toronto’s highly anticipated Beaches International Jazz Festival, taking place July 19-28, 2013. In honour of this momentous occasion, an incredible musical line-up and exciting new activities have been planned.


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