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Tuesday June 11, 2013

Ted Talks

Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.

Tax Evasion

Government Obtains Information Regarding Potential Tax Evasion and Aggressive Tax Avoidance

OTTAWA - The Minister of National Revenue announced Sunday that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received information from international allies that relates to persons resident in Canada with assets offshore.


Retail Council of Canada Honours Excellence at STORE Conference

TORONTO - Retail Council of Canada presented 13 prestigious industry awards at the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala Dinner on June 4 in Toronto including five Awards of Distinction and eight Excellence in Retailing Awards.


Posthumous award given to city clerk

KITCHENER – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) posthumously awarded Randy Gosse, former director of legislated services and city clerk, with a provincial zone award for his leadership and professional achievements at the City of Kitchener.


Board Administration Presents Catholic Trustees with Balanced Budget

Waterloo Region – Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board tonight received the Board’s $248.1 million 2013-14 school year budget. The budget vote is scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013.

Guest Column

Return on Networking – the ROI of Social Media
By Marsha Friedman

I was never a fan of the cocktail party-variety networking scene. I will never be one to dart around a room shoving business cards into people’s hands. I prefer meaningful conversations with people, getting to know them and vice versa.


OMERS Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management Corporation to acquire Vue Entertainment

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OMERS Private Equity ("OPE"), the private equity investment arm of the OMERS pension plan, in equal partnership with Alberta Investment Management Corporation ("AIMCo") on behalf of certain of its clients, have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vue Entertainment ("Vue") from Doughty Hanson and management for an enterprise value of GBP 935m (C$1.48 billion).


May 2013 Housing Starts in Ontario

TORONTO - Housing starts in the Ontario region were trending at 57,773 units in May, compared to 56,073 in April, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.


May 2013 Housing Starts in Canada

OTTAWA - Housing starts in Canada were trending at 182,756 units in May compared to 182,971 in April, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.


Carleton University Appoints New AVP of Human Resources

Ottawa - Carleton University is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert E. Thomas to the position of Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources.


US ‘hypocrisy’ over COOL could lead to trade war with Canada, Mexico

Retaliation, however, is a double-edged sword, especially in Canada-U.S. relations

By Joe Rosario - Adjunct Professor - Western Centre for Economic Research, University of Alberta School of Business.

EDMONTON, AB - Late last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture published its new Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations, replacing the provisions of the 2009 version.


Thought Leaders in Toronto to Discuss Global Report on the Changing Role of the CFO

The role of the Chief Financial Officer is changing - rapidly

TORONTO - There are emerging challenges in the areas of regulation, globalization, technology, risk, transformation, stakeholder management strategy, reporting, talent and capability.

Notable Win

University of Waterloo Undergrads Capture First Place Victory

KARLSRUHE, Germany – Early May the University of Waterloo Nanorobotics Group (UW_NRG) placed 1st at this year’s Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Karlsruhe, Germany. This is the second time the team has won the competition against graduate and post-doctoral candidates from top international institutions.

Special Events


CanWIT Waterloo Region Chapter Presents: Pitch Perfect

Kitchener -Tomorrow you can hear experts discuss entrepreneurship from a women's point of view. Speakers Caitlin McGregor, Rosa Lupo, Diane Wolfenden, Christine Kelly, and Alayne Hynes will all share their insight into entrpreneurial obstacles and hurdles, and ways to overcome them. The event will be held from 5:50-7:30pm at Work Place One, 51 Breithaupt Street, Suite 100, Kitchener.


University of Waterloo to hold 106th Convocation

Waterloo – More than 5,400 students will cross the stage at the University of Waterloo's 106th Convocation this week. There will be 4,554 undergraduate and 918 graduate degrees handed out at ceremonies taking place over five days.


Region of Waterloo celebrates Bike Month

Waterloo Region – June is Bike Month and the Region of Waterloo is hosting a number of family friendly events to celebrate. Whether you are a road warrior, cycle recreationally or are interested in trying out cycling for the first time, you can demonstrate your commitment by taking the Bike Month Pledge.


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