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Special Events
Monday November 11, 2013

Ted Talks

Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)

Internet Traffic

Sandvine report: Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of all North American fixed network data

Peer-to-peer disappears? Now less than 10% in North America fixed line

WATERLOO - Sandvine today released its Internet traffic trends report, entitled "Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013 ", based on data from a selection of Sandvine's 250-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.


Housing Starts UP

OTTAWA - Housing starts in the Ontario region were trending at 63,785 units in October, compared to 60,207 in September, 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.

Arts & Culture

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Announces 2013 RBC and Shantz Award Winners

WATERLOO - The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery announced the winners of the 2013 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass at an Awards ceremony held at the Gallery on November 9. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Marie A. Côté, a Montreal artist who delivered a riveting talk about her ceramic and sound installations that evoke Canada’s Arctic. This work was at the heart of her exhibition, Of Vessels and Voices, held at the Gallery June 27 to September 1, 2013.

Health & Fitness

Orthopaedic surgeon says anterolateral ligament not "new" but promising for ACL injuries

London - While anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a widely accepted and proven procedure, according to a renowned orthopaedic surgeon at Western University, there is still an unacceptably high re-injury rate in young patients returning to pivoting sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer.

Community Health

GRH maintains high-quality care in new national health system performance report

Kitchener - On-going efforts to improve quality of care and patient safety while running an efficient hospital continue to benefit patients at Grand River Hospital.


St. Mary’s anesthesiologist receives award for medical excellence

KITCHENER – An exceptional anesthesiologist, whose knowledge and skill has contributed to the success of St. Mary’s General Hospital’s Regional Cardiac Care Program, has been selected by the hospital to receive its 2013 Lackner Award for Medical Excellence.


How soon until we get cheaper cheese?

The challenge facing the government will be managing expectations for the CETA - By Laura Dawson Trade Expert The Fraser Institute

OTTAWA - There is no doubt that completion of negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), announced in October, is a major economic milestone for Canada. Gains of up to $12 billion a year are impressive and duty-free access for 98 per cent of Canadian goods to a market of 500 million people is a big deal.


Labour standards increasingly included in bilateral and regional free trade agreements

New York - The report on the Social Dimensions of Free Trade Agreements says that there has been a substantial growth in the number of trade agreements featuring labour-related measures since the mid-1990s, including more ‘South-South agreements’ between developing countries.


There Is No Good Way to Manage People

But We Have To Try Anyway - By Tron Jordheim

“People are people” the old saying goes. That means everyone brings their own personal baggage with them to work. People make poor choices, act rashly and defend their own comfort zones. People have agendas all their own that often have nothing to do with the work agenda that you, as the manager, are promoting.


Curbside yard waste collection in its final weeks

Region of Waterloo - From March until the end November, the Region of Waterloo offers bi-weekly curbside yard waste collection. This seasonal collection program is soon coming to an end.

Martin Insight

Insight: Big City - Big Ideas

On November 4th 2013, The University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance in Partnership with the Martin Prosperity Institute presented the first talk in the Big City: Big Ideas Speakers Series. Big City: Big Ideas is a public lecture series that allows global leaders in urban and regional planning, policy and finance to present their big ideas for the City of Toronto.


Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $135,000 to Canadian Food Banks

TORONTO - United Steelworkers (USW) Canadian National Director Ken Neumann today announced the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $135,000 to 65 food banks in Canadian communities where USW members live and work.

City Budgets

Busy weeks ahead as council receives information for budget discussions

KITCHENER – Councillors will be turning their attention to budget discussions in the coming weeks as they prepare for upcoming meetings that form part of the budget process.


Sun Life Financial contributes $100,000 to support flood relief in the Philippines

Totonto/Waterloo - Sun Life Financial announced yesterday it will contribute $100,000 to support relief efforts for those affected by the severe flooding in the Philippines brought on by Tropical Storm Haiyan. The contribution will come from the Sun Life Financial International Response Fund at the Canadian Red Cross, which will allow the emergency support to be deployed rapidly to the area.

Special Events


Laurier hosts university-community enterprise summit

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University, in collaboration with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), will host the Inspired Change Summit: Innovation in University-Community Enterprises Wednesday, Nov. 20, for Laurier faculty members.

November 22, 2013


Workshops, special guests, workshops and parties line up the ambitious show celebrating comic, sci-fi, fantasy and alternative genres

Kitchener/Waterloo – The G33K Art Show 2013 is excited to kick off their third year with a show that encompasses all of its mission and values – a reinvention of the wildly popular graphic novel KILL SHAKESPEARE in the form of a voice acted theatre show featuring original illustrated projections and circus acts on November 22, 2013 at The Kitchener City Hall.


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