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Current Issue: Exchange June 2014

Ted Talks

Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.


St. Paul’s University College appoints Lloyd Axworthy as first Chancellor

Waterloo - St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd Axworthy as its first chancellor.
Currently president and vice-chancellor at the University of Winnipeg, Axworthy has had a distinguished career in academia, and is recognized as a Canadian statesman and respected politician. For 27 years, Axworthy served in public office, six of which he served in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and 21 in the federal parliament.

Fiud Raising

Home Hardware’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Money for Ray of Hope

St. Jacobs – More than 600 Home Hardware Dealer-Owners, Staff, suppliers and friends teed up for charity yesterday for the Home Hardware Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Ray of Hope, a community organization that provides support services for troubled youth. "Ray of Hope is grateful for the support of Home Hardware Stores Limited. The support of our partners and donors makes it possible for us to truly make a difference in the lives of Canadian youth through our Youth Addictions programs," said Harry Whyte, CEO of Ray of Hope.

Community Contributions

St. Mary’s General Hospital and Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton Present Prestigious Mission Legacy Awards

Local individuals honoured for ‘exceptional’ service to St. Mary’s

KITCHENER – St. Mary’s General Hospital recognized eight local people and one family over generations who have contributed in “an exceptional manner” to the health care ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Mary’s General Hospital and the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation.

Comment on Copyright

Copyright baby steps not enough

TORONTO - The Canadian Federation of Musicians reacted to the June 17th announcement of the Notice and Notice Regime being enacted in Canada. "Industry Minister James Moore and Minister of Heritage and Official Languages Shelley Glover have ensured that Canada's so-called Copyright Modernization Act continues to lag behind other countries", lamented Alan Willaert, AFM Vice-President from Canada. "For Creators in Canada, the onus is still upon them to discover, identify and litigate when their intellectual property has been infringed upon. This is both a lengthy and costly process."


Canada's Population Estimates, First Quarter 2014

Ottawa - The January to March 2014 issue of Quarterly Demographic Estimates, Vol. 28, no. was released yesterday. The report generates quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.


Wholesale trade Rises in April 2014

Higher sales in six subsectors; Sales Up in Six Provinces; Inventories Rise

Ottawa - Wholesale sales rose 1.2% to $51.2 billion in April following a decline in March. Higher sales were recorded in all subsectors except for food, beverage and tobacco. The subsectors that rose in April accounted for 80% of wholesale sales.

Work Place Dynamics

Workplace Harassment Declining, but Remains Pervasive: Poll

Declines "hardly cause for celebration" says Queen's School of Business Expert

KINGSTON - The percentage of Canadians that have witnessed or experienced harassment in the workplace has noticeably declined in the last two years, according to a recent Leger Marketing poll commissioned by Queen's School of Business.

Rights & Privacy

Ontario's doctors support action taken by Ontario Privacy Commissioner

TORONTO - The OMA supports recent action taken by Ontario Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian to prevent the indiscriminate disclosure of attempted suicide information by the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

Job Stability

Jobs for life? Maybe it's not a thing of the past after all

New CIBC report finds Canada's job market increasingly stable with workers staying employed longer than ever before

TORONTO - Job stability in Canada, which was projected to be a thing of the past, is stronger than it ever has been with those holding a job with the same employer for five years or longer sitting at a record high, finds a new report from CIBC World Markets.

Earnings - Low Income

Minimum wage hike bad for restaurants, bad for jobs

WINNIPEG - Hiking Manitoba's hourly minimum wage to $10.70 will cost the province's restaurateurs $8.1 million, or an annual average of $3,320 per restaurant. This decision by Minister Braun makes Manitoba's minimum wage the second-highest in the country, outside the territories.

Digital Waorld

Digital Demands of High Net Worth Individuals Signal Flight Risk for Firms That Fall Behind: World Wealth Report 2014

High Net Worth Individuals Across All Ages, Wealth Levels and Geographies Expect More Digital Capability from Their Wealth Management Firms In Five Years

TORONTO and PARIS - Digital has become the pressing mandate for meeting client expectations, reducing flight risks and increasing profitability in the wealth management industry, finds the World Wealth Report 2014 WWR, released yesterday by Capgemini. The report's Global HNW Insights Survey1 found that nearly two-thirds of the world's High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) 2 expect to manage most or all of their wealth relationship digitally in five years and would consider leaving their current firm if an integrated channel experience is not provided.


Catholic Board Names Distinguished Graduate Award Recipient

St. Jerome’s University president receives prestigious honour

Waterloo Region, ON – The students, staff and trustees of Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools proudly congratulate Dr. Katherine Bergman as the school board’s 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award honouree. Dr. Bergman attended St. Anne CES, St. Agnes CES, St. David CSS and St. Mary’s H.S. and is currently president and vice-chancellor of St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo.


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University of Waterloo researcher wins prestigious Women’s Health Scholars Award

Waterloo - A doctoral candidate in the University of Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology has been awarded a 2014 Women’s Health Scholars Award from the Council of Ontario Universities. The $20,000 award, which is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, recognizes outstanding research in women’s health issues. Kristin Marks researches the ways estrogen affects the synthesis of different fats, and the results of her study will have wide-ranging implications for women’s health.


Gore Mutual Celbrates 175 years

Cambridge - Gore Mutual Insurance Company celebrates their 175th anniversary.Yesterday marked the momentous occasion for the Canadian insurance company, which was founded in 1839. Over 600 employees, brokers and business partners will join Gore Mutual at their head office in Cambridge, to celebrate this important milestone.

Closet to Mueseum

Canadian Museum of History signs collaboration agreement with Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

GATINEAU, QC - The Canadian Museum of History announce that it will be collaborating with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) in the development of its new Canadian History Hall. Currently under development, the Hall will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Canadian history ever created. It will also be the most inclusive.


Local Builder Helps Students Learn There’s “Strength in Training”

Waterloo Region – Students from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge have partnered with one of Southwestern Ontario’s premier home builders, Reid’s Heritage Group, in a Community Home Build Program.

Book Review

Is CEO Disease Crippling Your Company?

Do your people proactively report to you with current, accurate information—whether it’s good or bad? If not, you may be suffering from “CEO Disease.” Here, author Dan Quiggle describes seven symptoms, and, using the example set by Ronald Reagan, offers insight on how to start treating this common ailment.

Hoboken, NJ - Imagine you’re a pilot. You’re flying at 37,000 feet in the air when you hit some turbulence. You look at your flight instruments, but instead of giving you exact readings that you can use to fly to safety, you see flashing indicators that read, “No really, you’re doing fine.” Or, “The numbers are great—trust us!”


Work to Start On New Residential Hospice

Kitchener - Ground will be broken for a new, 10-bed residential hospice for Waterloo Region in a special ceremony to be held today at noon.

Canada Day - July 1, 2014

Old Man Markley Opens for Sloan on Canada Day

July 1st Downtown Kitchener – Blues fans won’t want to miss Downtown Kitchener’s Canada Day celebrations as the TD Kitchener Blues Festival presents Old Man Markley who will take over the stage for one hour of Pure Punk Bluegrass. Recently rated #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, festival goers can expect a lively, boot-stomping time as the band’s genre of punk/bluegrass rocks the stage. A fantastic warm up for headliner SLOAN.

June 25, 2014

The installation is the event—RAW takes over storage locker 3202 for Toronto’s Architecture A-list as design bash of the season returns with RAW MATERIAL

Toronto – A cavalcade of installations infiltrate storage locker 3202 as RAW turns eleven thousand square feet of industrial canvas into their not-to-be missed annual architectural and design celebration.



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