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.
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.
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).
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 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.
University of Waterloo researcher wins prestigious Women’s Health Scholars Award
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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.
Is CEO Disease Crippling Your Company?
Do your people proactively report to you with current, accurate informationwhether 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 greattrust us!”
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.
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.
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.