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Unlocking Creativity

Linda Hill:How to manage for collective creativity

What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."

Parents Survival

U of G Prof Offers Tips for Surviving March Break

A recent study published in Economic Inquiry found that playing video games helps kids solve practical math problems.

Guelph - March Break. Those two words can spur feelings of exhaustion for some parents faced with occupying their kids at home for five days straight. But it doesn’t have to be so onerous, says a University of Guelph professor.


Brick Brewing Company Names Jim Manz, Director of Sales, Canada

KITCHENER - Brick Brewing Co. Limited today announced it has hired Jim Manz as Director of Sales, Canada. Jim will be responsible for Brick Brewing business across Canada and will report directly to Brick Brewing President and CEO George Croft. "Jim has a demonstrated track record as a leader and as a business builder, focused on creating and expanding sales relationships as well as driving volume growth," said Brick Brewing President and CEO George Croft. "He brings unique strengths to Brick Brewing in terms of identifying new opportunities to maximize the value of rapidly expanding Waterloo Craft Premium brands and our Seagram Cooler and Cider products."


Union Gas Supports FIRST Robotics Canada with $50,000 Grant

Eight schools and three competitions across Ontario will receive support

CHATHAM - For the third consecutive year, Union Gas, a Gold Level Sponsor of FIRST Robotics Canada, will support eight Ontario teams as well as three robotics competitions across the province through a $50,000 grant.


Labour Force Survey for February 2015

Ottawa - Employment was unchanged in February, while the unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8% as more people searched for work. In the 12 months to February, employment increased by 130,000 (+0.7%) with most of the growth in the second half of the period.

Brain Study - Video

Researchers use imaging as a tool to predict outcomes for therapy in cerebral palsy

London - For some children with cerebral palsy, constraint therapy is an extremely effective way to regain movement in a spastic limb. For some children, however, the therapy which involves physically restraining their dominant limb, can be a particularly frustrating experience with little or no clinical outcome.

Fishy Study

Invasive species use landmarking to find love in a hopeless place

Waterloo - Tiny populations of invasive species such as Asian carp start their domination of new ecosystems by hanging out at local landmarks, according to a new study published in the journal Theoretical Ecology this week. Understanding how species use these local hotspots can play a key role in how officials approach population control for conserving endangered species and controlling invasive ones.

Staging for Oktoberfest

Kool Haus Set to Become Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest’s Largest Festhallen

Bingemans Announces Major Tent Expansion for 2015 Season

Kitchener- Bingemans has announced that Kool Haus, will be the expanding their beloved tent to become the largest festhallen at the 2015 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest happening October 9th to 17th, throughout the region. This expansion will allow for over 40% increase in capacity.


Post-secondary education still the ticket to better jobs

Particularly if the degree is from a Canadian or U.S. institution - Jock Finlayson

VANCOUVER - It is almost one year since the B.C. government unveiled details of its plan to re-engineer the post-secondary education (PSE) and training system.

Disability Profile

A profile of persons with disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years or older

Ottawa - In 2012, almost 14% of the Canadian population aged 15 years or older—or 3.8 million individuals—reported a difficulty or impairment due to a long-term condition or health problem that limited their daily activities.


Innovating education to address 21st-century skills gap

Technology, once integrated holistically for targeted problems, has the potential to help education better address these gaps

Dubai, the United Arab Emirates – The New Vision for Education, a study of nearly 100 countries, has revealed large gaps in students’ skills around the world. Too many students are not getting the education they need to prosper in the 21st century, and countries are not finding adequate numbers of the skilled workers they need to be globally competitive.

Main Street

Release of Fourth Film in Regeneration on Main Street Series

Ottawa – The National Trust for Canada announced the release of the fourth and final film in its new film series, Regeneration on Main Street, which highlights the accomplishments of four Saskatchewan communities participating in the Main Street Saskatchewan Program. This fourth film showcases the City of Prince Albert.

Public Lecture

Laurier to host humanitarian Nigel Fisher for public lecture on Syria and relief operations

WATERLOO – The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), along with Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, will host a public lecture March 25 on Syria and its neighbours: Current developments, the politics of humanitarianism – and who is the terrorist?


Make a Difference With Your Money

Help Your Family Or Community By Helping Yourself First

At some point during their lifetime, most people wonder whether they’ve done enough – if they’ve made a positive impact, says Jeff Bucher, a financial advisor who helps working-class Americans plan their golden years.

PSA Health Care

Outbreak declared over in CMH’s 5B Medicine Unit

Cambridge – Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in consultation with the Region of Waterloo Public Health, declared an end to the enteric outbreak in its Wing B, Level 5, Medicine Unit.


OPG reports strong 2014 results

Reliable generation, cold weather and cost savings result in income of $568 million, before extraordinary gain

TORONTO - Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG or Company) reported income of $568 million, before extraordinary gain, for 2014 compared to $135 million for 2013. Net income, after extraordinary gain, for 2014 was $811 million, compared to $135 million in 2013.

Intelligent Communities - June 8 - 12

Toronto hosts world's Intelligent Communities

On June delegates will be coming to Waterloo for a tour of this 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year.

New York - In the Internet–driven era the very survival of cities depends on how well they address the changes brought about by innovation, the Internet and technology. Communities have no choice, they must get connected and get Intelligent.

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