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Chip Kidd: The art of first impressions — in design and life

Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly — clarity and mystery — and when, why and how they work. He celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.


Beyond the success of simplicity
By David Harris

Waterloo - “These are amazing times for physics…. Many of us believe physics is poised for a new revolution.” With those words Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok officially opened the first Convergence conference.


Could a Vitamin Help Treat Cancer Patients?

U of G researchers are studying if niacin could help improve chemotherapy results - Feature by Susan Bubak

Photo: Paul Phares, left, and Taylor McKay.

University of Guelph researchers in the Department of Human Health and Nutrition are studying the role of niacin (or vitamin B3) in tumour cells when used in conjunction with traditional chemotherapy.

Legal Rights

Have Aboriginal groups reached the peak of their legal powers?:

New report cautions that trend of major legal victories may not continue, urges more negotiation, less litigation - MLI paper by Dwight Newman

OTTAWA – A series of court decisions have steadily expanded the legal rights of Aboriginal groups in recent years but these unprecedented victories are unlikely to continue indefinitely, according to a new report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute analysing recent court cases.


CPA Canada guide helps organizations create and sustain high-performing boards

Toronto - A new publication from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) outlines how an effective board of directors is constituted and maintained. 20 Questions Directors Should Ask About Building and Sustaining an Effective Board, offers insight and guidance on the various elements involved in creating a high-performing board.


Canada’s Auto Industry Driving Towards Increased Profits

Parts producers also see increased profits this year

Ottawa - Thanks to record North American sales and the lower Canadian dollar, Canada's auto manufacturers will likely see their highest profits in years in 2015, according to The Conference Board of Canada Spring 2015 Industrial Outlook reports. Industry profits are forecast to reach $2.3 billion in 2015, up from $1.3 billion in 2014.


Employees Are Feeling Optimistic…To An Extent

New Study Reveals Canadian Workers Could Be Missing Out

Toronto - Most people believe they should earn more, but aren't planning to ask for it, according to new research from staffing firm Robert Half. The majority are confident in their abilities at work, as eighty-four per cent of Canadian workers polled believe they should earn more money, however only one-third feel confident asking for a raise, with that same amount planning to ask for one in 2015.

Education & Living

Residence will set new standard for student living

Waterloo - The University of Waterloo broke ground yesterday to mark the official start of construction of an innovative new residence for undergraduate students. The student-focused design is a result of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders to create a living environment that enhances learning opportunities for its residents.

Global Health

Ebola epidemic in Guinea may have led to 74000 extra untreated cases of malaria in 2014

Atlanta - Around 74000 fewer malaria cases than expected were seen at health facilities in Guinea in 2014 compared with pre-Ebola years, new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal has found. This has led to a rising number of malaria deaths which is likely to greatly exceed the total number of deaths caused by Ebola itself (2444 in Guinea by June 14, 2015).

Indian residential Schools

Laurier commits to working toward rapid implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University commends the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the thousands of survivors who shared their stories for the comprehensive final report released this month documenting the appalling history and ongoing intergenerational impact of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

Social Media

PhD Candidate Publishes Research on the Effects of Social Media and Camera Phones on Policing

Ottawa - Carleton University’s Greg Brown, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has published research on the effects of social media, camera phones and other technology on policing. His research entitled The Blue Line on Thin Ice: Police Use of Force Modifications in the Era of Cameraphones and YouTube, was recently published in the prestigious British Journal of Criminology.


Hydro One Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Toronto - David Denison, Chair of the Board of Directors Hydro One Inc., today announced the appointment of Michael Vels to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO)for Hydro One Inc. effective July 1, 2015.

Marijuana & Adolescence

Vaccarino Lent Expertise to National Report on Adolescent Marijuana Use

By Lori Bona Hunt

University of Guelph president Franco Vaccarino is one of two principal editors of a new national report on the effects of early and frequent marijuana use during adolescence. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released the report last week during a news conference in Toronto.

Digital trade

Bit-X Financial Set to Launch Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Exchange June 29th

VANCOUVER, BC - Bit-X Financial Corp. a digital currency bitcoin exchange and internet financial services company, announced that its new exchange DIGATRADE™ is set to go-live June 29th and will operate under the domain

Preventing Strokes

Nafisa Jadavji Wins Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award

Ottawa - Carleton University’s Nafisa Jadavji, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award for research in preventing strokes in women. The award is worth $40,000, plus a $5,000 research allowance.


Sandvine keeps VMedia's subscribers and their streams safe

Waterloo - Sandvine announced that VMedia Inc. is using Sandvine's Traffic Management and Network Security products to ensure a high quality of experience for their subscribers.

Global Issues

Travers Fellowship Winner Explores Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries

Ottawa - Laura Payton, Carleton alumna, CBC journalist and winner of this year’s $25,000 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship, has completed a series of online stories delving into maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries.

Muskoka Music Festivals

Ontario’s Cottage Country Set to Rock This Summer with Live Music

Session Muskoka & Coleman Turtle Music Festival Will Be Among the High Notes

BRACEBRIDGE –Summer fun in Ontario’s cottage country will be hotter than ever with an incredible line-up of musicians set to perform on stages, patios and docks throughout the popular vacation spot this July and August.

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