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Angry White Men

Michael Kimmel: Why gender equality is good for everyone — men included

Yes, we all know it’s the right thing to do. But Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s not a zero-sum game, but a win-win that will result in more opportunity and more happiness for everybody. The author of "Angry White Men," Michael Kimmel is a pre-eminent scholar of men and masculinity.

Research Lab

Thomson Reuters to launch data and innovation lab in Waterloo, Ontario

The Lab will have a presence at Communitech, an industry-led innovation centre of nearly 1,000 companies at the heart of the Waterloo innovation and technology community

New York -- Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced yesterday the establishment of Thomson Reuters Labs - Waterloo Region, in Ontario, Canada. The Lab will see Thomson Reuters engage with the region's vibrant innovation ecosystem and its dynamic startup community, world-class university and culture of industry collaboration.


Magnet Fornensics Welcomes New Vice President and Genreal Manager

Waterloo – Magnet Forensics is pleased to announce Neil Condon (right) as the new Vice President and General Manager, Magnet Forensics USA. “I’m thrilled to have Neil on the executive team to help us accomplish our mission of impacting people’s lives by uncovering the truth and empowering others to make a difference”, said Adam Belsher, CEO at Magnet Forensics. “Neil is passionate about serving the law enforcement community by bringing them innovative digital forensics solutions to help them combat both traditional and cybercrimes that impact society.”


Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, July 2015

Ottawa - Manufacturing sales rose 1.7% to $52.2 billion in July, as sales in the motor vehicle parts and motor vehicle assembly industries increased. The gain follows revised increases of 0.7% in May and 1.5% in June. The advance in July mostly reflected a higher volume of goods sold, as constant dollar sales increased 1.1%.

Kick Off

United Way’s 2015 Campaign Has Officially Kicked Off!

Cambridge - United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries is proud to have officially kicked off our 2015 Campaign yesterday at Transchem Inc. We were honoured to be joined by over 100 members of the community who represented the diversity of our partners within all levels of the government sector; the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors; the labour movement; donors; volunteers; family members, friends, well-wishers, and supporters from all walks of life. We could not have asked for a more solid footing from which to launch our annual campaign.


Foreign holdings of Canadian portfolio equities decline

Ottawa - Non-resident investors reduced their holdings of Canadian securities by $10.1 billion in July, the largest monthly decline since December 2014. The divestment in the month was largely in Canadian equities, as activity in Canadian debt securities mainly reflected offsetting movements of funds between short- and long-term debt instruments.

100 Hours

Corporation Celebrates Centennial by Awarding Cambridge Employee 100 Hours of Paid Time to Give Back to the Community

Rikki Crooks, one of 17 employees from across the country to receive opportunity, will work with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

SHOREVIEW, Minn./Cambridge, ON - If you were granted 100 hours of paid time to spend improving your community, what would you do? That’s what Deluxe Corporation asked its more than 5,000 North American employees to kick off its “100 Hours to Make a Difference” campaign. The initiative, which marks Deluxe's 100th anniversary, celebrates a century of Deluxe employees giving back to their communities – and one local resident was awarded 100 paid hours to spend on the volunteer project of her choice.

Union Accountability

Worker choice laws make union leaders more accountable to their members

They also lead to a stronger labour market and economy - By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre, The Fraser Institute

VANCOUVER, BC - It's time to seriously reflect on ways to improve our country's labour relations laws, which govern the interaction between workers, unions, and employers. Currently, workers in Canada's private sector can be required to join a union and pay full union dues as a condition of employment. If governments were to reform the laws to ensure workers have a choice about joining and financially supporting a union, this would empower workers, encourage unions to be more accountable, and contribute to a stronger labour market and economy.


Very Small Businesses Not taking Advantage of the Internet

Fifty-nine Per Cent of Canadian Very Small Businesses Don’t Have a Website; 41 Per Cent Believe They Are Simply Too Small

Toronto – Contrary to popular belief, most very small businesses aren’t fully plugged into the Internet, according to a landmark global survey, with 59 per cent reporting they don’t have their own website. In Canada, very small businesses were exactly in line with the global statistics with 59 per cent saying they did not have a website, according to research commissioned by GoDaddy. But many of these smallest of global small businesses are about to finally plant their own flag online, bringing huge expectations for growth and global reach.

Book Launch

Book Launch Celebrates Excellence at Renowned Catholic High Schools

Notable St. Jerome’s & St. Mary’s high school alumni featured in new book

Kitchener - The vibrant and storied past of two prominent Catholic high schools and some of its noteworthy alumni are now featured in a new book.

Ovarian Research

Researchers Isolate Possible Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers; Find that Biomarker Loads Can Vary With Disease Stage

Raliegh, NC - Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV. In a surprising finding, the researchers determined that the level of biomarkers associated with ovarian cancer does not simply increase or decrease over the course of the disease, but can rise and fall during different stages. These findings have implications for our understanding of, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to, ovarian cancer.

Tax Rates

Interest Rates for the Fourth Calendar Quarter

Ottawa - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) today announced the prescribed annual interest rates that will apply to any amounts owed to the CRA and to any amounts the CRA owes to individuals and corporations. These rates will be in effect from October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

Alcohol Use

Harmful alcohol use linked with increased risk of alcohol-related cancers and injury

Hamilton - A new study of alcohol use in countries of all income levels shows that current use increases the risk of alcohol-related cancers and injury, with no reduction in risk of mortality or cardiovascular disease overall. The research supports health strategies to reduce harmful alcohol use, especially in low-income countries (LICs).


Chamber Hosts CIBC World Markets Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal

Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce will host Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets Inc., at its upcoming Breakfast Academy this Friday, September 18, at Delta Guelph. “As an economic engine, Guelph plays an important role in our nation’s future prosperity,” notes Guelph Chamber President & CEO Kithio Mwanzia. “With this in mind, Mr. Tal’s presentation will effectively shed light on Guelph’s position within the national context – on our community’s strengths and weaknesses; opportunities and challenges.”

Research Safe

Strong Earthquake in Chile and Tsunami

Potsdam, Germany - The very strong earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 which occurred on the evening of 16.9.2015 (local time) hit a part of the Chilean coastline that was last shook by an earthquake of almost the same magnitude on 6.4.1943. Information on casualties and damage is still incomplete. It appears, however, that the quake has been comparatively harmless, mainly, among other factors, because the warning based on scientific research was taken seriously.

Human Resources

Four Insidious Impacts of a Mis-Hire

By Magi Graziano

The world’s innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR and it is—in most cases—the entry into companies, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and behave about hiring.


Applications are Now Being Accepted for Carleton’s R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship

Ottawa - Carleton University is now accepting applications for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship for a project to be completed in 2016. The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Manufacturing Event CMTS 2015

SME’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, Canada’s Largest Industry Event, To Gaze into Future of Manufacturing

“Talking” robots, printed food, bionic dragonfly, and virtual reality tools among technologies to be showcased

TORONTO – From robots that ‘talk’ to each other or work safely alongside humans, to augmented reality welding environments, 3D printers that print edible items and 3D pens that build small plastic objects, to a lightweight flying object that mimics the movements of a dragonfly, the upcoming Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2015 (CMTS 2015) – Canada’s largest and most respected manufacturing event – will demonstrate how technology advances are revolutionizing the manufacturing sector.

Fund Raiser

Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener-Waterloo – Be A Game Changer

Team WalterFedy from the 2014 K-W Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament.

Waterloo - After an exciting first year, the second annual Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener-Waterloo Tournament on October 30th at RIM Park is shaping up to be an even bigger and better event. Hockey Helps the Homeless is a one day pro-am hockey tournament where individuals share the rink with former NHLers and women’s team Olympic Gold Medalists. Participants fundraise for local homelessness organizations and receive the full pro experience.

Healthly Heart Event

Health Fair to Raise Awareness About Heart-Healthy Living

Waterloo - Members of the public will learn about the latest advances in cardiovascular research, watch a demonstration of blood flow in the brain, participate in a nutrition session and get new ideas for living a more heart-friendly life when researchers from the University of Waterloo put their work on display at an interactive health fair.

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