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The Aging Brain

Tony Wyss-Coray: How young blood might help reverse aging. Yes, really

Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other teams which shows that a solution for some of the less great aspects of old age might actually lie within us all. At his lab at Stanford School of Medicine, Tony Wyss-Coray studies aging — and potential cures for it.

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Startups

Global Mindset Key To Waterloo Region Startup Success: Compass Report

by Anthony Reinhart

Go global, young startup founder.That’s one of the top takeaways from a new report on the Waterloo Region startup ecosystem, released today by Compass, which recently ranked the region 25th among the world’s startup communities.

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LEED Platimum

Infrastructure Ontario Accepts Innovation Award

Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter recognizes innovation that led to LEED Platinum designation at Peterborough facility

TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario accepted an award for "Innovation in LEED: Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance" (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC-GTC). The Ontario Government Building at 300 Water Street in Peterborough won in the Category of Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) at an awards ceremony on October 22, 2015.

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Trends 2015 - Marketing

Study: Recent changes in demographic trends in Canada

Ottawa - The population profile of the provinces and territories could become increasingly different in the decades ahead, because of changing demographic trends. A new article, titled "Recent changes in demographic trends in Canada," provides an analysis of these demographic trends at both the national and provincial–territorial levels.

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Recognition

Waterloo Broker Wins Inaugural Spirit Award

Local Broker Chris Floyd Awarded Danny Craig Spirt Award

Toronto/Waterloo - Waterloo resident, Chris Floyd, President, Individual Insurance Services at Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) was presented with the inaugural Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s (IBAO) 2015 Danny Craig Spirit Award during the Award of Excellence gala during IBAO’s 95th Annual Convention held last Friday in Toronto.

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Off Leash Area

GRCA to hold public information session on Snyder’s Flats Management Plan

Bloomingdale - The Grand River Conservation Authority is holding a public information session on Monday, November 9, 2015, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Community Centre, 1031 Snyder’s Flats Road, Bloomingdale, to present details of the Snyder’s Flats Management Plan.

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Energy

Electric power statistics for August 2015

Ottawa - Canada's available electricity totalled 41.0 million megawatt hours (MWh) in August, down 2.9% from the same month in 2014. Generation levels were also lower for the month, down 1.9% to 46.5 million MWh, reflecting lower output from hydro and nuclear generators.

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Ontario Grown

Grape Growers of Ontario unveils plan for 100% grown in Ontario symbol, aims to aggressively boost locally-grown wine market share by 2020

St. Catharines – On the heels of a study indicating a growing consumer preference for Ontario-produced wine, Grape Growers of Ontario has uncorked a vigorous campaign to get more of those wines on tables across the province and grow the domestic wine market.

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Violence and Harassment

Ontario Strengthening Laws to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment

Proposed Legislation Would Help Make Workplaces, Campuses and Communities Safer

Queens Park - Ontario is introducing legislation that would help build a province where everyone is free from the threat of sexual violence and harassment, and would strengthen support for survivors. The legislation would help deliver on commitments in It’s Never Okay, the government’s ground-breaking action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment. If passed, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act would make workplaces, campuses and communities safer and more responsive to the needs of survivors and to complaints about sexual violence and harassment.

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Engagement

Maximize Optimism in the Workplace

Destructive management is like a disease, draining people and infecting the whole workplace

When it comes to work these days, we're all expected to do more with less--but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is?

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Trade

Cuban Ambassador to Canada to open The Havana Dialogues

Julio Garmendía Peña will speak at THEMUSEUM on Canadian-Cuban diplomatic relations

Kitchener – Cuban Ambassador to Canada, Julio Garmendía Peña, will speak at the official opening of the international exhibition, The Havana Dialogues | 70 Years of Canadian-Cuban Diplomatic Relations, on Sunday, November 1 at 1:30pm at THEMUSEUM.

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Global Governance

Meeting Global Challenges Means Revamping Governance Systems

The world needs new governance systems to deal with complex global challenges at a time of profound and rapid technological change brought on by the Fourth Industrial Revolution; A discussion of values is crucial for any recasting of governance systems to succeed

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The world is ill-equipped to address complex global challenges that require collaboration at a time of rapid and profound technological changes, warned experts on leadership, governance and technology in the closing session of the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda 2015.

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Culture Through Food

Laurier’s new global kitchen embraces diversity through food

Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University has launched the Global Kitchen project – a community kitchen for Laurier’s international student body that promotes the exploration of culture through food. The Global Kitchen is managed by Laurier International and located in the Harris Hope House on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

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Human Resource

Glassdoor Expands in Europe; Launches in Ireland, Announces Plans to Open Office in Dublin

Surpasses 10 Million Reviews and Salary Reports for More Than 445,000 Employers

MILL VALLEY, CA - Glassdoor is expanding its presence in Europe, announcing plans to open an office in Dublin, Ireland as it launches a localized Irish website and mobile apps. This expansion comes as Glassdoor surpasses 10 million employee-provided reviews, ratings, salary reports and other workplace insights for more than 445,000 companies around the globe.



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