The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
WATERLOO - Open Text(TM) Corporation announced that it has received the highest rating possible, a "Strong Positive," in leading analyst firm Gartner's 2009 "MarketScope* for Records Management," published on Sept. 10, 2009 and authored by Kenneth Chin.
TORONTO -- University of Toronto researchers are part of an international team which has uncovered a previously unknown mechanism that plays an important role in the spread of listeria, the trigger behind the food-borne disease listeriosis, which caused a deadly outbreak in Canada in the summer of 2008.
CHICAGO, Ill. - Experts will discuss Lake Michigan and Great Lakes issues at three conferences in Milwaukee from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Topics at the concurrent State of Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Beach Association conferences Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 include Lake Michigan fisheries; invasive species; nuisance and harmful algal blooms; climate change; lake water levels; sustainability; progress in cleanups on contaminated sediment; rapid testing methods for beach management; and beach restoration.
KITCHENER Celebrate Thanksgiving! as a family with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KW|AG). The KWS Family Concert series includes concerts and activities for children and their parents/caregivers to enjoy together, and is a wonderful way to introduce children (ages 5 and older) to the world of symphonic music and art.
Paris - The Economic Development Division of The County of Brant will be hosting the 8th annual Salute to Brant Business Networking and Tradeshow Event. The event provides local business owners the opportunity to network with other businesses owners, members of County Council, and County Staff. In addition award winning guest speaker Simon Cotter will speak on the topic of “Recovery to Excellence”.
London - By creating the Applied Health Research Network Initiative (AHRNI) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, researchers across the province are striving to find new ways to ease the burden on the health care system and to help make it work more efficiently.
Toronto - Former foreign affairs reporter and senior correspondent for CBC TV News Brian Stewart has joined the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto as Distinguished Senior Fellow.
Competition challenges students to get creative about their future work environment
TORONTO - With the new school year underway, most post-secondary students are busy thinking about life on campus rather than life in the working world. But, with the launch of its latest Next Great Innovator competition, RBC is asking students to think beyond the classroom and reflect on the workplace experience they'll face after graduation.
Guelph - A new book examining the wide variety of clubs, societies and institutions established around the world by Scottish migrants was unveiled at the 2009 Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium at the University of Guelph.
Network is one of two U of T projects to receive NSERC funding injection
By April Kemick
TORONTO - On Thursday a Canadian group of data management researchers received a $5 million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop better information management systems for business applications.
"Leaders from the G20 nations are discussing a US-backed plan to give emerging markets more power at the World Bank, officials from G20 countries said....A shift toward emerging countries at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank 'is the right thing to do and it's going to happen,' US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told reporters...
TORONTO - Manulife Financialy announced that it is expanding again in China, with confirmation that Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. has received approval from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) to operate in the Province of Tianjin, one of China's fastest growing provinces.
Guelph - A unique four-day conference that brought 180 Canadian students together with sustainability experts from business, non-governmental organizations and academia wrapped up today with a commitment from participants to implement the ideas they developed.
Clinton - In the promotional marketing industry we strive to be as socially consciences as humanly possible. Many of our products are made with organic cotton which is grown without the use of harmful chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides that negatively impact the health of mankind and our ecosystems.