Reuse of syringes, all too common in under-funded clinics, kills 1.3 million each year. Marc Koska clues us in to this devastating global problem with facts, photos and hidden-camera footage. He shares his solution: a low-cost syringe that can't be used twice. ____________________ Human Resources
Waterloo - Waterloo-based training and consulting firm ShaughnessyHowell Inc. is one of the leading training companies in Canada, that has earned its 7th gold medal award from The Canadian Society for Training & Development (CSTD). This win is unprecedented, bringing ShaughnessyHowell’s wins to more gold medals than any other Canadian company in the past decade.
TORONTO - Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a novel cell injection test-bed to evaluate the barriers to transplanted cell integration with cardiac tissue. The results provide insights into the barriers that should be considered during heart cell transplantation studies.
R&E community learns how O3 can make collaboration easier
Toronto - Researchers, scientists, educators and VIPs from throughout Ontario's research and education community gathered in Toronto recently to celebrate the official launch of O3, ORION's new collaboration and professional networking service.
More than 47% of Canadians surveyed who hold the CFA designation want clarification on IFRS standards and how they will impact investors.
TORONTO - With the January 2011 transition date for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) looming on the horizon for all publicly accountable enterprises in Canada, a large proportion of Canadians who hold the Chartered Financial Analyst(R) (CFA(R)) designation indicate they favour the transition to IFRS (48%), but also say there is much room to improve their understanding of how IFRS will impact Canadian public companies.
London - The University of Western Ontario continues to provide Canada’s best student experience among its peer universities. In a survey of more than 38,000 undergraduate students, the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report has given Western the only ‘A’ grade among large universities (more than 22,000 students), in the category “most satisfied students.” This is the eighth year in a row that Western received top marks for student satisfaction.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy contracted unexpectedly in the third quarter of this year, official data showed on Friday, quashing hopes the downturn was ending and instead marking the longest recession on record.
OTTAWA Picking up on a trend that has gained momentum south of the border, students in this year’s graduating MBA class at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management have created an oath of professional conduct and are asking their fellows graduates to take the oath as part of their graduation proceedings on October 25, 2009. This represents the first collaboratively written oath of its kind.
WATERLOO The Laurier-based Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is funding a research project on sustainable governance over the Caribbean Sea with a $100,000 donation from the Arsenault Family Foundation. The Caribbean Sea is a distinct ecological feature of economic, social and environmental importance to the more than 20 countries of the Caribbean.
Guelph - The report card is out, and the University of Guelph is a straight-A institution when it comes to student satisfaction and quality, according to a national survey published by the Globe and Mail.
HAWKESBURY - Lifestyle Hearing Corporation has officially launched Canada's first nationwide hearing healthcare structure called the Lifestyle Hearing Network. This initiative aims to provide Canadians coast to coast with a consistent source of premium medical clinics devoted to audiology.
FAIRFIELD, Conn., Competitive Technologies, Inc. announced that the University of Wisconsin-Madison will use CTT's pain therapy medical device to treat patients at its Carbone Cancer Center in the School of Medicine and Public Health.
Queen’s Park Progressive Conservative MPP Sylvia Jones (Dufferin-Caledon) called upon the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to stand up for Ontario farmers. ____________________ Pensions
Canadians encouraged to Sing for Literacy and celebrate activities for Family Literacy Day 2010
Toronto ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and founding Family Literacy Day (FLD) sponsor Honda Canada are pleased to announce that an official “singing” theme will be featured as part of this year’s national FLD campaign. Sing for Literacy encourages Canadians from coast to coast to sing at various Family Literacy Day events and help raise funds by pledging online via www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca.
PORTLAND, ME - The Corporate Library's latest annual review of corporate governance risk at TSX 60 companies has found that 20 percent of companies in the index present serious risk to investors, while another 17 percent present moderate concerns.
HOPKINTON, Mass. - EMC Corporation, reported third-quarter 2009 consolidated revenue that exceeded company expectations for the quarter. The company achieved third-quarter revenue of US$3.52 billion, an increase of 8 per cent compared with the second quarter of 2009.
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