The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects. ____________________ Business & Art
- Keren Cytter Receives the First-Ever Absolut Art Award
STOCKHOLM - Through its frequent collaborations with cutting-edge artists, designers and photographers, ABSOLUT VODKA is a proud supporter of the arts. This year, in the tradition of the company's 30 years of creative collaborations, ABSOLUT VODKA decided to fund a yearly award of Euro 15.000 to an international young artist exploring creativity through the integration of art forms.
TORONTO - Used car prices, a key leading indicator of the health of the overall auto market, are strengthening and point to a continuation in the global auto sales recovery, according to the latest Global Auto Report released by Scotia Economics.
TORONTO The Laurier School of Business & Economics is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2009 Laurier MBA Alumni Awards. An invitation-only celebration will be held Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Toronto Board of Trade, beginning at 7 p.m.
WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo school of optometry, Canada's only English-speaking optometric training institution, will dedicate the Witer Learning Resource Centre early next week to recognize a $500,000 donation from philanthropists Dr. Marta Witer and Ian Ihnatowycz.
OTTAWA - Canada's economy is still mired in recession and a long way from recovery, despite months of 'green shoot' speculation, says a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Executives Spend an Average of Seven Minutes Reading Each Resume
TORONTO - It’s usually flattering when someone hangs on your every word. For job seekers, this kind of scrutiny takes on a whole new meaning. According to a new survey by OfficeTeam, executives spend more than seven minutes, on average, screening each resume received.
Statscan - Non-farm payroll employment fell by 110,200 in August (-0.8%), following an increase of 27,300 in July. Half of the overall change in August came from a drop in educational services, as payroll employment in that industry returned from unusually high levels in July.
OTTAWA Professor Stavros Tavoularis of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been selected as the first holder of the HPCVL/SUN Microsystems Research Chair in Computational Science and Engineering.
Waterloo - This year’s Dr. Fred Binding Memorial Lecture in Sports Psychology will feature Dr. Penny Werthner of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Health Sciences. A former Olympian, Werthner will speak Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. about mental preparation for athletes and coaches for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Toronto - Twenty-six wines struck gold at the 2009 InterVin International Wine Awards, an intensive three-day blind tasting competition staged in September at the stunning White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
WATERLOO The Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LcMc) will welcome British composer and educator, Dr. Peter Wiegold, on Saturday, Nov. 7. Wiegold will conduct a public workshop and attend the Laurier choral concert, Images of Light, where his work, Perfume in the Desert, will be given its North American premiere performance.
Statscan - Sales for the food services and drinking places industry increased 0.2% between July and August to just over $4.0 billion in current dollars. During the same period, the price of food purchased in restaurants increased by 0.2% as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
"The EU's 10 ex-communist economies will contract by 4.2 percent as a whole this year and eke out growth of around just 1 percent next year, the World Bank said in [its EU10 Regular Economic Report] on Wednesday.
Waterloo Communitech, Waterloo Region’s innovation hub, has two new co-chairmen of its Board of Directors for the 2009-2012 term: John Keating, CEO of COM DEV, and Gerry Remers, President and COO of Christie Digital.
WATERLOO - The Canadian Cancer Society and University of Waterloo are officially launching today a new research centre. The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact will recruit leaders in research, policy and practice from across Canada to join the fight against cancer and chronic disease.
Waterloo - DALSA Corporation, an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors, reported revenues from continuing operations of $41.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 and $0.1 million in earnings or $0.00 per share from continuing operations. The following table summarizes the key results for the third quarter of 2009 and compares them to the third quarter of 2008.
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