Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
WATERLOO Yunhua Zhu, a PhD student in the Laurier School of Business & Economics, won a best student research paper award at the recent 2009 Northern Finance Association Conference, held in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
WATERLOO - Brick Brewing Co. Limited announced that as the summer months come to a close, and fall is upon us, that it's never too late to bring Ontario beer drinkers a refreshing, light full flavoured beer.
Virgin Mobile Ranks Highest in Satisfying Prepaid and Postpaid Wireless Service Customers; Apple and Sanyo Rank Highest among Mobile Phone Providers in their Respective Segments
TORONTO - With new wireless providers poised to enter the market and the rapid evolution of wireless technologies, wireless customers in Canada are less likely to recommend and remain loyal to their current service providers, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released October 27, 2009.
Giving chemotherapy at the same time as radiotherapy to patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer (who have not had surgery) more than doubles their event-free survival to 2.2 years, compared with 1.0 years with radiotherapy alone.
OTTAWA - The National Research Council Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (NRC-CPFC) assists clients to develop and commercialize innovative photonics technologies. Client firms to generate about $500 million in the next five years, according to an Impact Analysis Report released yesterday at a photonics industry event hosted by the Ottawa Photonics Cluster.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Company announced today that a consortium led by Zhejiang Geely Group Holding Co. Ltd. is its preferred bidder in the ongoing discussions concerning the possible sale of Volvo Car Corporation.
Edmonton Dr. Eduardo Marbán, a pioneering American cardiologist, will receive the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) Distinguished Lecture and Prize Award.
TORONTO - For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Toronto has earned the highest possible marks from Research Infosource Inc. in its annual rankings for the best Canadian research universities of 2009.
Guelph - Once again, the University of Guelph is Canada's top comprehensive research institution in the annual "Top 50 Research Universities" list published today by a national consulting firm. This is the eighth year Guelph has retained the coveted spot.
TORONTO - Starting salaries in the accounting and finance, information technology (IT), and administrative fields are expected to remain relatively flat or see modest declines next year, but some positions will buck this trend, according to the 2010 Salary Guides from Robert Half International.
Toronto - On Monday, November 16th, 2009, the Martin Prosperity Institute, in partnership with the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity, the Intergovernmental Committee for Economics and Labour Force Development, and the City of Toronto, Economic Development, Culture, and Tourism Division will be hosting a Summit on Transforming Service Jobs called "Strength in Service."
The Canadian Government has mandated Export Development Canada (EDC) to begin underwriting bank loans to exporters that receive research and development tax credits through the SR&ED program. The loans will be delivered primarily through chartered banks although other lenders may also participate if they meet EDC criteria.
Businesses concerned about finding senior professionals in highly specialized areas to support business
TORONTO - A survey of senior business and human resources executives released today, found that despite the global financial crises this past year, which has seen unemployment rise, there remains a shortage of high-quality skilled professionals to fill positions in the financial services sector in Canada.
Waterloo - There was a time when a degree, some experience, a good work ethic, and a positive attitude could garner you a good job and a series of promotions. Today, our futures are not that clear-cut, and many of us are realizing that if we want to get employed or stay employed, we need to continue our education.
Waterloo Region - On November 13th our community will be celebrating Random Act of Kindness Day. This day has been earmarked by The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) as a day to recognize kindness and humanity in K-W and surrounding areas.
"The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private-sector lender, said on Tuesday it will seek to raise $300 million through a bond issue targeted at Japanese investors to finance microfinance programs for the poor.
OTTAWA - Starting January 2010, if you submit more than 50 original information returns (slips), you will be required to file electronically using the Internet? This means that if you previously filed returns on paper, DVD, CD, or diskette, you must now file over the Internet.
TORONTO - On October 6, CanWest Global Communications Corp. - Canada's largest media company, owner of the Global Television network, 13 daily newspapers and more than 20 cable channels - filed for protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
*Note: To review previous days go to Weekday tab at top of page.