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Tuesday November 3, 2009

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Ted Talks

Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy

We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.

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Innovation

$2.1 Million in Funding Announced to Accelerate Commercialization of First-of-their-Kind Technologies

Ottawa – Small to medium-sized companies involved in the development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) were given a boost November 2, 2009 with the announcement of $2.1 million in funding to accelerate the commercialization of first-of-their-kind technologies.

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Exceptional Impact

FOODLINK WINS GREAT GRANTS AWARD

Ontario Trillium Foundation to honour organizations for exceptional projects

Waterloo Region - The Ontario Trillium Foundation today named Foodlink Waterloo Region as one of the winners of the prestigious 2009 Great Grants Awards. The awards recognize charitable and not-for-profit organizations that have had an exceptional impact in their communities.

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Financial Literacy

WORKING GROUP FORMED TO INTEGRATE FINANCIAL LITERACY INTO CURRICULUM

Financial Literacy Essential to Student Success, Stronger Economy

Waterloo Region - Starting in September 2011, Grade 4 to 12 students in Ontario will be learning to make informed choices and effective decisions about the use and management of money.

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Education

Future students and parents to visit University of Waterloo's open house

WATERLOO - An all-day event at the University of Waterloo on Saturday (Nov. 7) will offer an in-depth look at the university and campus life for prospective students and their families.

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Climate & Trade

Pascal Lamy: Simon Reisman Lecture

Ottawa – The following is the Simon Reisman Lecture by Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization. The title is Climate First, Trade Second: GATTzilla is Long Gone. The talk was delivered to a packed house at Carlton University on November 2, 2009.

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Environment & Education

Conestoga takes the lead among Ontario colleges in recycling

Kitchener - Starting with the Doon Campus, G.R.E.E.N., the Greater Recycling Environmental Education Network,” has implemented a new waste diversion program in classrooms, heading, in due time, to the campuses at Waterloo and Guelph. Conestoga College, are a trend-setter because this system will permit us to pre-sort waste items for more efficient disposal and recycling.

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Auto Insurance

Ontario Physiotherapy Association comments on McGuinty Government's auto insurance proposal

TORONTO - The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA), which represents over 4, 800 practising physiotherapists and physiotherapy students in Ontario, has been deeply engaged in consultations with the Ontario government on its auto insurance strategy over the past year and sees reasons for optimism in this morning's announcement, but also some concerns.

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Human Behaviour

Study of Values and Behaviour Concerning Integrity

Teens are five times more likely to lie and cheat than adults

If you think things are bad now, wait a few years – it’s likely to get worse. According to the latest Josephson Institute of Ethics study:


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Investment

Recovery Takes a Breather in October, Data Shows

TORONTO - After seven consecutive months of broadly based gains, Canadian investment funds that focus on equities posted negative returns in October, as the markets showed signs that the recovery may be winding down.

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History

Laurier military experts Terry Copp and Mike Bechthold to speak at Niagara symposium

Waterloo/St. Catherines - The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), together with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment and the history departments at Brock University and the University of Waterloo, are hosting the third annual symposium on “Niagara's Military Past & Present.”

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Health & Medicine

Renowned cardiovascular researcher to receive 2009 Taylor Prize
by Kathy Wallis

London - He was the first to predict the popular anti-inflammatory drug, Vioxx would increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks, and it was his discovery that led to the adoption of low dose aspirin for every day cardio-protection.

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Financial - Credit Management

Deception and poor money management can be a hazardous combination for couples

Credit Education Week Canada aims to help couples get their finances under control

TORONTO - Whoever holds the purse strings in the family better be on their guard as a new survey commissioned by Credit Canada and Capital One Canada found that those who do not control the money in the household are 55% more likely to hide debt from their spouse.

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Social Transportation

Grand River CarShare expands in Waterloo’s university district

WATERLOO – Grand River CarShare is expanding its presence in Waterloo’s university district and now has three CarShare locations in the area.

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Consumer vs Economy

No more overreliance on consumer spending: Volcker
By Jane Sutton

NAPLES, Florida (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Paul Volcker said his meeting on Monday with President Barack Obama focused in part on reducing U.S. economic reliance on consumer spending.

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Spoil Yourself

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka Opens Taste Restaurant and Touch Spa

Casually elegant dining room and tranquil day spa complete offerings at premiere private residence club

Bracebridge - Touchstone on Lake Muskoka is pleased to announce the completion of its latest phase of construction with the highly anticipated opening of Taste Restaurant and Touch Spa.

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Pension Financial

Innovation in pension management examined in journal from Rotman International Centre for Pension Management
By Ken McGuffin

Toronto - Innovation and leadership in the pension world is the theme of the third issue of a pension management journal from the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The Fall 2009 issue of the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management offers advice from industry practitioners and academics on how the pension industry can be more innovative, and hence more effective and efficient.

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Free Ski Pass

Pick up a Grade 4 or 5 SnowPass for your child and give them hundreds of reasons to stay active this winter.

Canada - Winter is just around the corner and rather than staying inside this winter the Canadian Ski Council encourages you to get out and have fun hitting the slopes! Skiing and snowboarding are some of Canada's most popular winter sports and one of the best ways to stay active this winter.

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Spoil Yourself

Touchstone on Lake Muskoka Opens Taste Restaurant and Touch Spa

Casually elegant dining room and tranquil day spa complete offerings at premiere private residence club

Bracebridge - Touchstone on Lake Muskoka is pleased to announce the completion of its latest phase of construction with the highly anticipated opening of Taste Restaurant and Touch Spa. The restaurant and spa complete the many full service amenities that define Touchstone's private residence club experience, offering guests and owners the opportunity to enjoy the property year-round.

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Farming

Canadian aquaculture production decreased 5.5% in 2008 to 144 684 metric tonnes.

Statscan - Structural changes in the industry, such as consolidations and closures, continued to affect the industry in 2008.

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Human Reosurces

Outlook for Canadian jobs declines for the second consecutive month

OTTAWA – The October Canadian Job Market Report from CareerAIM was released today and indicates that the outlook for new jobs declined in most provinces for the second consecutive month.


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