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Monday November 9, 2009

Ted Talks

Nandan Nilekani's ideas for India's future

Nandan Nilekani, the visionary co-founder of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress.

Digital Rise

Ontario and Waterloo's Tech Community Gives Boost To Digital Economy - Government Helps "The Hub" Grow Companies And Jobs

Kitchener - Ontario is supporting a new commercialization centre that will help digital media entrepreneurs build new companies and create jobs.

Environment & Business

University of Waterloo launches SEED with over $23 million in donations

WATERLOO - The University of Waterloo launched North America's first school focusing on environmentally responsible business and development with more than $23 million in donations.


Convocation College-Wide Awards Honour Outstanding Students

Kitchener - As part of the 41st Convocation ceremonies (fall) of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning on November 7, President John Tibbits will present a number of College-wide achievement honours.


Province, U of G Celebrate Research Support

Guelph - Representatives of the Ontario government were at the University of Guelph November 6, 2009 to celebrate a provincial investment of more than $12 million in a variety of research initiatives.

Medical Tourism

New Executive Health Clinic Opens in Muskoka

GreeneStone Clinic Muskoka Offers The "Comfortable Colonoscopy" in a Resort Setting

BALA - Canada's first resort-based, full service medical clinic officially opened here yesterday. GreeneStone Clinic Muskoka, located in the heart of Ontario's picturesque cottage country, offers executive health care and "comfortable colonoscopy" services in a year-round resort setting.

2009 Stimulus Nonsense

Dismal Job Report Highlights Need for More Government Support, Not Less, CAW says

TORONTO - Responding to the bleak job market figures released by Statistics Canada today, CAW President Ken Lewenza said the federal government must use this as an opportunity to provide more support to the Canadian workforce, through more stimulus funding and significant increases to EI benefits.


University of Toronto major player in 2015 Pan Am Games

Toronto's winning bid brings world-class legacy facilities and key events to Scarborough and downtown campuses

Toronto - Toronto's successful bid for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games will bring several sporting competitions to the University of Toronto, translating into major new sport and recreation facilities, enhanced opportunities for U of T students and the community, and further momentum for the University's high performance sport agenda.

Global Economy

G20 leaves door open for fresh pressure on dollar


Reuters - The G20 did publish a detailed, unprecedented timetable for countries to discuss the economic rebalancing that could eventually bring more stability to global currency markets.

International Recognition

Former Conestoga Dean Receives International Award

Kitchener - Former Conestoga dean and professor Tony Martinek, who touched the lives of many students, has been awarded the prestigious Gratias Agit by the Czech Republic.

Protecting the Beaver

Carleton Partners with Industry and Government to Combat Terrorism and Protect Canadians in the Event of a Disaster

Ottawa – Ground-breaking software applications to combat terrorism and protect Canadians in the event of a disaster have been developed by Carleton University and AMITA Corporation with planned deployment at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Education Collaboration

Waterloo and Western will explore digital media collaboration in Stratford

STRATFORD - The universities of Waterloo and Western Ontario will collaborate on teaching, research and professional efforts on Waterloo's soon-to-be-established Stratford campus.

Head of the Class

Conestoga Student Winners at International Competition

Kitchener - The Association of Operations Management (APICS) conference is held each year for professionals, students and teachers to network and learn about current trends in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management in a global community. The conference was held this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 4-6, 2009. There were over 1,700 attendees from all over the world, including students and teachers from right here at Conestoga College.

Human Resources

Labour Force Survey October 2009

Statscan - Following two months of moderate growth, employment decreased by 43,000 in October, all in part time. This drop pushed the unemployment rate up 0.2 percentage points to 8.6%.


Mary Bales to be honoured as Philanthropist of the Year on Nov. 13

Burlington - Can someone really change the world with a giving heart? According to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), people can through the giving of one's time, talent or treasure.

PSA - Free Lecture

Upcoming free lecture at School of Pharmacy

Kitchener - The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is presenting its next public lecture in the Health & Healing Lecture Series: “Anaphylaxis: What Is It? Who Is At Risk? How You Can Make A Difference” on Thursday, Nov. 26.

Back and Forth

Ontario Liberals Have No Plan to Create Jobs in Ontario

Queen’s Park – Progressive Conservative MPP Sylvia Jones (Dufferin-Caledon) is wondering where the 146,000 new jobs are that the McGuinty Liberal promised in their 2009 Budget.

Back and Forth

Harper Conservatives put political marketing ahead of Southern Ontario communities once again

OTTAWA - The Minister of State for FedDev Ontario needs to focus on the Southern Ontario communities hardest hit by the economic recession, and spend less time playing politics by trickling out taxpayer money in alignment with a Conservative self serving and dragged out marketing plan, Liberal Critic for Southern Ontario Economic Development Frank Valeriote said Friday.

Global Strategies


Closing gender gaps will help further unleash India’s vast economic potential

New Delhi – The World Economic Forum’s India Gender Gap Review released today at the India Economic Summit examines inequalities between women and men. Leaders at the meeting are discussing the factors responsible for the size of India’s gender gap, which, according the Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2009, sees it ranked 114th out of 134 countries measured.

Global Economy


Financial leaders laud prime minister’s call for reforms of bond and insurance markets at India Economic Summit

New Delhi – Top executives from Indian and international financial institutions endorsed the capital market reforms proposed by Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, during his keynote address yesterday at the India Economic Summit.

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