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Monday March 8, 2010


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Ted Talks

The LXD: In the Internet age, dance evolves ...



The LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) electrify the TED2010 stage with an emerging global street-dance culture, revved up by the Internet. In a preview of Jon Chu’s upcoming Web series, this astonishing troupe show off their superpowers.

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Information Seminar

Can Information Technology Help Save the Planet?

WATERLOO - The Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI) will host a talk on the relationship between technology and resilience at a public event next week.

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Transportation

Provincial Cycling Organization Unveils Green Paper on Bicycling for Ontario

Advice to Province Includes Creation of $20 million "Ontario Bicycling Investment Fund"

Toronto - The Share the Road Cycling Coalition (The Coalition) an Ontario-based provincial cycling advocacy organization released today a Green Paper for Bicycling in Ontario entitled "When Ontario Bikes, Ontario Benefits - A Green Paper on Bicycling in Ontario ".

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Federal Budget

Western Applauds Federal Budget

London - With the release of the federal budget yesterday, Western President Amit Chakma applauds the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister for the government’s continued commitment to research and innovation.

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Study

Carleton Professor Investigates the Secret Life of Software

Ottawa – Dr. Robert Biddle is researching the secret life of software. “I look at how software can work in rich and subtle ways with human expression and human behavior,” explains Dr. Biddle. “My research concentrates on areas where these can be critical factors, such as in computer security.”

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Environmental Stewardship

Crawford Receives 2009 Corporate Tree Hugger Award

Kitchener - Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by The 10,000 Trees Project of KW Region for there efforts in environmental preservation through the planting of hundreds of trees during the 2009 Crawford Global Day of Service. The Corporate Tree Hugger Award is given each year to recipients that have make a significant contribution to the efforts of 10,000 Trees Project be it through volunteer hours and/or financial contribution.

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Growth

COM DEV begins work on two commercial satellites

CAMBRIDGE - COM DEV International Ltd., announced that it has been awarded an authorization to proceed (ATP) to provide switches, multiplexers and filters for two commercial communications satellites.

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Health Discovery

Genetic cause discovered for rare bleeding disorder

Hamilton - For some Canadians, a cut from dental work or surgery can cause days or more of bleeding. Although they are not hemophiliacs, for some an ordinary bruise can balloon into the size of an orange. For others, knees, elbows and ankles are crippled when bleeding seeps into joints. In very serious cases, hundreds of blood transfusions are required for recovery.

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Opinion

Federal Budget Continues Failed Innovation Strategy

OTTAWA - The federal budget stakes Canada's future economic success on the failed policy of commercialising university research.

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Transport

Descartes Begins Testing With European Union Customs

VANCOUVER - IATA World Cargo Symposium -- Descartes Systems Group, a federated global network logistics solutions provider, announced that it has successfully filed its first Import Control System (ICS) test messages with European Commission's Taxation and Customs Union ("EU Customs Union") as part of its GLN Customs Filing and Compliance services.

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R&D

Antifreeze proteins can stop ice melting

Kingston - The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments can also prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures, according to a new Queen’s University study.

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Human Resources

Business failing to close the corporate Gender Gap

New York – Leading companies are failing to capitalize on the talents of women in the workforce, according to the World Economic Forum’s Corporate Gender Gap Report 2010. It is the first study to cover the world’s largest employers in 20 countries and benchmark them against the gender equality policies that most companies should have in place but are, in fact, widely missing.

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Theology

Pope Benedict XVI's new structure for Anglican groups

Toronto FACULTY OF THEOLOGY, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto - An overflow audience filled the downstairs lecture hall of the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael's College on Wednesday of this week for presentations on Pope Benedict XVI's new structure for Anglican groups who request full communion with the Catholic Church.

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