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Thursday March 11, 2010

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Ted Talks

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie's honeymoon he's enjoyed since discovering an outrageously delicious fish raised using a revolutionary farming method in Spain.

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Education

Laurier to implement new learning management system with Desire2Learn

Waterloo - As one of the cornerstones of Laurier’s ICT renewal plan, the university is implementing a new learning management system to support teaching and learning. Effective August 1, 2010, Laurier will begin a five-year contract with local company Desire2Learn (D2L).

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Housing Prices

The New Housing Price Index rose 0.4% in January

Statscan - January rise registered the same month-over-month growth rate for the third consecutive month.

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Change Attitudes

Venture4Change host event with Ben & Jerry's Jerry Greenfield

Kitchener - On March 29, Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of ice cream maker, Ben & Jerry's, will speak at the Venture4Change summit on Business as a Tool for Social Change: An Afternoon of Radical Business Philosophy.

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Economy

Ontario's economic recovery gains steam

Growth expected to rise 3.3 per cent in 2010, led by the construction sector

TORONTO - Ontario's economy is on its way to recovery with growth expected to increase by 3.3 per cent in 2010 and 4.1 per cent in 2011, both above the national average, according to a new report by RBC Economics.

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Health Care

New, popular eye drugs put strain on ophthalmologists

Kingston - A new procedure that treats the leading cause of blindness in Canada has become so popular there may not be enough trained doctors to keep up with demand in the future, according to a Queen’s University-led study.

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New Digs

Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc Hosted Open House at Innovative New Site Location

Waterloo Region – Canada's Technology Triangle Inc (CTT) held a formal Open House yesterday evening at the new location, 260 King Street West, Kitchener. Having moved into the location on February 1st, 2010, this was an opportunity to launch the new site and to discuss the many opportunities this space will present.

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Recognition

York U psychology prof awarded 2010 Sloan Research Fellowship

TORONTO - York University psychology professor Shayna Rosenbaum has been awarded a 2010 Sloan Research Fellowship to further her research into episodic memory and how neural damage affects it.

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Human Reources

Interviewers Can Be Easily Trained to Spot Personality Cues, Prof Finds

Guelph - When it comes to hiring the right person for the job, employers are placing increasing value on personality traits.

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Global News

IFC To Aid Haiti Firms With $35 Million Aid Program.

“The International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday approved $35 million to help companies in Haiti rebuild and create jobs following devastation caused by a January earthquake, which has devastated the economy.


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