At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up.
First-of-a-kind study by investigator at The Research Institute of the MUHC finds “epidemic” of Vitamin D insufficiency...
There’s an epidemic in progress, and it has nothing to do with the flu. A ground-breaking study published in the March 2010 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found an astonishing 59 per cent of study subjects had too little Vitamin D in their blood.
Waterloo Southern Ontario is one step closer to becoming a world-class hub for diabetes research. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada (JDRF) announced yesterday that the University of Waterloo, in alliance with McMaster University, will serve as the Centre for its Clinical Trial Network.
TORONTO - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released February preliminary housing starts data for the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area(1) (CMA) today. Construction began on 168 homes, up from the 103 units started in the same month last year.
Executives Express Confidence in Business Growth; Nearly Half Report Recruiting Difficulties
TORONTO - Job prospects for Canadian professionals may be brighter in the next quarter, a new survey suggests. Eighteen per cent of executives interviewed for The Robert Half Professional Employment Report said they plan to increase the number of full-time employees in professional occupations in the second quarter, and 3 per cent anticipate declines.
Imagine you had three extra hours this week to devote to your own improvement as a leader. What kind of difference do you think that would have on your effectiveness, accomplishments, and long-term success?
Statscan - Foreign acquisitions of Canadian-controlled firms, particularly in manufacturing and oil and gas, drove a 10.6% increase in Canadian assets under foreign control in 2007. Canadian assets under Canadian control rose 9.9%, led by the depository credit intermediation industry.
Guelph - The University of Guelph announced that a research chair dedicated to increasing the participation of women in science and engineering university programs has, since its inception in 2008, engaged with more than 8,000 women and girls.
Waterloo Region On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council presents the 32nd Annual Justice Dinner featuring John Calhoun, of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, Founding CEO of America’s National Crime Prevention Council, and author of “Hope Matters” (2007).
Waterloo Following a huge success last year, Lutherwood is hosting its second annual job fair to help connect approximately 40 Waterloo Region employers that are hiring with an anticipated 1,000 job-seekers.
Waterloo Region As a member of the Ontario Technology Corridor (OTC) Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc (CTT) will be traveling to Los Angeles (March 8-9) and San Francisco (March 10-12), California to promote Ontario, and specifically Waterloo Region, as the ideal place to establish digital media operations in North America. Included among the reasons are the extensive talent pool, strong and stable economy and the variety of investment incentives.
“With the growing number of aquifers in India reaching unsustainable levels of exploitation, about 60 percent of them will be in a critical condition within 20 years if the current trend continues, says a World Bank report released on Friday, Deep Wells and Prudence: Towards Pragmatic Action for addressing Groundwater Overexploitation in India.
TROY, MI - In the wake of the global economic downturn, more than a quarter of employees surveyed worldwide say that the recession has made them more loyal to their employer, according to the latest results from workforce solutions provider Kelly Services.
Kitchener - As a member of Polytechnics Canada, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning welcomes the federal government’s recent budget, with its direct recognition of the role that Polytechnics Canada members play in advancing Canadian innovation through applied research and commercialization activities.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - ATC Global Stand H716. Searidge Technologies, provider of intelligent video solutions to air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and airports, announced its intelligent video platform IntelliDAR(TM) is being utilized by NAV CANADA to develop innovative video technology applications for airport surface surveillance and remote monitoring.
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