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Monday March 22, 2010

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Ted Talks

Shekhar Kapur: We are the stories we tell ourselves



Where does creative inspiration spring from? At TEDIndia, Hollywood/Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth," "Mr. India") pinpoints his source of creativity: sheer, utter panic. He shares a powerful way to unleash your inner storyteller.

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xquarterly

Manulife Financial Files 2009 Audited Annual Financial Statements and related MD&A

- Confirms 2009 results
- Updates estimates for Adjusted Earnings from Operations
- Updates progress on hedging

TORONTO - Manulife Financial Corporation has filed its 2009 audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2009 and related MD&A with securities regulators, including with the Canadian Securities Administrators and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 40-F.

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Screening

Director to speak at Laurier screening of The Frontier Gandhi

WATERLOO – The Laurier Muslim Studies Option program will screen the documentary The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace March 25. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director T.C. McLuhan.

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PSA

Separate yard waste collection begins this week in the Region

Region of Waterloo – Separate collection of yard waste will soon begin across the Region. Yard waste is collected every other week on residents’ garbage collection day.

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NFP

Not-for-profit boards as good as their guidelines: York professor

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants publishes “20 Questions” boards should ask

TORONTO - A not-for-profit organization should choose its board members with as much care as a well-run company, says the lead author of a new guide that offers advice on finding, training and evaluating directors.

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Consumer

Prices continue to rise

Statscan - Consumer prices rose 1.6% in the 12 months to February, following a 1.9% increase in January.

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Governance

Leading Latin American scholar gives talk at CIGI Bringing Cuba back into Inter-American fold: future outlook

Waterloo – Jorge Domínguez, a leading Latin American scholar at Harvard University, will give a talk at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on March 26, as part of the International Governance Speakers Series.

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Guest Column

How to build successful relationships post grad school
by Kathryn Allan

Hamilton - Everyone knows that when it comes to business, it can sometimes be who you know rather than what you know. But what if you have been tucked away in grad school for the past five years? Who do you know? Chances are that the professional contacts graduate students have outside of academia, regardless of discipline, are few and far between.

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In Perpetuity

MTE Establishes Endowment Fund with Conestoga College

Kitchener - On March 19, MTE Consultants Inc. (MTE) officially launched an endowment fund supporting five engineering technology awards at Conestoga College. Conestoga President John Tibbits was present at MTE’s Kitchener office for the official signing of the agreement by MTE’s President Greg Marks and Vice-President Angelo Innocente.

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Philanthropy

Relay for Life to Raise Money, Awareness for Cancer Research

Guelph - University of Guelph student Samantha Smith-Moskal knows first-hand what it's like to battle cancer. At this time last year, she was still dealing with some severe side effects of her fight against acute promyelocytic leukemia. But this month, she will join with others from U of G and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society during Relay for Life March 27 and 28.

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Appointment

Iain Stewart Appointed to the National Research Council Canada

OTTAWA - Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council Canada (NRC), announced Friday the appointment of Iain Stewart as a member of the Council.

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Growth

Sign Unveiling Marks Milestone in Trent’s Vision for a New Campus in Oshawa

$2.4 million endowment announced to provide financial aid to students

Oshawa - As part of the March 18 open house in Oshawa, Trent University unveiled a sign at its new Oshawa Thornton Road campus and announced a generous $1.2 million bequest that will provide direct financial support to students.

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Appointment

Biosmart Positioning for Growth in 2010

Biosmart Hires Experienced Sales Manager and Marketing Agency

Waterloo - Waterloo Region bio-tech solutions innovator, Biosmart Scientific Ltd. is pleased to welcome Wayne Shillum as the company’s new sales manager. Mr. Shillum took on the role March 18th, 2010.

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Event

COMMUNITY FORUM to FOCUS ON LOCAL IMMIGRATION PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL (LIPC) FOR WATERLOO REGION

Waterloo Region - On March 24, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. a Community Forum will be held at Luther Village Sunshine Centre, Great Hall. Immigrants, refugees, representatives from education, government, business, community service providers, non-government funders and the general public will come together as presentations are given and information is shared about strategic priorities and the vision for a proposed LIPC structure for Waterloo Region.

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Fellowship Recognition

U of T scholars are first Canadians to win Mellon Foundation's prestigious new directions fellowships
By Kim Luke

Toronto - University of Toronto medieval historian Nicholas Everett and Walid Saleh, a scholar of religion and Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, have each been selected to receive a highly competitive New Directions Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation to pursue cross-disciplinary research. It is the first time the fellowships, created in 2002, have been awarded outside of the United States.

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