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Thursday April 21, 2011

Ted Talks

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.


New Hallman Director for Waterloo Pharmacy

Waterloo - Dr. David Edwards has accepted the appointment of Professor and Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Edwards is currently Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University in Detroit.


DIG IN Drop Off Sites May 14, 2011

Waterloo - DIG IN is a one day region-wide food drive to raise non-perishable food needed for the summer months at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Election 2011

Conservatives gravitating towards 2008 results, research institute finds

WATERLOO – An analysis of new polls shows the Conservative Party’s projected seat count at only two seats above the party’s 2008 election result, according to The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy.


Social Networking Collaboration at Canada 3.0 Powered by OpenText

OpenText to Provide Secure Social Networking for Canada's Premier Digital Media Event

WATERLOO - OpenText will provide a social networking platform to connect attendees and presenters before, during and after the Canada 3.0 2011 digital media forum being held in Stratford, Ontario May 2-4. The social networking software is the same solution that OpenText provided for delegates at both the Toronto and Korea G-20 Summits held in 2010 and now customized for the Canada 3.0 forum.



Kitchener - Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, announced the acquisition of Captual Technologies Inc., makers of ePresence. The acquisition enables Desire2Learn to provide a complete presentation capture and webcasting solution for rich media presentations live or on-demand with options for cloud-based hosting.

Cinema Programming

Cinematheque Waterloo and Princess Cinemas Present Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective

Waterloo - Cinematheque Waterloo kicks off its summer programming with its most ambitious retrospective. In conjunction with Princess Cinemas, the organization is presenting nine of the master’s American films, every Monday night in May and June. In keeping with Cinematheque Waterloo’s mandate to show films as they were meant to be seen, each of these will presented in 35mm, on the big screen at the Princess Original.


Laurier MBA team takes first place in international case competition

WATERLOO – A team of MBA students from Wilfrid Laurier University took home $20,000 this past weekend after winning the Aspen Institute’s 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition for an innovative study that incorporated corporate profitability, as well as environmental, social and ethical issues.


Waterloo Fire Chief Challenges Citizens to be Prepared

Waterloo - Waterloo’s fire chief, Lyle Quan invites the community to be prepared by participating in the Emergency Preparedness Challenge. This challenge is a provincial initiative aimed at encouraging Ontarians to learn more about preparedness in the event of an emergency. The challenge takes place throughout the month of May coinciding with Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1-7, 2011.


The Kitchener Market is making Easter ‘eggs-cellent’ with fun-filled family events

KITCHENER – Hop on down to the Kitchener Market for the second annual Easter celebration this Saturday, April 23. On top of being the destination for all of your holiday shopping needs, the market will also be running a series of special events your whole family will enjoy.

Medical Research

Sugar Helping Map New Ground Against Deadly Bug

Guelph - A potential vaccine against bacteria that cause serious gastric disorders including stomach cancer may be a step closer following a pioneering study by a University of Guelph chemist. In the first published study of its kind, a team led by Prof. Mario Monteiro, Department of Chemistry, found a carbohydrate-based antigen caused mice to develop antibodies against a common bacterium linked to gastric cancer.



SAULT STE. MARIE— The Township of Centre Wellington received $504,255 for hosting OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway. The payment was for the host municipality’s fourth-quarter share of slots revenue (January to March 2011). To date, Centre Wellington has received more than $13.9 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

Business Award

ActionCOACH Canada Client wins Business of the Year Award

Cambridge - Stiris Researching, a firm that was coached by ActionCOACH Tony Roy, was the recipient of the Business of the Year Award handed out by the London Ontario Chamber of Commerce at their gala in March.


ExactEarth announces successful launch of satellite

Cambridge - ExactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of satellite AIS data services, announced that a satellite containing its Automatic Identification System payload was successfully launched from Sriharikota, India. The AIS payload, which was designed and built by COM DEV International in Cambridge, Ontario and its European subsidiary COM DEV Europe, is integrated onto the Indian Space Research Organisation’s ResourceSat-2 earth observation satellite.

Debt Financing

NorthSpring Capital Partners Closes Financing with Benevito Foods

CAMBRIDGE - NorthSpring Capital Partners announced the closing of a subordinated debt financing to Benevito Foods Inc. Toronto. NorthSpring provided a $700,000 revolving credit facility to enable Benevito Foods to continue its rapid sales growth

Communication Technology

PlayBook won't play nice with BlackBerries on AT&T

Without syncing, it's just a toy
The Regisger - By Bill Ray

Toronto - RIM's new tablet the PlayBook won't synchronise with BlackBerrys on AT&T's network - a critical failing for a device which lacks an email client or calendar of its own. The PlayBook is supposed to spend most of its life synchronised with a nearby BlackBerry, operating as a stateless device for security reasons, but AT&T customers who rushed out to buy one have discovered that the BlackBerry Bridge application (which does the synchronisation) isn't available on their network.

Honours Competition

Carleton Team Competes For Top Honours at Canada’s Toughest Student Evaluation Competition

Ottawa – While much of the country is focused on the May 2 federal election, a team of Carleton students will be tackling another pursuit on that date. They beat out 19 other Canadian groups to win one of the three coveted finalist spots for the Canadian Evaluation Society student case competition being held in Edmonton.

Fry Award

Carleton Biologist Kenneth Storey Wins Prestigious Fry Award

Ottawa – Kenneth Storey, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology at Carleton, is being awarded the prestigious Fry Medal from the Canadian Society of Zoologists. The award is given to a Canadian zoologist who has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and understanding of an area in zoology. It will be presented to Storey on May 16, 2011 when he delivers the Fry Lecture at the annual meeting of the society.

Guest Column

The Secret Recipe for Success
By: Danita Johnson Hughes

We live in a microwave society where most expect to get what they want - instantly, or at least in less than a minute. We're tricked into believing that fame and success can be achieved overnight, if we'll only work harder, longer and faster. We've adopted an "all or nothing" attitude that says we must either succeed or fail, there is no in-between.


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