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Robin Morgan: 4 powerful poems about Parkinson's and growing older

When poet Robin Morgan found herself facing Parkinson’s disease, she distilled her experiences into these four quietly powerful poems — meditating on age, loss, and the simple power of noticing. The former editor-in-chief of Ms., Robin Morgan published the classic "Sisterhood Is Powerful" anthologies.

Social Sciences

Laurier social sciences and humanities researchers receive over $1.6 million in SSHRC support

Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University researchers have received more than $1.6 million in funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) 2015 Insight Development and Insight Grant competitions.


CFO Survey reports Canadian and U.S. optimism remains strongest in the world

Hillary Clinton viewed as best presidential candidate for Canadian businesses

Waterloo – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) optimism about the Canadian and U.S. economies has weakened, but remains the strongest in the world; while nearly half of Canadian firms say they plan to increase wages more than three per cent in the coming year to try to fill vacant job openings in key positions, according to the latest survey results of the Global Business Outlook Survey.


Development of trust in B2B relationships calls for common goals

Some researchers say that power asymmetry has a negative effect on trust"

Joensuu, Finland - The development of trust in business-to-business relationships calls for goal congruence, according to a recent University of Eastern Finland and Cranfield University study shedding new light on power symmetry in business-to-business relationships. However, power does not play as key a role in the development of trust as previously thought.

Health Care

Tackling the global shortfall in radiotherapy could save millions of lives and boost the economy of poorer countries

Investment in radiotherapy services could bring economic benefits of up to US$ 365 billion in developing countries over the next 20 years; Even in high-income countries like Canada, Australia, and the UK, numbers of radiotherapy facilities, equipment, and trained staff are inadequate.

Boston - Millions of people are dying from potentially treatable cancers like breast and prostate because of a chronic underinvestment in radiotherapy resources, according to a major new Commission on access to radiotherapy, published in The Lancet Oncology, and being presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria.


Province Partners with Ball Service Group to Expand and Create Jobs

Kitchener - Ontario is partnering with Ball Service Group to expand the company’s Kitchener plant and grow its business, which will create 10 new jobs and retain 26 positions over three years announce Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre (photo left). “Expanding our facilities will help Ball Service Group maintain our competitive edge and diversify our business. We are proud to partner with the Government of Ontario on this project to create jobs and contribute to the local economy in Kitchener, expalined Michael Ball, CEO, Ball Service Group Inc. (right).

Challenge Continues

THEMUSEUM ends fiscal year on positive note

Growth continues for third straight year

Kitchener –THEMUSEUM held its Annual General Meeting on September 16 th, when it was announced that the not - for - profit charitable organization experienced one of the most successful fiscal year s in its twelve year history . THEMUSEUM’s fiscal year ended June 30th, 2015 and saw an 18.4% ($160,312 ) increase in earned revenue , for a total annual earned revenue of $869,621.“We had an extremely successful year financially, in terms of programming as well as engaging the community of South Western Ontario , ” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM . “Throughout the year we presented world - class content, received international recognition for our exhibitions, held prominent even ts for the public and the public responded.”


OPG Recognized for its Aboriginal Relations

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business awards OPG with its second highest certification

Toronto - The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has awarded Ontario Power Generation (OPG) a silver certification for its performance in Aboriginal relations. "OPG understands the importance of partnership and community, making their silver Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) designation the outstanding contribution to better business that it proudly symbolizes," said CCAB President and CEO JP Gladu. "We applaud their work and continued business success and leadership." The CCAB is a national non-profit organization that offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses across Canada.

Communication Event

IABC Waterloo presents the second installment of the Constructive Communications workshop series

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo and the Waterloo Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) announced the second installment of the Constructive Communications workshop series.

Visitor Notice

Outbreak of C. difficile Declared at St. Mary’s General Hospital

Enhanced cleaning is underway.

Kitchener – In cooperation with Waterloo Region Public Health, St. Mary’s General Hospital declared an outbreak of C. difficile on four inpatient units. There are currently six inpatients with C. difficile, a bacteria found in the bowel. Three of these patients acquired the infection in hospital, the other three came to hospital with the infection. Patients are being monitored and treated appropriately.

Sweepstakes Winner

Cambridge resident wins 2016 MINI Cooper S in Select Sweepstakes

"The first couple of seconds after getting the news I was full of disbelief followed by astonishment"

Cambridge — Last Friday Mr. Tom Kidd of Cambridge was handed the keys to a brand new 2016 MINI Cooper S 3 Door as a winner in the 2015 Select Sweepstakes. By responding to an invitation from his local broker Integrisure Group Insurance, Mr. Kidd qualified to enter the Select Sweepstakes. The presentation took place at 2 p.m. this afternoon at MINI Grand River on Victoria Street North in Kitchener.

Airflow Obstruction

First UK Biobank genetic study reveals new associations with lung disease and smoking behaviour

Nottingham, UK - New research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and presented at this year’s European Respiratory Society (ERS) meeting in Amsterdam presents the first analyses of genetic data from the UK Biobank [1] that reveal new associations with lung disease and smoking behaviour. The study is by Prof Ian Hall, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, UK, and Prof Martin Tobin, University of Leicester, UK, and colleagues.

e-signature Awards

Organizations Leading the Digital Charge Receive e-SignLive Awards in Washington

WASHINGTON and MONTREAL - e-SignLive announced the winners of its annual E-Signature Leadership Awards. These awards recognize organizations that are using e-signature technology to take their business digital so they can deliver game-changing digital and mobile customer experiences, and drive stronger performance within the enterprise.

Wednesday Manufacturing Event

Learning and Networking With Manufacturing Leaders

Kitchener - More than 200 representatives from manufacturing and associated firms, industry associations, government and post-secondary institutions will gather at the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College for a networking, information-sharing and learning event on Wednesday, September 30.

Public Lecture - Thursday

Science and Democracy Under Threat: What Can You Do About It?

Waterloo - Research and public science are under attack in Canada through government policies designed to muzzle scientists, deplete funding and, in turn, deprive Canadians of vital information. We have gathered a panel of experts in science and ethics to discuss this crisis.

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