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Multipotentialite

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one? Career coach Emilie Wapnick celebrates the "multipotentialite" — those of us with many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials.

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Expansion

WalterFedy opens engineering office in Hamilton, Ontario

Kitchener – The Board and Partners of WalterFedy announced their expansion into Hamilton, Ontario, with a new engineering office. "After almost 65 years in Kitchener-Waterloo, we see a great fit for our company in Hamilton and are excited to be entering such a vibrant and diverse market," the report said.

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Electric Vehicles

Tesla Delivers 11,580 Vehicles in Q3 of 2015

PALO ALTO, CA- - Tesla Motors, Inc. delivered almost 12,000 vehicles in Q3, 2015, in comparison Mercedes-Benz to date for 2015, have sold 29,410 luxury vehicles. "This includes our first deliveries of Model X. Although we had one week of planned production shutdown, this delivery level represents a 49% increase over Q3 last year as well as the sixth consecutive quarter of growth."

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Housing Growth

Ontario Housing Market's Strong Growth Will Continue Through 2017, Says Central 1 Credit Union

Toronto - Ontario home prices, sales and starts will keep rising for the next two years, says a new forecast by Central 1 Credit Union. The surprising strength of the Ontario market this year has led Central 1's Chief Economist Helmut Pastrick to boost his forecast for this year and 2016 and 2017. "Sales have been strong this year but fewer new listings are coming on the market, so prices are rising in most regions," Pastrick said. "Continued low mortgage rates have helped spur sales."

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Concepts VIA Gaming

New Quantum Cats game launches to build better understanding of quantum concepts

A new Angry Birds-style game is set to help launch a new understanding of quantum science.

Waterloo - Some find the concepts of quantum science confusing or unintuitive. Einstein even called quantum effects “spooky." To help people better understand some of the core concepts of quantum science, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is launching a game – the Quantum Cats.

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Business School Naming

Queen's University names the Stephen J. R. Smith School of Business in recognition of historic $50-million gift

Historic $50-million donation to the school

Kingston - Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, announced the naming of the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen's University in honour of Mr. Smith and his historic $50-million donation to the school.

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Happy Person Productive Partner

John Stix Announces Strategic Partnership in Canada with Shawn Achor

Renowned Happiness Expert and NY Times Best Selling Author joins forces with Fibernetics President

Cambridge - In what can only be described as the happiest of announcements, Shawn Achor, one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, has joined forces with Canadian business leader and workplace culture warrior John Stix, to help spread their shared message on how an engaged and happy workforce improves both business and day to day life.

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Energy

Canadian Solar Closes Purchase of Ontario Assets from KKR

Guelph -- Canadian Solar Inc., announced it has closed on the purchase of three operating solar projects totaling 59.8 MW AC from KKR. The total approximate enterprise value of this transaction is C$270 Million (USD$203.7 Million). In conjunction with this acquisition, Canadian Solar also closed a USD$50 Million loan with Credit Suisse, who also acted as sole financial advisor on the transaction.

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Aquisition

Magna signs agreement to acquire Stadco

Aurora - Magna International Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Stadco Automotive Ltd. (Stadco), an independent Tier 1 Body-In-White supplier based in the United Kingdom. Stadco has industry leading expertise in the automotive industry in the supply of steel and aluminum stampings as well as complex vehicle assemblies to customers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Stadco has four manufacturing facilities located in the UK and one in Germany, employing in total approximately 1,400 people.

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Directors

OpenText Announces Voting Results for Election of Directors

Waterloo -- Open Text Corporation, confirmed that the nine nominees listed in its management proxy circular dated August 14, 2015 were elected as its directors. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") held earlier today in Waterloo, Ontario are set out below. Shareholders holding 104,169,651 common shares representing 85.11% of the outstanding common shares were present in person or by proxy at the Meeting.

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Appointment

Elora Festival a ppoints KW Symphony cellist as new manager

Elora – A sense of innovation and renewed vitality is in the air for the Elora Festival with the appointment of Chris Sharpe as Festival Manager. “It’s an honour for me to be working with Noel, the staff , and Board for the Elora Festival – a festival that I have long admired – both as a performer and as an audience member” Chris says.

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Tourism

Province Undertakes First-Ever Strategy on Arts and Culture in Ontario

Toronto – The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has launched a province-wide consultation to develop the first Culture Strategy for Ontario. Ontario currently supports four culture sectors: arts, cultural industries, cultural heritage (including community museums, heritage buildings, cultural heritage landscapes and archaeology) and public libraries. Over the years, demographic and technological changes have had a profound impact on the culture sector.

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Agriculture

Production of principal field crops for September 2015

Ottawa - Farmers expect production of wheat, canola and soybeans to be lower in 2015 compared with 2014. Soybean production is anticipated to fall for the first time since 2007. Meanwhile, corn, barley and oats are expected to see an increase in output.


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