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Sound

Meklit Hadero The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds

Using examples from birdsong, the natural lilt of emphatic language and even a cooking pan lid, singer-songwriter and TED Fellow Meklit Hadero shows how the everyday soundscape, even silence, makes music. "The world is alive with musical expression," she says. "We are already immersed." Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter living the cultural in-between, both in her own luminous compositions and as a co-founder of the Nile Project.

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Women in Business

Why High Heels Are One Of The Business World’s Most Powerful Symbols

4 Reasons Why Women Will Lead The Business World In The 21st Century

When you let women be women in the business world, they do better. That’s according to a recent report from the Harvard Business Review, which makes the case that traditional thinking – that women should be treated no differently than men in corporate settings – is simply flawed and regressive.

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Education

Young girls explore careers in engineering

Kitchener - Girls in grades seven to 10 had the chance to learn more about Conestoga's Engineering programs at Go ENG Girl - a unique event was held at the Cambridge campus on Saturday, October 17.

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Education

Summerlee Honoured For Contributions to Education, Research

Guelph - Former University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee has received the David C. Smith Award from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) for his contributions to higher education. Summerlee received the award in Toronto last Thursday evening.

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Survey

2015 Digital Marketing Survey: What elements of a website influence buying decisions? – Survey launch

Toronto - The 2015 Digital Marketing Survey is a joint research venture initiated by Marketing CoPilot Inc. in conjunction with Georgian College Centre for Applied Research and Innovation and the National Research Council of Canada. This survey is meant to start a dialogue with Canadian business owners about the state of websites and digital marketing in Canada. Are the websites being developed by Canadian business owners helping to improve the buying process for their customers?

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Promotors Market

Spectator sports, event promoters, artists and related industries for 2013

Ottawa - Total operating revenue for promoters (presenters) of performing arts, sports and similar events, spectator sports, independent artists, writers and performers and for agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers and other public figures was $7.7 billion in 2013 with total operating expenses of $6.9 billion.

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Business Week

Small Business Week Celebration Features Businesses Thinking Local & Acting Global

Guelph - With more than 1.1 million small businesses currently operating in Canada, small businesses are integral to the success of our national economy. As such, October 18 through 24 has been declared ‘Small Business Week’ across Canada – a celebration of this vital segment of the economy across various market sectors. In partnership with snapd Guelph, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the small business community with the ‘Main Street Social’ – an event to be held on October 22 at the Guelph Civic Museum that will survey the passion, flexibility, innovation and drive required for small businesses to thrive in today’s world.

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Labour Letter

Marc Xuereb, President Waterloo Regional Labour Council issues plea letter to Waterloo Regional Councillors

Waterloo Region - In a letter distributed to media the president of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council issued the following letter.

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Acquisition

Deloitte Acquires Leading Canadian Asset Reliability Consultancy
Asset Performance Group Will Bring New Reliability and Maintenance Capabilities to Deloitte's Consulting Practice

Toronto/Burlington - Deloitte announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Asset Performance Group (APG), a leading asset reliability consultancy based in Burlington, Ont., and Calgary, Alta. This transaction brings new reliability engineering and maintenance capabilities to Deloitte's Consulting practice, enabling the firm to deliver a full suite of asset reliability engineering, asset management and performance improvement services to capital-intensive industries across Canada, the U.S. and South America.

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State of Manufacturing

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing for August 2015

Ottawa - Manufacturing sales edged down 0.2% to $52.1 billion in August, following three consecutive monthly advances. The largest declines were recorded in the petroleum and coal product, motor vehicle parts, and aerospace product and parts industries. However, these declines were largely offset by gains in the motor vehicle assembly and wood product industries.

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R&D

Landmark Canadian paper advances knowledge to cure diabetes

Timothy Kieffer to receive 2015 Till & McCulloch Award

Toronto – Prof. Timothy Kieffer, a University of British Columbia researcher in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and in the Department of Surgery, has made significant progress in the quest to generate a fully functional cell type from scratch – one of the ‘holy grails’ of stem cell research and regenerative medicine – by developing a protocol that converts human stem cells into glucose-responsive, insulin-secreting cells capable of reversing diabetes in mice.

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Documentry

UBS Launches Nobel Perspectives

ZURICH - UBS announced this morning the launch of 'Nobel Perspectives', a digital platform that will feature around 40 filmed interviews with Nobel Laureates in Economics. Partnering with German broadcasters Frank and Thomas Elstner, UBS are supporting the continuation of a project that Frank first began back in 1985, to document the life and work of Nobel Laureates. The online archive ubs.com/nobel, will host both newly commissioned and newly edited interview footage and material. The interviews will be published over the next 2 years.

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Digital Factory

Scotiabank Creates New Digital Factory to Bring Together Top Tech Minds

Talent and Innovators Reimagine the Customer Experience

Toronto - Scotiabank is announcing a significant milestone in its digital transformation, with the development of a new Digital Factory that will pursue, design and deliver digital innovations and solutions for the Bank's customers.

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Election Canada

Regional Green Party Candidates continue to speak out on issues of poverty as the election approaches

Waterloo - As the other parties have asked us to focus doggedly on the “economy” for the past 11 weeks, an enormous and pressing issue has gone unnoticed - the growing inequality between haves and have nots in Canadian society. The Green Party is dedicated to creating sustainable methods that ensure that no one goes without: without food, without shelter, without medicine.

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