Laurier health policy expert receives major grant to research why people fail to seek medical care
Waterloo Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the scientific philanthropy arm of the AXA Group, a French multinational insurance company, Wilfrid Laurier University researcher Karen Grépin is examining why people do not seek medical care at certain times and what it means for health care systems around the world.
Aeryon Receives Top Small & Medium Employer Award
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Leader Named One of Canada’s Best Workplaces
Waterloo Aeryon Labs Inc. was honored by The Globe and Mail and Mediacorp Canada Inc., the organizer of the 4th annual Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers competition. The provider of trusted small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) aerial intelligence solutions to Military, Public Safety and Energy customers around the world was recognized as one of Canada's best workplaces among small and medium enterprises.
Regional Economic Summit to Focus on Growing ‘Jobs Powerhouse’
Guelph - The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 2017 Regional Economic Summit on May 12, 2017 at The Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing. This half-day apex forum will generate input from key stakeholders as we map our region’s prosperity into the future. The Regional Economic Summit will look at how to structure the investments required for the region to thrive amid the population and economic growth expected over the next two decades. The event will be the largest single gathering of leaders in the region.
Paleontologists trace origin of millipedes, crabs and insects to new 508 million-year-old sea creature with “can opener”- like pincers
Toronto Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. The finding was announced in a study published today in Nature.
MLI Commentary Summary
Current tensions with North Korea show the need for Canada to pivot towards the Indo-Pacific
Macdonald-Laurier InstituteNew commentary explores how to fit the growing importance of the Indo-Pacific region into Canada’s defence policy - by Kerry Lynn Nankivell
Ottawa North Korea’s willingness to push the envelope on nuclear tests shows how important it is for Canada to pivot towards the Indo-Pacific, and catch up to developments in the region. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted an unprecedented 37 missile tests in the last twelve months. Pyongyang has also announced its intention to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach North America.
Book Signing - Video
Johnston and Jenkins Book Signing
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Tom Jenkins, Chairman of OpenText and Chancellor of the University of Waterloo discussed Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier. The author event took place on Tuesday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sedra Design Centre in Engineering 5.
Economical Insurance Strengthens Executive Team
Company Adds Top Talent to Advance its Strategy
Waterloo - Economical Insurance announced two significant additions to the executive team. Effective May 1, 2017, Fabian Richenberger will join as Executive Vice-President (EVP), Commercial Insurance, and Kelley Irwin will join as Senior Vice-President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Existing executive team members Tom Reikman and Alice Keung take on new roles as Chief Distribution Officer (CDO) and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO), respectively.
Overall Canada funding up year-over-year in Q1 2017
Montreal a bright spot, seeing deal activity rise in the quarter
Toronto- Investors invested $460M (all figures in USD) in Venture Capital (VC) backed companies based in Canada in Q1 2017, a 10% increase from Q1 2016 according to the MoneyTre Report from PwC Canada and CB Insights. Despite the increase in dollars, the quarterly deal figure was the lowest since the 54 deals in Q3 2015.
Laurier leads nationally for student career services provided by Canadian universities and colleges
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University has the top student career services model among Canadian post-secondary institutions, according to an independent national study. Laurier had the highest score and emerged at the top of the most “impressive” model list among universities and colleges across the country in a study of career services conducted on behalf of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), an organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development.
Decision Making - Book Release
Five Critical Ways to Become Indispensable in Business
Competition is fiercer today than ever before, and no matter how much you focus on data, analytics, and performance, it may surprise you that what ultimately matters the most to people is the human touch.
Humber River Hospital Achieves LEED® Gold Certification
Humber River Hospital and its project partners are pleased to announce the facility’s achievement of LEED® Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Her Excellency Sharon Johnston visits KW Counselling Services to learn about mental health supports for youth and LGBTQ+ services.
A strong advocate for breaking down the barriers around mental health, Her Excellency Sharon Johnston visited KW Counselling Services on Tuesday for a discussion about the agency’s OK2BME program which provides counselling supports for LGBTQ+ people in Waterloo Region.
Grand River Parks open for the season
Another sure sign of spring happens on Monday, May 1 when the Grand River Conservation Authority swings open the gates for their 2017 camping and recreational season.
Infosys Launches Infosys Nia - The Next Generation Integrated Artificial Intelligence Platform
Purposeful Artificial Intelligence Shifts Focus to Solving Complex Business Problems
Palo Alto - Infosys announced the launch of Infosys Nia, the next-generation Artificial Intelligence Platform building on the success of the Company's first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana, and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge. Together, both these products have amassed 50+ clients and 150+ engagements across all industry sectors, within a year of operations.
Funds & Investments
Investment Funds Industry Ready To Tackle CRM3
Toronto - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has advised Canadian regulators that its members are ready to discuss a plan for extending disclosure requirements to encompass the full Management Expense Ratio (MER) of investment funds a proposal known as CRM3. A request to meet with regulators was made in a letter dated April 21, 2017, addressed to Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) chair Louis Morisset and the heads of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
Healthcare - US
To Save Healthcare Systems, Focus on Patient Outcomes, Global Health Leaders Urge
Global leaders from the healthcare sector unite to appeal for a new model of healthcare delivery in response to rising costs and dissatisfactory patient outcomes. The value-based healthcare model would track and pay for healing, instead of treating, patients
New York A diverse group of leading stakeholders in the $7.6 trillion global healthcare sector are calling for a major overhaul of healthcare systems, designed to deliver improved patient outcomes at lower cost. The proposal hinges on “value-based healthcare”, a patient-centric system that focuses on outcomes that matter to patients across the care spectrum. The recommendations are presented in a new World Economic Forum report, Value in Healthcare: Laying the Foundation for Health-System Transformation, released yesterday in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, and to be implemented in four pilot locations, starting in Atlanta (USA) this year.