University of Waterloo lab aims to advance Canadian manufacturing
The University of Waterloo is building one of the largest university-based facilities in the world to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt AM processes for innovative and customized products. Backed by nearly $27 million in funding and in-kind support, the lab will enable Canadian companies to tap the enormous potential of AM, commonly known as industrial 3D printing, while also further developing the technology through research.
Reverse Collision Day
Innovation Guelph's first Reverse Collision Day offers 'look inside' Danby for new business growth
Guelph - Entrepreneurs are invited to "look inside" Danby for new business opportunities during Innovation Guelph's first Reverse Collision Day May 25, 2017. At the event Danby CEO Jim Estill and other local business leaders will share their vision for how entrepreneurs can create or grow businesses by addressing the needs of large companies, and by capitalizing on existing infrastructure, market knowledge and industry contacts.
Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent
The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent.
About face: Your smile may be aging you
By Adela Talbot
Want to look younger? Sleep well. Eat right. Exercise. And, just maybe, don’t smile. A new Western co-authored study indicates smiling can make you appear to be one year older than if you wear a poker face. These findings counteract the commonly held view that smiling makes one appear younger.
Sunbeam Centre RNs May be Forced to Strike after Negotiations Break Down
Kitchener - Following conciliation and mediation with the assistance of a provincial mediator, negotiations have broken down between the Ontario Nurses' Association and Sunbeam Centre. The nine Registered Nurses at Sunbeam Centre, who have been working without a collective agreement since April 1, will vote on the employer's final offer on May 25. If that offer is rejected, they will be in a strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on May 27.
Global study on trust & tech: Canadians twice as likely to trust a robot to perform open heart surgery than to open a bank account for them
87% of Canadians own a smartphone the smallest percentage across all 11 markets surveyed; 7% of Canadians believe money transfers via brain signals will be available in the next year
Vancouver - People in Asia and the Middle East are more optimistic about the positive impact of technology and as a result more likely to place trust in new technologies compared to their western counterparts, a multinational survey from HSBC has found. Of note, just over half (56%) of Canadians say they believe that advances in technology will make the world a better place the second least likely of all markets surveyed compared 89% of respondents in China, and 85% in India.
Save The Bees
Grooming Gene Protects Bees from Deadly Mites, Study Finds
A gene linked to grooming could be the key to saving honeybees from the deadly varroa mite, according to new University of Guelph research. Prof. Ernesto Guzman (right) discovered that honeybees with higher expression of a gene linked to vigorous scratching are better at removing mites from their bodies, and more resistant to the bugs, than bees with lower gene expression.
'Hello, I'm out of the Office … But Checking Email …'
Gaining peace of mind that things were under control , tops reasons
Are vacations where people completely disconnect from the office a thing of the past? Research shows "workations" may continue to be common for some professionals today. In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, 33 per cent of Canadian workers said they typically check in with the office at least once or twice a week during their vacation, not changing significantly from 36 per cent one year ago.
Ayr Charity BBQ the Result of Life Changing Experience at KidsAbility
When looking for an opportunity to create a community based event in Ayr, ON, husband and wife, Chris and Missy Dietrich, quickly decided to return the kindness and support they received from KidsAbility. On June 4, 2009, the Dietrich’s welcomed their second child into their family. Cole Christopher Dietrich (right with mom and dad) was born at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CBH), and it was clear that all was not OK.
Leadership & Awards
Ike Van Soelen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Guelph - On June 22, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce will join leaders in business, government and community to celebrate the achievements of outstanding local businesses, organizations and individuals at the 2017 Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala. In partnership with Timberworx Custom Homes, Ike Van Soelen, an accomplished business and community leader, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce at this gala event.
Safety of Women
“She Deserves It”….Rebuild Haven House
Waterloo - Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) is excited to thank OpenText who dedicated their spring campaign to help Rebuild Haven House, the shelter supporting abused women and their children located in Cambridge. This type of employee driven campaign in a tech company is ground breaking for WCSWR who hopes that it inspires other companies to reach out and do the same for our community.
2017 Engineers Canada Award Recipients Announced
Eight engineers from across Canada receive highest honours in their profession; Mary A. Wells, PhD, P.Eng., takes the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession Award. As professor and inaugural Associate Dean, Outreach, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo.
Ottawa - Today, eight engineers from across Canada will receive top honours for their contributions to the engineering profession from Engineers Canada, the national organization of the provincial and territorial associations that regulate and license the country's 290,000 professional engineers.
Conestoga named Education Partner of the Year
Conestoga was named the Career Education Council's Education Partner of the Year at its Annual Business and Education Breakfast last April 7.
Laurier celebrates grand opening of Lazaridis Hall
Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the grand opening of Lazaridis Hall, a signature building on the university’s Waterloo campus yesterday.
Financial Horizons Group Announces Sale to Great-West Lifeco subsidiary The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Kitchener - Financial Horizons Group Inc. announced last week that its majority shareholder has entered into an agreement for it to be acquired by The Great-West Life Assurance Company, a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Financial Horizons Group is a premiere participant in the independent Managing General Agency (MGA) sector of the Canadian market.
The debt truth: Unexpected expenses could spell big trouble for Millennial homeowners
A significant percentage of Canadian homeowners lack the financial flexibility to adjust to rising interest rates, unexpected expenses or interruption of income, with Millennials most at risk, according to Manulife Bank survey
Mortgage debt increased by 11 per cent1 to $201,000 last year and more than half (52 per cent) of Canadian mortgage holders lack the financial flexibility to quickly adjust to unexpected costs, per a new Manulife Bank of Canada survey. This despite 78 per cent of Canadians having made debt freedom a top priority.