International students in Canadian Universities, 2004/2005 to 2013/2014
To put this growth in perspective, the international student population at Canadian universities grew 88% from 2004/2005 to 2013/2014, while the comparable growth rate for Canadian students was 22%.
Ottawa - The international student population at Canadian universities almost doubled in the decade from 2004/2005 to 2013/2014, rising from 66,000 students to 124,000. In 2013/2014, international students represented 11% of all students on Canadian campuses, up from 7% in 2004/2005. To put this growth in perspective, the international student population at Canadian universities grew 88% from 2004/2005 to 2013/2014, while the comparable growth rate for Canadian students was 22%.
Technology & Entertainment
Christie Boxer adds new dimension for the Radio City Rockettes live theatrical productions at the iconic Radio City Music Hall
Installation of projection mapping backdrop enhances the Rockettes productions, creating an unparalleled live entertainment experience for audiences
CYPRESS, Calif. / Waterloo Christie has partnered with Radio City Music Hall to provide its state-of-the-art Boxer 4K30 projectors to enhance and add a new dimension to the world-famous Radio City Rockettes productions, including the upcoming Christmas Spectacular, starring the Radio City Rockettes and the 2016 engagement of New York Spectacular, starring the Radio City Rockettes.
Workplace death and injury
Waterloo Thanked for Voting to "Stop the Killing" by Steelworkers
Waterloo - United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario/Atlantic Director Marty Warren thanked Waterloo city council for joining hundreds of municipalities across Canada that support the campaign to improve enforcement of a 2003 law intended to hold corporations, their directors and executives criminally accountable for workplace death and injury.
Arts & Creative Spaces
An "Air BnB" for Artists: SpaceFinder launches inWaterloo at Amplify 2016
ArtsBuild Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of SpaceFinder Waterloo Region to artists and creative spaces in the City of Waterloo on Oct. 26, 2016 at Amplify - a full day summit, organized by the City of Waterloo, that celebrates creativity and innovation in the region.
Trial finds Red Bull additive taurine improves symptoms of young people suffering first episode psychosis
Donegal, Ireland - New research presented at this year’s International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) shows that supplementation with taurine (well known as an additive found in drinks such as Red Bull) improves symptoms in young people suffering a first episode of psychosis (FEP).
Mobile Payments Awareness Grows, Cash Use Declines; Consumers Demand More to Make the Leap to Mobile, Survey Finds
Consumers Say Cash and Plastic are Fine for their Payments Needs
Toronto - Sixty-three percent of consumers in Canada use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down five percentage points from 2015 the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year, according to a new report from Accenture.
FinTech - Security
SecureKey Completes $27 Million Strategic Investment Round
Leading Financial Institutions team up with SecureKey to Drive the Future of Digital ID
Toronto - SecureKey Technologies Inc., announced that it has raised $27 million CAD in growth capital to fund the commercial rollout of a privacy-enhancing digital identity network. Teaming up with SecureKey on this initiative and participating in the funding round are leading financial institutions: BMO Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, CIBC, Desjardins, Royal Bank of Canada and TD.
The Intelligent Community Forum names the Smart21 Communities of 2017
New York City & Niagara Falls, ON - The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2017. This select group of communities, which emerged from a group of nearly 400, will now move on and remain in contention for the prestigious designation of an Intelligent Community Top7, to be named in Taipei, Taiwan in February 2017. One of the seven will then be named Intelligent Community of the Year at the Intelligent Community Summit and Awards Dinner in New York on June 8, 2017.
Canadian companies lagging behind global use of Chinese RMB
Vancouver - Canadian businesses may be seriously underestimating the importance of renminbi (RMB) payments in improving their relationships with business partners in China, according to a new survey from HSBC Commercial Banking. In fact, Canadian businesses are the second least likely - after South Korea - to see a business or relationship advantage in using RMB (22% and 29% respectively vs. global average of 40% and 44% respectively).
University of Waterloo hosts conversation and book signing with the Governor General
Waterloo - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present his latest book, The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation, at the University of Waterloo this week. A conversation and book signing with the Governor General will take place at the new Hagey Hub, in the Hagey Hall addition, on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Money is the biggest stress in the lives of Canadians
Stress even greater for people who take out payday loans; Multiple payday loans gets borrowers into a financial hole; Nothing preventing customers from taking out concurrent loans
Toronto - Two thirds of all Canadians say that having enough money is a major stress in their lives, but the numbers are even higher for people who have had to resort to payday loans to make ends meet.
Projects and Tenders
Waterloo Region Council Info from Oct. 19, 2016
Waterloo Region - Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at last nights Council meetings.
When It Comes to Hiring, Wait For Resumes or Cast a Wide Net?
Majority of CFOs Don't Actively Recruit for Open Roles, Potentially Losing Out on Talented Candidates
Toronto - Competition for skilled professionals is fierce, yet employers may be missing out on big segment of potential candidates for those hard-to-fill positions. In a recent survey from specialized recruiting firm Robert Half, 50 per cent of CFOs reported they typically post an open job and wait for resumes; only 6 per cent actively recruit beyond sifting through incoming applications. Yet when employed workers were asked if they would consider a job offer from a recruiter regardless of whether they had been considering a move, most (64 per cent) said yes.