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Skills shortage top concern, employers say
Toronto Star
Canadian employers' top concern is the shortage of skilled workers but they're divided on how to address the issue, a survey found. About half of the employers surveyed say its up to them to offer more training, while the other half believe job seekers must come with the right skills and attitude, the survey for a non-profit career counselling research organization found.
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Ontario extends OTG eligibility to co-op students
Canada News Wire
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Brad Duguid announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the 30-Off Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) for Ontario's co-op students at a press conference at the University of Waterloo. Students enrolled in five-year co-operative education programs will be provided with an additional year of OTG funding.
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Toronto Public Library goes digital with 3-D printing, technology hubs
Toronto Star
Want to create a unique figurine? Need a new smartphone case? Forget a pottery class or electronics store, just head to Toronto's Reference Library. For about the cost of a Starbucks latte, you'll be able to make customized objects like iPhone cases using one of two 3-D printers that will be available as of Feb. 4, 2014. The machines are among a dozen new technologies featured in the branch’s Digital Innovation Hub.
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Ford teams with universities to study automated driving
The Globe and Mail
Ford Motors said it is joining with two top U.S. universities to launch research into automated driving technology. The auto maker said it will work with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the "technical challenges" facing autonomous vehicles, which use automated systems to take over some driving functions.
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Startups pitch energy technology ideas at first-of-its-kind contest
Calgary Herald
Seventeen start-up technology companies, each hoping to revolutionize the energy industry, selling themselves to a panel of judges. The entrepreneurs, finalists in Calgary's inaugural Energy New Venture Competition, were chasing a grand prize worth $25,000 and the chance to make valuable connections with energy firms and potential investors.
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Skills shortage top concern, employers say
Toronto Star
Canadian employers' top concern is the shortage of skilled workers but they're divided on how to address the issue, a survey found. About half of the employers surveyed say its up to them to offer more training, while the other half believe job seekers must come with the right skills and attitude, the survey for a non-profit career counselling research organization found.

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Wearable technology
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Imagine having a device that knows when you wake up that can automatically start your coffee maker or knows you're close to home and bumps up the thermostat. And what if that same device could tell you how much time you spent, standing, sitting or walking? Well, that technology is here. And we sat down with the brilliant minds behind Kiwi.

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The coolest things technology has up its sleeve in 2014
CNN
As the name suggests, Formula E is all about electric power. The arrival of this new petrol-free motor racing competition is a significant step for both the car and the environment. Two years ago motorsport's international governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), announced its ambitious plan for an electric car race that would mimic the hugely popular F1 series. As the arrival of Formula E looms, experts predict that it could have a big impact on the future of car manufacturing.

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NASA set for a big year in Earth science with 5 new missions
Digital Journal
For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet. The five launches, including two to the International Space Station (ISS), are part of an active year for NASA Earth science researchers, who also will conduct airborne campaigns to the poles and hurricanes, develop advanced sensor technologies, and use satellite data and analytical tools to improve natural hazard and climate change preparedness.
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$1.6 million grant will use nanotechnology to fight prostate cancer
Penn State News
Nanotechnology for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer will be the focus of a five-year, $1.58 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to Penn State and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Jian Yang, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Jer-Tsong Hsieh, the Dr. John McConnell Distinguished Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at Texas, will be co-principal investigators.
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