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SAIT receives 4 gifts totaling more than $5 million
CCTT
SAIT Polytechnic has received four donations worth a total of over $5 million. The gifts will support students in four different schools and departments, including the MacPhail School of Energy, the School of Transportation, the School of Information and Communications Technologies, and the Centre for Academic Learner Services. The largest gift, a $2.5 million twin-engine executive jet, comes from Wayne Henuset and his business partner Richard Stewart. Gordon and Cheryl Dibb provided a $1 million coil tubing simulator for petroleum engineering technology students. Xerox donated an $850,000 digital printing press, while Trevor and Gail Lamb contributed $700,000 for SAIT's Learner Success Centre. "These gifts ensure SAIT students have cutting-edge technology and resources at their fingertips for the highest-quality training. Thanks to our supporters, we continue to set our students up for successful careers in industry," said SAIT President David Ross.

SAIT News Release | CTV
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Algonquin College joins LinkedIn pilot to improve student and alumni employability
CCTT
Algonquin College is the reportedly the first Canadian PSE institution to participate in a LinkedIn pilot project that will allow students and alumni to quickly post their educational information to the social-networking site. The program offers an "Add to LinkedIn" button that automatically posts Algonquin information to the "Education" section of users' LinkedIn profiles. If users are not already LinkedIn members, the feature will allow them to easily sign up. The initiative is intended to improve students' and graduates' employability. "This initiative encourages our students and graduates to be proud of what they accomplished, and helps them make the most of it as they head out into the working world. It is one more tool in our graduates' kit to help them get to their new career," said Eric Hollebone, Algonquin's Director of Marketing and Recruitment. In December, media monitoring firm MediaMiser named Algonquin Canada's top social media college.

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Attention IT employers — find your ideal new hire at the ICTC Virtual Career Fair — March 24
CCTT
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is pleased to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect to newcomer talent online, from the comfort of your home or office through an online virtual career fair.

2015 Career Advantage Virtual Fair
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. EST

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New 3-D printing technology is 100 times faster
The Vancouver Sun
They aren't yet at the point they can 3-D print a Terminator T-1000, the fluid-metal robotic villain in the Arnold Schwarzenegger end-of-days science fiction series. But the inventors of a radical and new 3-D printing additive manufacturing technology unveiled at the Vancouver 2015 TED conference say they were directly inspired by the scene in Terminator 2 in which the villain robot rises out of fluid metal.
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Water-technology sector tapping B.C.'s liquid assets
Business in Vancouver
The droughts ravaging parts of California could be one sign the world is on the cusp of a serious resource shortage, according to Adrian Southern. "We're beyond the phase of peak oil and now in the time of peak food," said the 32-year-old farmer and owner of Raincoast Aquaponics. Using technology to combine sea and land to farm meat and produce will be the key to creating sustainable food supplies in the future, Southern said.
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TD, BMO unveil new mobile banking features, courting tech-savvy clients
The Globe and Mail
Canadian banks are rolling out new additions to their mobile banking operations, highlighting the importance of smartphones in their strategies for attracting and retaining customers who now have more options than they used to. Toronto-Dominion Bank announced a redesign of its Android and iPhone apps, making them simpler and more intuitive, and adding a new feature that allows users to make U.S. bill payments.
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Company: Aeromobil's flying car will go on sale in 2017
CBC News
Ever wanted to buy a flying car? You only have a couple more years to wait, says a company that has built prototypes that can both drive and fly. The flying roadster, a sporty two-seater that transforms into a light sports aircraft, aims to go on sale in just two years from Slovakia-based Aeromobil. "We believe that 2017, we'll be able to launch this to market," said company co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik at a presentation at the recent South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin.
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NFL cheaters could benefit from advanced technology
U.S.A. Today
When NFL owners convene in Phoenix for their annual league meetings, the gathering won't be complete without taking stock of watchdog business. With three teams, including the new Super Bowl champions, under review by the NFL for three different suspected infractions, what else might some creative minds have up their sleeves?

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Research makes stronger glass with thermal reversibility
Tech Times
U.S. and European researchers say they've come up with a method to improve the strength of glass, which could lead to more durable display screens, windows and fiber optic cables.

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How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires
CNet
Ready or not, Apple's new MacBook is cutting the computing industry's cables. The slim laptop has just a single USB port, the new tiny Type-C variety that's slowly popping up in devices this year.

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The NYPD has a new high-tech system for pinpointing gunfire
Business Insider
New York City police are employing a high-tech system to pinpoint gunfire amid an uptick in shootings in the nation's largest city, officials said recently. With the installation of the tracking system, ShotSpotter, New York continues its foray into technology-assisted policing, which recently equipped New York Police Department officers with body cameras, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference.
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Technology helps unlock secrets of rare bacteria
Phys.org
In the last decade, the study of microbes in soil and water has advanced through new DNA technology. Through this, studies of marine waters have found many types of astonishingly rare bacteria in the oceans — the so-called rare biosphere. Now, researchers from Liverpool John Moores University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Urban Environment have turned their attention to the rare biosphere of freshwater lakes and reservoirs across China.
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What is the future of battery technology?
The Telegraph
Sir James Dyson made his first investment outside his eponymous company recently, ploughing $15 million into a company called Sakti3, whose solid-state technology promises cheaper and more energy-dense batteries. The idea being that the cash will help bring the company's creation outside the lab and to commercial reality — in Dyson products. But what is a solid-state battery, and what other technologies are being developed to give smartphones, electric cars and cordless vacuum cleaners a longer life?
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Nintendo games on smartphone? iPhone Mario and Zelda could arrive after DeNA deal
The Independent
Mario, Zelda, Kirby and the rest of Nintendo's much-loved characters could be headed for your phone. Nintendo has announced an agreement with Japanese mobile developer DeNA that will see the two work together to bring the characters to smartphones. DeNA will create new games using the Nintendo characters, rather than porting existing ones, "to ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect," it said. To do so, DeNA will have access to all of Nintendo's intellectual properly.
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