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New partnership to advance research, commercialization
Lab Products News
The University of Waterloo signed a partnership agreement with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The alliance brings together some of the top minds in quantum information science, nanotechnology and water for pure and applied research. "As two of the world's top innovation universities, the University of Waterloo and Technion are natural partners," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
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Ryerson University thrilled with Premier's announcement on bridging skills gap
Canada News Wire
Ryerson University is thrilled with Premier Kathleen Wynne's announcement of support for a program to bridge the skills gap and assist recent social sciences grads prepare for careers in the information and communications technology sector. The unique program, based at Ryerson, will provide the young graduates with training and link them to industry partners for internships — meeting an industry need for individuals with a hybrid of technical and soft skills, and helping to foster innovation.
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Brock co-op student tops in Ontario universities
St Catharines Standard
Massine Bouzerar has a modest goal in his professional life — to soar to the corporate stratosphere. And Bouzerar, 21, has made a stride in that direction as this year's Ontario university co-op student of the year winner. That award was presented recently by Education at Work Ontario, which represents more than 180 co-op educators.
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Education gets funding boost in Saskatchewan budget
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The Saskatchewan government is boosting spending on education to $1.76 billion in this year's budget. That figure marks an increase of 3.1 per cent or $52.4 million from last year. With some school divisions facing growth pressures, the province is providing $19.2 million in new funding for student enrolment increases. Another $6.9 million will go toward up to 29 new relocatable classrooms and the relocations of 10 existing ones.
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Tech firms bet on gadgets that monitor our lives, but will we wear them?
The Globe and Mail
Chris Dancy started measuring his life four years ago. It started with social media, then grew to health monitors, and home devices. Now, on a typical day, 300 to 400 systems are tracking his every move, thought and feeling, and logging them in his Google calendar. He wakes up to WiFi-enabled lights whose colour changes based on the temperature outside (a deeper hue indicates a chilly morning).
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New partnership to advance research, commercialization
Lab Product News
The University of Waterloo signed a partnership agreement with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The alliance brings together some of the top minds in quantum information science, nanotechnology and water for pure and applied research. "As two of the world's top innovation universities, the University of Waterloo and Technion are natural partners," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

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Technology could help stop cellphone use behind the wheel
CTV News
Steps must be taken to dissuade drivers from illegally using cellphones while behind the wheel to prevent the risk of injury to other motorists or pedestrians, says an editorial by two Canadian doctors. And paradoxically, they write in British Medical Journal, technology itself may provide the solution.

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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 to be released. 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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New battery technology uses power of everyday motions to charge cell phones
CTV News
A new breakthrough in battery power could mean that all consumers need to do to charge their mobile devices on the move is to keep moving. Or just use them normally, as the technology works by generating power every time it is touched or rubbed. First showcased by Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team from the Georgia Institute of Technology at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. The technology has the potential to turn anyone or anything that moves into a potential power source.
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Space technology fights cancer
Digital Journal
Using the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station, a particular series of research investigations are taking place into new types of cancer therapy. According to NASA, the International Space Station is host to a range of scientific experiments of a type that are said to work better in low gravity (very small g-forces). One process being investigated aboard the space station is microencapsulation.
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