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Google: Waterloo tech reputation could raise money for startups
The Record
The head Google engineer in Kitchener, ON, believes this region's worldwide reputation as a technology centre could be used to raise a billion dollars to fund startups and early-stage technology companies. Steve Woods made his comments during a panel discussion at CityAge.
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University of Toronto Nanotechnology Network
University of Toronto
The purpose of the University of Toronto Nanotechnology Network is to facilitate collaboration among researchers by sharing tools, training, and technical insights. This website also serves as a resource for individuals interested in learning more about ongoing research in nanotechnology at the University of Toronto.
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Chris Hadfield to teach at University of Waterloo
CTV News
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield will impart some of the wisdom he gleaned in more than 25 years as an air force pilot and astronaut to students at the University of Waterloo, where he will join the faculty as a professor of aviation next fall. In a statement, the university said Hadfield will take on "some teaching and advising responsibilities in aviation and related programs" beginning in the fall of 2014.
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Report: Science-less students costing Canada
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Canada is experiencing a serious shortage of students who graduate high school with enough science, math, engineering, and technology education. A report from a national science outreach program suggests too many students are dropping out of those subjects and it is costing the country millions of dollars in lost opportunities.
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Rogers CEO apologizing for major wireless outage
CP24
The chief executive of Rogers Communications is apologizing to the company's wireless customers across the country after part of its network went dark. The telecom giant restored its wireless voice and text messaging services after the major outage, but president and CEO Nadir Mohamed says recognizes that the service breakdown was "unacceptable."
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Google: Waterloo tech reputation could raise money for startups
The Record
The head Google engineer in Kitchener, ON, believes this region's worldwide reputation as a technology centre could be used to raise a billion dollars to fund startups and early-stage technology companies.

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National Applied Research contest winners
CTAB
The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 National Applied Research Contest. They are: 1st Place $1,000 – Mark Watson.

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Louis LeBel appointed CCTT Chair
CCTT
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Louis LeBel, FEC (Hon), CET, IntET (Canada) as its 26th Chair for a two-year term.

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BlackBerry shares lifted by talk of new buyer interest
Toronto Star
Shares in BlackBerry spiked on reports the company is gauging interest from several potential buyers, although one analyst believes an existing offer from private equity investors remains the most likely to succeed. The shares closed up 28 cents at $7.97 on the Nasdaq after Reuters said the Waterloo-based smartphone maker had approached Cisco, Google and SAP about a possible sale of the company or its assets including patents, messaging software and secure network infrastructure.
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Taking a look at the skills training models in British Columbia
Journal of Commerce
British Columbia has a problem and it's a good problem to have. We may have too many jobs and not enough skilled workers to fill those jobs. The opposite is less desirable by far — too few jobs and too many unemployed. The old line craft unions in a recent article made grand suggestions about how to deal with a skilled labour shortage.
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Industry touts maturity of space fence technology
Space News
Executives from the two companies competing to build the U.S. Air Force's next-generation space-object tracking system said they are so confident the service has eliminated the common programmatic risks that cause delays and costs overruns, that both submitted fixed-price proposals for the billion-dollar-plus contract.
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