• Protective fencing to go up around Preston Springs Hotel in Cambridge

    The Preston Springs Hotel will be temporarily fenced off as part of the next step in the City of Cambridge’s efforts to get the building’s owner to maintain the historic structure. City council got an update Tuesday night on ongoing efforts to maintain the building. In April, the city issued an order to ensure that

  • Surveillance cameras installed in Galt to discourage crime

    The City of Cambridge has installed 10 surveillance cameras in Galt, part of an effort Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig is to keep the downtown area safe. “Overall it’s really to give a stamp of approval that in fact this is a safe place to be, and we are doing our best as a municipal council

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    Conestoga College focuses recruitment efforts on young women for skilled trades program

    Conestoga College is focusing its recruitment efforts on young women between Grade 9 and 12 on Wednesday. Nearly 250 high school students are expected to show up for the campus’ annual Jill of All Trades day, which aims to introduce young women to careers in the skilled trades. “What we’re trying to do is change

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    Preserve Preston Springs for affordable housing, mayor suggests

    Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig isn’t ready to give up on the old Preston Springs hotel. Council has approved a committee to work with the building’s developer and investigate the possibility of putting affordable housing into the structure. The landmark building has stood at the corner of King Street West and Fountain Street North since the

  • Why Kitchener has started using ‘flexible delineators’ in the middle of roads

    New signs have popped up in the middle of streets in 40 locations across Kitchener. They are called flexible delineators and they’re a reminder for drivers of the 40 km/h speed limit. “They’re intended to enhance safety while reducing speed on on those streets and make our neighbourhoods safer,” said Barry Cronkite, Manager of Transportation

  • The Evolution of #MeToo

    On March 8, International Women’s Day, UTM is celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Maeve Doyle, a UTM staff member and U of T alumna, takes this look at how society and academia have evolved for Canadian women over the decades. While the #MeToo movement feels new, it has in fact

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    Artisanal cheese and happiness

    Daniel Szoller walks down a wide hallway that runs through the centre of Monforte Dairy. He stops at a pair of double doors that open onto a cavernous room. The white walls soar to a ceiling hung with searingly bright lights. “This is the make room,” says Szoller. Three people work in the huge space.

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    Biomedical visualization: LIVE at the ROM

    From May to June, and again from October to November, the 103-year-old Royal Ontario Museum hosts “Friday Night Live.” ROM Friday Night Live transforms the museum from a venue for art, culture and natural history into one of the most desirable social destinations in Toronto. Patrons dressed in cocktail attire form a line outside and

  • Revolutionary new simulator preps doctors for the O.R.

    A trainee clicks and drags a mouse to push and pull a virtual probe. She positions the probe at one of the “standard” positions from an onscreen menu. She manipulates the probe to try to obtain another view of the virtual heart and checks her results. The trainee continues to manipulate the probe to navigate

  • Visualizing the invisible

    How do you explain something you can’t see? “The inner ear is one of the toughest topics to teach because it is anatomically very complex, very small and buried in the dense petrous bone,” says Professor Emerita Pat Stewart. So Andrea Zariwny, a biomedical communications graduate student, tackled this teaching problem with an augmented reality