News - Fabien Gabel, the new musical director of the Quebec City Symphony Orchestra (Orchestre symphonique de Québec/OSQ), was officially welcomed during a ceremony held today at Quebec City Hall. In attendance were Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s Minister of Culture, of Communications and the Status of Women; Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec City; Olga Farman, OSQ Chair; Sophie Galaise, OSQ General Manager; and Louise Cordeau, OSQ Recruitment Committee Chair.
News - The USGS and XEOS Imaging are currently working together to evaluate different calibration methods for digital cameras. Working together with the University of Calgary and Laval University, the team will be analyzing different existing calibration methods.
News - H2O Innovation announces today that it was recently awarded new contracts totalling $4.7 million. These contracts will see H2O Innovation provide custom-built membrane filtration water treatment systems and equipment to industrial end-users in the United States and Canada, and, to a lesser extent, to municipal end-users. These contracts bring H2O Innovation’s equipment sales backlog to $30.6 million as of December 21, 2011.
News - Teralys Capital is proud to announce iNovia Capital has raised $110 million for its third fund, iNovia Investment Fund III L.P. ("iNovia III"). iNovia III will build on the current strategy of backing exceptional founders and management teams transforming the Internet, Digital Media and Communications industries.
News - Jacques Daoust, President and CEO of Investissement Québec, is pleased to announce that Investissement Québec is providing $58.6 million in financial support for the first phase of the Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farms, which will have an installed capacity of 272 MW and represent a total investment of some $750 million.
News - According to a study conducted by the Desjardins Group Economic Studies and released today, the reason cooperatives and social economy enterprises in general are successful is that they are attuned to the needs of the communities they serve, they work as a network and their solidarity requires them to use a different managerial model. This is a credible form of organization that has proven its effectiveness.
News - The purpose of this chair is to rethink northern development by harmonizing its social, human, environmental, and economic components and ensuring significant benefits for northern communities, where needs are great. In addition to an interdisciplinary approach, the chair will also help produce new knowledge and promote knowledge sharing among researchers and partners.
News - Medicago announces that its shareholders have approved the second tranche of the previously announced investment of $22.5 million by Philip Morris Investments B.V. At the special meeting of the shareholders of Medicago, the second tranche of the investment by PM Investments was approved by 99.43% of the disinterested shareholders of Medicago. The second tranche of the $22.5 million private placement consists in the issuance of 17,200,000 common shares of the Corporation at a price of $0.65 per common share in favour of PM Investments for gross proceeds of $11,180,000.
News - An escalation of the European financial crisis and a deepening recession in the region will exert a significant drag on the global economy in the first half of 2012. This will negatively impact Canada, according to TD Economics, which shaved 0.2 and 0.4 percentage points of its Canadian growth forecast for 2012 and 2013 respectively from its September forecast. Real GDP growth is now expected to be 1.7 percent in 2012 and 2.2 percent in 2013. Against the fragile economic backdrop, TD Economics expects the Bank of Canada to keep its short-term interest rate unchanged at 1.00% until early 2013.
News - We are proud to report that following a successful audit by Intertek, its Canada-based head office - that houses the departments of R&D, Production, Technical Support, etc. - has reached the ISO 9001 : 2008 certification as of November 2011. Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. With more than 31,000 employees in over 100 countries, Intertek holds extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements.