Start-Up of the Year: Kai Innovations Inc.

Start-Up of the Year: Kai Innovations Inc.

Durham Region based Kai Innovations Inc. has won the Air Miles’ Small Business Achievement Award for Start-up of the Year! Established in 2013, KAI Innovations is a full service Electronic Medical Record (EMR) provider that provides smaller clinics an end to end solution to convert from paper to electronic charts. The service includes infrastructure design and delivery, including cabling of clinics, hardware sales, software sales, support and maintenance. The offering is unique to the market and is regarded as the goal standard of support in the industry. The team at Kai Innovations is a perfect mix of technology experts and experienced medical industry workers which allows them to not only deliver a top quality product, but also to understand the medical reasons behind each request to maximize efficiency for the physician Click Here to read more about Kai Innovations Inc being named the Start-up of the...
Spark Centre Announces Partnership with Brock Youth Centre

Spark Centre Announces Partnership with Brock Youth Centre

Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Brock Youth Centre. This partnership will be focus on encouraging youth entrepreneurship in Durham Region. Both organizations will work together on cooperative workshops and entrepreneur sessions geared towards high school and post-secondary students. Spark Centre will also leverage Brock Youth Centre’s presence in North Durham for appointments, consultations and client activities. “This partnership brings together two organizations who are focused on entrepreneurship as a potential career path.” said Dennis Croft, President and CEO of Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre. “The Brock Youth Centre is excited to formalize our partnership with Spark Centre and work together to enhance youth entrepreneurship opportunities across Durham Region. Through collaboration and partnerships in the sector, our organization is now stronger and more impactful than we have ever been in the last 14 years and we look forward to many more.” added Jordan Starr, Chair – Board of Directors at Brock Youth Centre Spark Centre and Brock Youth Centre will collaboratively participate in programs, and their strategic design, that enhances youth entrepreneurship in Durham Region. About Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre: Spark Centre is one of seventeen not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) that form part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). The centre works to improve competitiveness and visibility of Durham Region as a world-class innovation cluster. For more information on Spark Centre, please visit www.sparkcentre.org About Brock Youth Centre: The Brock Youth Centre is a charitable organization that provides opportunities for youth in the community to aspire, grow and achieve their goals in life. They currently run the...
UOIT receives record number of applications for 2015-2016

UOIT receives record number of applications for 2015-2016

More students than ever before are applying for acceptance to the wide range of innovative programs at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Despite a downward trend this year in applications from high school students across the entire Ontario university system (0.7 per cent lower), the number of students selecting UOIT as one of their top-three choices has increased by 3.3 per cent. UOIT joins other universities in the Greater Toronto Area that have reported a rise in applications. Application to many UOIT programs is higher when compared to a year ago, particularly in areas such as engineering, science (especially digital media), legal studies and health sciences. “The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s strong focus on student experience and proven career outcomes continue to make us a popular choice for students seeking undergraduate education,” said Brad MacIsaac, Registrar and Assistant Vice-President, Planning and Analysis. “Our main increases in high school applicants have come in our Engineering, Science, and Health Sciences programs. It is encouraging to see further growth in our applications in spite of the current provincial demographic shift.” Many students appear to be attracted to the university’s emphasis on gaining real-world experience from industry partners. In 2013-2014, more than four out of five graduating students participated in work-integrated learning through opportunities such as co-ops, internships and practicums. Applications for admission to undergraduate programs at Ontario’s universities are processed by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)....
Brent Ehrler signs with National ProStaff

Brent Ehrler signs with National ProStaff

NationalProStaff.com is extremely excited and honoured to announce that today Brent Ehrler has joined Team NPS. NationalProStaff.com launched November 2011, and since then has become the premier fishing website and App for people to connect with great anglers, ProStaff, and their sponsoring companies to get great fishing information and sponsorship opportunities. “After meeting with Brent and giving him a tour of the website, he was immediately very impressed with NPS, our plans for the future, and what the website currently offers anglers all over North America. Brent is one of the best in the sport and arguably the best angler in the world. He’s also extremely friendly, an amazing role model, and will be a huge asset to our team as we continue to grow!” says Dan Miguel (Director, Marketing) “I’m excited to work with NationalProStaff.com. I always get questions from anglers about how to get sponsors. NPS is a place for anglers to go and interact with other anglers and sponsors. It’s also a great place to network with people in the industry and have a chance at starting a career in the bass fishing world.” says Brent Ehrler Be sure to follow Brent Ehrler here on National ProStaff this season as he makes the switch from FLW tour to the BASS Elite Series and posts some great content along the way! Follow Brent Ehrler’s NPS Profile – http://www.nationalprostaff.com/users/13780/brent-ehrler For more information about NationalProStaff.com, visit –...
It’s all shake, rattle and roll at UOIT’s wind tunnel facility in Oshawa

It’s all shake, rattle and roll at UOIT’s wind tunnel facility in Oshawa

It’s called the Automotive Centre of Excellence, but don’t let the name fool you. There are more than cars, trucks and SUVs being tested in the climatic wind tunnel facility at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa these days. Part of a house, a hovercraft, a bridge segment and even people have been put through their paces since the General Motors ACE opened in June 2011. The commercial research and development facility has five chambers of varying sizes, including ones that can take huge vehicles such as tractor trailer cabs. At the click of a mouse, operators can simulate any weather condition, from extreme temperatures to hurricane-like winds, bumpy roads and earthquakes. It’s all available for rentals. Click Here to read the full...