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Investing in ‘blue-sky basic research’ a must, RIM founder says

May 26, 2012

Unlike many of us, Mike Lazaridis remembers high school fondly.

Indeed, the spark that would lead to global technology behemoth Research In Motion was lit within the walls of his southwestern Ontario school.

“I learned a lot of stuff that came in handy later on,” he said, “like the tools I would need to lead the smartphone revolution decades later.”

Now Lazaridis, the founder and vice-chairman of the BlackBerry manufacturer, is championing the basic science and research he learned at high school and the University of Waterloo.

Read more on the Chronicle Herald.

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Time for Action: 4Front Atlantic committee responds to OneNS report

HALIFAX, Friday, February 14 – The 4Front Atlantic advisory committee welcomes the strong recommendations and urgent call to action detailed in the recently released report by the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. The report titled, Now or…

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Immigration a buoy for Atlantic Canada

Today, structural trends and seismic events are reshaping economies, societies, politics, power and expectations around the globe. The future is hiding in plain sight, and the question before us is whether we have the wisdom to spot it, and the…

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Can the east coast economy be revived?

It’s been more than four decades since Kevin Lynch left Cape Breton Island to pursue a career that would carry him to the top of the federal civil service, as clerk of the Privy Council. Atlantic Canada, meanwhile, has remained…

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