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Waterloo, Canada - CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation), an international research institution that develops ideas for global change, is taking an innovative approach to improving Waterloo's urban environment this summer with the recent installation of a green roof.
Waterloo, Canada - Caribbean nations need more robust cooperation within the region and with outside partners in order to address the pressing challenges of globalization. This recommendation flows from the first two studies of a new publication series launched today by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Called ‘The Caribbean Papers,' this series is based on work that brings together researchers and practitioners to provide policy advice on current economic governance challenges facing the region.
Waterloo, Canada- Global health governance is in crisis and in desperate need of renewal, asserts an important new volume released by Ashgate and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
WATERLOO, ON, /PRNewswire/ - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced that the government is investing $17 million to help the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) produce economic research that helps businesses expand and create jobs. "Ontario businesses can compete - and win - in any market in the world," said Premier McGuinty. "This funding will help CIGI to provide our companies - both large and small - with the critical information they need to capitalize on opportunities around the world. That will help them create good jobs, here at home."
Waterloo, ON - A $100 million initiative in the social sciences - the largest in Canadian history - was announced today at a press conference in Waterloo. Jim Balsillie has personally donated $50 million towards the creation of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and to the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, June 20, 2007) -- The Centre for International Governance Innovation, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University will jointly announce a multi-million-dollar, transformational gift to the social sciences in Canada by Jim Balsillie.
Waterloo, Canada- CIGI Distinguished Fellow, Dr. John Whalley, one of Canada's preeminent experts in the field of global economics, is the keynote speaker at a workshop on "Reinventing Europe". The workshop, presented by CESifo GmbH at the Venice Summer Institute, Venice International University, takes place July 16-17.
WATERLOO - At its annual general meeting in New York on Friday, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) selected Wilfrid Laurier University, in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), to host the ACUNS secretariat for a second five-year term. Officials also appointed Patricia Goff, associate professor of political science at Laurier and a senior research fellow at CIGI, as executive director of ACUNS for the 2008-2013 term. "Keeping ACUNS here at Laurier is timely because of the momentum surrounding global governance studies in the Waterloo area, as well as Laurier's growth in related programs," said Goff. "Laurier's new PhD in Global Governance, our new Masters in International Public Policy, and the new North American Studies undergraduate program will support and benefit from our relationship with ACUNS and CIGI."
Waterloo, Canada - CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation) has representation this week in Heiligendamm, Germany, during the course of the G8 Summit, where both the promise and the limitations of this forum are emerging in the international spotlight. With its current membership stuck largely in the international realities of the mid-1970s, the G8 faces a double crisis of legitimacy and efficiency, as discussed in a CIGI Policy Brief by Dr. Andrew F. Cooper.
The G8 Research Group will have a team of analysts and experts on site at the International Media Centre at Kühlungsborn, Germany, from June 5 to 8 during the Heiligendamm Summit.
Waterloo, Canada – Underlying changes in Asia’s emerging economies are examined in three new working papers released by the Canadian-based international think tank, CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation). All three papers bring new and relevant findings from preliminary research on a range of issues from bilateral monetary swaps to the future of the textiles industry.
TORONTO: The winner of the prestigious Donner Prize, the award for best book on Canadian public policy, was announced this evening by Allan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation, at an awards dinner at the Carlu. This is the ninth year for this acclaimed prize, which is awarded annually.