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Richmond Hill Headquartered Compugen Named Canada’s EdTech Partner of the Year

EdTech Award logo[Richmond Hill, Ontario] November 19, 2020 – Compugen is proud to announce it was awarded EdTech Partner of the Year for 2020 at the Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit. This award recognizes the extensive contribution Compugen has made to encourage and facilitate educational development through technology across Canada.

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Markham Headquartered Bluewrist 3D Vision Systems Provide Quality Control at Copper Refining Plant

Interior of copper refining plantManually inspecting thousands of sheets of metal per day on multiple production lines running 24 hours a day presents a multitude of quality control challenges. An automated 3D inspection system, on the other hand, can keep up with the steady flow of product and provide quality inspections every time.

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Opening of State-of-the-Art Vaughan Hospital to Help with Surgical Backlog Caused by Coronavirus

hospital roomAt the northwest corner of Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan is a mammoth medical facility years in the making, but the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital is now just months away from opening.

At a time when hospitals across Canada are being overwhelmed by capacity issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the new hospital is expected to alleviate some of that pressure.

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SmartCentres Redeveloping Vaughan Property into Mixed-Use High-Density ‘Crown Jewel’

VMC showing PwC building at duskSmartVMC, the massive 100-acre development at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre located at Highways 7 and 400 near Toronto, is the crown jewel of SmartCentres REIT’s evolution ‘from shopping centres to city centres’. Redevelopment in the area will result in the creation of a vibrant new downtown Vaughan which will be a centre of culture, recreation, commerce, open spaces, and urban life.

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Markham Headquartered Multimatic Motorsports Takes Mazda to Outright Victory at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

Multimatic Madza red race carSEBRING, FL – The Multimatic-run #55 Mazda RT24-P has taken outright victory at the 2020 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

In a race filled with drama and chaos, the Mazdas ran a calm and considered strategy, supported by outstanding driving and perfect execution to enter the final 40 minute stint running 1-2, comfortably clear of the competition.

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Markham Based ISP CIK Telecom is Launching Canada-wide Mobility Service

CIK Telecom logoMARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CIK Telecom, a leading Telecom Company based in Markham, Ontario, announced the launch of their new Mobility service in Canada and will provide affordable mobile phone plans for Canadians to enjoy with “Bring Your Own Device” service. With their Fibre to the Markham City project coming into action, CIK aims to expand and serve more people by adding a new service line to their portfolio.

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Unprecedented Growth Reshaping Vaughan Metropolitan Centre’s Guiding Principles

rendering of condo towers in VaughanResidents of the former Village of Edgeley—established in the early 1800s at the intersection of Jane Street and Highway 7 in present-day Vaughan—would be awestruck at what their quaint village has become. Vaughan officially transitioned from Town to City status almost 30 years ago, and a tidal wave of change has followed.

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Georgian College Gets $1M from Aurora Headquartered Magna International to Create Mechatronics Lab

Georgian CollegeGeorgian College received a $1 million investment from Magna International to help prepare students for work in mechatronics – a branch of engineering.

“This investment underscores Magna’s commitment to help develop future-ready graduates, their own workforce, as well as support research collaborations to deliver innovative solutions for the benefit of the advanced manufacturing sector,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College.

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New Electric Vehicle Chargers Coming to York Region

EV Charging VehicleTony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket­–Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan,Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $350,000 to help the Regional Municipality of York build 70 electric vehicle (EV) level 2 chargers to be installed across the region as part of the government’s commitment to a low-carbon future.

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Markham Headquartered IBM Canada Teams with IGM Financial to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Transformation

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MARKHAM, ONNov. 3, 2020 /CNW/ — IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today it is collaborating with IGM Financial (IGM.TO) to accelerate its ambitious five year digital transformation, an initiative expected to modernize the business and deliver cost savings for the company. IGM Financial, one of Canada’s leading diversified wealth and asset management companies, works with retail and institutional clients across North AmericaEurope and Asia and has approximately $196 billion in total assets under management and advisement.

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Vaughan Headquartered Clearbridge Mobile Partners with CANet to Launch COVID-19 Healthcare Web App

Sign in page redNov. 3, 2020 /CNW/ – Clearbridge Mobile is proud to have played a vital role in assisting the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) launch, VIRTUES, an online web-based application developed to reduce emergency department visits and improve COVID-19 patient-driven care. With many of Canada’s telehealth solutions under tremendous strain due to the pandemic, the need for a digital solution was inevitable and presented a fantastic opportunity for both organizations to partner and collectively support Canadian citizens and frontline healthcare professionals.

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Aurora Headquartered Magna will see its CLEARVIEW Camera Monitoring System Debut in 2022

Mirror tech from Magna“The CLEARVIEW system combines Magna’s leading camera and electronics expertise with our unmatched mirror capabilities to create a complete vision system that enhances driver safety by giving the driver more information about their side and rear surroundings,” said John O’Hara, president of Magna mechatronics, mirrors and lighting.

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Markham Headquartered Enghouse Signs CAD$55 Million Contract With Norwegian Government to Deliver Emergency Medical Services System

Enghouse Systems logoMARKHAM, ON, Oct. 22, 2020 /CNW/ – Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH) today announced it has signed a contract with the Norwegian government to deliver technical solutions for the nation’s Emergency Medical Communication Centers (“EMCC”).

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York Link Roundtable: What’s the Future of Co-Working?

What's the future of coworking?York Region has over 30 co-working locations. The options keep expanding. To explore the development of this concept, we talked to the leaders of three co-working spots: Errol Da-Ré of Venture X in Richmond Hill, Connie Haces of The Hub in Vaughan, and Shoaib Khan of M Club in Markham. What’s the appeal of co-working? How does it support productivity? And why are suburban locations primed for growth?

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Markham Headquartered Redline Communications Continues to Expand in the Middle East with $2M Contract with World-Leading Oil Company

Oil pump jack against blue sky backgroundMARKHAM, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW/ – Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading-edge provider of industrial wireless broadband network connectivity solutions for mission critical applications, announces today that Redline, together with its partner Yokogawa Middle East & Africa B.S.C.(c), a global leader of Industrial Automation. has been selected by a leading Oil and Gas operator to provide advanced connectivity to telemetry from their offshore oilfields in Qatar. This contract is valued at over $2M USD.

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25 York Region Companies Make the Canadian Business 2020 Growth List

Growth 500The winners of the 32nd annual Growth List ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies (formerly the Growth 500) are the most passionate, innovative and successful businesses in the country. 25 York Region companies made the list.

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