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Pat Lynch

Writer, Editor

Pat Lynch is a contributing writer for Communitech, which supports tech companies in Waterloo Region. An award-winning editor and writer who has worked in senior editing positions for a wide variety of publications from Cottage Life to Toro magazine, The Globe and Mail to the Toronto-based weekly, The Grid, he has also written for Ski Canada, explore, Canadian Business, and your grandma’s favourite bathroom mag, Reader’s Digest.
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Why Waterloo Must Embrace Light Rail Transit To Survive

In an election year, anything goes: While Waterloo Region council convenes on March 4 to vote on a $550-million contract for the work and materials for the project (which has technically already started), the first candidate to file his nomination papers for October's Waterloo mayoral contest has decided to run on an anti-LRT platform... and he's finding supporters.
02/27/2014 05:33 EST

Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was being set up by the FBI. The year was 1999, and in...
02/11/2014 11:13 EST

Toronto vs. K-W: Why Should Techies Have to Choose?

For most of us, the idea of a two-hour commute, twice daily, is nuts. But both Rodgers and Samuell have their reasons for taking on that heroic morning haul: They love where they work and they love where they play.
01/13/2014 12:12 EST

Does Canada's Tech Future Ride on Rails?

If the Toronto-K-W region is ever to fully reach its potential as a technology supercluster, functioning fluidly as a single, contiguous innovation sector, the ability to move human capital between the two nodes is essential, be it employees, investors or entrepreneurs.
12/13/2013 05:22 EST
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Why Toronto and Waterloo are Hooking Up

Kitchener-Waterloo is already well established as a bastion of innovation. It's already actively adding places where people will want to live, work and play -- the three elements that define a cluster in a place of innovation. Toronto, on the other hand, has yet to truly establish a centralized, cohesive community where technological innovation can flourish.
11/30/2013 09:37 EST