BCE Inc to hike dividend by 53 following big increase in profit

BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company, posted a near 10% increase in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as gains in wireless results were buttressed by unexpected strength in BCE’s Internet-TV service.The Montreal-based company, which operates under the Bell brand, had a “great quarter and solid guidance,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose.While BCE’s forecasts for 2015 were largely in line with expectations, analysts said surprisingly strong wireline subscriber and revenue gains show the company is taking market share from its cable-TV competitors.BCE gained 34,126 net broadband, or high-speed Internet, customers in the quarter, while rival Rogers Communications Inc read more

Statement of Intent

A collaborative Statement of Intent has been developed in consultation with four faculties for a new undergraduate program: BSc Life Sciences.While the faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Mathematics and Science will be taking the lead on this program, the other two faculties, Humanities and Social Sciences, are also important partners.As part of the approval process the statement is being made available for the information of the University community to allow the opportunity for comment prior to moving to the next step of the internal quality assurance process.Please view the Statement of Intent online. The posting will remain in place for 21 days, until 4:30 p.m. on May 6, 2013.Comments on the above proposal must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. May 6, 2013 via email to the contacts below. When submitting your response, please include the new program title, BSc Life Sciences, in the subject line.Please send comments to: ARC-SOI@brocku.ca and James Mandigo. read more