TechTalk Blog

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Happy Holidays from UVic's Technology Parks

Happy HolidaysOn behalf of Dale Gann, Nikki de Goey, Glynn Jones, Av Hundle, Bonny Brewer, Greg Sikora, Uwe Bartley, Darwin Fritz and Barry McLean we wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to our friends, companies, services providers, colleagues and partners for making VITP & MTC the “hub” for technology on Vancouver Island. We look forward to working with you all in 2010!

New Tool for SME's to Navigate Government Funding Sources – GFUNDS ONLINE

GFunds OnlineWe are now three clicks away from funding sources. GFunds Online is an SME community toolkit that allows you to quickly and simply navigate all 530 Federal and Provincial technology funding support programs, and connect with other SME’s Support Service Providers, and Program Funding Providers.

Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Universities to Attract and Retain Top Researchers

Canadian Foundation for Innovation

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) today announced $59 million in support for 262 projects in 40 Canadian research institutions, allowing talented researchers to conduct cutting-edge research in world-class facilities. This investment, made under the CFI’s Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), will benefit the work of 351 of the country’s brightest minds.

“Our government supports science and technology to create jobs, improve the quality of life of Canadians and strengthen the economy,” said Minister of State Goodyear. “This investment will help develop, attract and retain the world’s best researchers at universities and other institutions in Canada.”

Times Colonist Reports: "Data start flowing from deep ocean"

Neptune Canada

With the flick of a switch yesterday, the international spotlight focused on the mysterious world of the deep ocean off the coast of B.C.

After a decade of planning, research and input from scientists of all disciplines, led by the University of Victoria, NEPTUNE Canada, the world’s first cabled ocean observatory taking in an entire region, came on line.

Over the next 25 years, NEPTUNE — which stands for North-East Pacific Time-series Undersea Experiments — will deliver real-time scientific data to students and scientists all over the world.

Victoria solar company and First Nations community awarded for BC's largest solar instalment

Home Energy Solutions

Sum-SHA-Thut, an installation by Canadian solar energy company Home Energy Solutions, has been named ‘Solar Project of the Year’ at the 2009 Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) conference. The winning project, built for Vancouver Island’s T’Sou-ke Nation, is BC’s largest solar power installment to date and the recipient of several previous awards.

“The success of this project and the leadership demonstrated by the T’Sou-ke Nation and Chief Gordon Planes show great promise for solar electric generation in Canada,” says Dave Egles, founder and president of Home Energy Solutions. Since the July 2009 installation of Sum-SHA-Thut (the Sencoten term for ‘sunshine’), energy consumption has dropped 30 percent, making T’Sou-ke Nation the most solar-intensive nation per capita on the planet.

Karimah Es Sabar to Transition from LifeSciences British Columbia to the Centre for Drug Research and Development

Karimah Es Sabar

LifeSciences BC today announced that their President, Karimah Es Sabar will be leaving the organization in April of next year to pursue a new opportunity with the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) in Vancouver.

“My tenure at LifeSciences BC has been one of the most personally and professionally rewarding of my career,” said Es Sabar. “It has offered me the opportunity to work with truly some of the brightest and most passionate people – people who have supported and inspired me,” she remarked. “The time has come however for me to work on building BC’s life sciences sector from a new vantage point.”