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Monthly Archives: January 2015

ASAP Online School Administrator Program Renews Agreement with NAESP

Etraffic SolutionsThe Accelerated School Administrator Program (ASAP), developed by Etraffic Solutions in partnership with the Council for Educational Change (CEC), has renewed their agreement with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NAESP will continue to make the program available for members through their website. ASAP provides professional development in an interactive, online format that develops school administrators into effective leaders, ready for today’s challenging school environment.

BCIC Expands Science Fairs to Students throughout B.C.

The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFF BC) is partnering with the British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) to enhance and deliver […]

Seeker Solutions Announces the Launch of Sprout

VICTORIA, BC, Canada. – October 27, 2008 – Seeker Solutions announced today its official release of Sprout 1.0, a free, online, personalized […]

Vigil Health Solutions and Vocollect Healthcare Systems Announce Strategic Reseller Agreement

PITTSBURGH, OCTOBER 15, 2008 – Vocollect Healthcare Systems, Inc. and Vigil Health Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare products for the long-term […]

B.C. – India Partnership Seeks R&D Projects

British Columbia Government

British Columbia’s collaborative program with India, promoting research and development in environmental technologies and life sciences, is seeking expressions of interest from British Columbian and Indian biotechnology research organizations and companies, announced Ida Chong, Minister of Technology, Trade and Economic Development.

“In June, B.C. announced this joint initiative with India and I’m very pleased to see this program is moving forward so quickly,” said Chong, who is also the Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative. “British Columbia is very proud of the cultural and economic ties we have already developed with India, our Asia-Pacific partner. I hope many B.C.-based companies will take advantage of our program and develop their own relationships in India.”

Access to Venture Tax Credits Accelerated

British Columbia Government

By helping companies registered with the provincial government’s venture capital programs to provide tax credit certificates quickly and efficiently, the Province is taking another step to encourage innovation and reward investors in B.C.’s dynamic small business sector, Technology, Trade and Economic Development Minister Ida Chong announced today.

“Venture capital keeps British Columbia’s vibrant technology companies competitive and strong,” said Chong. “The Province has already streamlined its processes to reduce the amount of time that clients registered in these programs spend filling out and completing forms. Now the ministry has introduced a web-based system that will simplify and speed up the process of applying for and distributing the tax credit certificates, making it easier for eligible investors to claim their 30 per cent tax credit.”

British Columbia Innovation Council Announces New CEO

Dean Rockwell

Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C., Chair, British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC), is pleased to announce the appointment of R. Dean Rockwell as Chief Executive Officer.

“I am delighted to welcome Mr. Rockwell back to B.C. as tangible evidence of our continuing efforts to add to the global technology expertise in the Province,” said Mr. MacKay-Dunn. “With over twenty years of worldwide technology leadership and corporate experience, the Board is confident in Mr. Rockwell’s leadership skills and in his ability to drive innovation to commercial success and to further enhance our culture of innovation in British Columbia.”

BCIC Appoints New CEO

Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C., Chair, British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC), is pleased to announce the appointment of R. Dean Rockwell as Chief Executive […]

Protox Announces Positive 12 Month Data from BPH Study

Protox Therapeutics

Protox Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: PRX), a leader in the development of receptor targeted fusion proteins, today announced positive 12 month data from its Phase 1 study of PRX302 in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common and bothersome urological condition among the aging male population. The trial results indicate that PRX302 continues to show very promising signs of therapeutic activity at 12 months following a single treatment of PRX302.

“The impact of PRX302 on the quality of life of most patients has continued to be dramatic,” commented Dr. Peter Pommerville, co-principal investigator at Can-Med Clinical Research Centre in Victoria, B.C. “Unlike other minimally invasive techniques, the most impressive feature of PRX302 treatment is the sustainability of symptom improvement and a low side effect profile.”

New Premier's Technology Council Co-President Appointed

Eric Jordan

Eric Jordan is the new co-president of the Premier’s Technology Council (PTC). The PTC advises the B.C. government on issues related to the advancement and application of technology in the province.

A member of the PTC for the past four years, Mr. Jordan is prominent in the B.C. business and technology community and has a demonstrable track record of success. He was co-founder of PureEdge Solutions, a software company which developed a unique architecture for digital transactions.

As its president and CEO from 1993 to 2002, Jordan guided the company from its infancy to become a profitable organization with over 70 employees and over five million end users. Their client list included the US Air Force, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Federal Trade Commission, and JP Morgan Chase Bank. After IBM purchased PureEdge and turned it into its Victoria Software Development Lab, Jordan moved on to become the Executive-in-Residence in the Business Faculty at the University of Victoria.